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Old 01-10-2017, 02:06 AM   #11
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I've been using the 115 gr stuff from Walmart, federal. No hiccups yet.

Just got some federal aluminum cased stuff. I think they say that it's not good to run in the sub 2000, but I wasn't paying enough attention to the guy at wal mart so I ended up getting this instead of the brass cases stuff. Saved 5 bucks per box, but we will see how it works in he gun....
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http://www.thektog.org/forum/f85/f-q-sub-2000-sub-9-a-232138/ :

http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/brass-vs-steel-cased-ammo/

This is about steel cased ammo, but is quite appropriate to review before buying aluminum cased ammo.

Here is a supportive view of aluminum cased ammo:

http://ammo.com/casing-type/aluminum

...and, a video about brass vs aluminum:

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Old 01-10-2017, 03:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for the links, I like information.

I just read the entire manual and no where did it mention ANY case types.

I did see a YouTube videos where a guy emailed Kel tec and their reply was something along the lines of, aluminum will work, don't use +P aluminum, brass is best.

Should be fine, guess I'll find out next week.
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...I just read the entire manual and no where did it mention ANY case types...
The manual doesn't make mention of specific case-types, however the following should be considered:

QUOTE: "The SUB-2000 is a dangerous weapon. The purchaser assumes all liability resulting......the use of non-standard, defective, or improper ammunition...."
Summarized for brevity Last paragraph ~ page 24.

Just because they don't say that aluminum-cased ammo is NOT RECOMMENDED, we are trying to caution you to reconsider, please!
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The manual doesn't make mention of specific case-types, however the following should be considered:

QUOTE: "The SUB-2000 is a dangerous weapon. The purchaser assumes all liability resulting......the use of non-standard, defective, or improper ammunition...."
Summarized for brevity Last paragraph ~ page 24.

Just because they don't say that aluminum-cased ammo is NOT RECOMMENDED, we are trying to caution you to reconsider, please!
Hey if it works you save a few bucks. If not well you probably won't loose both eyes. We all have our priorities
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I drive a car everyday, taking my chances.

The way you guys make it sound is, aluminum is going to blow up at some point, no question, stay away.
Like cheap quick stop condoms?

Guess I'm gonna do my research on aluminum case defects to get on the same page as everyone.
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The way you guys make it sound is, aluminum is going to blow up at some point, no question, stay away.
Yup, that's exactly what we're telling you. Aluminum ammo tends to blow up in a blowback firearm...like the Sub2000.

It's not if, it's when.
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using anything that is not brass cases is dangerous. For a few pennies more, get the brass. Why even take a chance!!!!

I have run factory and professional reloaded 115 and 124 gr. thru my Beretta 9mm version of the Sub 2K Gen 2 with no issues at all.
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From the bottom of the Kel Tec work order that ships with a repaired firearm, returned from the factory.....

Sub-2K ammo rec - Sub9 and Sub2000 Rifles


But, it's YOUR gun, do what you want....it's a "free" country.
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Thanks haugrdr, now that makes a difference there.
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I just read the entire manual and no where did it mention ANY case types.

I did see a YouTube videos where a guy emailed Kel tec and their reply was something along the lines of, aluminum will work, don't use +P aluminum, brass is best.

Should be fine, guess I'll find out next week.
And it will probably work MOST of the time. It's that one or 2 times it MAY NOT work that you worry about. It's your gun. I've only been a member here since late 2005, and I get my jollys from giving people bad information. It's why I spent so much time working on the FAQ.

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