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Old 03-16-2012, 02:21 AM   #1
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Hey guys, wondering what kind of ammo you guys shoot through your ar's. Id like to start bulking up on ammo for shtf purposes and I'm a firm believer of quality before quantity. I have a DD and only shot brass cases through it, would steel be rough on it? I've been thinking about getting an ak so I can bulk up on ammo because tula and wolf is quite cheaper. What do you guys think? Should I just keep saving pennies and buy brass ammo to store or go with steel? Or what about the coated steel?

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:27 AM   #2
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I have been shooting Wolf and Golden Bear ruski steel cased ammo through my Colt 6940 for 2+ years with no issues.

Tell you what, keep shooting the expensive brass ammo and leave the steel ammo for me.

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i load my own. cheaper than buying wolf

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I have 350 rounds of Blackhills ammo in 69 grain for my 1:8 twist and 1000 in hard ball federal 55 grain cheap FMJ . I have often wondered on the steel case ammo my self as the price is cheap, so I am interested in the answers you receive. I do believe that the ballistics on the BH is very good and should offer one shot stops on human targets if necessary, as long as there is no heavy armor. They are OBT with canular crimp offers stability of the bullet in the case when battered back and forth in the magazine when firing. I bought this federal 55 grain because of price and it does go bang, I would not want to get hit with either one.

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I'm hoping to talk my brother into go halves for a progressive press. I got all the equipment in the basement and I should really start reloading.

I'll keep my options open and maybe some testing this weekend

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Cheap ammo, lots of cheap ammo. My guns cant get enough of Silver Bear, Golden Bear and BVAC

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A Daniel defense should eat any ammo you can find. I would buy some wolf or Tula or any other cheap stuff you can find. Start with a box or 2 to make sure it functions and if it does then start stocking up.

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I shoot mostly Tula steel case ammo through my AR and my AK. Never had a problem.

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I shoot steel, Tula and Wolf. I will admit i have decided not to shoot steel out of the SS barrel. It is going to be my 3Gun rig for now. The CHF and chrome lined barrels will continue to be fed steel though.

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Haha yeah cheap would be nice, its hard to afford buying ammo.

And to load 1000 myself would cost around 465.00 with cci primers, winchester bullets, remington brass, and accurate 2230

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I shoot steel, Tula and Wolf. I will admit i have decided not to shoot steel out of the SS barrel. It is going to be my 3Gun rig for now. The CHF and chrome lined barrels will continue to be fed steel though.
Can you shoot steel in 3gun? I'm looking to get into 3gun this summer.

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