Aluminum cased ammo

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Aluminum cased ammo

Postby Muddyduck » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:57 pm

Was at Walmart today and came across some reasonably priced aluminum cased 9mms. Any opinions? I have never used them. Also saw some steel cased ones but don't think I want to run those through my glock
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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby czech » Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:20 am

I've used them for years because of the price. Never had any issues. I don't know about reloading though.
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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby happy harold » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:29 am

large price difference?

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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby AirRanger » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:54 am

What was the steel case 9mm ammo? I run steel in rifles without worries, I know there are opinions and theories about that. I don't run across steel pistol though.
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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby Muddyduck » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:24 pm

Just under 10 bucks for 50 federal aluminum. The steel was a 150 box of winchester for just under 30
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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:05 pm

The issue with using steel case ammo in a semi auto lies with the extractor.

Aluminum is a soft metal and will not hurt the extractor claw but steel case ammo "could" be an issue.

The Glock pistol was not designed to use a steel case round nor was it designed to use a unjacketed projectile.


If it's a beater range gun shoot away but if you feel one day this gun may be relied upon to defend your family I suggest you use brass or aluminum case ammo.

A case of good quality 9mm brass case fmj is cheap like $220 delivered why shoot crap?

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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby Rick McC. » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:25 pm

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:The issue with using steel case ammo in a semi auto lies with the extractor.

Aluminum is a soft metal and will not hurt the extractor claw but steel case ammo "could" be an issue.

The Glock pistol was not designed to use a steel case round nor was it designed to use a unjacketed projectile.


If it's a beater range gun shoot away but if you feel one day this gun may be relied upon to defend your family I suggest you use brass or aluminum case ammo.

A case of good quality 9mm brass case fmj is cheap like $220 delivered why shoot crap?


Exactly!

The problem with easterm block steel cased ammo is that most, if not all of it, has a shorter, more steeply angled extractor groove ahead of the rim that puts a lot of stress on the pistol’s extractor tip.

The good news is that decent 9mm can currently be had for <$180.00 per 1000, shipping included. :D
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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby Sniper » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:47 am

Aluminum case ammo is good for target shooting but non reloadable, the steel case stuff I would absolutely not shoot in any nice gun it is very rough on the chamber
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Re: Aluminum cased ammo

Postby Capt steve » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:54 pm

Top gun in Daytona will not let you use aluminum shells. I don’t know why
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