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I've been diligently saving my brass with the idea that I'm going to buy a reloader. Do I have to shoot FMJ's down my RRA, or is lead okay? Are they sensitive to lead like my Glocks?
 

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LEAD in a .223 ?

Could be done but the added time to clean the barrel and bolt/carrier assembly as well as gas tube would drive you to drink !

The 223 is designed to fire bullets at velocities far too fast for lead bullets.
Down loading them might help but still cause HUGE problems in the gas tube and bolt/carrier assembly.

May also lead to explosive failure after firing lead bullets if you put a factory
or military FMJ round in after firing lead.

A customer tried this after using a 22 conversion kit on his AR and firing lead 22's. I round of military ball and he blew the gun up...he forgot to clean the lead our of the barrel.

Not worth the savings...223 FMJ bullets in bulk are reasonable about .04 ea in bulk..total cost to load about .10 cents a round + your time
 

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I'm a big cast bullet fan, I've used them in .22 Hornet up to .45-110, including .30 cal gas-checked bullets in my M14.
And I'm going to agree completely with Dgunsmith. Neither .223 nor the AR15 platform are very well suited to cast bullet use.
 
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Lead ammo in .223?

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RON L here = SERESURPLUS



YUP, the folks here have told ya right! The .223 as well as a Lot of Light rifle rounds simply does't work well in lead bullets! Yes, you can get brass screns to clean the lead out of the Bore and such, but It's really not a viable deal? I'd advocate stocking up on a lot of Bulk .223 in your fav Grain as 55 or 62 or? That way, you can beat the rising lead and re-loading costs and have a hedge to the anti gun mocvement a growing each and every day, remmber to stock Primers as well as Powder, if you re-load that is? If not, But your Fav stuff in Bulk, although that's starting to hurt, like the gas pump is?






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I would highly advise not to use them in an AR Rifle. I was dealing with a Police Department this week about the gun blowing Primers out. It had me puzzled for a while until did some research and got a possibility for the issue with a tech at Hornady.
The Head Space was OK on the Rifle as well as the Throat Erosion. Next we addressed the possibility of ammunition. Which is always a consideration. But the same ammunition was working fine in other rifles. Come to find out the Rifle had not been properly cleaned for a long time regarding the the Chamber Throat area in the Free Bore Area where the Riflings start. And jacket material had been building up at the start of the Riflings over time. So when the Round went into Battery in the Chamber area it had a lot of pressure and resistance created when the bullet started down the Bore. This is a very rare problem because most people do a good job of keeping that area of the Rifles Bore clean. So what I am saying besides being exceptionally dirty it would be much easier for the Lead to also build up in that area causing pressure. Not only push the bullet out the Bore but excessive pressure to the rear. All this said to tell you I would highly not recommend shooting Cast Lead Bullets in the AR 15 Rifles.

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I would highly advise not to use them in an AR Rifle. I was dealing with a Police Department this week about the gun blowing Primers out. It had me puzzled for a while until did some research and got a possibility for the issue with a tech at Hornady.
The Head Space was OK on the Rifle as well as the Throat Erosion. Next we addressed the possibility of ammunition. Which is always a consideration. But the same ammunition was working fine in other rifles. Come to find out the Rifle had not been properly cleaned for a long time regarding the the Chamber Throat area in the Free Bore Area where the Riflings start. And jacket material had been building up at the start of the Riflings over time. So when the Round went into Battery in the Chamber area it had a lot of pressure and resistance created when the bullet started down the Bore. This is a very rare problem because most people do a good job of keeping that area of the Rifles Bore clean. So what I am saying besides being exceptionally dirty it would be much easier for the Lead to also build up in that area causing pressure. Not only push the bullet out the Bore but excessive pressure to the rear. All this said to tell you I would highly not recommend shooting Cast Lead Bullets in the AR 15 Rifles.

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03, this thread is now 14 years old. I haven't even seen those guys around.
 

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I never looked! What are they still doing on here for more that a year or two anyway
It is kind of like the Fore Sale Section here on the Forum. Items that I am sure have been sold, traded or what ever years before! I have brought this to the attention of a couple of the Moderators recently. I still have a Rock River Varmint Rifle listed for sale after all this time! It seems to me that Threads that are 14 years old falls into the same category!
However it is my fault I never looked at the date!
I guess it provides an excellent tool for a government to keep track of all we have, talk about and our activities?:rolleyes:
What a treasure trove that would be for a Tyrannical Anti Second Amendment and Anti-Gun Government.

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I never looked! What are they still doing on here for more that a year or two anyway
It is kind of like the Fore Sale Section here on the Forum. Items that I am sure have been sold, traded or what ever years before! I have brought this to the attention of a couple of the Moderators recently. I still have a Rock River Varmint Rifle listed for sale after all this time! It seems to me that Threads that are 14 years old falls into the same category!
However it is my fault I never looked at the date!
I guess it provides an excellent tool for a government to keep track of all we have, talk about and our activities?:rolleyes:
What a treasure trove that would be for a Tyrannical Anti Second Amendment and Anti-Gun Government.

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I think its the new software. It makes recommendations based on keywords. I don't think there is anything mods can do about it.
 
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