steel case vs. brass case

steel case vs. brass case

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    steel case vs. brass case

    i've seen a couple different brands of steel case range ammo. Is this stuff ok to shoot or should i shy away?


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    Depends what kind of gun you have. Some, like the AK, were designed from the start to shoot steel cased ammo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKing View Post
    i've seen a couple different brands of steel case range ammo. Is this stuff ok to shoot or should i shy away?
    Pretty much depeds on the weapon. My S&W 9mm M&P will eat up pretty much anything you can feed it. My Bersa 380 is a bit more particular and I avoid anything other then brass. I try various types of ammo and generally know what is good and what to avoid. Its best not to have a surprise in a crucial situation.
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    Check with your range first also. My range does not permit steel cased ammo, only brass.
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    Nothing wrong with steel cased ammo, as long as your firearm likes it. Just remember that it's not reloadable, even if boxer primed.

    And EW3, I've never heard of a range prohibiting steel cased ammo. Steel core yes as it can represent a fire hazard if downrange is dry enough.
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    well my range isnt a concern since i shoot on private property and i dont reload so i think i'm gonna give it a try.

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    Steel cases are a little harder on the action. Brass is softer and easier on actions. I reload for all my firearms, and other have told me the same. I think it would take a lot of shooting for it to wear on the gun.

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    This has been hacked out before...

    The steel they use is so soft you can cut is as easily as brass with a knife... so if your gun will cycle it then I would not be afraid of it....
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