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    Ammo Brands

    Hey guys,

    What brand of ammo do you guys use? Do you feel one is better than the other? I have been using Winchester ammo and federal ammo and was thinking about purchasing UMC ammo for my .45. I saw 250 rounds of UMC 45 for sale at Wal-Mart for $84. I think I might have to buy this. Any thoughts? Just looking for some suggestions. If this was in another post I apologize. Thanks guy!

    Thanks,
    Capo
    "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum"

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    In my 9mm auto's I have carried El Dorado Starfire and lately used Hornady TAPS some. So far I have had no FTF with either and that is my first priority.
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    Your off brands are;

    • American Eagle = Federal
    • UMC = Remington
    • USA = Winchester white box

    All three are good, my bias is towards UMC for some reason. Might be because of the 250 maga packs that are available and I typically find UMC less expensive in bulk Internet orders. Typically the 250 mega packs are typically less expensive that the Winchester (USA) Whitebox value packs of 100 at SuperWallyVerse. I buy whatever is the better price per round at SuperWallyVerse if I am not loading it myself. The cost per round is about the same. I do the number crunching on my Palm 700p to get the price per round before the sporting goods clerk gets there.
    Last edited by LVLouisCyphre; 10-29-2008 at 10:25 AM.
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    If you are talking about shooting i.e. practice rather than carry then I agree with netentity that the three that he mentioned are all good. I have used all three at one time or another with no problems so I would say go with what is the least expensive. Before you invest a lot of money on any brand I would try some out in your gun just to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    If you are talking about shooting i.e. practice rather than carry then I agree with netentity that the three that he mentioned are all good. I have used all three at one time or another with no problems so I would say go with what is the least expensive. Before you invest a lot of money on any brand I would try some out in your gun just to be sure.
    I plan on doing that. I think the 250 megapack is 84 and the Winchester 100 rounds is $28. I may just buy 3 boxes of the Winchester. I will see. Where do you guys buy your ammo in bulk?
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    I have not bought in a while. Our company has a FFL so usually from one of our distributors. We have used Jerry's Sports Center, RSR and Simmons in the past as well as various others. There is no really "cheap" place anymore. Ammo has gotten expensive. My advice is to get on the internet and shop around as much as you can.
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    I should have qualified my statement for range/target ammo. Typically that's all I predominately see at the SuperWallyVerses here in southern Nevada. They have some JHPs but none of the premium rounds. When you go to SuperWallyVerse it's to get something inexpensive. For range/target ammo you want good quality at an inexpensive price so you can go to the range more often.

    Personal protection ammo is another debate which we've exhausted many times here and will continue to revisit. Bottom line for any ammo make sure you and your firearm like it.
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    I do or have used all of those mentioned as well I like Fiocchi.
    I was led to a site by a thread on here......ammo-to-go...great site!!!
    http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/
    Last edited by boyzoi; 10-29-2008 at 11:18 AM. Reason: added info

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    I posted this on another thread;

    Here are my online ammo sources.

    For practice ammo, I buy either USA or UMC 100 or 250 packs in the common calibers available at SuperWallyverse or reload it myself if the range or class allows reloads.

    Typically you will get better deals on personal protection ammo online. Sometimes you will get good deals on range/target ammo as well.
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    Thanks for all your help guys! I am going to check out some online sites. Hopefully they have some good stuff!

    Thanks,
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