Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dirty Stuff

Does anyone else find 9mm Remington UMC green box to be really dirty? I hate cleaning after I've shot this stuff.

It could be worse though, I could be shooting lacquer coated Wolf. Why do people buy Wolf pistol ammo when you can get Blazer Aluminum for virtually the same price?

3 comments:

mike's spot said...

some wolf can be reloaded. I've run some of their 223 casings a number of times. surprisingly, they had pretty good primer pockets. uniform and snug.

a lot of guys are turning to steel cases to reload simply because brass isn't as easy to come by. I'm sure some guys reload the aluminum, I think a guy over on glocktalk did a couple times, but they split after one or two loadings.

I got 5 out of the 223 stuff before I chucked it.

I've been trying to get Derek at the packing rat into reloading and casting- are you going to be my next victim Mike?

TD said...

I've not noticed UMC to be particularly dirty, but the last stash I bought was over six months ago. It's possible they've changed powders.

My last big purchase was 500 rounds of Blazer Brass, which I ran through my CZ in one day, no cleaning or lubing, with no malfunctions. It's good stuff.

Got 500 rounds of Georgia Arms "Canned Heat" on the way; we'll see how it shoots...

Mike W. said...

Hmm. I didn't know you could reload steel and aluminum. They don't get too brittle?

TD - Maybe It was just this box. My fingers were visibly dirty even after loading up my mags. I have one box left and probably won't buy anymore after that. There's other stuff that's better / cleaner for the same price.

Blazer brass is good stuff, though right now I've been stocking up on Blazer Aluminum. I looked into Georgia Arms, but after shipping it's pretty expensive for reloads. I guess it wouldn't be bad stuff to pick up and store as SHTF ammo.