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steel shell through ar15

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Coryalbright, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Coryalbright

    Coryalbright Wilsonville New Member

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    i know brass is better but how bad are steel shells through an AR
     
  2. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Work good in mine.
    I use the zinc plated stuff, not the lacquer coat stuff
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Well IF you were able to shoot enough to damage your rifle in all the ways claimed then you could easily replace the gun several times over with the money saved in ammo............
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I shoot Wolf poly coated stuff with never a problem in my M4. Its dirty but its good plinking ammo.
     
  5. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Not every AR well digest steel case but if yours does, why not.

    Most steel case is pretty dirty, some is under powered. You can shoot twice as much or more for the same cost.

    I generally only use xm193 but with the way ammo prices are going I may start buying steel case.
     
  6. Vanillagerrilla

    Vanillagerrilla Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed a difference in accuracy in regards to the Silver Bear zinc plated I have been using versus the XM193 I have as well.
    XM193 is much more consistent in grouping than the silver bear. Maybe just me.....
     
  7. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I am sure it is an accurate report. My target ammo that I load for my target AR is even more accurate. Yet I still shoot a lot of steel case though my other AR's.

    It is all about what you want the ammo to do and what you are willing to pay for it. I would love to shoot my target rounds though all my guns all the time. I dont have the time or want to spend that much on plinking ammo........
     
  8. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Both of my buddies shoot steel through their AR's with no problems if they loaded steel cased 6x45 and I did'nt reload I'd plink with em in my AR
     
  9. hackercat13

    hackercat13 Steilacoom, WA Active Member

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    I had the opposite experience. My AR, which LOVES M855, but shoots American Eagle .223, Federal, et al with no problems gave me fits shooting steel ammo. I ran Herters, Wolf, and Bear. Mainly it was FTE, but a few rounds wouldn't cycle the gun, so my guess is they are a bit underpowered. My AR is still pretty low mileage, I am guessing about 500-600 rounds run through it. The Herters was the worst of the three. For my shooting enjoyment, I'll pay a bit more for brass and avoid the frustration. I'll leave the steel case ammo for my SKS.
    Chris
     
  10. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    [video=youtube;P5ZB3UfG960]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ZB3UfG960&feature=plcp[/video]
     
  11. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    There just dirty.
    there not going to hurt a thing.
     
  12. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    For me, its Brass For Stockpiling, Steel for Blastin!
     
  13. oli700

    oli700 Rogue Valley Well-Known Member

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    the other way around for me. Brass for plinking, practice, reload and repeat. Steel for battle/stockpile because if it ever comes to that picking up brass will be not a concern and leaving steel deposable cases behind makes more since to me. All the steel case I have shot is battle accurate all day....