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Favorite .45 FMJ Ammo

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Riggs83, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Riggs83

    Riggs83

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    I'd like to know what everyone's favorite .45 FMJ ammo is? I prefer Federal American Eagle and I prefer to buy American ammo whenever possible. More specifically - what do people prefer to use in their Glock 30's?
     
  2. legion3

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    What ever is cheap and goes bang. If that's American made great. If not oh well. Prefer brass but not absolute in that requirement.

    The last full case (1000) I had was Aguila 230 grain FMJ from Mexico. Not a bad round in the bunch.
     

  3. Kalmah

    Kalmah Supreme Member

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    I don't reload, so I favor Blazer. It's cheap, it's clean, and I've never had a problem with it.

    But I'll certainly buy almost any non-Russian brand that I can get a good deal on.
     
  4. Little Joe

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    I like the Speer Lawman. I bought a few cases of American Eagle one time and had around 20 or 30 rounds that had the primers in sideways. It kind of soured me on AE. I haven't bought any since.
     
  5. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

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    Well, since I got back on here anyway "for today,' I'll toss in ....

    I like the CCI Brass brand 230gr FMJ and carry them in my EDC or my 230gr FMJ handlaods.. Be it a G30 (on ocassion) or my EDC M1911.


    Good shooting.

    Adios this time (i hope) haha ;)


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  6. Happy Hunting

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    Fiocchi shoots well for me, and it groups better than WWB, Wolf, and UMC too.
     
  7. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I encounter Magtech ball pretty frequently in my locale, it shoots well in my .45s.
     
  8. beforeobamabans

    beforeobamabans FYPM

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    Just bought a case of 185 FN for $299. Never shot it before. Looks wicked, like it would be just fine for carry ammo too. That flat nose is either going to set up one hell of a bow wave or start tumbling as soon as it hits something. Anyone familiar with this round?
     
  9. buster hyman

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    WWB, cheap range ammo.
     
  10. SIGShooter

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    It used to be Winchester White Box.

    Now it is S&B 230 Gr. FMJ.
     
  11. BOGE

    BOGE Millennium Member

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    If you people ever calculated the price difference between buying factory .45 ACP & reloading your own you would faint. No factory ammo can compete with a top notch reload.
     
  12. Ak.Hiker

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    Double Tap 230 grain TMJ, American Eagle 230 grain FMJ, and Blazer 230 grain FMJ. All three run good in my Glock 36. The DT is a little hotter than the AE and Blazer. The hottest FMJ I have tried is the Buffalo Bore 230 grain FMJ flat point. The BB is a good pick for deep penetration. I would not have a problem packing any of these loads in the field. If I could only carry one load in my Glock for all uses it would be the American Eagle 230 grain FMJ.
     
  13. kirgi08

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    S&B or Aguila.'08.
     
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    My 2nd gen G-20 is proving to be very picky about ammo and accuracy. American Eagle 230 fmj is the only ammo so far that it shoots really well.
     
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    beforeobamabans FYPM

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    Shouldn't you try some 10mm ammo in that G20? :embarassed:
     
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    Some of us can afford to not be interested. I do collect my brass and give it to a re-loading buddy.
     
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    My favorite is .230 gr ball Speer Lawman, I use it for practice and carry in my G36. I also use Ga. arms ammo and American Eagle when I can get a good deal on it.
     
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    Pardon me, Bill Gates. :wavey:
     
  19. dakrat

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    man, I need a buddy like you :cool:
     
  20. chewybaca67

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    Yep. One may not be interested now, but down the road may present a different landscape. I was savin' brass for a few years before I jumped on the relaodin' ship. If ya' buy know, just bits at a time, you won't short change your self with all at once relaoding costs.