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Thread: Blazer Brass, Shrapnel. Jacket separation?

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    I mean, if you see evidence that it's causing problems in your gun (like excessive leading, etc) then by all means take action. But you're probably ok.
    3/15/2016

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    So another range sesh yesterday and it appears itís the Blazer 124 that shedding shrapnel & spall. I thought it was the 147, but I was mistaken. I donít know if itís maybe just a bad batch on this case Iím going to make sure I get down the lot number,Ö Or if maybe, this is a wider problem with blazer nowadays, but in close you can see it is definitely throwing shards of the jacket around. Not only that, but itís exposing so much lead that some thing is happening to that lead. Itís being vaporized or shedding particles of lead. So much so that itís actually leaving swirl marks on the target around the bullet hole. 😶🤣🤷


    Hereís a close-up of one of them:

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    Doesnít seem to be doing any damage to the gun tho. although I will be careful not to shoot this ammo through anything ported, comped or canned.
    Last edited by Chomps; 10-02-2023 at 08:03 PM.

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    Dammit. I have a few cases of 124 Blazer Brass. I'm planning on hitting the range this week. If I make it I'll report if I have this problem.

    Has anyone called CCI and discussed? I've not seen anything about it on other forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan1980 View Post
    Dammit. I have a few cases of 124 Blazer Brass. I'm planning on hitting the range this week. If I make it I'll report if I have this problem.

    Has anyone called CCI and discussed? I've not seen anything about it on other forums.
    If youíre going to check to see if your lot of ammo is affected, make sure youíre firing in CLOSE to the target. This spall from the jacket doesnít even penetrate thru the cardboard @ 3-5 Feet. @5-7 yds, I doubt you'd have any fragments make it that far to embed in the target.

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    These posts are several years older, but itís all I found when I googled this issue. It does mention Blazerís response back then I donít know what the response would be now, but hereís the link if you wanna read it.

    http://www.coldboretact.com/blazer-b...rohibited.html

    Hereís one more recent:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/GlockMod/co...ups/?rdt=48502
    Last edited by Chomps; 10-03-2023 at 08:06 AM.

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    -update-

    So,.. Another weekend session vetting two more of the PSA 15 round mags for my G48. Ripped thru 150-200 rounds of blazer brass in both 124 and a box of 147. I was 90% thru my ammo when I noticed,.. No Spalling this trip. 😶

    All the Blazer fmj I shot in this session was from the same cases and lot numbers as the stuff that was showering fragments of jacket shrapnel all over the target last two range sessions. So it would appear maybe itís a QC inconsistency?


    Anyhoo,Ö for anyone whoís interested. The first 2 PSA micro dagger Mags and the two New ones I just purchased, so far have ALL run flawlessly in my G48. I Put At least 1000 rounds through the first two 15 rounders so far and another 150+ through the second pair. Nary a hiccup.

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