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Prvi Partizan ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by cadillacguns, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    I recently ordered a case (1,000 Rds) of 180 gr Prvi Partizan manufatured .40 cal ammo. I also saw Prvi Partizan made 180 GR JHP at Wal-Mart for under $20 a box, so I bought a box.

    The following week, I got my case of ammo in, and took a box of 180 GR FMJ, and the box of 180 GR JHP to the local ndoor range. To me, the 180 GR FMJ .40 round was a pleasent "Cupcake" round to shoot, the 180 GR JHP's were a "Bear". I am wondering why one round is more stout than the other. Maybe the JHP were really 165 GR JHP due to their characteristics. Comming from Croatiaa, maybe something was lost in translation.:dunno:
     
  2. diamondd2

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    Most likely the JHP has a much higher muzzle velocity. Check their site for specs.
     


  3. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

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    Could be your right diamond, I never thought FMJ vs JHP in the same weight, could be so different. The FMJ a powdwer puff, the JHP powerfull. Anyway guys check your local Wal-Mart for a decently priced JHP round in the new blue boxes.
     
  4. fwiw their 6.5x55swede ammo from midway-usa is a blast to shoot and damm accurate as hell for any store bought ammo that i ever shot. Not bad for a box at under 20 for 20 rounds either :wavey:
     
  5. The PRVI 10mm I shot was light shooting. It was 180 grain. That stuff came out of my G29 below .40 velocities, 856 fps.

    In the little reading I did, most PRVI is loaded light and is pretty accurate. I'd say it makes for good plinking ammo.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2012
  6. GSU

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    "...Comming from Croatiaa, maybe something was lost in translation..."

    Prvi Partizan ammo actually comes from southwestern part of Serbia, from town Uzice, 200 km away from Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. And they has been producing ammunition since 1928, so I'm sure that their markings are pretty accurate.
    And "Prvi" means "Frst", "1.".

    Cheers :cheers:
     
  7. SCmasterblaster

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    The Czechs made a lot of the 7.62x39mm ammo used against US troops in Vietnam back in 1963-75. So they have a lot of experience making cartridges.
     
  8. Tiro Fijo

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    Maybe you found out just who the real "cupcake" is. :whistling:


    :rofl:
     
  9. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Sorry, but I don't get it. :shocked:
     
  10. If you look at the ballistics, the FMJ barely makes PF of 165, if you're an USPSA shooter who can afford to shoot factory ammo.
     
  11. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    Good advice. I think that you are right. :cool:
     
  12. robhic

    robhic WOLVERINE!!!! Platinum Member

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    I had some PRVI loads in .38 and .357 that seemed a good bit hotter than some other (US made) stuff I had just shot. It actually startled me. But it was good stuff!
     
  13. SCmasterblaster

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    They drive the JHPs at a higher velocity for the sake of expansion.