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  1. #1
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    Substituting Primers?

    I load the 6.5 Grendel and will start the 224 Valkyrie. The Hornady reloading app calls for Federal 205 M (match) small rifle primers. I have had trouble with theses primers as they can run slightly larger than most other small rifle primers (Sierra reloading phone line). Can I substitute either regular small rifle primers, or bench rest primers?

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    Yes, you can. Primers do vary in their properties , but not enough to matter in your applications. All those types you mentioned should work fine.
    Last edited by Beau Etienne; December 30th, 2019 at 12:47 PM.
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  3. #3
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    Sure you can, but you'll need to reduce your load, and work your way back up.
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    Thank you all.

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