Question regarding ammo for G36

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by GLOCK17DB9, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. GLOCK17DB9

    GLOCK17DB9

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    I was wondering what is the best grain bullet for my new G36. I was told by someone that knows all about Glocks that I should stick to 185 gr. Is this good advice or is 230 gr. safe to run through it?
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    I shoot nothing but 230grn RN (lead and plated reloads) in my G36, and it eats them up.
     

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    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    My Glock 36, which is about 10 years old, shoots 230 gr. FMJ Winchester White Box shells with no problems. Love the gun!:cool:
    Enjoy yours!
    Rod:wavey:
     
  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    The 230 round is fine in G36. I prefer them over the 185.






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  6. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    I don't have a G36 but do have a G30SF (subcompact .45ACP). I shoot 230gr jacketed exclusively through it. I have ~ 2000 rounds so far, I don't really shoot it that much. Zero problems.

    I've taken 3rd place in GSSF (Major Sub) with it 3 times at $75 each. That's $225 so far!

    Yeah, 230gr is fine. I prefer the heaviest grain bullet available (I shoot 147gr in 9mm), the recoil is softer assuming same power factor.
     
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    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    nothing better than 230g gold dots, your 36 will love them :)
     
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    I shoot 230 gr. FMJ Winchester White Box shells with no problems at all. (G36)
     
  9. GLOCK17DB9

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    Thanks Guys. :wavey:As always this is a great place to get real solid advice. I did read the story and after all of the comments I feel very confident in shooting nothing but 230 gr. .45 ammo. Thanks again and I will definitely enjoy shooting this little beast.:supergrin:
     
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    There are plenty of 200 gr. + P and 230 gr. +P rounds out there that, even in a 3.78" G36 barrel, meet or exceed standard velocities of a 5" barrel.

    I would stay away from the 185 gr. or lighter rounds. While they may work awesome most of the time, you want them to work awesome every time. The 200 gr. and 230 gr. bullets give you a better chance of success.

    Why do you think the 165 gr. Pow'r Ball, even at 1225 fps, is an inconsistent penetrator (assuming normal expansion)? The .45 ACP has less than ideal sectional density because of its large diameter. But it makes up for this with bullet weight. When you start using lighter, faster rounds, you are effectively neutering the .45 ACP.

    It ain't all about muzzle energy and velocity. It helps. But penetration is king.
     
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