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What factory ammo have you found inaccurate?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by councilman24, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. councilman24

    councilman24

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    Searched the forum and didn't find any advice. I'm wondering what factory ammo you've found too inaccurate (inconsistent) to use, if any. Or make it "What is your favorite ammo for competition?";) In particular 9mm. Saw someone loading up what looked like Gold Dots at one competition. I can't afford to practice with them and it doesn't seem wise to compete with ammo you haven't practiced with. Of course this question goes to the better shooters. I'm no where near where the worst ammo would make a difference. I guess I've always assumed that factory ammo was going to be better than all (or at least most) shooters, but thought I'd ask. I need something to blame!;f

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  2. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    I know one Master Class shooter that uses Winchester White Box and wins pretty regularly. American Eagle is also good. I roll my own but am no where near a Master Class shooter.
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    WinClean does not do well in striker fired pistols.

    Winchester USA, American Eagle and Blazer all do well for GSSF.
     
  4. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    PMC 115gr JHP. BEst factory load for recoil and accuracy.
     
  5. Mwinter

    Mwinter I'm MilkMan Dan

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    Actually inaccurate to the point I wouldn't want to rely on them for competition or defense use:
    Glaser .44 Specials out of my Ruger and Taurus;
    PMC Starfire .44 and 10mm, out of my Ruger and Glock 20;
    Speer .44M 270gr GDSP out of my Ruger;

    It often simply boils down to whether your individual weapon "likes" the ammo you feed it. For 3-Gun and other competetion, just about any well-made consistent factory ammo is accurate enough for my purposes. There are those I don't like...Wolf for instance, but it is not a question of practical accuracy but one of proper function.

    Most high quality defensive ammo in 9mm that I've tried had really good accuracy...Federal 124gr Hydrashok, Speer 124gr GoldDot, and Winchester Ranger all impressed me accuracy-wise from all 3 of my 9mm's.
     
  6. driver8m3

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    i've always used cci blazer. i've never had any problems. but, i have had people tell me that i should not use blazer in a glock. i'm not an expert or anything, but 20k rounds without any problems leads me to believe that it IS ok to use blazer in a glock. regarding the issue at hand...all the shooting problems i've ever had (slow times, lots of penalties, misses, etc) were cured by slowing down and actually aiming. there went the excuse that it was the ammo!

    russell
     
  7. glocklady

    glocklady and my buddy

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    I actually sat down at a bench a year or two ago and shot five-shot groups of 10 brands / weights from four of my 9mm Glocks: G19, 17, 17L, and 26. The 17C was left out because it was already identified as being accuracy-challenged and had already been converted into the top end for Frankenstein (but that's another story).

    Consistently, the heavier bullet weights were the most accurate, and Winchester 147s were the overall winner with the exception of my 147gr handloads. I saved the targets somewhere, but reporting my groups won't necessarily be helpful to you, because different guns *do* prefer different ammo. I'd suggest keeping records of group sizes, and when you run accross a different brand / weight / bullet configuration, shoot a group and record its size somewhere for future reference.

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  8. TJC

    TJC "No Compromise" Millennium Member

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    Certainly guns like their own brand to a certain extent. But I have seen some of the best quality ammo shot out of match grade guns by some of the worst shooters. Their targets looked like they were shot with 12 Ga. buckshot.

    It's not always a preference issue. Sometimes it's the nut behind the trigger.;f