lacquer coating versus polymer coating - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > lacquer coating versus polymer coating

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-23-2011, 04:42 PM   #11
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
spittinfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 85 Times on 55 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mjkeat View Post
Why's that?
I don't like steel cases and you can't reload it. I think it's harder on the chamber and everything that it contacts from the mag to the ramps. The steel is harder then brass and is certainly harder then aluminum if you have an aluminum framed gun. Brass seals better and IMO results in a better round.

I'm not trying to start a debate, these are just my views.
__________________
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer
spittinfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2011, 04:57 PM   #12
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,834
Liked 1158 Times on 813 Posts
Likes Given: 1180

Default

Actually you can reload steelcase if it has the boxer primer. Probably not worth the extra bother when you can find brass instead - but can be done.

Steel is harder than brass but I don't see the soft steelcase as being much of a problem as far as wear. And even if there was a small difference it would take tens of thousands of rounds to make a real difference. You'd save much more in the cost of the ammo than in repairing the "damage".
Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 12:18 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
M14sRock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,541
Liked 36 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

There was a great article copied onto one of the forums that dealt with reloading Wolf steel cases. They had very good luck with it.

And I agree about the wear. Minimal, at worst.

I understand people who don't like it or want to use it, though. I will not use it in my M14s.
__________________
NRA-Life
CRPA-Life

SAF-Life
PEIAPOI


"Obama has ordered the launching of more Tomahawk cruise missiles than All the other Nobel Peace Prize winners combined."
M14sRock is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 05:13 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mjkeat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Wichita,Kansas
Posts: 4,026
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by spittinfire View Post
I don't like steel cases and you can't reload it. I think it's harder on the chamber and everything that it contacts from the mag to the ramps. The steel is harder then brass and is certainly harder then aluminum if you have an aluminum framed gun. Brass seals better and IMO results in a better round.

I'm not trying to start a debate, these are just my views.
I wasn't trying to start a debate. I'm looking to learn something.

I used to not use steel cased ammo in my ARs. Things have changed after noticing many guys using steel cased ammo almost exclusively in their training rifles. One of the guys I speak of probably puts 1k a month or so through his rifles. Theres guys that do more than that. Replacing an extractor every few thousand rounds or so isn't that expensive.
mjkeat is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 05:26 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Midwest,Midwest
Posts: 2
Default Polymer or Lacquer

So, what was the final verdict regarding the original question about steel-cased lacquer or steel-cased polymer? Anyone know the difference between the two? Thanks!
skydiverMN is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2011, 05:48 AM   #16
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Quentin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 6,834
Liked 1158 Times on 813 Posts
Likes Given: 1180

Default

Either one is all right in most ARs. But it's harder to find lacquer today. Buy a small amount of polymer and give it a try.
Quentin is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
saltwater coating protection for my guns... james_black The Club House 6 12-20-2009 03:00 PM
GSG-5 versus AR-15 KAG .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 9 09-23-2009 12:53 AM
question about ammunition coating. ItsmeShane The Club House 5 09-20-2009 05:47 PM
over and under versus... Felix General Shotgun Discussion 6 01-06-2008 01:16 AM



Newest Threads