Shotgun primers: are they all the same?

There are large, small and magnum primers, for rifles and handguns. Other than physical dimensions, I tend to use the cheapest with good results across board.

Are there similar options for shotguns?

For example, if I were to go and collect a bucket of shot hulls from a range, would I be able to load any shotgun primer into them?

Are they all the same and what are the nuances?

99.99% of hulls will take a 209 primer, this is true of almost all gauges, certainly any you are likely to pick up. That being said, different brands will give quite a variation in performance, so once you find a load you like, don’t change the brand of primer, Cheers.

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