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Blazer Brass vs Win white box

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gilfo, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. gilfo

    gilfo Member

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    Went to my local Wally World today, they had Blazer Brass for 2 dollars cheaper than the Win white box which I normally get. Any input as to which is better or are they about the same.
     
  2. The Lone Haranguer

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    I've shot both. They seem about the same. Two 50-round boxes of BB cost less than one 100-round box of WWB.
     
  3. jabara572

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    the blazer brass since its $2 cheaper....


    ive shot many of both, the first time i shot blazer brass i got bullets and cases that looked oxidized and not polished at all....

    every other box ive shot has been nice, smooth and polished like the wwb.

    they seem the same to me, in my random experience i "seem" more accurate with BB, thats just me. BB is cheaper, so thats what i shoot.
     
  4. Mad Magyar

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    Last week, used Blazer Brass .45acp from Wally World in my Colt Officer's model. No hiccups and noticed no difference in the shot pattern...I'm sold on it, so far..:)
     
  5. CountGlockula

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    Both are fine. Majority of my range ammo has been Wally World stuff...Blazer Brass and WWB.
     
  6. surjimmy

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    I was shooting BB about 8mo ago in my Les Baer 1911. Was told by a member on another site that BB has had to buy 3 different guns for their rounds damaging 3 of their guns. I took this with a grain of salt, but did call LB to confirm this. He did. I never had any problems with BB, but have since stop using it. Not saying this will happen to you, just thought you guys would like to know.
     
  7. conan

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    Thanks, I just started using it through my Baers.
     
  8. possum

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    before i got into reloading i shot each of the brands, and alot, they are equal in my book, and i can't tell that much of a difference, i just go with what is the cheapest.
     
  9. PCRit

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    Surjimmy,

    What kind of "damage" was the Blazer Brass causing to the LBs?

    I've heard of problems with the aluminum cased Blazer, but never with the Brass cased ammo.
     
  10. foghornl

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    Have shot them both in .45ACP calibre...can't tell any appreciable difference in either my KP-90 Ruger or the Springfield 1911's.
     
  11. kejam

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    Ive put plenty of both through my XD - no problems with either.
     
  12. surjimmy

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    Did'nt think to ask LB, just asked him if it was true or not. The guy who told me about it said the cartridge blew up in the chamber. The brass they use is super cheap and real flimsy.
     
  13. JZ06

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    i've shot THOUSANDS of rounds of both. never a problem. heck, go with the lowest cost ammo for the most fun.
     
  14. searcher451

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    It's always been my view that Winchester white box burns a bit cleaner than the Blazer, but that might be my imagination as much as anything else. I've never had a complaint with either brand.
     
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    I call BS on the "Super cheap and flimsy" Blazer Brass story. I have weighed cartridge cases to compare and CCI & Blazer headstamped 9mm weighs virtually the same as WIN and Speer and Geco and PMP cases I weighed. The only case that was different enough to notice were A-MERC which were heavier (??) and R-P which were lighter. And we're talking slightly!
     
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    The only thing I noticed with it is that the brass is usually dirty resulting in my hands getting black even before I start shooting. But it hasn't faulted me yet and it is pretty close in price to buying bulk. $8/50 here at wal mart and I usually buy 5 boxes before going to the range. So for $40 I have a good hour and a half to two hours of ammo.

    Damian
     
  18. PCRit

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    I'm not sure I buy the "cheap brass" bit either. I'm just guessing that they had a problem with the aluminum cased Blazer, where the cases HAVE been known to split. I think they're talking apples/oranges here and are saying the BB is bad just because it's Blazer ammo and they had a problem with the aluminum cased ammo.
     
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    Ive noticed something strange, not much info at all on the web about it.



    I bought 4 boxes of Blazer 9mm that was very clean and shiny just like wwb, these rounds were marked CCI on the headstamp.

    recently i bought another 4 boxes that have completely different colored copper bullets (paler) and the cases are not as smooth and polished. These are marked "BLAZER" on the headstamp.

    as far as I can tell, the rounds marked CCI on the headstamp are polished better and simply feel smoother.


    Im not sure which variety of blazer brass is newer, but they are definitely of different manufacture using diffrent materials, or one is simply old stock.......
     
  20. Lurp

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    I had a lot of troubles with Blazer Brass in my 1911. It would constantly jam and cause FTF's on me, so I switched to WWB and haven't had a problem since. I wont ever use Blazer Brass again.
     
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    Blazer brass, unless you can find regular Blazer even cheaper.
     
  22. Ben86

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    I just noticed something about the velocity rating of the wwb fmj on their website. They don't list the barrel length. Coincidence? Maybe they are really using a 4.5" or 5" barrel to make it look hotter when it's in fact loaded aproximately the same as the other brands of practice ammo. :0
     
  23. XDShooter07

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    I haven't had a problem with either but have found Remington UMC to be much cleaner burning than either of them and it can normally be found on sale at Dicks so I stick with that.
     
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    No issues with either, except my 1911 doesn't like WWB hardball, groups are lousy. BB and UMC hardball shoots fine.
     
  25. KBintheSLC

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    I have used both brands many times in several calibers. Both have always performed well. I would get the one that costs less $$$
     
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