How does everyone feel about shooting streel casings out of their AR's. I recently bout some Tulammo for my 40 S&W and it shot great. With the .223 being only $5 a box I was wondering if I should give it a shot?
I was always told not to shoot the steel cased ammo in my AR. It would be good to hear what others are doing....
The points I picked up when I asked the same guestion was:
the lacquer gumming up the action BS
the steel cases also do not expand AS MUCH AS BRASS to form a tight seal in the chamber and can cause heavy fouling and over time erosion more than brass cased. HOW MUCH TIME?
the steel cases are rough on extractors. MORE BS
What is the reason for steel casings, anyway? Cost? Availability of steel? Speed of loading?
Can it be assumed that steel ammo is not as consistent as brass rounds dimensionally? Could this cause problems in a tight chambered AR with cycling?
Take a fired casing and put a blow torch on it.I will shoot polymer coated steel, but not lacquer due to gumming.