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Old 10-13-2019, 03:51 PM   #1
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I’ve had good experiences running Russian steel cased ammo in every gun I own : CZ, SIG, SW, and even ran some without a problem in my P99 and Hk P 30.

My question is how does this ammo (not American steel brands ) run in the PPS M 1???
I know a number of you cannot stand steel cased ammo, so I get it. I don’t want to get into the why...

Just tell me if it runs or doesn’t. Thanks

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I figured someone would have chimed in. I have run a few (maybe 50) aluminum Federal without problems. No steel yet.
I think some have reported problems with steel and others have shot it with no trouble.
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I will probably end up running some steel case to try it out. I do find that tula and wolf are really good ammo and of course they are substantially cheaper to run.

However, I do believe the PPS like the P 99 has a stepped chamber which can change the dynamics of shooting aluminum and steel cased ammo. because I have run steel cased and aluminum cased ammo in my P 99 and it’s worked wonderfully, I just wanted to know about the PPS.


Keep in mind that there is a difference between Russian steel case like wolf, and some of the American steel case stuff which I have found to be substandard. I just wanted to survey to see if people here experienced it one way or the other with the PPS.

I am also trying to deliberately avoid the whole “steel is crap so don’t ever use it in decent guns“ discussion.
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I figured someone would have chimed in. I have run a few (maybe 50) aluminum Federal without problems. No steel yet.
I think some have reported problems with steel and others have shot it with no trouble.

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I've run American Steel through my PPS and its done fine, 0 issues. Never tried Russian Steel through it though. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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I've run American Steel through my PPS and its done fine, 0 issues. Never tried Russian Steel through it though. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
Actually that is a pretty good indicator because I have had better experience with Wolf/Tula than AS. Thanks.
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Actually that is a pretty good indicator because I have had better experience with Wolf/Tula than AS. Thanks.

No problem. Still interested in the Russian stuffs actual performance when you try it. I just built my first AR and have a variety of ammo to try running through it, including several steel cased versions from Tula/Wolf myself.
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I have a BUNCH of steel cased 5.56, but that MIGHT be a different story. The steel cased 5.56 has bimetal bullets - which erode the bore on a 5.56 very quickly from reports - so that is a different matter. Its all about the bullet and NOT the case. The steel cases run fine in an AR or pistol.

The bimetal jacket is fine in a pistol - different dynamics.
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Wolf isn't bad, just dirty. My AK-47 loves Wolf, and it loves running dirty.

But Tula really is crap.
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I ordered with out realizing it was steel case a couple boxes of 9mm I think its Winchester, I'm going to fire them only in Glocks just in case the extractor chips.
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