You won’t find cheaper small rifle primers anywhere else, and we sell them in bulk at wholesale pricing. Orders sent in bulk are shipped at no cost and need no Hazmat surcharge.

As rifle primers are designed to be used with larger capacity casings, they are more potent than pistol primers. There was a noticeable increase in velocity when using rifle primers. In order to withstand the greater impact of a rifle firing pin on the primer, its cup must be crafted from a more durable metal. A pistol firing pin may not be strong enough to ignite the rifle primer, or even worse, you may have a hang fire. The SRP design places more brass in the case head, preventing the primer pockets from becoming loose as rapidly and extending the life of the brass, allowing for further reloadings.

Primers for small rifles are the same diameter and thickness as those for small pistols. To prevent the higher-pressure rifle charge from blowing through the firing pin dent, or slamfire, the cup itself may be tougher or thicker, and the brisiance (how hot they are) may be different (more like a Magnum primer). This creates an issue with firearms that have lighter springs and may not strike forcefully enough to ignite the thicker primer.

Primers designed for rifles are often used in “major loads” for handguns such the 38 Super, 454 Casull from Freedom Arms, 357 SIG from Federal, 1911/2011, IPSC, and similar firearms. You can use small rifle primers for small pistol primers, but you can’t use large rifle primers for large pistol primers. However, a handgun may be employed as a tiny rifle. In the early days of open major, SRP was a must and practically everyone utilized it in their firearms.


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