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Old 03-17-2019, 01:00 AM
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Blazer Brass FMJ....

I'm looking around earlier today for some ammo deals, and I found some Blazer Brass 230gr. FMJ for $89.99/300 at Dick's Sporting Goods. And there's a mail in rebate that would discount the purchase $12 per case. Brings it to $0.26 per round.... Seems like a good way to stimulate the local economy vs buying it through a website and paying for shipping. And I like that I would be able to save the brass and reload it.

Anyway... this brand something to enjoy or stay away from? Large or small primers in the casing? Clean or dirty powder?

Thought I'd get some input before buying 900 rounds of it. TIA.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:06 AM
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Target sports USA.com

Free ship on cases.
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Old 03-17-2019, 01:58 AM
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DICK'S would be the LAST place I spent any money, the only thing they stimulate is my middle finger as I drive next door to Wally World.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:21 AM
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Target sports USA.com

Free ship on cases.
Thanks for that... just put an order in!
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Old 03-17-2019, 08:41 AM
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DICK'S would be the LAST place I spent any money, the only thing they stimulate is my middle finger as I drive next door to Wally World.
Roger that! Plus you still have to pay tax there!
SG Ammo and Target Sports will clobber any of their pricing EXCEPT for the big one coming up. That will be their Going Out of Business Sale......watch for it!
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:20 PM
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Yeah I would not buy anything from them
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Old 03-17-2019, 12:39 PM
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Regarding the Blazer Brass 230fmj, I have three boxes of it left from a purchase some time ago. I've personally never had a problem with it, and found it to be as accurate and maybe slightly cleaner than WWB or UMC ammo.

As for reloading, I haven't reloaded any yet so can't help with how primers seat etc..., but I will tell you that it is small primer brass, so you will have to sort it if you normally load large primer brass in your 45.

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Old 03-17-2019, 01:45 PM
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small primer
brass reloads fine

ammo is prone to bullet setback ...so don't load/unload/load/unload same rnd over and over

you'll be fine
It's as good and clean burning as any 30-35 cent-o-rnd range ammo


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Old 03-17-2019, 01:50 PM
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When I went to Target Sports, they were sold out of the Blazer, so I ended up with Remington UMC 230gr FMJ.... seemed like it had lots of good reviews.
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Old 03-17-2019, 02:33 PM
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I still have about ten boxes of the Remington UMC 230gr FMJ. Nothing wrong with it either. WWB is about the bottom of my list for factory loaded ammo, although I think I have about 200 rds left.

I haven't bought any factory loaded 45 since I started reloading last year, and am slowly using the factory stuff.

But I will say that of the cheap factory loaded ammo, Blazer Brass is one of my favorites. Seems to be the most consistent in terms of accuracy, recoil, ejection, etc... through my gun. YMMV.

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Old 03-17-2019, 08:05 PM
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It's a good idea to NEVER rechamber ANY factory ammo on the market today. Load it once - shoot it. Don't rechamber it multiple times and then put it in the bottom of the mag or save it for "practice ammo". If it looks like set back any at all toss it in the trash.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:02 PM
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It's a good idea to NEVER rechamber ANY factory ammo on the market today. Load it once - shoot it. Don't rechamber it multiple times and then put it in the bottom of the mag or save it for "practice ammo". If it looks like set back any at all toss it in the trash.
I take a felt pen and put a black dot on the primer of the round that will be chambered. If that is cycled out then it goes down into the magazine. When the magazine is all black dots and sometimes sooner, the black dot rounds go into a container that goes to the range to be shot during practice. However, I donít rack out a chambered round very often.
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:31 PM
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Target sports USA.com

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This. All day everyday.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:23 AM
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When I went to Target Sports, they were sold out of the Blazer, so I ended up with Remington UMC 230gr FMJ.... seemed like it had lots of good reviews.
UMC and WWB are both bottom of the barrel!
Blazer is far better, thatís why there was plenty of UMC available!
One of our members ran a thread a while back that showed total NON uniform seating depths all in the same box. He sent it back, they exchanged it, same crap again. I think he buried it! (I made the buried part up, itís still crap).
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Old 03-18-2019, 07:05 AM
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UMC and WWB are both bottom of the barrel!
Blazer is far better, thatís why there was plenty of UMC available!
One of our members ran a thread a while back that showed total NON uniform seating depths all in the same box. He sent it back, they exchanged it, same crap again. I think he buried it! (I made the buried part up, itís still crap).
I agree, but he can shoot it up and then reload some quality ammo using the brass as he suggested.

I would buy any of the three brands again if the price were right, just to recover the brass, but I currently have about 1500 pieces of brass and about the same in loaded rounds, so no need.

Op, shoot it and have fun, then reload it and have more fun with quality ammo!

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Old 03-18-2019, 08:57 AM
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Target Sports USA is the way to go. Free shipping for cases of 1,000 rounds and no tax. There's a $1.00 rebate per box of 50. After rebate it comes out to 0.16 cents per round.

Blazer Brass is very good target ammo and burns clean. Blazer Brass is owned by Vista Outdoor, the same company that owns Federal HST, Speer, CCI and American Eagle.

I have been shooting Blazer Brass or American Eagle for many years and never had a single problem.

Edit: That price is for Blazer Brass 124 gr 9mm.

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Old 03-18-2019, 02:38 PM
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Well.... Target Sports did not ship the order of UMC yet, so I gave them a shout and changed the order to S&B 230gr FMJ. I have used plenty of S&B through a Sig Sauer P226 and P938, so I feel more confident about the order change. Haha.

And it was only 10 dollars more than the UMC.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:08 AM
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I agree, but he can shoot it up and then reload some quality ammo using the brass as he suggested.

I would buy any of the three brands again if the price were right, just to recover the brass, but I currently have about 1500 pieces of brass and about the same in loaded rounds, so no need.

Op, shoot it and have fun, then reload it and have more fun with quality ammo!

chris
I get what you are saying, but you may as well just spend a tad more on PMC or Am Eagle and have something half decent to shoot in the first place. You will end up with better brass too! Remington is a bit thin for my liking.
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Old 03-19-2019, 06:10 AM
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Well.... Target Sports did not ship the order of UMC yet, so I gave them a shout and changed the order to S&B 230gr FMJ. I have used plenty of S&B through a Sig Sauer P226 and P938, so I feel more confident about the order change. Haha.

And it was only 10 dollars more than the UMC.
Good move!
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Old 03-20-2019, 01:20 AM
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I thought it was after some of the comments said here for sure, and thanks!
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:20 PM
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Since we are talking 230 ball and targetsportsusa.....has anyone ran the armscor stuff?
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Old 03-22-2019, 10:22 PM
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I’ve run the Armscor stuff a few times, never had any problems with it.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:57 AM
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Iíve run the Armscor stuff a few times, never had any problems with it.
cause it is cheap
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:25 AM
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Since we are talking 230 ball and targetsportsusa.....has anyone ran the armscor stuff?
not in 45
but have shot a few hundred in 9mm without mishap

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Old 03-23-2019, 08:29 AM
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ďProblemsĒ are one thing. How is the accuracy?
Minute of paint can at 15 feet ainít so slick!
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