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    Any input on Blazer Brass? Good price on the stuff. To be used as target rounds in a S&W model 60 revolver.

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    I've used it occasionally in a few different calibers, and not had any problems that I can recall... at least nothing major enough that would make me remember not to buy it again.

    At this point, with the way prices are climbing, I'd grad anything you could that had a good price.
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    My experience with S&W revolvers is that they will eat any ammo. I have never had a problem with any ammo I put through my S&W, although that is not necessarily true for some auto-loaders. For target use, they should be fine.

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    Good target ammo.Revolver will eat anything.Auto's maybe a bit fickle but you won't know until you try.

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    I have had no problems with it in revolvers or autos.
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    I'll use it for target as long as it is the Blazer "brass". I won't shoot the aluminum cassing Blazer. had one blow out on me in a Ruger GP-100. Thankfully the gun is built like a tank and there was no damage caused by it.

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    Good practice ammo, although I don't like to use the aluminum case Blazer in semi autos because I fear the case rim will bend or tear under the extractor claw and become stuck.

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    I have shot blazer brass quite a bit over the past couple of years since it's all I can afford for my .40 & .45s. I have never has a malfunction or failure of any kind. Accuracy is not as good as quality ammo, but in my experience it's as good as WWB or Rem. target loads.

    I had enough confidence to use it to qualify for my CHL. Of course my seven year old could probably qualify, but still the ammo is fine. It's clean too.

    Honestly, as a last resort, if it was all I could get in a SHTF situation, I wouldn't be nervous about using it for SD. It always goes bang.
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    I've shot some Blazer Brass with no problems whatsoever. The Blazer Aluminum ditto - through several cases minimum.

    Neither SD though.
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    I've shoot thousands of rounds of Blazer Brass, not one issue EVER!!! As far as I'm concerned they are fantastically reliable ammo.
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    I use it in a couple of my guns. It works well but a little dirty.

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    Thanks folks, this is what the local sporting goods store carries.
    I figured in a revolver should be OK. Pretty sure it's brass, found out Federal is just $1 more at the range, no less .
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    Great practice ammo. I use it all the time in my xd. And price is good to. Sixgun

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    Quote Originally Posted by sixgun View Post
    Great practice ammo. I use it all the time in my xd. And price is good to. Sixgun
    Thanks, searching the internet for prices/quality, hard to beat $13 (box of 50) at the local sporting goods store. At the range, Federal $15, went through 200 rounds, weapon was FILTHY! But saved on lane fees, so evens out.

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    I just bought some 45ACP Blazer Brass last friday at Walmart for 14.98. I shoot either this or WWB whatever I get cheaper. I have shot over 1000+ Blazers in my Glock, Champion and S&W 22-4 and have never had any problems. It's a little dirty, but I love cleaning my guns after a range session.

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