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What is different about ELEY primes ammo?
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 Posted: Sun Aug 16th, 2009 10:44 PM
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Ok, what is different about ELEY primed rimfired ammo. Is it more accurate or less likly to misfire?

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Seems it was all the rage for us folks shooting BR50 awhile back.  Still had to sort the stuff, but I could have done that with Remington ammo for a 5th of the price.  Gauged the stuff with a rim thickness gauge and sorted cases of the stuff.  After sorting, it was really accurate ammo...especially if it was kept cool.

There I go giving out all my accuracy secrets for rimfire ammo.....BTW, Welcome aboard!!!!

 

 

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rwt101 wrote: Ok, what is different about ELEY primed rimfired ammo. Is it more accurate or less likly to misfire?

Bob T



rwt101 - most likely, more care given to the components and assembly of them. I understand that their method of priming is more precise.

Maybe someone with more experience with their brand can verify the priming method.. :thumbs:
And Yes to your second question...

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The Eley Prime method was devised to produce a superior product on an assembly line system. A precise amount of a powder substance is placed into the case and then a liquid activator is added in also a precise amount. This ensures a very precise weight of priming material. Considering the small amount of propellant in a rimfire case, a slight variation in priming compound does make a huge difference in pressures. In another sense this also makes it quite dependable as well due to the proprietary method used to mix the 2 compounds. Hope this helps answer your question.



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Yes that helps. Thanks

Bob t



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