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#5745679 - 05/15/15 04:46 PM Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands?
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Seems like in the last few years there's been an explosion of new ammo brands on the scene, many that I've never heard of before. Are there any for sure to avoid, or any hidden gems that I should be taking advantage of? This would typically be for plinking ammo .22LR & WMR, 9mm, .45ACP, .223, and 6.8 SPC but if it shoots, it shoots, who cares what the box says. And no, I would never run any steel-case ammo through my weapons.

Brands such as but not limited to:
Sellier and Bellot
Aguila
Wolf
Monarch (known to be really dirty shooting)
Fiocchi
Independence
Magtech
Prvi
Tulammo
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#5745726 - 05/15/15 05:22 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
JCB Offline
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I can tell you that 5.56/223 Independence is good to go. Its Israeli ammo but never had a issue with it. Imported by Federal I believe.

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#5745864 - 05/15/15 07:30 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
Drop Tine Offline
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I've got some Privi 223 and 308 that shoots well enough to hunt with.
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#5745915 - 05/15/15 08:17 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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I won't shoot freedom munitions.
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#5746057 - 05/15/15 09:38 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
tenyearsgone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I won't shoot freedom munitions.


Why?

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#5746059 - 05/15/15 09:39 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
tenyearsgone Offline
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Those are all brands that have been around.

New brands are Asym, Lehigh, and G2.

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#5746133 - 05/15/15 10:14 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
And no, I would never run any steel-case ammo through my weapons.


What is wrong with steel cased ammo? I know you can't reload it. But does it damage the gun?

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#5746959 - 05/16/15 05:40 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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People buy ammo from gun shows and fill in the blank reloading company etc. Only way to find out if a new ammo maker will work for you is to try it. Most of it is just fine.

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#5750020 - 05/18/15 10:08 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
I won't shoot freedom munitions.


Why?

Overcharged and inconsistent .223 ammo, so far as seeing no fireball to a huge fireball at the muzzle at 11:00 on a sunny day, blowing out several primers, and blowing up a Tavor rifle. I saw some that wouldn't chamber in a stock Glock barrel, and that's saying something as we all know that Glocks don't jam. Basically, I don't want to pay for ammo that may or may not work.
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#5750037 - 05/18/15 10:22 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: Drop Tine]
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Originally Posted By: Drop Tine
I've got some Privi 223 and 308 that shoots well enough to hunt with.


Yup. S&B too. cheers
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#5761871 - 05/27/15 11:42 AM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: DannyB]
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Originally Posted By: DannyB
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
And no, I would never run any steel-case ammo through my weapons.


What is wrong with steel cased ammo? I know you can't reload it. But does it damage the gun?


No its been proven 1000 times that any additional west and tear steel case ammo causes is more than offset by the savings.
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#5762079 - 05/27/15 02:11 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: Tff caribou]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: DannyB
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
And no, I would never run any steel-case ammo through my weapons.


What is wrong with steel cased ammo? I know you can't reload it. But does it damage the gun?


No its been proven 1000 times that any additional west and tear steel case ammo causes is more than offset by the savings.


Here is a really good article on a torture test they did between brass/steel ammo:

Torture test
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#5762158 - 05/27/15 03:08 PM Re: Opinions: Johnny-come-lately ammunition brands? [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Originally Posted By: DannyB
Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
And no, I would never run any steel-case ammo through my weapons.


What is wrong with steel cased ammo? I know you can't reload it. But does it damage the gun?


No its been proven 1000 times that any additional west and tear steel case ammo causes is more than offset by the savings.


Here is a really good article on a torture test they did between brass/steel ammo:

Torture test


Thanks, tad more detail than I was looking for but made interesting reading. Also cleared up a few questions.
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