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Anything Wrong With using Polymer-Coated Steel Case Ammo in Guns ?

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I know we all like to stock up on ammo best we can, also stay in practice with our weapons. As I am always looking for the best deals on ammo, I keep running across these Russian polymer-coated steel case ammo. Of course in my Mosin-Nagant, I buy this without second thought, I figured it was what it was made to use, but in my other guns I am honestly, quite leary. Now this ammo is non-corrosive, but still I have a hang up with steel case ammo even if it is polymer coated.
I am not going to claim I have the best weapons money can buy, but I think I have good quality weapons, and I don't want to do damage to them trying to save a few dollars on ammo. Is this steel case ammo ok to fire in these weapons?, or would a person be causing undue wear on weapons designed to handle brass-cased ammo? Anyone have an opinion, I'd like to read it, thanks. -dave-
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I would like to thank everyone who answered my post, and to Rickky for posting the link. A lot of pro's and con's to be considered, and I'll probably never shoot near the number of rounds in the test, but the thought of doing more damage to my weapon by going with cheaper steel rounds is hard for me to get past. Truthfully, I am not using an automatic rifle, but rather a bolt action rifle with a 4-16 scope, more (least in my mind) a hunting or sniper rifle. It's a Weatherby Vanguard series 2 in .308, not a top of a line rifle, but Weatherby prides itself in sub MOA shooting rifles, and the one I have seems to hold true to that statement. I'd like to keep it that way, I am leaning towards staying will brass ammo. Thanks again for taking time to respond. -dave-
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