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Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
« on: March 11, 2013, 08:03:45 am »
No I'm not asking how to convert berdan to boxer. That appears to have been beaten to death all over the interweb.

I found some berdan primers, cheap, and want to know if I can simply load and shoot them in normal boxer brass?
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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 08:56:36 am »
    I don't think so.  Even if they fit, Berdan-brass has the anvil as part of the primer pocket, not part of the primer.  The Berdan primers will only go off if set in Berdan-primer-pockets.

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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 10:06:49 am »
    Where did you find Berdan primers?
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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 10:55:46 am »
    I don't think so.  Even if they fit, Berdan-brass has the anvil as part of the primer pocket, not part of the primer.  The Berdan primers will only go off if set in Berdan-primer-pockets.


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    Re: Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 11:04:31 am »
    Where did you find Berdan primers?

    Powder valley.
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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 12:57:55 pm »
    Hmm, might need to drive down to Winfield and get some.  I have a bunch of old berdan brass I saved just in case I ever found any primers.
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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 03:28:26 pm »
    Hmm, might need to drive down to Winfield and get some.  I have a bunch of old berdan brass I saved just in case I ever found any primers.

    uh oh, better call first.  I just looked at their website and it says no walk-in business.  place an order, and they'll have it ready for you to come pick up in person in about 3 weeks.   :shocked

    Must be quite a beehive in that place!

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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 03:46:02 pm »
    Yeah I figured.  Still far cheaper to drive 30 miles than to pay shipping and hazmat.
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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 09:48:28 pm »
    Hmm. I have a stash of GP11...

    Berdan primed, naturally.

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    Re: Berdan Primers in Boxer Brass
    « Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 10:18:43 am »
    I have a bunch of berdan primed ammo in .303 British and 7.5x54mm.  If I can get primers I'll start to save it.
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