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$15.95 CCI Blazer Aluminum .45ACP 230gr at AimSurplus

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/C...30grn_FMJ.html

Not a bad price. You pay shipping but no tax. Sure beats not finding shit at the local stores.

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AND the fact that you can buy more than 2 boxes

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I've been curious about metal casing ammo. I was told not to shoot it through my new gun until break-in is done.

I don't save casings anyway, so I could certainly dig some cheap ammo, as long as it were non-corrosive.


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Blazer is pretty good range ammo. Shooting it is not a problem if your gun will digest it. Aluminum cased ammo is soft and easy on your chamber. Sometimes it is a little too soft. If your chamber gets really dirty, the case can gall and be hard to extract. The extractor will tear thru the soft aluminum rim instead of ejecting the case. This can usually be fixed by a good cleaning.
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I may give it a try after break-in. I'm very religious with cleaning and strip/clean thoroughly after each session.


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I would advise anyone thinking about using Blazers to consider not doing so. However, I do understand that the price is attractive and people will still use them.

If you DO use them, please inspect each round as you load them into the magazine so you don't end up destroying your expensive pistol and possibly your hands.

Here is a link to a thread I started about finding a defective Blazer aluminum cased round.

https://www.dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=404052

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fuck blazer and fuck anything aluminum cased
to me it is amazing that the pressure can even be safely contained in aluminum

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fuck blazer and fuck anything aluminum cased
to me it is amazing that the pressure can even be safely contained in aluminum
No case has the ability to contain the pressure. That's what the chamber is for.
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I would advise anyone thinking about using Blazers to consider not doing so. However, I do understand that the price is attractive and people will still use them.

If you DO use them, please inspect each round as you load them into the magazine so you don't end up destroying your expensive pistol and possibly your hands.

Here is a link to a thread I started about finding a defective Blazer aluminum cased round.

https://www.dfwstangs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=404052
+10000 Inspect EVERY round period. I have found bad rounds from virtually evry manufacture, including Lake City match ammo.
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No case has the ability to contain the pressure. That's what the chamber is for.
yeah i know, but when i think of aluminum casings
I just think of who else uses them = no one.

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ive never had any problems with the brass stuff. I've also never used the other aluminum cased rounds. I'm glad i have about 800 or so rounds of 45 stashed away from when it was still 8.95 a box.

What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.
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I have shot about 3k rounds of the alum cased stuff in both .45 and 9mm and never had an issue. I also looked at every round before loading but never found a problem. I likely wont shoot it again though because I have moved to .40 and the brass cased fedral at walmart is about the same or cheaper than the alum cased crap is online.
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ive never had any problems with the brass stuff. I've also never used the other aluminum cased rounds. I'm glad i have about 800 or so rounds of 45 stashed away from when it was still 8.95 a box.
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2006ish maybe early 2007

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I've shot cases of CCI Blazer Aluminum through my XDs.

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2006ish maybe early 2007
Can't say I ever saw it that cheap but it was just the past couple of years I started taking the guns out and shooting them again.




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