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I've been using this https://www.outdoorlimited.com/Produ...Code=USA9WCASE in my Springfield XD-MOD2, but I'm not finding any deals or stock on the 'range pack.'

What's everyone using for 9mm? Is steel a problem? I'm kind of new to this and was told steel makes for a messy clean-up, so I've never used anything except what's in the link above. This is strictly for range use.
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There are so many. PMC Bronze, Remington UMC, Winchester white box just to name a few for starters.
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WWB is what I typically shoot at the range.

Look for .20 per round or less and buy when you see free shipping

Not a fan of steel cased. Any brand-name brass cased is fine

American Eagle is dirty but they are/were running a rebate recently
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https://www.freedommunitions.com/amm...-rn-reman.html
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Wally world near me sells good brands in brass for $18-19 per 100. But, i usually have to go find someone to sell it to me and they only stock 4-5 boxes.
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Thank you. So is steel something to stay away from?
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Originally Posted by Elusive View Post
WWB is what I typically shoot at the range.

Look for .20 per round or less and buy when you see free shipping

Not a fan of steel cased. Any brand-name brass cased is fine

American Eagle is dirty but they are/were running a rebate recently
I just shot about 50 rounds of American Eagle for the first time. I understand what you mean about being dirty. I think 100 rounds was about $16 or $18 at Wally World.
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Thank you. So is steel something to stay away from?
Lots of ranges wont even let you shoot steel-cased ammo.
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Thanks, this is what I went with.
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Originally Posted by NJFISH View Post
Thanks, this is what I went with.
I hope you're not in a hurry to get it.Freedom has decent ammo, but super slow shippers.
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Originally Posted by TrybalRage View Post
Lots of ranges wont even let you shoot steel-cased ammo.
You mean steel core ?

Why would a range care what casing you use ? I haven't been to one that has.

But I've been to ranges that will not allow steel core ammo.
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For convenience, I just picked up a 250 box of umc for 54.99 at Dunham's.
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9mm?

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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
9mm?


Clearly .45 is for those trying to overcome some deficiency


Btw - Ignore the 1911 thread - I can't take anymore ridicule
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I've been shooting independence aluminum for a good while. Last I bought was $185 for 1050 rounds with free shipping. I've found it to be more reliable and consistent that Win white box. I got away from the WWB after finding so many blemished and unusable rounds. I'd guess 6-10 were unusable and another 20 that were blemished but not bad enough I was worried about them damaging the gun.
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Originally Posted by Squidd Vicious View Post
You mean steel core ?

Why would a range care what casing you use ? I haven't been to one that has.

But I've been to ranges that will not allow steel core ammo.
Thats what I was thinking too, but I wasn't sure. I've gotten stopped at the range for shooting steel core. They test with a magnet. They say it is bad for the back stop. The steel core happened to be steel case too, but they didn't seem to care about that.
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You can usually pick up Winchester White Box 115gr from Wally World at a decent price.
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http://www.gunbot.net/ammo/pistol/9mm/
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Drop the 9 and get a 40
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It is not steel core. it is a steel alloy jacket (they call Bimetal). The core is lead. I had no problem picking some out with my pocket knife.
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Tests seem to indicate barrel wear in 2x with the steel based on 10,000 rounds through a .223. It may be less with a 9mm and most people probably will not be shooting thousands of rounds anyway.

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