Originally Posted by John_Deer
Silver bear might be a solution. Silver bear is zinc coated.
Back when I had a DPMS, it would run into occasional issues with Silver Bear...and that was a gun that had been upgraded to an M16 BCG. Chrome-lining is key, and that rifle didn't have it. Brass is always ideal
. But Silver Bear runs great in my current ARs, which are probably worth north of $1500/per on average.
My only other issue with Silver Bear is that Cheaper Than Dirt was my primary source for it...and I refuse to ever buy from them again. I think Sportsman's Guide stocks it occasionally though. About 95% of my .223/5.56 is brass-cased. So while I see the Russian stuff as a viable and affordable option, 'viable' should not be confused with 'ideal'.