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#1 OFFLINE   RERM1

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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 10:12 AM

Newbie here, turns out not all ranges allow all ammo loads...so, which, are the most generally accepted loads....

 

Example, I just bought 1,000 rounds of Tula (steel case)....turns out the range I go to, won't allow it (damages back stop, so only allow brass)...woulda been nice to know before I got it!!!!!

 

Is 55gr FMJ brass case the standard?

 

What would I use the other loads for?

 

.50gr to .77gr?

 

XTAC, Soft Point, Steel Case, Zinc plated steel case, HP, JHP, JSP, Total Metal Jacket....seems endless!!!!!..what are the various uses and what is generally NOT accepted at indoor or outdoor ranges.....

 

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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 10:19 AM

55 gr FMJ brass will be allowed at any range. Stay away from steel case.


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Posted Apr. 15 2018 - 10:32 AM

Avoid steel core and/or "light armor piercing" ammo on the range too.




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Posted Apr. 16 2018 - 06:37 PM

What about all the other categories, appellations (alphabet soup of letters!)


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Posted Apr. 16 2018 - 07:06 PM

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Posted Apr. 16 2018 - 07:16 PM

Newbie here, turns out not all ranges allow all ammo loads...so, which, are the most generally accepted loads....

 

Example, I just bought 1,000 rounds of Tula (steel case)....turns out the range I go to, won't allow it (damages back stop, so only allow brass)...woulda been nice to know before I got it!!!!!

 

Is 55gr FMJ brass case the standard?

 

What would I use the other loads for?

 

.50gr to .77gr?

 

XTAC, Soft Point, Steel Case, Zinc plated steel case, HP, JHP, JSP, Total Metal Jacket....seems endless!!!!!..what are the various uses and what is generally NOT accepted at indoor or outdoor ranges.....

 

BTW, shooting these guns is an addiction!!!!.....seems the range is the only way I can now manage it!!!LLOL!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

So your range is saying that they "don't allow steel case ammo because it damages the backstop"?

Who on earth can throw a case so hard it damages a backstop 100 yds away?

Are they talking about steel "core" ammo?

Are there caliber restrictions?

Me thinks there's more to the story.

 

Darrell


Edited by ScoutnUSA, Apr. 16 2018 - 07:16 PM.

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Posted Apr. 16 2018 - 07:20 PM

All I know, now I’m looking and it seems most of the indoor ranges don’t allow steel case ammo....

Guess I’ll have to wait for good weather and the outdoor ranges to use that 1,000 rounds....oh, well, got a decent deal on 500 rounds of brass cased ammo so that’ll do for now......


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Posted Apr. 16 2018 - 07:35 PM

The non-steel is because they can't differentiate between the case and the bullet with a magnet plus a high percentage of the steel case stuff is steel bullets.

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Posted Apr. 16 2018 - 08:22 PM

The non-steel is because they can't differentiate between the case and the bullet with a magnet plus a high percentage of the steel case stuff is steel bullets.

Greg

Thanks Greg. That makes sense.

 

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