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Old 03-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #11
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$$$$$$$$ not cheap :O
Last time I bought it was $14.00 for 20 IIRC.
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Last time I bought it was $14.00 for 20 IIRC.
My bad. I was thinking the s&b match loads for $28/20
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Hornady is producing steel cased match loads. I shot some of them in a Savage 308 and they were pretty good. I bought some Tula in 7.62x39 and found the primer depth to be inconsistent. A soft strike would not set them off when the primers were deep. I had good results with Wolf and Silver Bear.
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Anyone with the ruger American have issues with being able to remove the bolt without depressing the bolt release button? I can work the action and it will release the bolt.
Bump about this issue.
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Bump. .....,,
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hey everyone. just so you know I had just picked up a Ruger .308. I love this rifle. I had put 40 brass FMJs down range and it worked like a dream. But after the rifle had cooled down and I switch to the costless ammo "steel case ammo" I wont name brands. the steel ammo case became jammed after 7 rounds. it seems that the steel heading seems to becomes to wide and locks the bolt closed. only way to remove the case is to use a long rod down the barrow to lightly tap it open. after we was able to get to the case out and looking more closer at it. the range master and I seen where it was stripping against the rifle.

so back to your question. under personal exp, spend the $1.20 for brass cased ammo and save yourself the pain.
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The magnet test is not fool proof on bullets. Many European bullets are jacketed in Cupro Nickle. This is magnetic, but not harmful to the bore.
Cupronickel is NOT magnetic so will not stick to a magnet. Also I don't think it is used for bullet jackets anymore.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupronickel
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I don't use steel cases period. But then again I have never been in a situation where I didn't have a choice.
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hey everyone. just so you know I had just picked up a Ruger .308. I love this rifle. I had put 40 brass FMJs down range and it worked like a dream. But after the rifle had cooled down and I switch to the costless ammo "steel case ammo" I wont name brands. the steel ammo case became jammed after 7 rounds. it seems that the steel heading seems to becomes to wide and locks the bolt closed. only way to remove the case is to use a long rod down the barrow to lightly tap it open. after we was able to get to the case out and looking more closer at it. the range master and I seen where it was stripping against the rifle.

so back to your question. under personal exp, spend the $1.20 for brass cased ammo and save yourself the pain.
I have used wolf and TulAmmo steel cases in my Ruger 308 in the past. Have had no issues with extraction. Results so so. Like you I love the Ruger Am. Rifle. Just wish I could find some decent ammo to shoot in it now.
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