Blazer Aluminum - worth the cost savings?

Discussion in 'Ammunition and Reloading' started by opto_isolator, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. opto_isolator

    opto_isolator New Member

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    Outdoor Marksman has CCI Blazer AL .40 S&W for $145 / 1000.

    This is $.145 per round - its the cheapest I can find for ammo that is supposed to be cleaner than Wolf.

    What do you guys think about the aluminum casings? I don't plan on reloading it, so that's not an issue.

    Also - would anyone consider using "target" ammo for a pinch if the SHTF? I mean, yeah the stopping power wouldn't be the same as a hollow point of some variant - but a bullet is a bullet, right?

    "Defensive" ammo is pricey to stockpile. I am looking at stockpiling some of this, due to the cost. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Syntax360

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    Nothing wrong with aluminum CCI. I wouldn't hesitate to use it as range ammo, etc. If you are stock piling for SHTF, I would go with CCI brass - even though you don't reload, you could always trade the brass away to someone who does in the event of TEOTWAWKI :lol:

    It really doesn't matter - either is fine provided you have zero interest in reloading.
     

  3. opto_isolator

    opto_isolator New Member

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. armored

    armored New Member

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    I have not shot Blazer Alum. thru my Steyr yet but have found the brass to work great. I have put a lot of Blazer Alum. thru my Sig P220ST 45. It is my favorite load regardless of price. I range tested alot of differant ammo including Federal Match at $28.00 a box thru my Sig when I bought it. Blazer Alum. shot just a accurate and reliable as the more expensive ammo. NEVER a reliability problem. I just wish WalMart still sold the Aluminum Blazer.
     
  5. opto_isolator

    opto_isolator New Member

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    Heh - my local walmart(s) don't even sell blazer to begin with. That sucks! Oh well, that's what the intarnet is for! :twisted:
     
  6. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    If there is an academy sports in your neck of the country they have the best prices on blazer aluminum of anyone.

    Honestly though, 9 out of 10 of our steyrs might run great w/ it, but your's might be the tenth. Consider testing it befrore stockpiling cases.

    Also for SD ammo federal HST comes in boxes of 50 instead of the usual 20 for SD ammo, and costs the same.

    Tests show it to be some of the most expanding ammo out there, the tacticool guys are proclaiming it awesome (I don't really give a flying farm, any good SD HP is all the same w/ comparable decent hits in my book). But most importantly three boxes will allow shooting 100 rounds of it and saving a box for carry.
     
  7. opto_isolator

    opto_isolator New Member

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    Actually - I read that Bass Pro Shop had Winchester on sale at 14.58 a box. I went to Walmart and had them price match. Got a good deal on a few boxes, heh.

    I'll have to check out Academy Sports - their web site doesn't show anything for cci blazer.