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Offline PZero

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Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« on: January 25, 2020, 11:43:48 PM »
Seeing multiple posts on Reddit of some kabooms with this ammo. Anyone here having any issues?  I've got almost 1,000 rounds of it with no issues, but now I'm hesitating to run it through my gun. I still have like 800 rounds of the black pack ammo from last year left.

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2020, 05:12:29 AM »
I have several thousand rounds of Blazer Brass primarily because it was on sale at prices too good to pass up even though I generally load all my own ammo. I've shot 4 thousand rounds of it in the last year without a single failure of any kind. I'm not worried about it in the least.

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2020, 07:22:13 AM »
Never had an issue with it.
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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 08:13:44 AM »
Aluminum cased ammo is not recommended for blowback firearms.  As only the mass of the slide or bolt is the only thing holding the case in the chamber. Blowback firearms will start to extract the case sooner than locked barrel or bolt firearms.  Do to the extraction starting sooner the case become unsupported while pressures is still high in the chamber and the aluminum case can rupture due to the pressure.

This typically is more of a problem for blowback pistol than firearms with a bolt as the bolt usually has sufficient mass to hold the case in the chamber longer.

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2020, 08:15:10 AM »
Been using it on and off for years. I buy it when it's on sale.  Never had problem.

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2020, 10:02:12 AM »
Using Blazer brass cases to load 9mm Major without problem.

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 11:40:12 AM »
Aluminum cased ammo is not recommended for blowback firearms.  As only the mass of the slide or bolt is the only thing holding the case in the chamber. Blowback firearms will start to extract the case sooner than locked barrel or bolt firearms.  Do to the extraction starting sooner the case become unsupported while pressures is still high in the chamber and the aluminum case can rupture due to the pressure.

This typically is more of a problem for blowback pistol than firearms with a bolt as the bolt usually has sufficient mass to hold the case in the chamber longer.
What does aluminum cased ammo have to do with this?

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2020, 11:49:07 AM »
Blazer (being CCI's plinking ammo) comes in all sorts loads and case materials. Some of it is aluminum cased, as discussed on their home page...

https://www.blazer-ammo.com/

The OP really needs to add a link to the specific ammo he's discussing if he wants applicable comments.
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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2020, 12:24:42 PM »
Given the the OP's 'source' is Reddit, it might be difficult to come up with a specific load or type.
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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2020, 01:01:47 PM »
OP did say Blazer Brass. . .

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2020, 07:00:24 PM »
No problems here. Blazer Brass 115gr. is good and easy to find cheap.

I don’t buy any 9mm in aluminum anymore, I had extraction issues running it in several blowback carbines, although the EVO runs it just fine. But as mentioned above, not the best choice for blowbacks. Both Blazer aluminum and Federal aluminum had the same issues.

I saw a cheap 9mm comparison video a year ago and while Blazer wasn’t the fastest, it was the most consistent in fps.

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 09:54:29 PM »
Given the the OP's 'source' is Reddit, it might be difficult to come up with a specific load or type.

Blazer Brass 115g is the problem it seems

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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 10:41:00 PM »
Other than the fact that it shouldn't be used in ported/compensated firearms, BB has been fine for me. I burn up a lot of 124gr 9x19 and 180gr .40 S&W.
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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2020, 11:49:28 AM »
Given the the OP's 'source' is Reddit, it might be difficult to come up with a specific load or type.


Given that the source is Reddit, it might be difficult to come up with any specifics.
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Re: Blazer Brass causing kabooms with Scorpions?
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2020, 12:14:37 PM »
Other than the fact that it shouldn't be used in ported/compensated firearms, .......

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