Did something bad happen??? I use steel case all the time. Put a box of 9 through the 5 and a box of 45 through the UMP conversion just yesterday. No problems at all. I make sure to clean the chamber well.
The difference in cost's between steel and brass is typically enough to cover the costs of a few extra extractors, even if you never need them.Would not run. The steel case was sticking in the chamber. Not all the way but enough that it would jam under the bolt or in the breech. I was told even HK says no to steel, I would think it would wear out/break the extractor if it sticks in the chamber.
Which 147 gr 9mm or do you load your own?I run mostly wolf poly steel in my .308 and 5.56 rifles without any problems at all. I generally run brass in the 9mm, since the price is closer to steel and I prefer 147gr subsonic.
Obie I just picked up a box of this this week. Haven't run it yet. How clean is it?I don't think you should be able to "feel" any fluting on the spent cases. The flutes should leave nothing more than powder marks in a properly running roller locked.
John, I shoot a lot of Federal AM Eagle 147gr. suppressed. $220 a case shipped.
Now THAT is one I would avoid like the plague. Maybe it's like steel, and varying manufacturers have different traits, but I'm just not willing to take that plunge. I know of at least two departments (one county, one city, each in different states and using different pistols) that have experienced problems of frequent case splitting with aluminum "training" ammunition, and both have stopped using it for that reason.Ok, what about aluminum case ammo? Anyone use this stuff much?