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Old October 5th, 2014, 10:44 AM   #31
 
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I have fired aluminum cased ammo out of most of my handguns. I have had no problem with any of it yet. Even though I can't reload the aluminum, my local recycle center pays .70 a pound for aluminum so I do make back a bit of my money.



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Old October 6th, 2014, 06:27 AM   #32
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If you're willing to shoot reloaded ammo, there's plenty of brass reloads out there that cost less than factory aluminum ammo. Check ammoseek.com & gunbot.net for the best prices.
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I have looked for this Aluminum Case at Wally World and all around me NOTHING. Want to give it a try but hard to give it a try till Wally World and my search match.

For now the right price brass is the range and plinking ammo of choice.
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I have looked for this Aluminum Case at Wally World and all around me NOTHING. Want to give it a try but hard to give it a try till Wally World and my search match.

For now the right price brass is the range and plinking ammo of choice.
The 9mm disappears extremely fast out here. I've been able to pick up several boxes of the Aluminum case .45 ACP, but even that doesn't stay on the shelf long at $15/box. They did have the Aluminum cased .40 on the shelf, but that doesn't do me any good.
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I just bought 500 rounds of 147 gr. remanufactured 9mm for $109 shipped to my door from Freedom Munitions. Just can't bring myself to shoot aluminum case ammo.

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Today I shot the Federal Aluminum case 9mm rounds thru my Beretta CX4 and my Sr9. They worked flawlessly thru the Beretta but I had 2 Fte/ stove pipes in 50 rounds thru the SR9.
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I believe he is referring to the fact that there is less pressure available to cycle the slide. This is true for semi's like mine that has a heavy slide and is still not quite broken in. Also the length of travel the slide has to travel to cycle is part of it, I have Magnum cases to cycle. Therefore, my gun WILL NOT cycle aluminum, resulting in FTF issues. Brass cased inexpensive rounds are no issue. Revolver guys out there, give range report on aluminum vs brass felt recoil please and this will help explain the pressure available wave I am about to be hit with. I already did this with several brands of aluminum and inexpensive brass factory loads. Iowegan might be able to expand on this as it is becoming more common all the time to find the aluminum ammo.

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Bought a couple boxes of federal aluminum cased 9mm for my lc9 and won't be using it again. I have close to 4,000rds. thru my lc9 and not one single problem until I used the aluminum cased ammo.. I had two FTE and that is not gonna work for me. I'll spend the extra $1 and get better ammo next time.
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They work just fine in my sr9c, I don't reload so it's not an issue for me.
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i don't reload yet, but 'yet' is the operative word. i'm not buying aluminum anymore either, since i can buy reload-able brass for hardly anymore, AND both my 9s LOVE the reloads from here in Montana down in the bitteroot valley. i've found BVAC and HSM to be great reloads and i can get those for around $12/box here. those folks do quality work.
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I've shot tons of this stuff through various guns, 9mm, .38, .357, .45, .40, .25, .32......

It used to be dirt cheap but now there's not much of a price advantage vs. brass.

I actually prefer using the Blazer aluminum case in my .25 Beretta Bobcat, the extractor less design relies on the blow back to eject the round and the lighter aluminum case just blows right out of there for more reliability. This won't matter to 99.9% of the shooting world but I have a slight .25 Beretta fetish and actually shoot mine for fun

The main cons of Blazer aluminum are that it's dirty and not very powerful. My CZ85 looks like I dropped it in a bucket of ash after 100 rounds. If you have some finely fitted match gun it might jam up quickly.

The Blazer .357 feels more like .38 +P.

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Tried a box of federal aluminum this week in my SR9. Out of 50 rounds, I had one FTE. I would definitely try it again....especially at $10 per box.
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Fired a lot of CCI from my P89 and recently 50 rds. through my new Lc9s. No problems ever.
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How do you guys feel about shooting federal champion 9mm aluminum casings through your sr9c? Pros and cons? Is it safe to shoot through these guns? Thanks for your input.
Shot a box of aluminum Sunday (50 rounds) had no problems through my Sr9c............and if not reloading, seems the cost is a huge factor. If nothing else - pick those shells up and turn them in for recycling like soda tops ! ( I know the primers will not be welcomed!) Brass was 4 cents more per shot!
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Saw an AR-15 in 9mm jam badly on the aluminum cased Blazer ammo. WWB worked just fine as did several other brass cased ammo types. I would check with the carbine maker before using aluminum cases. Never had any problems in pistols with it.
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