Except until recently, for years and years I've only ever used CCI standard and magnum primers. Do any of you reloading buffs prefer another brand?
I've just had a try with Federal primers behind 46gr Varget and a 150gr .308 bullet and they seemed to burn cleaner. I always pull through after shooting to get rid of any wet crud in the barrel and noticed that there was less carbon fouling than with the CCIs. Do the Fed primers perform better?
It is a warmer day, which usually means less soot in the barrel than on a colder one, but I've always had fouling from the CCIs regardless of temperature.