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    Finally must break down and buy a Alpha training pistol. Currently using a 22 ,but can't use is some states. Hunt Tester only. What are the pros and cons of 22 cal. vs 209 primer. Thanks for the help.
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    Cost and what you're used to. If you buy in bulk primers are about 1/2 the cost.
    We're supposed to wear ear plugs of course but if you don't the primers make a "bang" and the .22s make a "crack" that really bothers me.
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    Nobody listens but primers should only be carried in their original container. Not a good idea to carry them in a "pill bottle."
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lash View Post
    Nobody listens but primers should only be carried in their original container. Not a good idea to carry them in a "pill bottle."
    Why? Serious question.

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    would not even consider using a live .22 cal round in training....and being an experienced reloader I prefer my primers in the original tray, I do not like them in the pill boxes either..YMMV
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    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ramset-0-...0601/100207067

    This may likely what is being referred to as the .22 cal load.

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    I prefer a 22 blank pistol because you have three choices as to loudness.
    I think Gundogsupply.com has a video clip demonstrating this.
    I think OP was talking about shooting blanks in a real 22 pistol.

    John is right and nobody listens including me. This was discussed a long time ago.
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    My mistake. I use 22 blanks not ammo in a 22 pistol. Sorry for the confusion.
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    If the 22 pistol is chambered to allow 22 "power loads" that's a good option. Mine will only take 22 crimps which are shorter, not as loud, expensive, and hard to find. Primers are cheap, easy to find. Starting from scratch I'd go with the primer pistol.

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    May be BS but had always heard the 22 was too sharp on the dogs ears?
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