Read the set of the 'Living Dead' in Georgia? is getting bad flack. Those people look like me after a hard day in the field. bet they smell as bad as I do too.
Back when I was newly married and a lot poorer. I had a Colt lightweight commander in 45acp. I bought boxes and boxes of the the steel cased Remington -UMC 45 acp military ammo and shot it. Reloaded it too. Never a problem..........Now days only brass for me.That WWII Steel Cased .45 ACP was extremely reliable. It was primed with Corrosive primers but even today about 75 years later it usually fire
and be accurate. Just have to clean your guns.
Won't do that with the Ruskie stuff. I do have one question, how do you apply a crimp to a steel case? With a LE Wilson die and a ball pein hammer maybe?Back when I was newly married and a lot poorer. I had a Colt lightweight commander in 45acp. I bought boxes and boxes of the the steel cased Remington -UMC 45 acp military ammo and shot it. Reloaded it too. Never a problem..........Now days only brass for me.
1: No, steel cases do not damage the barrel. Steel cases use a much softer metal than the barrel itself.
2: No, steel cases do not damage extractors. (See above). When extractors break while using brass cases, you certainly don't hear people saying "Don't use brass cases, they break extractors".
3: No, Bi-metal bullet jackets do not damage the barrel. (See #1).
4: No, current imported ammo (especially with the 9x19mm caliber) do not have steel cores if a magnet sticks to the bullet. (See #3). If the cores of any pistol round had steel in them, BATFE would not have allowed the ammo to be imported since the rounds would be considered armor piercing.
I've gone thru several thousand rounds of steel cased ammo from various Russian manufactures and the only problem I've had was a handful of failures to fire, and I've used 1K of Sellier & Bellot's steel cased Range Safe ammo with zero problems. (Hands down the S&B Range Safe 9mm was the best most reliable steel cased ammo I've ever shot out of my G19 practice gun).