Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by armoredman, Jul 3, 2007.
Thank you for your time.
I shoot reloads but if buying would get brass cased ammo for my rifles.
Those guns were made for steel case ammo. The surplus 5.45 I have is steel cased.
USA from winchester has worked well. I would bet that the slightly lower-pressure ss 109 ammo from Radway Green arsenal would work well for the mini, too. People have passed this stuff over becasue it is loaded to about 300 fps lower than standard. Beware pushing VERY 'hot' mil-surp ammo throu the mini's --especially the older ones as a regular diet. I had an unusual malfunction after a round of some rapid fire with some 'hot' NATO ammo--the extractor plunger popped out or correct alignment.
Of course they were the wolf is cra comments when the boxes came out.
not cast steel. Hint, if case was cast it would explode upon firing. The case is formed from the steel same as brass and is very soft. The extractors are not breaking due to the case being made of steel, they're breaking because the lacquer coated cases are sticking in the chambers! The gray Wolf cases aren't sticking like the green cases are.
If your brass cases were superglued in the chamber on each shot as the lacquered steel cases are, you'd be breaking extractors just the same.
steel cased ammo
i have used steel cased ammo in my ar when i take people shooting. keep the expensive stuff for me
but, my ar has been chromed lined. i think the only way it would cause a problem is if the steel cased ammo had a bigger diameter or longer neck than your chamber. when the bolt slams shut, its slamming that steel case into your chamber. when it heats up, the rifle barrel steel gets plyable(more then when cold) i could see this giving feeding, extraction, and accuracy problems. if its your favorite gun, i wouldnt use it, but its up to you with what you want to feed it. just my 2 cents. brian
How many times do we have to go over this?
RUSSIAN AMMO IS FOR RUSSIAN GUNS.
Simply not true.
I've probably fired at least 12,000 rounds of Wolf ammo, all through American firearms. Zero problems. Maybe 4 or 5 failures to extract, in a very hot (lots of previous firing) chamber, out of all those rounds.
Does the Mini have a .223 chamber?
Is the wolf 5.56 or .223 rem?
If the answers are yes, and 5.56, that may cause some reliability issues. I don't think the Mini 14 has been known to have a tight chamber anyway though so it may be a moot point.
I can agree with that, but if it were me, I'd just stick to the American stuff.
It just seems... right.
I wish I had a good answer for that. If I knew even 5 years ago what .223 prices were going to do...
ASKNIGHT--just to clarify
"It's made from cast steel...."---meaning the receiver and parts on the Ruger--not the case. Your point on the lacquer is one I forgot about--I have heard that as well.
The bottom line is, for me, the mini's just aren't made to be smacked around like commie hardware.
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