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Steel Case .45 ACP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by spartanpride, Nov 28, 2009.

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  1. spartanpride

    spartanpride Member

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    Is it really that bad to shoot steel cased ammo through a good 1911 just for something cheap to shoot at the range? Just curious because they have that stuff for like $150 for 500 rounds!
     
  2. bluetopper

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    No it is not. I used to shoot Wolf 45 ammo with great satisfaction all the time before I started reloading my own.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    Older, 1950's era U.S. Military steel case .45 ammunition would rip off the extractor hook in a 1911 pistol. I did shoot a lot of it in 1917 revolvers though. The new stuff may be O.K., but I'd rather handload brass cases then use it.
     
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    I've put many, many rounds of Wolf and Tula steel case .45ACP through my 1911 and my P-220 with no ill effects other than the need for a good cleaning. It's pretty dirty IMO.
     
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    I picked up a case of wolf .45 a few years ago. I ran it all through my SIG P220 w/o incident.
     
  6. DasFriek

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    Be careful of buying a lot of that ammo as i found out my local indoor range will NOT allow you shoot steel cased ammo.They say it messes up their recycling program.

    I feel thats BS because if i decide to leave my brass behind for them,it allows them to make a few extra bucks.But when we try and save a few bucks by using this ammo we cant as it makes it harder for them to make that extra cash off us.
    Mabey im wrong on this,but its how i feel.
     
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    I'd be looking for another range. At least with steel cases all you have to do is run a magnet across the pile of cases to separate them. What I find really irritating is sorting brass cases that are Berdan primed.
     
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