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Post by rhyno01 on 1/9/2015, 6:28 pm

Hey all,
I am trying to lighten up the hammer spring on my PPC revolver. And I will need to use softer primers. I can get CCI, Federal and a couple other brands. I do understand that CCI are about the hardest. What about other brands?

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Royce

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Post by Jerry Keefer on 1/9/2015, 6:43 pm

rhyno01 wrote:Hey all,
I am trying to lighten up the hammer spring on my PPC revolver. And I will need to use softer primers. I can get CCI, Federal and a couple other brands. I do understand that CCI are about the hardest. What about other brands?

Thanks

Royce
Federal was the preferred primer at one time in PPC revolvers..
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Post by james r chapman on 1/9/2015, 8:12 pm

Jerry Keefer wrote:
rhyno01 wrote:Hey all,
I am trying to lighten up the hammer spring on my PPC revolver. And I will need to use softer primers. I can get CCI, Federal and a couple other brands. I do understand that CCI are about the hardest. What about other brands?

Thanks

Royce
Federal was the preferred primer at one time in PPC revolvers..
In Michigan, it still is. Although, I've heard, 4th person rumor, Winchester has softened theirs up.

What are you doing to lighten the trigger pull? One misfire in 150 will cost you a match. Neutral
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Post by rhyno01 on 1/9/2015, 9:33 pm

james r chapman wrote:
Jerry Keefer wrote:
rhyno01 wrote:Hey all,
I am trying to lighten up the hammer spring on my PPC revolver. And I will need to use softer primers. I can get CCI, Federal and a couple other brands. I do understand that CCI are about the hardest. What about other brands?

Thanks

Royce
Federal was the preferred primer at one time in PPC revolvers..
In Michigan, it still is. Although, I've heard, 4th person rumor, Winchester has softened theirs up.

What are you doing to lighten the trigger pull? One misfire in 150 will cost you a match. Neutral

I used this gun for bullseye so the trigger has had lots of work. I am lowering the hammer spring weight. I have some Sellier Bellot primers. Where do they rate?
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Post by teg2658 on 1/9/2015, 10:27 pm

When revolvers with action jobs were all that was used in action pistol federal primers were the primer of choice, they were the only ones that went off every time. Bobed hammers and always double action.
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Post by james r chapman on 1/10/2015, 4:49 am

rhyne, in BE, you get to shoot SA, in PPC, not so much. I'd stay with the Federals, My experience with Euro stuff is it's hard...
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Post by Jerry Keefer on 1/11/2015, 7:14 pm

rhyno01 wrote:
I used this gun for bullseye so the trigger has had lots of work. I am lowering the hammer spring weight. Royce

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I refrain from lowering the hammer spring tension. There are other ways to achieve a smooth easy pull. The inside of a S&W revolver has many areas of opportunity to adjust by squaring, machining and polishing.
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Post by rhyno01 on 1/14/2015, 11:00 am

Thanks for all the info guys!

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Post by Joe L on 1/31/2015, 7:20 am

rhyno01 wrote:
james r chapman wrote:
Jerry Keefer wrote:
rhyno01 wrote:Hey all,
I am trying to lighten up the hammer spring on my PPC revolver. And I will need to use softer primers. I can get CCI, Federal and a couple other brands. I do understand that CCI are about the hardest. What about other brands?

Thanks

Royce
Federal was the preferred primer at one time in PPC revolvers..
In Michigan, it still is. Although, I've heard, 4th person rumor, Winchester has softened theirs up.

What are you doing to lighten the trigger pull? One misfire in 150 will cost you a match. Neutral

I used this gun for bullseye so the trigger has had lots of work. I am lowering the hammer spring weight. I have some Sellier Bellot primers. Where do they rate?
Royce

Royce--The S&B primers in their box ammo are the absolute hardest ones on the market in my opinion.  I used them to test self defense 9mm guns.  If the gun will light off the S&B primer, the hammer spring is plenty heavy to light off any load a person might find to use.  Takes a hammer spring at least 2 lb/in heavier than anything else, at least in a semi-auto.

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Post by Jerry Goldfarb on 1/31/2015, 11:07 am

+1 for Federal.
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