Steel vs Brass Casings

Steel vs Brass Casings

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#1 Mar 5, 2013
From Gun Buyer's Annual #128 (David Bahde)

Thanks to Bahde for the excellent info on steel vs brass.

Hornady is now making rounds with steel casings. The purpose behind steel is lower cost per round (duh). This will increase competition between Hornady and Russian made ammo, and that will lower the cost per round. Thank you Russia.

Brass is better, but steel functions perfectly in the AK-47 (and probably the Makarov 9mm). So what's the difference ? Steel is harder on the parts. Steel is more brittle increasing the chance of a dangerous malfunction. Steel is more coarse and thus increases wear on the gun. Brass is the opposite - is more maleable.

Believe it or not, this was very important and useful information.

Thansk again to David Bahde (Gun Buyers Annual)

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#2 Mar 5, 2013
Buy the magazine and read the article. The magazine is full of excellent articles on the AK and other Russian designed firearms.

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Since: Dec 07

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#3 Mar 5, 2013
Tory II wrote:
From Gun Buyer's Annual #128 (David Bahde)
Thanks to Bahde for the excellent info on steel vs brass.
Hornady is now making rounds with steel casings. The purpose behind steel is lower cost per round (duh). This will increase competition between Hornady and Russian made ammo, and that will lower the cost per round. Thank you Russia.
Brass is better, but steel functions perfectly in the AK-47 (and probably the Makarov 9mm). So what's the difference ? Steel is harder on the parts. Steel is more brittle increasing the chance of a dangerous malfunction. Steel is more coarse and thus increases wear on the gun. Brass is the opposite - is more maleable.
Believe it or not, this was very important and useful information.
Thansk again to David Bahde (Gun Buyers Annual)
An informative post for the novices. Nice job.

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