Is there a difference in 209 primers?

There is a difference. The 209s labeled as muzzleloader are not as hot as the standard 209s. If you are using 777 conventional wisdom states that the muzzleloader 209s will give less of a “crud ring”. Others say they special muzzleloader primers don’t help.

Can you use any 209 primers for muzzleloaders?

We DO NOT recommend any of the 209 primers designated for muzzleloaders (Winchester Triple 7, CCI MZL, Federal Fusion, or Remington Kleanbore).

Are CCI 209 primers good?

CCI® Shotshell Primers provide reliable, clean-burning performance for any modern shell with a 209 primer pocket. The 209 primers are excellent for standard field and target loads, while the 209M is ideal for heavy waterfowl and turkey loads.

What is the hottest 209 shotshell primer?

The Federal 209A is the hottest primer available right now, followed by the CCI-Mag. The Winchester 209s are fine for your T/C Encore with Blackhorn.

Are Winchester and CCI primers interchangeable?

You cannot interchange them. The CCI’s are hotter and can cause pressure increases. Example: According to Hodgdon loading manual, using Clays powder, WW AA hull and WW wad, 1-1/8 oz of shot to produce a 1200 fps shell.

Will shotshell primers work in muzzleloader?

Can you use 209 shotshell primers in a muzzleloader? Many people ask this question, and the answer is yes. However, there are some things you need to know before using 209 shotshell primers in a muzzleloader. First of all, they will work best if your gun has a breech plug that is specifically designed for them.

Which rifle primers are the hottest?

Winchester WLR – This is said to be the hottest non-magnum primer, and is hard enough to be used in semi-autos. (Sometimes refered to as Winchester LR 8 1/2) CCI BR-2 – The “match” version of 200.

What are 209 shotshell primers used for?

Can I use 209 shotshell primers in muzzleloader?