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Old 05-28-2020, 12:06 PM
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Bargain ammo

I know a lot of people that just shoot anything cheap, probably thinking it doesn't make a difference. Well a while back I was looking for some cheap ammo for my 229 to use in matches because I didn't want to loose my good brass (another story). So I bought a few different boxes of "cheap" stuff and tried them. I was shocked at how bad most of them were when my reloads produce 1" groups @25yds.
I went with the Blazer at first but after finding a few defects like jambs and squibs I switched to S&B 115gr which actually shot better albeit dirty as heck and it leaves your gun full of unburned powder.
And these groups were shot from a Ransom rest...
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:37 PM
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WOW! Those factory loaded rounds are a lot worse in the accuracy department than I ever would have thought that they could be.
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Old 05-29-2020, 08:32 AM
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Give PMC a try!
Priced on par with the cheap stuff but is clean, accurate(in my pistol) and the brass is great!
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Old 05-29-2020, 09:18 AM
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Give PMC a try!
Priced on par with the cheap stuff but is clean, accurate(in my pistol) and the brass is great!
^^^ this ^^^

Plenty of other brands that I also like. Still, definitely agree with PMC as a good source.
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:18 AM
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never had dirty s&b like you described
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Old 05-29-2020, 04:18 PM
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I've had excellent results with S&B and Fiocchi , which often sold for less than USA promo brands like Winchester-USA , Remington-UMC or Federal Am Eagle.
As for aluminum-cased Speer Blazer , I never had a problem and found its accuracy to be very good.
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Old 06-01-2020, 07:00 AM
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Give PMC a try!
Priced on par with the cheap stuff but is clean, accurate(in my pistol) and the brass is great!
Yes!
WWB and god forbid, the dreaded UMC Mega Pack are amongst the worst possible choices you could make! PMC is a far better choice for those that donít reload. Even for those that do and occasionally buy a few boxes on sale and want to get some good brass, this stuff is the ticket.
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