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Just a thought and I haven't ever been able to figure this out but what is the stuff that is in a primer that makes it fire? And is it the same primer material used in a rimfire?

Just a thought and I have never been able to figure it out but within all my searching I haven't been able to find any information on the subject...
 

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Lead styphnate is the active ingredient. Besides ground glass, various other inert (more or less) materials have been used to moderate the flash, provide bulk, or to bind everything together.

Old corrosive primers used potassium perchlorate as the active ingredient.

I don't know what the new "lead free" primers use.

And yes, as far as I know rimfire cartridges use a lead styphnate priming compound.
 
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