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    Default Steel Casing?

    I do not reload and the cheapest 9mm I can find comes out of one of the Slavic countries and has steel casing. Anything wrong with it?

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    Shouldn't be anything wrong with it. I buy steel cased from time to time. Just not reloadable. When you're done shooting, pick up the cases and toss 'em out (or, better yet, recycle 'em)
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    My rule is: "If I can pick it up with a magnet. I don't reload it." Bury them in your flower bed. My roses love the iron in the soil.
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    Ya get what you pay for.
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    If they're Tulammo, they've got a rougher and softer surface than brass, which can cause feed problems.

    I tried loading a 33 round glock 9mm magazine with them, just wouldn't feed at all, too much friction. I've had one FTF in the same Glock 17 with the same ammo, but that might have been me limp-wristing.

    I avoid the steel-cased stuff now as it's currently no cheaper then brass round my way, and I'm shooting it all off first to get rid of it. It works fine 99% of the time, but it would have to be significantly cheaper then brass for me to buy it again. 9mm is around 15$/50 most places now, sometimes even cheaper. I'd get steel only if it was as low as $10/50.

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    Steel cases will cause premature wear & breakage on the extractor and ejector. Steel is much harder than brass.
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    I was told that the steel has lacquer on it to protect the steel from corrosion. This lacquer can foul the chamber and thorough cleaning of the weapon is more important. I don't have first hand experience on this because I only shoot brass cases in all my weapons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDBasser View Post
    I was told that the steel has lacquer on it to protect the steel from corrosion. This lacquer can foul the chamber and thorough cleaning of the weapon is more important. I don't have first hand experience on this because I only shoot brass cases in all my weapons.

    There is always the gremlins out there to throw the consumer off base.
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    I have said it before and will say it again, I will not use steel again. I have had nothing but trouble.

    I bought some WPA Military Classic 9mm and still have 5 boxes that I will not use. My XDm and S&W Model 39 HATE IT.
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