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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jwitagauge, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. jwitagauge

    jwitagauge

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    What is a good fair priced target ammo for my 1911 45acp I want to buy in bulk if i can ive checked out the links thread but do not know what to get im looking for new ammo only no reloads thanks for any help anyone can give me
     
  2. ronin.45

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    Wal-mart still has the best price around. Federal 230gr FMJ for $15.98 a box. The only problem is supply. You have to be religious about checking all your local stores. Everybody else I have seen is a couple bucks more.
     

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    I mostly shoot WWB when I can find it.
     
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    :agree:just bought the last 100 rds they had
     
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    Natchez Shooters has Blazer 230 gr aluminum case at $16.99/50. This is the same .45 ACP ammo that Widener's is presently selling for $18.50 per box.
     
  6. HAIL CAESAR

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    If you are looking for real target ammo, never buy WWB. It has to be the worst ammo ever to try and shoot for accuracy. It has extreme velocity spread. Remington bulk is pretty decent.
     
  7. bac1023

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    I believe he meant range ammo.



    WWB works fine, as does Blazer Brass.

    Quite a few member use it. I do like Remington as well.









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  8. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    You're right, and it's filthy. I'm glad I've never bought WWB. :)

    Someone on another forum shot one box of that stuff and this is the result.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. bac1023

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    That does look pretty bad, Cobra.

    Believe it or not, I haven't found WWB to be overly dirty compared to some other range ammo.

    That said, I have had some boxes seemingly worse than others in that regard.
     
  10. HAIL CAESAR

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    The thing about WWB is that it has such an extreme velocity swings and is loaded so cheaply that it is barely capable of high 3's to 5 inches ( 7 shot groups) in most guns at 25 yards. And that is in a ransom rest. If you add in the human equation the "groups" get pretty big. WWB is not target ammo, and barely range ammo if you are serious about getting an idea where you are at in skill level.

    If you are just trigger pulling for the blast and holes (somewhere) on paper then WWB is fine.

    Not to put down anyone's favorite range ammo, but now you know why you are getting some of the groups you are getting.
     
  11. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    I've been to a public indoor range a few times, and most of the shooters were more focussed on making noise, not accuracy. So I guess for their purpose, WWB is sufficient. ;)
     
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    I paid 185 out the door for 500 rounds of S&B 45acp in November at a gun show:supergrin: for
     
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    Thats dirtier looking than my g21 after 10 boxes of WWB. I shoot mostly WWB and Reloads, I haven't found many factory target loads that shoot noticably cleaner, for the money this is your best value.
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    For 9mm, I'll stay with Lawman, Fiocchi, Blazer and Gold Dots.

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    I've not tried fiocchi yet, I like lawman, but its not as available, gold dots arnt target rounds, and Blazer is meh to me.
     
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    Second vote for S&B. Usually can find a decent deal in bulk online.
     
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    Fiocchi is hot stuff. :supergrin:

    Blazer is my primary range fodder.

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    Third shot.


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    Any brand name (except Wolf or Tula) FMJ/ball is good...
     
  19. jwitagauge

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    thanks for the replies guys im mainly just looking for something to punch paper with i try for good groupings but im not near good enough to spend extra money on great ammo when i cant shoot it well enough to get great groupings anyway
     
  20. jwitagauge

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    im jealous i have not seen anything for under 250 anywhere i go or that much ammo