Range prohibits CCI Blazer, all other aluminum cased, steel cased ammunition?

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    Range prohibits CCI Blazer, all other aluminum cased, steel cased ammunition?

    I went to a range yesterday in Chaddsford PA (Targetmaster Indoor Firearm Range and Gun Shop) and they prohibit CCI Blazer and all other aluminum cased, steel cased ammunition. They had signs posted all over the building and I asked a range officer why and he said that it causes problems with the ventilation system. I have never seen a rule like this before. Does anyone know why this would be a problem? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnubMan View Post
    I went to a range yesterday in Chaddsford PA ([url=http://www.targetmaster.com/] he said that it causes problems with the ventilation system.
    That's funny why would it cause problems with the vent system LOL, guys an idiot.

    They don't want you shooting probably because they are worried with what bullet it might have in it (heard that some of that stuff has a steel core in them and they are worried about back stop damage) or they don't want those cases mixed in with the spent brass casings that they probably sell to somebody for reloading.

    That is my guess at least.
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    Sounds like they should id the problem and narrow the remedy.
    Probably want you to purchase ammo from them or too lazy to separate the spent cases.

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    I say find a different range! Why would such a common brand of ammunition be banned? Sounds like they just want people to by ammo from them.
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    His reason is BS,they are selling the brass either for reloading,or to a salvage yard and they don't want to have to sort it,steel cases can be pulled out with a magnet,but aluminum would have to be sorted by hand
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    The range that I frequent doesn't allow steel cased ammunition, but haven't heard of a problem with aluminum cased. I always assumed it was because they collect and recycle the brass at a facility that can't handle steel. Then again, aluminum wouldn't mix too well with the brass either, so I dunno.

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    One thought is that they make money off the brass as they sell it to support the range. The steel and alum. are a waste. The indoor ranges in CA/NV have some issue with the steel case ammo. Also the the primers and powder of the steel case, unless it the new Hornady, are corrosive and this maybe a problem.
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    I have to agree with the brass salvage theory. I certainly can't think of any other reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    His reason is BS,they are selling the brass either for reloading,or to a salvage yard and they don't want to have to sort it,steel cases can be pulled out with a magnet,but aluminum would have to be sorted by hand
    Exactly! Mixed cases are sold as "dirty" brass, which gets a lower price. They see an opportunity to get a higher price by banning non-brass cases.
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    Our local indoor range has banned Tulammo, Blazer, etc. They told me it was the number of malfunctions combined with new shooters making for an unsafe range.

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    It's the resale value of brass, nothing more. Indoor ranges have e banned some of the Russian stuff like wolf due to ventilation concerns, but not steel cases.
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    They have to sort the spent casings to get the brass ones. They make serious money selling them. Any other reason they give you is BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackheart6 View Post
    Our local indoor range has banned Tulammo, Blazer, etc. They told me it was the number of malfunctions combined with new shooters making for an unsafe range.
    I call BS on this excuse. An indoor range in our town SELLS Tulammo as their range ammo when they're low on the brass stuff. And from my observation, I see LOTS of inexperienced shooters here. Never a problem, and I've never felt or seen anything unsafe. I lean toward the $$ being the real reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBuckwheat View Post
    Sounds like they should id the problem and narrow the remedy.
    Probably want you to purchase ammo from them or too lazy to separate the spent cases.
    We have a winner!!!!!!!!!!

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    Yep, they want to sell you their own ammo and they don't want to have to separate the brass, which are both valid reasons. However, I would still find another range just because they thought it was OK to lie to me.
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