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Cold Pizza
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Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


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TL;DR:

Brass has less failure, but steel does pretty well. Steel wears your barrel faster, but with the savings you can easily buy spare barrels.







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KingRanch
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


can't reload steel, that being said i shoot the shite out of it.





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Hawgon
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


If it is boxer primed, you can reload it. Wolf 55 grain .223 is boxer primed and I've reloaded a ton of it. And I see now that Wolf is selling some Berdan primers, so I guess you can reload some that is Berdan primed as well.

Oh, and just for clarification, the barrel wear in that torture test had noting to do with the steel cases, but rather the bi-metal bullets used in the Russian ammunition.






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ForeverLSU02
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


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can't reload steel, that being said i shoot the shite out of it.
someone told me that steel casing damages weapons after prolonged use. That true KR?






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KingRanch
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


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If it is boxer primed


sorry, i should have clarified






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KingRanch
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


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steel casing damages weapons after prolonged use.


when they say prolonged use, they're talking about 20000+ rounds down the pipe, and even then wear is minimal.

i shoot steel without worry out of $3k 1911's and don't blink an eye






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Cold Pizza
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


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when they say prolonged use, they're talking about 20000+ rounds down the pipe, and even then wear is minimal.


I think the article said 10k, but your point still stands.






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KingRanch
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


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I think the article said 10k, but your point still stands.


exactly, as much as i used to shoot, and it used to be an absolute shite ton, i don't own a pistol that has had more then 10k fired from it.






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Hawgon
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


It has nothing to do with the casing but rather the bullets the Russians use.





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JAB528
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re: Great Article on Steel vs Brass-cased Ammo


I use steel all he time, not 10k rounds, but I've not seen any abnormal wear.





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ForeverLSU02
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