GUN barnual ammo

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  1. cabriolet

    cabriolet ...

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    WMD'ers speak to me about barnual ammo, specifically .223 going through an AR.


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  2. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    Steel-cased stuff?

    All of my experiences with Barnaul have ranged from good to excellent. I've shot steel-cased out of my SKS and never had a problem. I've been recommended not to run steel-cased through an AR (the manual confirms this).

    I believe Barnaul only makes steel cased stuff, so I would recommend not firing it through there, but only because I have been told not to do so by so many people.
     
  3. cabriolet

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    Is it just because the steel case is stronger than the extractor?
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    never used there 5.56 had good luck with their other calibers though, wouldnt worry about it being steel cased, I put alot of steel cased stuff through my AR's before I sold them and never had to replace an extractor, besides with the money you generally save on steel cased vs brass you can buy a shitton of extractors.
     
  5. cabriolet

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    That's what I was just thinking...if that's what the problem was I'll order two or three and throw them in the grip and or range bag
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Doesn't hurt to have an extra on hand but I never broke one in an AR.
     
  7. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I've had decent luck with brown bear (aka Barnaul lacquer-coated) in the AR. Surprisingly, I've had a few failures to feed with a mere 60 rounds of silver bear (aka Barnaul zinc/nickel-plated). I can only speculate that it's because the lacquer coating is somewhat slippery while the zinc/nickel plating does not slide against itself so smoothly. I've had a little of the lacquer cook onto the bolt, but nothing serious.
     
  8. Sardaukar

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    Barnaul works well in my ARs. I've had some feed failures, but since I use it as plinking ammo, that's fine with me.
     
  9. whamola

    whamola Tonight....you.

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    Where do you all buy this ammo? I'm really wanting an AR this fall.
     
  10. cabriolet

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    go to ar15.com and look in the ammo section, they'll have what you want there.
     
  11. Candy B's

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    Some dick's sporting goods have brown bear 62gr soft point for 3.99 a box
     

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