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Old 08-01-2012, 03:55 AM   #11
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Forgot to mention what in turn happens when a proper seal doesn't happen win steel case is that the lost pressure may cause rifles not to cycle properly
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:05 AM   #12
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steel cased stuff in non-chromed chambers can lead to difficut or failure to extract issues. chromed chambered firearms normally have no issues with it.

as far as increased wear goes, you will ruin the barrel through shooting long before steel cases will cause any issues. the bolt will need replacing due to normal pressure eroision and stress fracturing long before the steel cases will wear an extractor out. so yes steel is slightly harsher but you would long exceed any reasonable round count for bolt and barrel replacement before that occurs whether your shooting steel or brass.

the only realistic issue steel has is the terrible qc and horrid weight variences of powder charge and bullet weights
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Wolf is one of my favorite brands of ammo, Dad and I have run it through his AR for years with zero malfunctions.

Tula is beyond filthy, I run it in my handguns but its just too dirty to run in rifles in my opinion. The 7.62x39 is anyway.
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Old 08-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #14
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Never had any problems with my M&P sport and it has about 1000 rounds of steel through it and it doesn't come standard with a chromed barrel. I do notice that's its not accurate and its way dirtier
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I have run about 50,000 rounds of Wolf through my 3 rifles (even back in the laquer coated rounds) and have no more problems per 1000 rounds than with brass, and a significant percentage was bumpfired. The only people I hear of having gripes with it are the ones who have the bottom of the barrel AR's. It is a little dirtier than some brands, but not enough to lose sleep over. I just spray it off after shooting, lube the BCG, and call it a day. I only spend 5-10 minutes cleaning after shooting them. If you want someone elses opinion, ask Quentin. He shoots steel too.
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I have run about 50,000 rounds of Wolf through my 3 rifles (even back in the laquer coated rounds) and have no more problems per 1000 rounds than with brass, and a significant percentage was bumpfired. The only people I hear of having gripes with it are the ones who have the bottom of the barrel AR's. It is a little dirtier than some brands, but not enough to lose sleep over. I just spray it off after shooting, lube the BCG, and call it a day. I only spend 5-10 minutes cleaning after shooting them. If you want someone elses opinion, ask Quentin. He shoots steel too.
Pretty hard to argue with those numbers! Steelcase for the win. If you can knock off 10 cents a round for practice or plinking, why not.
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I dont shoot it because its dirty and inaccurate on top of being cheap communist garbage. To each their own.
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I have run about 50,000 rounds of Wolf through my 3 rifles (even back in the laquer coated rounds) and have no more problems per 1000 rounds than with brass, and a significant percentage was bumpfired. The only people I hear of having gripes with it are the ones who have the bottom of the barrel AR's.
My DPMS loves Wolf, so does my home built PSA, aka Homeboy. Everytime Fleet Farm puts WPA, Wolf, etc, on sale I grab a few boxes.
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i found the wolf steel stuff a bit more accurate than the federal xm193...
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The added benefit for me since Im a reloader is the brass. Even if I have to pay an extra buck or two for quality brass cased ammo. Its worth it.
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