209 Primers Available In Stock
209 Primers: These non-corrosive, all weather primers deliver fast, dependable ignition under any shooting condition. Primers are constantly and rigorously tested for consistency and sensitivity at temperatures and conditions far beyond the range of normal usage.
Winchester guarantees better sensitivity for more positive firing in all guns, carefully-controlled weights of primer mixtures, consistency in size and quality, precise measurements and tolerances for anvil heights and stability in extremes of temperatures and humidity.
- Box of 1000: 10 Sleeves of 100
- Box of 5000: 5 boxes of 1000
Made In United States of America
FAQ On 209 Primers
These are non-corrosive primers that work efficiently in all weather and deliver fast, accurate shots in all conditions. Winchester is one of the best 209 primers manufacturers. These primers undergo several rigorous testing rounds to ensure consistent quality and sensitivity regardless of weather conditions.
- Which 209 primers are the hottest?
WKR. 209A primers are probably the hottest available with CCI 209M a close second. Cheddite primers are right in line with standard 209s and should work just fine for powder pellets. The Muzzleloader 209s seem to have a stigma of not being hot but designed for 777 pellets.
- Are all 209 shotgun primers the same?
There can be a huge difference in 209 primers as stated above. The Remington Kleenbores have a bit less power and gave less fouling in my Encore with Pyrodex. The Fed 209As are quite a bit hotter.
- Are there different types of 209 primers?
CCI 209 Magnum Primers Similar to the Federal 209A primers, the CCI209M primers are more powerful, less expensive, but slightly dirtier than the Winchester 209 primers. The Winchester 209 primers were a little more accurate, but the CCI209M primers still shot very well for me.
- Can I use Cheddite 209 primers for muzzleloaders?
Cheddite™ Clerinox 209 Primers are compatible with 209 inline muzzleloader ignitions and are considered a magnum shotshell primer. The Cheddite Clerinox™ 209 primers utilize modern, non-corrosive and non-mercuric initiator mixes to ensure a clean burn and absolute ignition.
FAQ On Shotshell Primers
- What primers are best for shotgun shells?
The firing pin of the shotgun striking the primer results ignition of the powder in the shell. The vast majority of shotgun shells use a type “209” primer. FUN FACT: Most modern in-line muzzleloaders also use this same primer.
- Are all shotgun shell primers the same?
Officially, all 209 shotshell primers are the same size. Unofficially, there is a small difference between European manufactured 209 primers and American, with Euro primers being marginally larger than American.
- Does it matter what primer you use for reloading?
If you’re using vanilla-plain loads, something in the middle of the range of powder weight and burn rate, in the middle of the pressure range, in the middle of standard bullet weight, no, it doesn’t matter one whit. The usual reason given to pay attention to primers is pressure control.
- Does reloading shotgun shells save money?
Loading your own shotgun shells is not economical if you shoot 12- and 20-gauge, but it is practical for tailoring ammo for specific applications. Twenty years ago, when lead shot and primers were cheap, it was economical to load your own shells if you shot a lot of ammo in trap, skeet and sporting clays.
- How long is the shelf life of shotgun shells?
Such a gun could go years without being fired. Although most manufacturers recommend not using ammo older than ten years, it’s better to be safe than sorry. After a few years, use those older rounds at the first opportunity, maybe getting some practice in at the shooting range.
- How long do unused shotgun shells last?
It’s difficult to propose an accurate shelf life for ammunition since there are so many factors at play. The universal recommendation is ten years, although there’s no doubt that ammunition can last longer if stored properly.
FAQ On Winchester Primers
Winchester guarantees better sensitivity for more positive firing in all guns, carefully-controlled weights of primer mixtures, consistency in size and quality, precise measurements and tolerances for anvil heights, and stability in extremes of temperatures and humidity.
- What powder does Winchester use in factory loads?
296 is also the powder type used by Winchester for factory loaded 410 bore AA loads. However, 296 is not suitable for most rifle cartridges. 748 is the powder of choice by Winchester and the U.S. military for 5.56mm and 223 Rem.
- Who makes primers in the US?
Though there are dozens of major and minor ammunition manufacturers in the U.S., only four domestic manufacturers produce primers: Federal, CCI, Remington and Winchester. Those four firms feed the entire primer supply including ammunition sold to the military and law enforcement.
FAQ On Muzzleloader Primers
Ignition is everything in muzzleloading. That’s why Federal Premium® developed the 209 Muzzleloading Primer to complement B.O.R. Lock MZ® bullets. The formulation provides superior resistance to moisture, as well as hot, reliable ignition of both granulated powder and pellets in any conditions.
- Are muzzleloader primers the same as shotgun primers?
Well, yes and no, but you’ll not get a squib load. ML209 primers are better for 777 and pyrodex. They aren’t as hot and helps cut down on the dreaded crud ring. Personally, if I was gonna shoot a muzzleloader with a black powder substitute I’d go to blackhorn and use regular 209 primers.
- What is the best primer to use with a muzzleloader?
These are also great muzzleloader primers to use for reliable ignition with the other black powder substitutes. Similar to the Federal 209A primers, the CCI209M primers are more powerful, less expensive, but slightly dirtier than the Winchester 209 primers.
- Can I use Cheddite 209 primers for muzzleloaders?