I’m new to firearms and am trying to learn a lot very fast from many different inputs, so any and all input on this will be greatly appreciated.
I have a Rock River AR and I’m running a little low on ammo and have to start looking around to buy some more, I only go out to the range and plink around every few weeks, nothing major like a competition setting.
I’m wondering how many people put so called “second rate" ammo through their AR's??? By so called second rate I mean steel case or dirty ammo (something that leaves a lot of UN burnt powder). Something like wolf or bear ammo. Do you have any problems with your AR's jamming, being very dirty when you clean it or causing problems if you do???
The reason why I bring this question up is I have a friends who is very adiment that he will only put quality ammo through his AR's even if it cost him more per round/box. He is a very good friend of mine and has taken a lot of time to teach me about different firearms and how they work, and about what to watch out for. I go out to the range with him on a regular basis and he has taught me a lot of things when it comes to both pistols and rifles. One of the things he has always been very adiment about though is that he will never put steel cased or dirty ammo through his AR's due to the possibility of it damaging the gun. However when I’m looking online at prices of ammo I can’t help but notice that prices of ammo it is very different when comparing brass cased fiochie and steel cased wolf almost $2 less per 20 rounds or $100 less per 1000 rounds. For me (and I’m sure many people out there) this is a big difference and can mean a lot more rounds down range.
So I guess what I’m really asking is has anyone ever had a notable problem with their AR or hear of a notable problem from someone b/c they put cheaper ammo through their AR's or would I be safe with saving some money and putting wolf or bear ammo through my AR?