That makes a lot of sense , Also if not expanding properly , would they tend to have some blow back , from poor sealing in the chamber ? Thanks SirThe steel cases don't expand against the chamber wall like brass....it's one of the reasons steel leaves the action dirtier than brass...the brass creates a seal when it expands...
Very interesting input ! Seeing as the .40 S&W has such inherent tight reloading tolerances . When you stated ' a little weaker ' did you mean If you had reloaded them , Or when brand new ? Was this relating to FT #'s or in FPS ..?All my AK's, Mosins, and SKS's I use steel case. All feed fine and work. Cheap ammo is fun ammo. AR's and pistols get brass case, although I do have some 40 cal from georgia arms that are steel case. They worked OK when new but seem a little weaker than brass case ammo.
OK , now i gotcha much better now .. I know when you buy any show reloads , you more than likely never know where they came from . This is more or less my bailiwick . So you just may be right in what you've stated ..Georgia arms makes reloads and sells mostly at gunshows. These were reloads made with metal cases from wherever they got them from. They were bought in bulk probably about 10 years ago. I have about 200 rounds left. Last time I shot some (about 6 months ago) they were or felt a little weak compared to when they were first bought.
They form fine to the chamber. Used in a glock, you can see the unsupported area of the chamber as a protrusion in the case. Cycled fine when new. I had noticed an occasional stovepipe using them in my beretta last time. Just left stored in an ammo can so maybe time had an effect on them or maybe they're just light loads.
That's what "they" say every time. But, it's not how it works.I'm afraid the days cheap ammo are gone forever.
You are 100% right.That's what "they" say every time. But, it's not how it works.
Just like last time... and the time before that... and the time before that....the price pendulum will swing.
Prices will absolutely go back to where they were and even below. Just like last time.
Supply and demand. It's a simple law, and it applies every time. When the demand falls off a cliff... when the current spike in demand is satiated... prices will also fall off a cliff. That's when I buy ammo. "Buy it cheap and stack it deep," as they say!
I can't predict WHEN it will happen. But, I can 100% predict that it WILL happen.
Correct my friend ! Unfortunately the younger set have somewhat perpetuated the new high prices , as they haven't had the chance like we've had ..As most of have learned to have deep stacks so that we are not effected by the current shortage, I buy my reloading supplies when it hits bottom in bulk.