I’m a bit opinionated on this issue being that my rifles are designed to shoot steel case ammo
I will run it in my American made guns at times
Occasionally you will have a FTF but honestly it works fine in most guns
Steel case is cheaper than brass and can be a factor for some people stock piling ammo
I generally buy brass but when there’s a nice deal on some steel I’ll buy
Same here. I have fired steel handgun ammo with no problems. I wouldn’t buy steel 5.56/.223 ammo, though. Too many people have problems and it’s not worth saving a few cents per round, especially with today’s low prices. During the last 18 months or so, I have purchased brass 5.56 ammo for $0.25-$0.30 per round with sales and rebates. That’s a no-brainer in my humble opinion.
I found the weapon makes the difference here.
My handguns 1911 75b HP Sheild all eat it fine Accuracy varies with the Shield but in the others it shoots fine for plinking. I’ve saved around 50 to 75 a case over brass. . 1000’s of rounds = savings for buying 1000’s of rounds more. ALL SHTF loads are HP brass. Bought with steel savings.
Rifles- SR-1 91 AK .303 all eat it. Newer Ruger AR when hot the steel sticks.
Brothers S&W AR it sticks in his less but still a few FTE
I shoot 2-3 times a week .22 and steel make that possible w/o breaking the bank.
All welcome to join in.
IMO if you have an AR15 that won’t run steel cased ammo, get rid of it and find one that will…
We almost solely use steel case ammo (Silver/Brown/Gold Bear) through the AR. I’ll occasionally run brass 5.56 rounds but 95% of what we run is steel cased. And you know what, ZERO failures of any kind. I’ll chalk that up to the platform being great and the great quality components I used for the build.
That’s my sentiment as well. Although that philosophy extends to all of my guns. If it can’t reliably run steel case. I send it on down the road and start looking for something else