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Old 06-12-2013, 5:15 PM
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Default What is the point with Bi-Metal or Steel Case ammo even for sale in this state?

I have 5 Rifles i need to sight in and want to use either my silver bear .223 or my Walmart sold Lake City Green Tip which i have tons of both of to simply get on paper and then use my ammo of choice (better quality brass cased copper jacket) to fine tune but nobody near me allows this ammo on their grounds?

Then what the hell is the point of selling it in this state?

If the ammo market was a bit more normal and you could buy more than 3 boxes of 20rds at common places for fair prices and you were only sighting in 1 rifle it wouldn't be a big deal but this is ridiculous... That and BLM land where you can shoot in this state is a bigger secret than the NSA!

I guess its a rant and some venting but its so freaking annoying that not only the state screwing us every turn we make but then we have ranges to damn lazy to separate steel case from their money making endevors since they just reload our brass ammo thats left behind

At first I thought it was the state regulating us from exercising our 2a rights but its a real kick in the butt when the people we buy from also tell us to pound sand! Due to this im done with Oak Tree Gun Club, Angeles Gun Club and A place to shoot. They don't want to welcome shooters like me then im done spending a single cent at their facilities.
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Old 06-12-2013, 5:18 PM
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There is the difference between steel case and steel core. Can't use steel core at indoor ranges due to the fact that it may penetrate the backstop. But I agree with you on the steel case issue, they seemingly are too lazy to separate the brass and steel cases
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Old 06-12-2013, 5:22 PM
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There is the difference between steel case and steel core. Can't use steel core at indoor ranges due to the fact that it may penetrate the backstop. But I agree with you on the steel case issue, they seemingly are too lazy to separate the brass and steel cases
Steel core is Okay at On target indoor range in OC.
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Old 06-12-2013, 5:28 PM
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Here in Norcal I shoot steel core ammo at local ranges without problems

Steel casings aren't an issue here either in my experience.
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Alot of ranges make money by selling or reloading the brass.
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Old 06-12-2013, 6:09 PM
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Lytle Creek Firing Line is a little ways away but definitely worth the venture. I shot a ton of bi-metal and steel case out there a few weeks ago. All that they ask is that you clean up your brass/steel casings afterwards and that you separate them (into buckets they have labeled by each shooting station). I went there for the first time and I was very happy, they also allow steel targets.
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Old 06-12-2013, 6:12 PM
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Lake City is steel core. Silver Bear is bi-metal. Can't blame Angeles or Oak Tree for not letting you shoot those. Major fire hazard, especially given how dry SoCal can get. I was at Angeles once when something touched off a brush fire. They shut down the line and moved real quick to douse it. A lot of areas where you used to be able to shoot have been closed down due to the fear of fires caused by steel on rock.

As an aside, when I was up at Big Bear this weekend, they had closed down all shooting in the National Forest due to fire danger. They also don't permit steel core.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fs...ghting%20Gulch

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Old 06-12-2013, 7:16 PM
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All three ranges in my area allow bi-metal.. or wolf, tula and herters.
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Old 06-12-2013, 8:06 PM
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only socal region (LA to SD) doesn't allow bi-metal jackets or steel core due to fire danger.

go north where there is rain and they don't have that restriction.
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http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=776727

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Old 06-13-2013, 7:40 PM
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I shoot lots of steel case, and steel core. In fact, as soon as I'm done writing this sentence, I'm going to blast off a few rounds from my SKS thats loaded with Silver Bear into the back field, just to piss you off. The beautiful thing is, the casings will land on the far wall, on the carpet, in front of the TV, so I won't even have to go look for them to pick 'em up!

Ahhhhhhh, it sure is nice to have a range off of your back door patio.
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