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Underwood Ammo praise

Discussion in 'The 10 Ring' started by DG2, May 30, 2012.

  1. DG2

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    I ordered my first batch of Underwood ammo a few weeks ago based on the buzz around the forums and the testing some of the great folks here and other forums have done on various 10mm loads.

    My 10mm CCO does not have a ramped barrel, and shooting any 180 grain loads around the 1300-1350fps range is not practical nor is it safe with this setup IMO. I decided to try Underwood's 180 grain DE Gold Dot load at 1240fps. I ordered 200 rounds and took 100 of them to the range two weeks ago for testing. I had planned to eventually make this my new SD round (replacing DT).

    I was able to shoot 26 deliciously hot and accurate rounds. While loading the next mag, the 4th or 5th round would get hung up in the mag, depressing the mag spring and holding it down. I had to slam the mouth down into my hand to get the spring to push the rounds back up to the lips. I tried loading 9 different 10mm mags and none of them would load properly. I tried my Scottsdale, remaining DT and some Atlanta Arms I had on hand and they all loaded fine. My suspicion was that the OAL was a tad long. Calipers were not on hand at the time. I emailed Kevin as soon as I got in the car and he promptly responded, telling me he measured some of the rounds he had from that same batch and found they were loaded at the OAL max. He was unaware of this issue until I emailed him about these rounds, and thanked me for doing so. Before I could thank him for checking up on this I had an email telling me that he was shipping out replacement rounds the following Monday (Friday was the day I tried them) and a call tag to ship the unshot rounds back to him on his dime. By Wednesday I had 200 new rounds in my possession. I measured these and they were right at 1.2487-1.25 OAL. Loaded just fine in all the mags.

    Kevin stands by his product, and his quick response and desire to resolve the issue is second to none IMO. He will continue to get my business and I will send as many shooters as possible to him in the future.
     
  2. chemboy

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    Good to hear that about Underwood!
    I have just recently tried his 10mm stuff. Very pleased with the performance, price, and the prompt shipping.
    Plan on buying a lot more of his ammo in the future.
     


  3. nickE10mm

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  4. 67November

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    It certainly is great to see that their service matches their products. Thanks for letting us know.

    Good shooting!

    YMMV
     
  5. Bro KV

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    I just bought 450rds of 10mm and 250rds of 357Sig. Range report coming
     
  6. bac1023

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    Very good to hear

    I'd like to pick some up myself.
     
  7. dvrdwn72

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    Just fired my first batch of underwood. I must say for a 135 gr at 1600-1700 fps felt great out of the 20sf, even the 180 grn felt great. This stuff is definately my first choice for the 10.
     
  8. chemboy

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    Just purchased another batch of Underwood. This time 155 and 165 gr GD's in 10mm(oh, and some +P+ 9mm) :supergrin:
     
  9. onebigelf

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    How is the +P+ 9mm? I've been rolling my own with XTPs and Vit N-330. I hand load on a single stage press and weigh each charge. I wouldn't be adverse to buying a couple of hundred dollars worth to stash if they're worthwhile. Between the Glocks and the 9mm carbines I'm having a hard time keeping up! My wife thinks she's shooting zombies....

    John
     
  10. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    I'll be buying a 50-100 rounds of 155gr and 180gr Gold Dots strictly for CCW but since I handload, I have no other reason. It's good to have a company that can help out all the non-reloaders, though.
     
  11. chemboy

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    This will be my first time ever with +P+ stuff. I have packed 115gr CorBon +Ps in my carry G19 for 10 years, but am so impressed with Underwood I thought I would give the 'superfast' GoldDots a try.
     
  12. I have a few boxes of the +p+ in 9mm and some +p in 45 acp. I am really impressed with it. The quality is very consistent from round to round ( I weighed a few and compared ) and they seem very hot. I like the fact they don't have an excessive muzzle flash as well


    Sent from my 300 baud modem
     
  13. DG2

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    That's it right there Nick. I no longer have to worry or doubt that the loads I have for SD are what the manufacturer claims. The fact that Kevin stands behind his product makes them that much better for us non loaders.
     
  14. tyr0981

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    IMO, Underwood is the best thing you can do for your ammo! unless you want to blow money on ~1$ a round on Buffalo Bore (why i don't understand), i've replaced ALL of my other calibers that i can with Underwood also, i didn't know what i was missing in my 9mm until i tried the UW Ammo! Great stuff!

    :notworthy:
     
  15. jonnyqwest

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    IMO Underwood is the best value for your money
     
  16. rvrrat14

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    Anyone have experience with Parabellum Research out of Texas?????