I am a reloader. I pour lead for everything I shoot. I currently reload rifle calibers 30-30, 308 Win, 8mm Mauser, 7.62x39, 7.62x54. I also load many more pistol calibers. My question is does anyone here shoot lead out of an AR. I would like to shoot .223. But I am afraid that lead would ruin the gas system in an ar. My SKS does great. But it is piston operated. And I still have to clean out the piston assembly quite often. I am thinking of buying a mini 14 instead. Anyone with first hand experience?