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Old 05-02-2020, 03:33 PM
Herbert Cannon Herbert Cannon is offline
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S&W 1911 and steel case ammo

I have some steel case ammo ( yea i know it is crap ammo) but not a lot and I am wondering if my S&W 1911 45 acp is up to the task of shooting this up. Anyone have any experience with steel case ammo and S&W 1911s?
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Old 05-02-2020, 05:42 PM
OZ 1911 OZ 1911 is offline
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I am not a fan of steel and will not shoot it through my guns. However, if you do the maths - if you only shoot steel by the time you wear out you barrel/chamber the savings in ammo cost will out weigh the cost of a new barrel.

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Old 05-06-2020, 05:06 PM
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Your external extractor will yank those empty steel cases just fine.
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Old 05-13-2020, 02:06 PM
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ive shot steel alum and brass never had an issue with my 1911sc commander.
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Old 05-13-2020, 03:11 PM
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OP: Put it in and try it.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:53 PM
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A little bit, but not much and these days the indoor ranges around here do not allow it (talking about Russian ammo here). I asked them and they said the bullets have steel in them that they found was damaging their back stop. I went home and pulled a bullet from a round and yes, I could pick it up with a magnet.
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