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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 12/28/2006 12:18:06 PM EST
Was wondering if it was alright to shoot steel case through a brand new rifle, i have been told to use brass from one person but then the next says that it dont mater?
Link Posted: 12/28/2006 12:28:36 PM EST
I have done it 1000's of times in both of mine . Should post in the ammunition forum for more replies.


Check it out alot of good info.
Link Posted: 12/28/2006 12:36:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/28/2006 6:29:37 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/28/2006 7:23:03 PM EST
I can always tell when a person I just bought a used upper from was using steel case, though. A chunk of the finish is knocked off the very end of the brass deflector. I shoot mine a lot with brass cases (never tried import ammo in .223), and all I get is a brass-colored spot there (no finish wear).

Slightly irritating to your buyers of your used stuff, but in no way a deal breaker for using cheap steel-cased ammo.
Link Posted: 1/3/2007 1:03:11 PM EST
I have not had any problems with steel case ammo, except the already mentioned wear on the deflector. To avoid this, I put a piece of thick tape on my deflector, prior to any use with steel case ammo.

In my 24" bull barrel, i often get 1"-2" groups with wolf at 100yds, that makes for good cheap practice, and a lot of dead jackrabbits, and coyotes....
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