Winchester® #209 777 Primers
Buy another kind of primer
This primer is extremely dirty to fire and under powered. Mutiple uses will clog your fire channel, I know because I missed a nice 7 pt at 45 yds because the only thing that fired was the primer and the gun had been cleaned before that. I had sighted the gun in 3 days before I miss fired and I only shot 5 times whie sighting in. I respect Winchester greatly but those 777 primers leave alot to be desired.
January 18, 2012
I have been using the Winchester primers in the blue box for years and they shoot great! Cleanup is not a big deal either. But since I started running low, I couldn't find them and decided to try the Triple 7. Dirtiest primers ever!! Only shot them twice, almost completely fouled my breech plug, and will never buy them again. They did cleanup easily, but it isn't worth the trade-off when dependability in field use is the issue, especially for loading a follow-up shot or to continue a hunt to tag out.
November 9, 2011
I recently switched over to the tripple 7 pellets and also the the tripple 7 primers. This is a great combo in my 50 cal omega. This cleans up well and I have had no issues. Got it sightend in out to 200yds and cant wait for the upcoming deer season.
October 17, 2011
only primer I put in my gun
I have shot these for 4 years and never had a problem. I shoot an Encore Pro Hunter which comes with an extractor piece to pull primer out when the breech is opened so it does not fit like most other guns. But, from my experience, they are not any dirtier than other primers...never had a noticeable cleaning difference, and never had a hang fire. Also, they have always ignited and I put my gun and equipment to a pretty good test on rainy and snowy hunts. I would highly recommend, but have never had a gun where the primer sticks completely into the breech, only the extractor on my Encore.
January 12, 2011