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  • Smellier &Bellot Primers

    Anyone used them? I'm looking to keep costs down for some plinking reloads and Cabela's has these for $22 both small and large rifle and large pistol.
    id jump on the offer, but I'm leery about sub-par performance. I've used their pistol ammo with no issues and assume these are the primers used.

  • #2
    I have used them i 38/357 with good results.
    William Waco
    First reload:
    .22 Hornet - 1956


    • #3
      I have heard, they're slightly small, about like fed, so you don't want to use them for loose pockets, other than that good reports. Couple threads on castboolits on them.
      Quote from the Rev. Martin Niemöller, a Holocaust survivor:

      First, they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out -- because I was not a Socialist.

      Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out -- because I was not a Trade Unionist.

      Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out -- because I was not a Jew.

      Then they came for me -- and there was no one left to speak for me.


      • #4
        I've used many thousands of these primers, both large pistol and small, and never had an issue or a failure to fire. They have always gone bang.
        "Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden