Federal Champion 9mm- any good?

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  1. jack76590

    jack76590

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    I just bought some federal champion 9mm at Walmart. It seems to be the brand they are now carrying a lot. I have not yet fired it, because of bad weather.

    Would be interested in the experiences of those who have used it. Also how does it compare to Amerian Eagle? Thanks.
     
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    Great range ammo, I usually pick it up over Winchester white box.
     

  3. Brucev

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    While it is not 9mm, I have fired 1,200 rds. of Federal Champion in my G-22. Results have been excellent. Out of all rds. fired, there have been four FTF with a single box in a single magazine. After cleaning and wiping off the magazines, the next 300 rds. have been perfect. POI = POA at 15 yds. 10 rd. groups at 15 yds. run 2-2.5 inches. 50 rd. composite groups have had 47 of 50 rds. in 4 inches at 15 yds.
     
  4. carbofan21

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    same thing as federal american eagle in a different package. very good stuff
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    It's certainly not inferior to WWB or American Eagle. I've shot maybe 200 rounds of the FC recently, and it seemed like it might be a little more accurate than the others - although that could have been my imagination.
     
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    I prefer it to WWB.
     
  7. I.Hate.Glocks.

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    Its my pick. Plus it runs a few bucks cheaper than Winnie white box.
     
  8. DJ Niner

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    I ran some of the Walmart Champion 9mm over my chronograph last summer, as one of the members here had reported functioning problems with it in his G17C. I clocked some through my G17C and G17 to compare velocities, and while I was at it, I also clocked some Winchester/USA White Box Value Pack (100 rounds loose in box), some CCI Blazer (original aluminum-case version) and Blazer Brass. Thread with velocity data can be found here (about halfway down):

    https://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1093268

    The Champion seemed rather slow for 115 grain 9mm ammo. I've shot a few more boxes of it since the I posted the info in the thread above, and I've slightly upgraded my opinion of it based on some pretty decent accuracy results. Considering it is very reasonably priced (when you can find it at Walmart -- good luck), I think it's a pretty good deal, especially for the once-a-quarter target shooter or occasional competition shooter who doesn't really shoot enough to make reloading a cost-effective choice.
     
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  9. I.Hate.Glocks.

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    Are they still making the Blazer in aluminum case or did they drop that?
     
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    It replaced Blazer Brass at Wal-Mart last Fall, getting the winning bid to be Wal-Marts range ammo supplier in both 9.mm and .40. I noticed no difference between the two at the range.
     
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    I think the Federal Champion is more comparable to Blazer Brass, whereas American Eagle is more like Speer Lawman.

    For that matter, the Federal Champion bullets look exactly like the Speer bullets used in Blazer ammo.
     
  12. glocksterr

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    i had 1 bad primer out of many rounds. very accurate and clean. not as hot as WWB as stated. not my first choice for SHTF ammo.
     
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  13. beforeobamabans

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    I was going to ask if anyone has seen this "Champion" brand anywhere else or if it is just for WM. I'm curious how you know it's the same as Eagle. Don't you think they cut corners somewhere in order to give WM the lowest price point in the business?
     
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    glocksterr DirtyGlockHippy

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    i have yet to have a bad primer with AE with many more rounds fired.

    :cool:
     
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    Great range ammo. I've used a ton of it in 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Better and cheaper than some of the WWB I've got lately. And averages out cheaper per box of 50 than the value pack of UMC.
     
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    hee,hee,


    where are you finding all this ammo?

    :whistling:
     
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    So you are saying American Eagle is exactly the same as Federal Champion?
     
  18. DJ Niner

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    I don't see it at Walmart, but I do see and buy it at other stores. The price has risen steadily, so it is not the outstanding deal price-wise as it once was, but I find it very accurate in all my Glock 9mms so I seek it out. When shooting outdoor competitions in the winter, the casings disappear into the snow/slush, so there's no use in wasting brass on these matches; aluminum-case Blazer is the load of choice for these shoots.

    If the Champion stays at the current price and the Blazer continues to rise, I'll probably try the Champion in the cold to see how it performs. I'm still a bit concerned about the low velocity and positive functioning; sub-freezing temps will usually make matters like this worse.
     
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    I prefer the Federal Champion over the Blazer Brass.
     
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    Look and shoot identical too me.

    I have some Federal Champion ( from wally world) and some Federal American Eagle from ammo to go.

    the Champion is in a cheaper cardboard box and smaller plastic holder.