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I know that this subject has been discussed at length on previous messages, but I wanted to pass something on that I learned with some assistance from the guys on the reloading thread.

I have never used any factory ammo in my gun, however I have Remington brass that I loaded with 56 grains of IMR 4064 and some primers from Winchester and some from CCI. All of the loads done with the Winchester primers went bang. About 1/3 of the loads with the CCI primers went click. I pulled the bullets pressed out the CCI primers and reloaded everything with Winchester primers. Went to the range today and had no misfiers. I will be sticking to Winchester primers when I reload the Handi 35 Whelen. For those of you who reload that may be an alternative to sending back your gun and setteling for a caliber you really don't want.

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Glad it worked out for ya without a trip to H&R! ;)

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It is a well known fact that CCI primers are very hard and require extra
firing pin speed. They won't even fire in some custom bolt actions like the Viper action by Stiller. Best primers for the Handi rifle are the Rem 9-1/2.

Winchesters are ok too but I had recently misfires with Winchester primers.
I guess my hammer spring is getting weak again.
 
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