Thanks, MG. I didn't mean to come off sounding like a jerk either. I shoot the cheapest stuff I can find out of most of my guns for practice, with a couple of exceptions. I no longer shoot wolf out of my AC556 because parts are just too expensive to replace, and even though it's never hurt the AC556 it's not worth taking the chance. But, in my pistols AR build, Carbon 15 and AK, I shoot Wolf almost exclusively....even in my Sig X-Five. The Carbon 15 will digest it, but cases will stick if the chamber gets too dirty - lube helps.
Believe me, I'd love to go back to shooting all brass!!!
On another note, that's too bad about your Jennings J-22. I took my 20+ old J-22 out about 2 months ago and fired about 50 rounds through it - cheap Remington .22lr. After 20 years, the thing still runs flawlessly. I keep it well oiled while shooting and spray cleaner in the chamber to keep it clean after about 2-3 magazines.
I know that you are not supposed to oil your cartridges. But, with guns that I know are prone to fte or stuck shells, it seems to help.
Last edited by Skans; December 30, 2013 at 02:09 PM.