Olympic Ammo


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Nathan Alexander
April 20, 2003, 09:17 PM
Hi guys,

Just bought a new P99 in 9mm and need an affordable ball ammo to breaker her in with...I have heard good things about Olympic Ammo...has anyone got any experience with this brand? Seems very affordable...Any info will be greatly appreciated...

-Nathan

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Bergeron
April 20, 2003, 09:23 PM
I've shot a coupla thousand rounds of 9mm Olympic through my USP9F with no problems whatsoever. And it is very inexpensive.

Idaho
April 20, 2003, 09:25 PM
I shot a case through my P7 with nary a hiccup. It shot well and consistently, and nearly spot on to point of aim.

The only negative thing I would say is that it is packed in styrofoam that isn't very durable. I received mine from Ammoman via UPS, and the case had been apparently stepped on, crushing many of the individual boxes. It was all there, and I am not so fussy as to complain about loose ammo, but the styrofoam crumbled into little staticky pieces that stuck to the cartridges. I had to carefully clean each round before using. But I suspect this is a combination of events that is fairly rare. :D

Nathan Alexander
April 20, 2003, 09:38 PM
Excellent to hear. Thinking of ordering from ammoman myself...what kind of box does he ship in? I ask because I will have the ammo shipped to my work, and do not want it to say "ammo, 9mm, etc..." on the outside.

TheLastBoyScout
April 20, 2003, 10:09 PM
Don't worry, my brother bought some .30-06 from them and I dont think it even said "Ammoman" on the package. It had some respectable sounding small business name, IIRC.

Chris Rhines
April 20, 2003, 10:11 PM
I ran through a case of Olympic 9mm about a year ago. I wasn't too impressed with it; mediocre accuracy (6-8" groups at 25 yards, from a rest) and absolutely filthy.

That said, it was reliable and very inexpensive. But I wouldn't buy it again.

- Chris

wun_8_seven
April 20, 2003, 10:15 PM
i shot it all the time for idpa out a cz 75 , it is good ammo. i don't find it to be dirty firing. 187

Bowlcut
April 20, 2003, 10:50 PM
What ever you get make sure you shoot a heavy bullet. those 9's need to be broken in with a heavy grain to keep them 100% reliable. Not that it wont be anyway but do yourself a favor and blast though the first 500 with a really heavy grain. just call those break in :) and do it fast to make it fun :)....nah . But you will want a heavy bullet

Chris Rhines
April 20, 2003, 11:14 PM
What ever you get make sure you shoot a heavy bullet. those 9's need to be broken in with a heavy grain to keep them 100% reliable. I have never heard of this before. Why would the bullet weight make a difference in a box-stock gun? Moreover, why would 9mm pistols in particular need a heavy bullet to be reliable?

- Chris

jthuang
April 21, 2003, 10:23 AM
I seem to recall that Olympic 9mm has hard primers and causes misfires with certain types of handguns. I have a case of Olympic in 9mm and it has caused my Sig P226 to misfire occasionally. I don't know if this applies to any of the other guns mentioned in this thread.

Justin

Bowlcut
April 21, 2003, 10:36 AM
Well yes and no. With the walther they use basicly the same spring and slide weight for the 9mm and .40S&W bullets. So the 9 will end up being very heavy and heavy spring. So you need to break the spring in with a heavy bullet to compensate for this. Or thats what Ive read on many many p99 sites that i went to while looking at buying one.

MonkeyMan
April 21, 2003, 10:40 AM
Two friends of mine and I split a case of Oly 9MM. It shoots great in my Taurus PT-99 but not in one friends PT-92. The second friend has an FEG Hi-Power clone and it shoots well in that too. I did notice that the 124 grain is loaded to NATO spec and feels even a tad hotter than that though my chronograph says it's not. I also did not notice it being overly dirty. I'd buy it again just because it's the 124 grain load and the Win white box at Wally-World is 115 grain.

DragonRider
April 21, 2003, 11:43 AM
I own a P99 in 9 and use it for CCW. With regards to breaking in, they recommend the 124 grain bullet over the 115 grain bullet to work the springs a tad more. I used both in the first 500 rounds alternating every 50. Never had a problem.

John

Justin
April 21, 2003, 12:10 PM
I did the Pepsi Challenge with some Olympic and S&B ammo awhile back. They both seemed to shoot about the same, thought at the time I wasn't shooting very well. The only difference that I noticed was that the Olympic seemed to be really dirty.

CatsDieNow
April 21, 2003, 12:48 PM
Justin: Is it really safe to be shooting blindfolded? Maybe that affected your shooting? :neener:

Justin
April 21, 2003, 01:03 PM
Yeah, that's the ticket. That's why I wasn't shooting so well that day! *smacks forehead* Shoulda thought of that before.:D

Idaho
April 21, 2003, 09:18 PM
Ammoman box is plain brown wrapper. Generic company name, nothing to do with firearms or ammo, on the label.

BUT if I were to have it shipped to my place of work, someone would be sure to ask what was in the heavy box.

blades67
April 21, 2003, 09:45 PM
What ever you get make sure you shoot a heavy bullet. those 9's need to be broken in with a heavy grain to keep them 100% reliable. I have never heard of this before. Why would the bullet weight make a difference in a box-stock gun? Moreover, why would 9mm pistols in particular need a heavy bullet to be reliable?

The weight of the bullet represents inertia. My Walther P99 would stovepipe the empty cases with the Winchester 115 grain "Value Pack" ammo I bought at wal-mart, but was 100% reliable with the 124 grain PMC ammo I picked up to see if the Winchester ammo was the problem. Turned out it was the bullet weight that was the problem. After the P99 ran fine with the PMC ammo I bought some Winchester 124 grain ammo, which also ran fine. Tried some PMC and Winchester 115 grain ammo and the stovepipe jams started happening again (I was told I was making it up, on GlockTalk and TFL, when I reported my results:rolleyes: ). After the first 400 rounds the gun ran fine with 115 grain ammo most of the time, but it doesn't really matter to me because I carry 147 or 124 grain ammo in my 9mm handguns.

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