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Old 06-07-2012, 06:23   #21
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I used to when I first starting shooting. I thought more is always better and companies like Buffalo Bore and Double Tap would have received some of my business. Now I'm further along in my shooting career and go with street proven loads like the Gold Dot.
If you can stop obsessing about the loads, and instead take that time to dry fire your pistol and practice reloads with snap caps, think of how much better a shooter you can become.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:43   #22
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it doesn't get much better than Gold Dot and HST
This. Now I spend more time with other issues.
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Old 06-08-2012, 14:11   #23
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UH ... No! But let me know if you find any really good deals on 5.56!!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:05   #24
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Okay I have to admit that I am online everyday reading up and pricing ammo. I'm obsessed with finding the latest and greatest ammo and watching test videos. I don't buy to often but look almost everyday. Always trying to find that perfect carry ammo with the highest velocity and most energy. I feel like its become a problem. My ammo stockpile seems to be gaining more defensive ammo than range ammo.

Does any one else look at ammo that frequently?
It's like alcohol; it's not a problem until it starts to interfere with important areas of your life. If you have the time and money for the pursuit of an ammo edge and have no trouble dealing with the important/critical aspects of your life then I'd say you're okay.

I look for good ammo deals all the time, although less than I used to. I spent some money on boutique ammo and then backed away from most of that after reading that some of it may not live up to published specifications. Today I pretty much stick with the major US ammo manufacturers and have a good representation of most of the best-regarded carry rounds for 9mm and .357sig. There's a good chance that the large US ammo makers have tighter quality controls in place over the boutiques because of the large government contracts they compete for and their massive sales to commercial outlets like Wal-Mart, etc ... And as always I try to match the best overall performing round with the specific pistol; meaning best overall shooting characteristics consistent with FBI protocol.
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Old 06-09-2012, 20:19   #25
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Let me guess...you carry a 9mm. Most 9mm guys worry about ammo choice more than .45 guys. I know I give it more thought when I am carrying a 9 than when I carry a 10 or .45.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:41   #26
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To the OP: Slow down, chill, and have a few drinks everyday....
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:48   #27
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I honestly don't worry about ammo much. For range shooting, I know that my primary consideration is price, so I do look around pretty often for deals, but not daily. The big deals will come in November/December.

I don't use my guns for my job. Most of my guns are going to hurt a lot if somebody gets hit. (I think 7.62 x 39 is my most common caliber). As long as the bullet hits the target, I'm cool with that.
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Old 06-10-2012, 19:05   #28
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Old 06-10-2012, 19:48   #29
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I recommend street proven loads used by L.E. from the "major" manufacturers such as Speer Gold Dot, Federal HST, Winchester Ranger T, and Hornady TAP. Go with what has proven to work. Beware the marketing hype of the new stuff that is yet unproven. Manufacturers are always coming out with something new, supposedly better, to get you to separate money from your wallet. Heck 45 FMJ Ball has been working well for our military for over 100years!
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Old 06-10-2012, 20:24   #30
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I'm always researching price for range ammo,but not for effectiveness.
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