.276 Pedersen


#1

I have 3 .276 Peterson cartridges, each with the h/s of F A 2 9. Two have nickle primers, one has a brass primer that appears to be larger. Any ideas?

Thanks
Steve


#2

Steve - Yep, the 276 Pedersen was made with two different primer sizes, and several different case shapes.


#3

Thanks Ray!


#4

If the nickel-looking primers will attract a magnet they’re made of monel. This material was used for some Pedersen primers. Jack


#5

Jack - Are you sure that Monel is magnetic?

Ray


#6

Ray: Apparently all monel isn’t, but I did test–at least I persuade myself I did–my specimen with the nickel-looking primer and the magnet went for it. Apparently some nickel alloys can exhibit this quality and others not so different in composition will not. Jack


#7

My two nickle primers are magnetic also…

Steve


#8

You need to buy , Woodin,Hackley and Scranton Vol 1.


#9

I would love too have that book[s], just have to balance getting cartridges or reference material, you can guess which one wins!

Steve


#10

Buy the books FIRST.


#11

I know, that’s the smart thing to do, but…

Steve