Originally Posted by M14sRock
I run steel cased Wolf, almost exclusively, through my M4. Many thousands of rounds. No problems.
It is soft steel, and is no harder on the bolt/extractor than brass in my experience. I've run over 1,000rds in a day through my M4 on a couple of occasions. Have not even needed to replace an extractor yet.
Even the U.S. used plenty of steel cased ammo in WW2.
Don't believe everything you read on the internet.
I agree. I don't expect steel case is harder on the bolt/extractor and chamber - and even if it is the difference is insignificant compared to the savings on ammo.
Now some ARs have rough extraction with SC which you can immediately tell by inspecting the spent cartridge. So no doubt the extractor also takes a beating but that's a rifle problem not the ammo.
Originally Posted by AznZOhAn
I've seen steel cases ruin an AK, and that is all that was ran through it.
C'mon, you know
there's more to this story!
There are millions and millions of AKs out there that use SC exclusively. Even mine.
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together.
You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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