Magtech Ammo Any Good?


October 25, 2006, 03:22 PM
I'm looking at getting into reloading eventually, and as such I need to start shooting brass cased ammo. Is the Magtech stuff any good compared to say Fiocchi, Blazer Brass, Ultramax or WWB?

From searching I've gathered the Fiocchi is hotter than most & good stuff, but haven't found any info on the Magtech.:confused:


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October 25, 2006, 04:44 PM
I've used mostly their .454 and never had any problems with it either the first time I've used it or when I've had it reloaded. I've tried some of their other offerings (40S&W, .44 Spl, .44 mag) and have never had any problems.

UltraMax is reloaded ammo so you really don't know how many times a case has been used.

October 25, 2006, 04:49 PM
My HK USP 45 likes their 230 FMJ stuff. It groups nice and is consistant.

October 25, 2006, 05:02 PM
I use it and like it.

Gary G23
October 25, 2006, 05:32 PM
It is good stuff. It is used by professional shooter Jerry Miculek.

October 25, 2006, 05:53 PM
The 9mm JHP made by magtech for CCI goes bang in my 5906 everytime.

P. Plainsman
October 25, 2006, 06:15 PM
My experience is largely confined to their full metal jacketed .380 ACP and .38 Special offerings. No problems with either. Good accuracy (for blasting ammo) in my Bersa pistol and S&W/Ruger revolvers, respectively. Recommended. I particularly like their flat-point FMJ .38 Special, which prints neat holes on paper like a wadcutter but is much cleaner to shoot. I have not tried reloading my once-fired Magtech cases (yet), but they look fine to an amateur eye.

Magtech also sells their centerfire blasting ammo in "Shootin' Size" boxes of 250 rounds. Convenient; good marketing idea. (Inside the carton are five plastic trays of 50 rounds each, stacked snugly on top of one another.)

I have also tried Magtech's Guardian Gold JHP"+P" defense ammo in .380 ACP. It feeds and shoots fine in my Bersa, but Stephen Camp (who is fast becoming one of my "go to" resources for ammo evaluation) got complete failure to expand from the Magtech GG .380+P hollowpoint when fired from his Walther, despite good velocities --

-- so I have shied away from it in favor of Black Hills's .380 JHP load (tipped with the Hornady XTP bullet).

October 25, 2006, 07:45 PM
My .357 will eat the stuff all day. I haven't shot Magtech out of any of my auto loaders (too many reloads to shoot up:D ), but I'm sure that it would function just fine.

October 26, 2006, 01:52 AM
After a squib from Fiochhi I switched to MagTech a couple years ago. Love the stuff, buy it by the thousand when I can. I've probably gone through 4-5 k in 2 summers of IDPA plus plinking and practice. Never a problem with this company's ammo in 9mm and .45.

evan price
October 26, 2006, 04:25 AM
I've shot it in 9mm and .44mag and it was good ammo.

October 26, 2006, 08:19 AM
Good stuff. Never a problem in 38spl or 9mm.

October 26, 2006, 12:20 PM
this is the only ammo (Magtech .380ACP 95gr FMJ) that i had problems with in my Bersa. I had 4 FTFeed in 50rds, and the gun it's been 100% reliable with 90gr Federal Hydra-Shok HPs, and Blazer & WWB FMJ ammo. :confused: :( :uhoh:

October 26, 2006, 10:28 PM
Wow! The Grand Master himself (Jerry Miculek) uses Magtech?
That I did not know.

Ala Dan
October 27, 2006, 07:59 AM
I'm certainly no "Grand Master" of anything; but I have used MagTech's
standard (not the Guardian Gold) .45 ACP 230 grain FMC ammo with some

October 27, 2006, 04:43 PM
I use Magtech 45 and 9 FMJ and never had a problem yet. As a matter of fact, I got an email today that Midway has it on sale again so I will probably be adding more to the supply.

October 27, 2006, 05:17 PM
excellent is a good word for it. a little more pricey but quite a bit hotter than the el cheapo stuff.

Dusty Rusty
October 27, 2006, 07:32 PM
Never had a problem with any I've run through my guns.

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