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Has anyone shot any CCI Blazer aluminum case ammo in their TS and experienced a case head separation? I haven't personally but I've heard it could happen.
 

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I've shot it and it's never happened with that brand for me. I've had it happen with brass. Just clear it and clean it. It happens with all kinds of ammo
 

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Had it happen to me yesterday. I've shot thousands of rounds of steel, brass aluminum through it in the past, but yesterday it had enough
 

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Some years back I used to get pre-primed aluminum cases for loading .45acp. I shot thousands of rounds without incident then one day the bottom of my magazine blew out, I got a cut on my face and a nice ding in my shooting glasses. When I examined the case it had a nice "smile" near the rim. I started looking at the those cases a lot closer and found 5 of 'em with pin holes at the bottom. Never used them again!
 

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I blew out the side of a aluminum .45 case. I had a jam and the bullet got shoved back into the case. I shot it and that happened.

You can't get a decent crimp on an aluminum case to hold the bullet in place. Drop a box and it might suffer some setback. Check each round when loading your mags.

I used to chamber the same round in a pistol with nickle plated Hornady. (.40S&W) just asking for trouble! Nickle is slicker than "skeeter's peter." They use a stick substance to fight setback. If rechambered enough you can get setback. I pulled them and will someday get a bullet puller to "fix them."CC, Federal, etc same maker.
 
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I blew out the side of a aluminum .45 case. I had a jam and the bullet got shoved back into the case. I shot it and that happened.

You can't get a decent crimp on an aluminum case to hold the bullet in place. Drop a box and it might suffer some setback. Check each round when loading your mags.

I used to chamber the same round in a pistol with nickle plated Hornady. (.40S&W) just asking for trouble! Nickle is slicker than "skeeter's peter." They use a stick substance to fight setback. If rechambered enough you can get setback. I pulled them and will someday get a bullet puller to "fix them."CC, Federal, etc same maker.
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Your chamber will carbon up quicker with steel, and aluminum case. You can get a stuck case.
 

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Never had a catastrophic fail with aluminum case but I have several PCCs like my SUB2K that just won’t run it reliably, but no problem with steel case. That’s with CCI Blazer aluminum. But CCI Blazer brass is one of my favorite brands.
 

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I have reloaded the aluminum cases (.38 sp) after first use up to two times. I use low powder in em. But I shoot them in my .357. Not supposed to do that but I experiment sometimes.
I throw them away after that. Never had a problem.
 

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I have reloaded the aluminum cases (.38 sp) after first use up to two times. I use low powder in em. But I shoot them in my .357. Not supposed to do that but I experiment sometimes.
I throw them away after that. Never had a problem.
My brother is a mad scientist. He's reloaded aluminum, and steel in .45, and 9. Just back in 2013-14.
 
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My brother is a mad scientist. He's reloaded aluminum, and steel in .45, and 9. Just back in 2013-14.
Nothing 'mad' about it, I guess. (precautions) Good for your brother. Heck.Look at Elmer Kieth. One of the best. He'd load em HOT just to see what it took to...dismantle his gun. He'd figure out what loads would work and those that didn't. But, someone will always tell ya how wrong you are.
 
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