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nice article was intersting to read. i just bought a bushmaster ar15. xm15 e2s model. and i have shot about 200 steel tula through it and about 300 brass. i have mostly brass in my ammo stock but have about 60 steel tula. if a shtf scenario i really wouldnt care if i was using brass or steel. for range ill shoot the cheapest stuff i can get. if it ruins my rifle in a few years ill buy 2 more.
Interesting. It would seem that buying a quality rifle from that start would be the best option. Doing so seems to mute the point about the ammo...
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Great article, thanks for sharing! I won't have any qualms about breaking out my steel cased rounds on my AR in the future. I have a bulk box is herter's steel case waiting to be used.
Great read. The embedded "cyclic rate" video was very interesting as well. This comment about barrel wear makes sense, although I had never thought about it:
"The steel cases themselves don’t have any effect on the condition of the bore. The difference lies with the projectile – the soft copper jacket of the Federal ammunition simply doesn’t cause the same amount of wear as the bimetal (copper and steel) jacket of the Russian ammunition."