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Smokeless Gun Powder for Shooters offers a great selection of Large Rifle Primers for sale for your reloading needs! Buy your reloading primers here and check out our current selection below! Check out our current selection below!

Rifle and Pistol Reloading Primers | Bulk Sale

Casimir Lefaucheaux, a French gunsmith, invented the first pinfire priming in 1828. It was followed by the Berdan primer, which was patented in 1866, and the Boxer primer, which was invented practically simultaneously. The primer starts the complete firing process.

Smokeless Gun Powder & Outdoors carries a full variety of shooting primers and equipment for hunters who want to build their own ammo. Choose from renowned brands such as Winchester, Remington, Federal, and others.

To make own ammo, combine your preferred primer with high-quality powder, brass, and bullets. Check out our primer trays, primer plugs and sleeves, and priming systems to finish out your kit.

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What is a Reloading primer?

A primer is a handgun or rifle component that delivers the spark that ignites the gun powder. This triggers combustion, ejecting the ammo from the rifle barrel. Some experts characterize the primer as a rocket engine or tiny volcano that expels burning slag into the cartridge to blend with the gunpowder.

What are the major primer manufacturers in the U.S.?

The major manufacturers of primers in the U.S include:

  • Winchester Ammunition, based in Oxford, Mississippi, and East Alton, Illinois
  • Cascade Cartridge Inc., also known under the abbreviation CCI, based in Lewiston, Idaho
  • Federal Premium Ammunition, based in Anoka, Minnesota
  • Remington Ammunition, based in Lonoke, Arkansas

These top companies supply primers for law and military enforcement as well as civilians.

What are the primers manufactured in the U.S. made of?

The primers made in the United States are non-corrosive and non-mercuric in nature. Antimony sulfide, lead styphnate, and barium nitrate are among the ingredients utilized in primer manufacture.

What are the most common sizes for primers?

Though primer sizes vary per manufacturer, the most common sizes include:

  • Small rifle primers, which are approximately .120 inches tall and .175 inches in diameter
  • Small pistol primers, which are designed for handguns and are similar in size to small rifle primers
  • Large rifle primers, which have a height of .128 inches and a width of .212 inches
  • Large pistol primers, which have a height of .120 inches and a width of .212 inches