Fear the lawn gnome
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: if you want it blown up let me have it.
If its what you can afford to shoot then shoot it. Its dirtier than brass due to the expansion and can lead to problems if you are switching from brass and steel case. Your extractor will get some more wear, and all in all Its a cheap part to replace if you do ever have problems.
Some company's will also void any warranty if you shoot steal case.
If you really want some fun trigger time get a 22 conversion or one of those kick ass smith/Wesson ar22's.
Now with all that said. I shoot steal case stuff from time to time and have never had a issue. Now I dont shoot a 1000 rounds a range trip and unload mags either. Ill usually shoot a 5-10round group and then wait 5-10 min and let my rifle cool down. In this time im shooting my 22. I'm just about to buy a 1k case of wolf. Its more accurate out of my hunting rifle than pmc brass and is only a inch to the left at a 100 yards vs my hornady rounds.
Cliff notes: shoots fine, extra wear on extractor(you might get 5k vs 10k with brass rounds. Clean your shit well, shoot brass then steel not the other way around and you should never have a problem.
Have fun and happy shooting.
Ps some people can clean their ar's in 5-10 min and call it good. I can spend a good hour on mine making sure its well maintained to my standards.
What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.