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anybody heard of estate ammo 9mm?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by MSims, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. MSims

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    I heard it was made By federal and its good range ammo... wanna buy to shoot my block since ammo is scarce here
     
  2. jdw174

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    I've read good and so-so reports on estate. You might google "estate 9mm ammo reviews" and see what you come up with. Never shot any of it myself.
     


  3. Supermag1

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    I don't know about the metallic cartridges but I remember when their shotshells were real cheap. I knew a couple of guys that tried them for trap practice and it's the only factory loaded brand that I saw a misfire with (no powder so the wad stuck in the barrel).
     
  4. I think it's fine. Just every day average plinking/practice ammo.
     
  5. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    It is made in Eastern Europe?
     
  6. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    Estate is a brand name that is now owned by ATK. The Estate handgn ammo is just Federal Champion ammo in a new box.
     
  7. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    I had some Estate shot shells in .410 for use in my Taurus "Judge". (Yes, I own one! :whistling:) They were garbage!!! The brass collar swelled up and jammed the gun ON EVERY ROUND! A friend tried a couple in his single-shot .410 shotgun and same thing. I don't know about their pistol ammo, but I think I'd pass. And I believe it said the shot shells were made in Mexico.
     
  8. diode

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    The last I heard was Estate was made by Tula and repackaged. Steel cased 9mm is OK for Glocks but maybe not so good for other brands. jb
     
  9. Merkavaboy

    Merkavaboy Code-7A KUZ769

    And just where did you "hear" this rumor? Any pictures to varify this? All photos of the Estate handgun ammo I've seen all show brass cased ammo with Federal (F C) headstamps.

    There's absolutely no reason for ATK to purchase ANY Russian made ammo to repackage it under an ATK product name.
     
  10. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I've seen a few different brands of low brass shells that will jam the Judge. High brass doesn't present an issue.

    The 9mm Estate stuff ran well enough in my Sterling Carbine and also in the Mauser Luger pistol.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  11. MSims

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    We can lay this to rest... It is done by federal and is the same as the champion model in a different package...
     
  12. FL Airedale

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    I bought a couple of boxes of 9mm at a gun show. It was cheap but I hadn't heard of it so I didn't want to stock up.

    I fired half through my G17 and the other half through my G26. There were no malfunctions.

    I don't know how the empty cases looked because I just swept them up and left them in a bucket at the range.

    If I see them at a good price, I'll stock up the next time.
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  13. SCmasterblaster

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    Sounds good. My Glock is a G17.