45ACP ammo question

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  1. Feb 12, 2017 #1
    Handyhiker

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    I got a really good deal on some ammo and now I am wondering if it is really a good deal or not. I have heard good and bad things about steel cased ammo. I do not plan on shooting this all the time, more of a one time thing. I bought 500 rounds of 45 ACP 230gr FMJ Wolf WPA Polyformance steel case ammo.
    Just curious as to thoughts and experience with this stuff.
    Thanks for any feedback.

     
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    Texas40

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    My shield shoots steel aluminum and brass no problems.
    Most of what it has shot at the range has been MONARCH Steel from Academy at 14 to 15 a box it works.

    Shoot it.


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    Handyhiker

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    I got 500 rounds for $125.23 tax in.
     
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    Not bad.

    It won't wreck your pistol, so don't sweat that.

    However, some people's pistols don't like it, won't feed it reliably...so, you'll need to see if it shoots through yours.

    Darn. Range time ahead.
     
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    It tends to be dirty and meh for accuracy in my experience but it's not gonna hurt the pistol.

    A lot of indoor ranges might not let you shoot it though.
     
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    The range my brother and I go to does not ask what kind of ammo you have. I have shot aluminum ammo there and they have never said anything. I know The one range I stopped in did look at your ammo and they charge extra if it is aluminum but I am not sure how they feel about steel cased.
     
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    The range's big issue is steel core ammo, not the cartridge. Unless they are sticklers for reloading, steel case like Wolf or Tula isn't a big deal. I do confirm that they do shoot very dirty. I shot 200 rounds of Tula through my 1911 and it took twice as long to clean afterwards.
     
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    Steel core or a bi-metal jacket. It's a fire issue with them.

    More the bullet that. The casing though I've been to some that don't allow steel case ammo either because they sweep up brass and recycle it.
     
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    Shoot the crap out of it. If I'm not picking up brass I'll shoot TULA all day no problems. And it's more accurate than federal champion in my 1911. I don't care if it's dirty. It's a gun and I'll clean it anyways.

    TULA is accurate enough for me to hit a 4"10 plate at 70 yards. Plenty accurate for me.
     
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    My XD-45 Tactical did not like the steel-cased Wolf I bought several years ago. Really, it was the magazines. The mag springs were too weak (on a brand new gun) to reliably push up the steel cases (which aren't as slippery as brass); they'd bind up halfway up the mag. I ended up buying a few Wolff extra power mag springs just so I could use up the rest of my ammo. This was several years ago, though and all of the newer magazines from Springfield seem to have noticeably stiffer springs; hopefully you won't have this issue.


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