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Old 09-05-2011, 08:43 PM   #1
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Question Steel casing ammo, what's your thoughts?

At 3.99/box of 20, in .233 seems like a deal. However, I've heard that these are not reloadable.
I've also been there is alot of FTE using them. Is this also true?
What is your experience with them?
I wouldn't mind loading up on the steel .223, but rather not if there will be a lot of headaches associated with using them.
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Old 09-05-2011, 08:55 PM   #2
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What are you shooting? Assuming an AR, Ive only had two ARs but mostly shot steel cased with no ammo related issues. Now it isnt reloadable and it is really dirty due to the laquor the Russians use. It also isnt the most acccurate as it isnt the most consistent but for plinking and practical shooting its just fine.
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223(5.56X45) steel cased ammo ---> I do not know of a battle rifle that was designed to shoot the 223 steel. With the 7.62X39 guns they are designed for steel. My thought is that the AR's,Mini's,bolt guns,single shots,chambered in 223 are all designed to shoot brass cased ammo.

So the question is....what does that steel rim do to your extractor and ejector plunger ?? Also,if grit gets between the case and the chamber wall with a brass case it will leave tiny "dents" in the brass. What if the case is steel ?? Will it harm your chamber ?? What is the laquor doing to your gass ports ?? Something to ponder fer shur.

Personally,I never use steel 223 in any of my guns. --- SAWMAN
P.S. I have some 5.56 ammo that is BRASS cased that I will sell you for $4.25 per box of 20.
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Head on over to AR15 forum and read the ammo faq.. should answer all your questions.. and then some
http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_16/50...Forum_FAQ.html
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Very simple for me -- commie (steel case) ammo for commie guns, all others use brass.
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What are you shooting? Assuming an AR, Ive only had two ARs but mostly shot steel cased with no ammo related issues. Now it isnt reloadable and it is really dirty due to the laquor the Russians use. It also isnt the most acccurate as it isnt the most consistent but for plinking and practical shooting its just fine.
Is the wolf syuff or grey case the " Steel " you guys are tlaking about cause I heard you can't reload them thats why the were so cheap. I shot them for a while but like the other guy said they are dirty with all the coating on them. They are cheap though so I gues it depends on your budget. I only use brass now even in 7.62x39 because of the cleaning issue.
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......not wanting to shoot steel,some of that Golden Bear stuff(7.62X39) is brass OVER steel. I shoot it in my Mini30 but would not use it in a better bolt gun.

Any of that stuff that is not brass colored is steel. The green cases and the gray both. All the steel that I know of is Berdan primed not(normally) reloadable.--- SAWMAN
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the steel 9mm gouged the feed ramp on a handgun I have. I will not buy it.

It is very hard on the extractor .
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So the question is....what does that steel rim do to your extractor and ejector plunger ?? Also,if grit gets between the case and the chamber wall with a brass case it will leave tiny "dents" in the brass. What if the case is steel ?? Will it harm your chamber ?? What is the laquor doing to your gass ports ??

Yes, these kinda questions. Yes, JD7.62, I was refering for use in the AR15.
I've not used them or have used them. Just wanted to make sure what I was being told the truth, or getting smoke blown.......

Okay, then, I will not be buying these for sure.
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I was at the range one day and a newb had a brand new AR with steel ammo. I gave him my advice not to use it but he did anyway. After about 4 rounds he comes over to me and asks why his AR wont cycle. There in the breech end of the barrel is a broken shell, stuck like you wouldn't believe...the rim had been ripped off by the extractor. No more steel ammo for him!
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