CCI BR2 (Bench Rest) primers were developed for bench rest competition target shooting. I use them exclusively in varmint calibers like 22-250 Rem and .17 Rem. I've tried them also in several .308 Winchesters. I find them to be more consistent therefore better groups. The .308 Win was born to be very accurate even with factory loadings. I have never noticed any change in accuracy between Standard 200 Large Rifle and the BR2. I'd suggest making five rounds of each with everything else being equal. Case brand, powder loading, and bullets. Use a good rest to shoot from. You will be surprised just how close the groups are alike.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
- Tidioute, Pennsylvania
BR2 primers are Benchrest primers and they are all I use. The difference is mainly to do with the fact Benchrest primers are built to more precise specs and will deliver more consistency, shot after shot.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
BR stands for bench rest primers which are used for sitting and shooting at targets. Their softer metal than standard #200
The BR2 primers are used by benchrest shooters because they are more consistent than regular large rifle primers. For regular hunting loads, I would use standard large rifle primes
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
- Stephenville, Texas
The BR2 is not the best option but in a time of low supply they are a good substitute. Look online for load work up using these primers.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
The BR2 is a Bench Rest primer. Higher quality control and just all around made better. They are for match grade ammo. Aside from plinking, all my ammo is loaded with Bench Rest Primers
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answered 1 year, 11 months ago
- Edmond, OK
The CCI BR2 Primers are the Benchrest primers which are tuned to the highest degree to produce match-winning results. These Primers are produced using the most experienced skilled personnel who put the priming mix in the cups, so you get the same flame, shot after shot. They also use specially selected cups and anvils for added consistency. The #200 are standard large Rifle Primers.
answered 2 years ago