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Old 04-27-2014, 01:44 AM   #11
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I shoot steel from time to time. I can see no difference between the steel and brass. The steel used is much softer than the steel used to make a barrel. There is no way it can hurt the gun. Get it, shoot it and enjoy it if it cycles okay through the pistol. good luck

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:21 AM   #12
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None of my guns are as accurate with steel as they are with brass cased ammo. Many times steel case ammo is accurate enough. I shoot steel case ammo in my 91/30. I only need to be confident I can hit the deer in the neck. I don't care if I can shoot the buttons off superman's cape.
just as Sputnik mentioned, inconsistent loads equal inaccurate ammo. not the case its loaded into.

Hoarnady offers steel match ammo for several pistol calibers and a couple of rifle calibers. Hornady has an excellent reputaion for quality and accuracy.

http://www.hornady.com/store/Steel-Match-handgun
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I have had good results with Wolf, Brown Bear and Silver Bear (best). Tul was not very good. Primer depth was inconsistent causing some light strikes on the ones set really deep. Hornady is producing steel cased target loads so it cant be all bad.

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I have had good results with Wolf, Brown Bear and Silver Bear (best). Tul was not very good. Primer depth was inconsistent causing some light strikes on the ones set really deep. Hornady is producing steel cased target loads so it cant be all bad.
I've noticed this too, Tula seems to be the most mediocre of the steel cased stuff, it shoots decent but not as well as the others mentioned.
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I have excellent reliability with Tula FMJ's in .45 ACP in my Kimber Ultra Covert (3")

Dirty, but reliable. Cheap...

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I have excellent reliability with Tula FMJ's in .45 ACP in my Kimber Ultra Covert (3")

Dirty, but reliable. Lowest price on the shelf...
Fixed it fer ya. . Ain't no cheap ammo these days.
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I prefer brass as it is easier to load and not as dirty.

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I have not shot any Wolff steel since the late 90's, I use to shoot it in 2 Ruger pistols, KP 90-KP 89 both have ramped barrels.
I found it was dinging the ramps, was dirty, smelly, smokey.
I have never shot it in any 1911 pistols. I do know they changed the coatings they used, it may be better now???

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