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New: Polycase Ammunition Now Shipping .380
#1
Very Interesting....

Polycase Ammunition Now Shipping .380
http://www.guns.com/ploycase-ammunition-...11521.html

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Bullets, Ben! Well not bullets, exactly. Not yet. But ammunition. Polymer cased ammunition. Polycase Ammunition, a brand new contender on the ammunition scene, is shipping their first batches of ammunition: .380 ACP.

And I bet they're already tired of the Graduate jokes.
Polycase Black .380
Polycase. It is a straightforward name. If you haven't heard of them, you're not alone. They've been shipping polymer cased .380 ACP for a week or so. But these are exciting times. The last major development in case design happened with the advent of the center-fire.

Why plastic? The military is anxious for plastic cased ammo. The lighter weight means soldiers and planes can carry more rounds. But there are other benefits. Plastic is easier to come by than brass. And your brass now comes in fashionable colors, so you can color coordinate your polymer ammunition and your polymer framed gun.
Polycase Pink .380
And polymer is easier to work than brass, too. The process produces less carbon emissions. The polymer cases can't be reloaded, so there's no worry about who might have reloaded the ammunition, or how many times the brass has been reused. The polymer can be recycled, so there's that angle as well.

I spoke with Paul Lemke at Ploycase and asked why they'd begun with the .380. Lemke says that the .380 ACP has the highest SAAMI tolerances. In other words, if Polycase case meet the SAAMI standards with their .380, they can do any handgun ammo.
Polycase Black .380
And Lemke says Polycase has an "ambitious ramp-up schedule." They've launched the .380 ACP. Their .45 ACP will debut at the SHOT Show, a trade show in Las Vegas, in January, and they're tooling up for a 9mm release sometime in the summer of 2013.

Polycase LogoPolycase is currently meeting with distributors and dealers, but most sales are going through the website. They're offering free shipping through the rest of this week. And the price is surprisingly competitive. 25 rounds of Polycase, made with premium components (including Hornady hollow point bullets), run about $20. 50 rounds of more pedestrian .380 ball goes for $22.

I think Polycase is on to something. The price is certainly right. And they're getting 880 fps of muzzle velocity with the Hornady XTP 90 grain hollow points. That's great for a .380. Perfect for a backup gun.

I put in my order for some Polycase today, so we'll have a review up soon. This could very well be the start of a subtle revolution in the manufacture of ammunition. I can hear my grandson , 50 years from now asking, "Papa? What's brass?"

Order now, while the shipping is free, and let us know what you think.
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#2
The price isn't really bad either. Nowhere near what some of those "boutique rounds" go for. I might order some just for the cool factor.
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#3
Too bad that it isn't re loadable. Seems like it should be IMHO.Shrug
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They aren't the first, but I hope they are more successful.

At least 5 years ago someone on pafoa ordered a whole case of polymer .223 rounds "to go with my polymer AR pistol", as he put it.

The case was a beige/tan color. I wish I could recall what brand they were.
He had a lot of problems with them and I can't say this with complete certainty, but THINK it had to do with the cases swelling and not extracting. (I could be wrong though, as it was a long time ago)

Anyway, I'm all for product innovation. As long as they function as intended, I wouldn't have an issue buying them.
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Emptymag;46844 Wrote:They aren't the first, but I hope they are more successful.

At least 5 years ago someone on pafoa ordered a whole case of polymer .223 rounds "to go with my polymer AR pistol", as he put it.

The case was a beige/tan color. I wish I could recall what brand they were.
He had a lot of problems with them and I can't say this with complete certainty, but THINK it had to do with the cases swelling and not extracting. (I could be wrong though, as it was a long time ago)

Anyway, I'm all for product innovation. As long as they function as intended, I wouldn't have an issue buying them.

Look like this:
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I bought some probably 10 years ago or maybe longer, fired 9 boxes, not very accurate ammo but it worked. I decided to save the last box when I couldn't find it anymore.
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#6
Ill believe it when I shoot it. And since I cant reload it, that first time will also be my last Big Grin
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39Flathead;46892 Wrote:
Emptymag;46844 Wrote:They aren't the first, but I hope they are more successful.

At least 5 years ago someone on pafoa ordered a whole case of polymer .223 rounds "to go with my polymer AR pistol", as he put it.

The case was a beige/tan color. I wish I could recall what brand they were.
He had a lot of problems with them and I can't say this with complete certainty, but THINK it had to do with the cases swelling and not extracting. (I could be wrong though, as it was a long time ago)

Anyway, I'm all for product innovation. As long as they function as intended, I wouldn't have an issue buying them.

Look like this:

I bought some probably 10 years ago or maybe longer, fired 9 boxes, not very accurate ammo but it worked. I decided to save the last box when I couldn't find it anymore.

That's probably what it was.
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#8
Herter's was selling "polymer case" shotgun shells 30 years ago. I had a few. They were reloadable.
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silkworm;46828 Wrote:The price isn't really bad either. Nowhere near what some of those "boutique rounds" go for. I might order some just for the cool factor.

Not sure what your definition of "isn't really bad" is, but the stuff cost $22.50 for FMJ/50 and reloadable PMC cost $16!

If I didn't care about it being reloadable, I could buy Silver Bear at almost half the cost. Of course it wouldn't be pink, black and I'm sure "Zombie Douche-hunter Green" is on the way.
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#10
FYI-

I ordered some of these last week, they got to my place on Sat. When I placed one in the chamber I found it was tight, really tight. The round seated properly and the slide closed but when I went to eject the round I had to use considerable force to pull it back. I tried with multiple rounds, loading them both directly into the chamber and feeding off the magazine and had the same results every time. This causes me concern because if I had a SHTF scenario and FTF I'd be fumbling around trying to clear it. Haven't tested them at the range yet but needless to say they won't be my EDC rounds until this issue has been solved. I'm sending the company an e-mail today.
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