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Old January 11th, 2015, 01:16 PM   #46
 
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At the range yesterday with this ammo - I have an SR9c and I ran through 2 boxes of this and I did experience some issues. Not sure what to think though because I've had no issues in the past with this stuff.

I initially shot 100 rounds of Federal Premium (brass cased) then switched over to the aluminum cased rounds. The first 40 or so ran fine then I had a FTE, rest of the box shot fine. Opened another box and had 3 rounds fail to eject. What's strange is that the empty casings were left in the barrel and I had to actually push them out with a cleaning rod from the front of the barrel - and when I say push I mean PUSH them out.

I've got at least 1600 rounds thru that SR9c and have not had an issue with any ammo in this gun since it has been broken in. Not sure if the temps had anything to do with it, but it was cold, about 38 deg. I did have an issue with some Remington 12g rounds that did the same thing in my shotgun. Remington said it was an issue with the ammo and refunded the cost to me.

I'm figuring I got a bad batch or something somehow. I have a few more boxes left and I will shoot them through. If I have any other issues I will definitely stay away, the gun has had NO issues what-so-ever with anything else.




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Old January 19th, 2015, 07:23 PM   #47
 
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I just ran two boxes of Federal aluminum thru my P89 and had no problems at all. I'd buy more.
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Ok finally made it back to the range after all this time. Ran 250 rounds thru with 200 being WWB and 50 the Federal aluminum cased. Did not have any issues what-so-ever. So I'm not sure what happened last time around. The only thing I could think of is that is was cold that day and I shot the Federal after the WWB and the gun was hot. In any case everything was fine today.

If I did notice anything it's I am no where near as accurate with the Federal as I am with the Winchester. I can knock the bull out of the target with the Winchester at 7 yards, I was lucky to hit the bull at all from the same distance with the Federal. And that was running a mag of WWB, Federal then WWB one after the other.
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I have burned around 600 rounds of Federal aluminum in my 9E.. first 350 rounds I was getting several FTE. Now they are feeding good. FYI what I did notice today with the aluminum case is the seem to be a tad wider after being shot! Did not use a micrometer ( don't have one) but several recovered bullets not deformed, They fit very loose in the aluminum case but tighter in the brass case, Do know if that affects some of the FTE! But something I saw today
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Here's the first serious downside I've seen to using the Aluminum Federal 9mm ammo.

Flame Cutting on my New LC9

I don't know if the issue is a bad primer problem and could then also happen with brass cased rounds or if there is an issue with primers and aluminum.

Definitely something to be watching for.
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Wow...I have been using them too. That is somewhat a concern.

So, I just checked my M&P 45 which I shoot mostly the aluminum FC stuff out of, and it looks ok...at least for now.
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I shoot it all the time in my 9E no problem
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The Federal is cheaper than Tula around here is cleaner easier on guns and shoot well tight groups. under 10.00 currently 8.94 at my walmart I can't buy bulk any cheaper than that.
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I have shot aluminum cases in 9mm, .40S&W and .45 with no problems at all.

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Old July 29th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #55
 
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Just fired some Federal Champion Aluminum from my SR40c and it loves it.
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Don't have the SR9 but I do have a P89. Never had a problem with aluminum cases in it.
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My P89, LC9, LC9s, and PC9 all like the aluminium cased ammo just fine.
I have a few hundred rounds left, and will use it when just plinking around.
It was all purchased when brass 9mm was in short supply.
I don't plan on buying any more, since brass is back in supply, and at almost the same price as aluminum.
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If your using Federal Aluminum 9mm ammo watch for flame cutting on that breach face. As MN Doggie showed you that was my LC9 and it was brand new. Go over to the Pistol Forum and look for "Flame Cutting my LC9". I just got the gun back from Ruger and thankfully they replaced my slide for me. I never had any problems with CCI Blazers but they are Berdan Primed, the Federals are Boxer Primed. Check out that thread it will show you the damage that ammo caused and that's with only 100 rounds of it. The Lot number with some cases are there also. Anyone here who has used this ammo check your breach faces for flame cutting around that firing pin. I can tell you I won't use it again.
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If your using Federal Aluminum 9mm ammo watch for flame cutting on that breach face. As MN Doggie showed you that was my LC9 and it was brand new. Go over to the Pistol Forum and look for "Flame Cutting my LC9". I just got the gun back from Ruger and thankfully they replaced my slide for me. I never had any problems with CCI Blazers but they are Berdan Primed, the Federals are Boxer Primed. Check out that thread it will show you the damage that ammo caused and that's with only 100 rounds of it. The Lot number with some cases are there also. Anyone here who has used this ammo check your breach faces for flame cutting around that firing pin. I can tell you I won't use it again.
WOW no kidding! I ll find that thread and read it! I have shot about800 of the Aluminum Federal in my E ,never notice a problem like that, I will field strip and check it tomorrow
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My niece came by to shoot her new 9mm Christmas toy (SCCY) and had some Federal Champion Aluminum cased ammo. First I've seen it. Had no problems, except for trying to pick it up with the big magnetic sweep . I went to find some info about it on the Federal website, and could NOT find ANYTHING! Have they discontinued it due to the issues mentioned in this thread?
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