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Old 06-11-2017, 08:40 AM   #1
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Federal Aluminum Ammo

Ok, so I'm breaking in my Ultra TLE and decided to do a quick and cheap range trip. I got some AL case ammo. Bad Choice! I couldn't get through a complete mag w/o a failure of some kind. I was hoping to build some confidence in my new gun with another 100 rounds, but I'm just forgetting about this trip. Too many problems.

Any similar results from the cheaper ammo?

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Old 06-11-2017, 08:55 AM   #2
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Aluminum is a bit sticky
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:56 AM   #3
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I have used both the .45 and .40 alum. Federal ammo in a Colt Defender and a Glock 27 and it ran great through both guns. I was not however breaking in a new gun with either ammo. Good luck.
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I don't and won't run anything but brass through my guns.
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Yes. That's how I'd describe it!

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Old 06-12-2017, 08:06 PM   #6
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I practice with Federal Champion Aluminum in my .45 all the time. Have put about 1500 rounds thru it without one failure of any kind, and its a very clean shooting ammo compared to most others. Oh, and cheap too!
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It's not reloadable; there's a reason why it's cheap.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:39 AM   #8
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I shoot aluminum with no issues, but my gun is past the break-in process. During that time I stuck with Winchester White Box.
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