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Posted: 2/20/2006 3:26:13 AM EDT
I've always wondered why some ranges won't allow steel cased ammo. I mean, what would it do to the range besides the fact that they can't resell some of the brass? Please enlighten me.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:51:48 AM EDT
my range doesn't care. As long as its picked up , im curious to hear what others have to say
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:08:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 5:09:53 AM EDT by Grunteled]

Originally Posted By kc8ard:
I've always wondered why some ranges won't allow steel cased ammo. I mean, what would it do to the range besides the fact that they can't resell some of the brass? Please enlighten me.



They don't want to sort the steel from the brass.


ETA: They will tell you it's for your own good cause it will blow up yer gun.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:15:08 AM EDT
Could it possibly also be a way of forcing people to buy range ammo?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:19:09 AM EDT
At least one range I've been to, the owner was very anti-communist firearms.

The easiest way for him to prohibit someone from shooting their AK was to
ban steel case ammo.

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:34:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
At least one range I've been to, the owner was very anti-communist firearms.

The easiest way for him to prohibit someone from shooting their AK was to
ban steel case ammo.






i like to familiarize myself with the good and evil side. just in case ya know
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:17:46 PM EDT
bump
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 4:51:20 AM EDT
Anyone?
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:01:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 5:04:06 AM EDT by LoginName]

Originally Posted By Grunteled:

Originally Posted By kc8ard:
I've always wondered why some ranges won't allow steel cased ammo. I mean, what would it do to the range besides the fact that they can't resell some of the brass? Please enlighten me.



They don't want to sort the steel from the brass.




My place uses a big-assed magnet to seperate the steel cases (it still has to be sorted by hand to pick out
the aluminum cases, dud rounds, mis-fires, shot shells, etc).
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:08:31 AM EDT
I've never seen a range ban steel cased ammo.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:13:47 AM EDT
Nearly every range that I have seen this at is confused over the difference between 'steel-cased' rounds and 'steel jacketed' projectiles. I bet if you ask your range monkeys why they forbid 'steel cased' ammo, they will be guilty of confusing the two.

Projectiles that are jacketed with mild steel (most old com bloc ammo) is harder on indoor backstops and slightly more prone to ricochet than their gilding-metal counterparts.

Probably 90+% of steel-cased ammo has steel-jacketed projectiles. Some do not, however, and a simple magnet test can seperate them out.

Steel cases themselves are no more/less dangerous than their aluminium or brass counterparts and are cheaper to make, not mention, easier to police by dragging around a magnet on a stick.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:18:45 AM EDT
God kills a kitten every time you shoot a steel cased round.

Save the kittens.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:29:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
God kills a kitten every time you shoot a steel cased round.

Save the kittens.



I thought we already had TOO many cats in the world!

Be Humane to Cats, shoot steel cased/ steel jacketed ammo!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:32:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ScotClayton:

Originally Posted By John_Wayne777:
God kills a kitten every time you shoot a steel cased round.

Save the kittens.



I thought we already had TOO many cats in the world!

Be Humane to Cats, shoot steel cased/ steel jacketed ammo!



I agree.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 7:36:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By j-fonz:
I've never seen a range ban steel cased ammo.



+1

Indoor range I go to lets you decide what you want to shoot
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