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#1 JDG

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Posted 04 October 2003 - 10:53 PM

I tried the Search function but couldn't find the answer; has anyone used the CCI aluminum cased ammo? Any problems? Thanks for any input!


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Posted 04 October 2003 - 11:10 PM

Personally, I'd never, ever use it in an open bolt gun. (Back before I learned any better, I experienced two case head separations in two different pistols using CCI Blazer.)

It wouldn't take much to tear a case head off, and with the speed of a full-auto, you'd likely get a second round shoved halfway in behind the torn case and experience an out of battery ignition before you knew it happened. If you're lucky with an OOB, you'll only get a face full of smoke; worst case scenario, you damage the receiver of a transferrable gun, and lose some flesh.

Don't risk damaging or destroying a $10,000 gun tryin to save a few pennies on ammo. If you're like me...like to shoot a lot, but Scotch-cheap you can either reload (easy John...we've been down this road before! lol) or you can buy the Winchester white box (230 gr fmj) at Walmart for about $20/100. FWIW, I wouldn't shoot CCI Blazer or any other aluminium cased ammo out anything other than a revolver.

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Posted 05 October 2003 - 08:52 AM

Bill's right. Stay away from CCI aluminum cased ammo in anything but a revolver.
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Posted 05 October 2003 - 01:35 PM

I used some 9mm Blazer in a S+W Model 76 and it really sucked. The aluminum cases are to soft and bend easily on the feed ramp. Many jams, would never buy it again for any gun. Just my .02
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Posted 05 October 2003 - 02:55 PM

Stick with brass. You can save the empties to trade to someone like me for loaded cartridges. Once fired factory brass is worth lot's to people who reload, so any cost you may think you are saving with that aluminum crap can be recouped there.

To avoid confusion to you non-reloaders, that aluminum crap can't be reloaded. wink.gif
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Posted 06 October 2003 - 02:23 AM

Thanks for all of the input guys, much appreciated!
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Posted 06 October 2003 - 12:16 PM

It don't run worth a hoot in an MP-5 nor a Rossi .357 lever action. Had to take the latter apart to remove all the aluminum pieces.
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Posted 06 October 2003 - 02:22 PM

I used some this weekend in a Kahr Thompson , I shot 50 rounds with no trouble what so ever. Thats all i can add to this, for what its worth
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Posted 07 October 2003 - 03:55 AM

I've run the CCI blazer threw about every autopistol I've ever owned, well at least the ones them make the ammo for, never had any problem. I've watched a friend empty a 32 round sten mag of the stuff no problem, the TSMG however does not seem to digest it well.

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