Is Steel Ammo Good or Bad?
Since we have an AK-47 derivative (Norinco MAK-90) we like to keep the "low cost/rugged" experience as real as possible by using steel case ammunition in the firearm; even though there is a wide variation of opinions related to using steel vs. brass case ammo.
Based on talking to other people that shoot steel case ammo, several detailed internet reviews and our testing at the range we found that steel ammo is a very viable option – but is probably not what we want to shoot in all of our firearms. In addition, we found that Wolf and Bear ammo are probably the best choices. TulAmmo seems to have significantly more issues with both reliability and cleanliness.
If you want to see a detailed comparison of brass versus steel ammo - then you might want to look at the detailed 40,000 round test that Luckygunner performed. You can find it here: “Brass vs. Steel Cased Ammo – An Epic Torture Test”
In addition, here are two great YouTube videos from the Military Arms Channel that discuss the pros and cons, and dispel the myths, about steel case ammo:
The Truth About Wolf Ammo
Wolf Ammo Demonstration
You can see more information about the ammo we use on the Shooting/Ammunition page.
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