American Ammunition quality


December 29, 2007, 09:35 PM
Anyone have any experience with American Ammunition (the brand, not the country)? I was thinking of ordering a couple hundred rounds in 45-70. I plan on reloading the brass, so even if the ammo is mediocre that's ok with me as long as the brass is good. Just wondering because it's so cheap, almost too good to be true.

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December 29, 2007, 09:46 PM
iv heard not so nice stuff about the pistol ammo. its kept me from actualy using it myself. for pistols, wwb is about the same price, so i use that. no help on rifle or 45-70 specific

December 29, 2007, 09:51 PM
Going back years, based on widespread experience with handgun calibers, they have the worst reputation. The worst.


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December 29, 2007, 10:16 PM
Yikes...sounds like the brass is crap. Think I'll stay away.

December 29, 2007, 11:31 PM
JohnBT pretty much nailed it - American Ammunition (AMERC) is garbage. Most, if not ALL reloaders I know and have talked to throw it straight on the scrap pile.

December 29, 2007, 11:33 PM
Damn. Double tap.

Is it just me, or is the site acting up a bit tonight?

December 30, 2007, 01:37 AM
What kingpin008 says...

Both times...



December 30, 2007, 02:43 AM
I think it is lowgrade, Serbian or some such.

December 31, 2007, 10:23 AM
I grabbed a few boxes of this stuff in .40 at a gunshow a few years ago,then started reading lots of bad reports on it. I asked about it here on thehighroad a year or two ago,same as you, and most of the advice i received said "throw it away". i haven't tossed it, but i haven't shot it,either!! I guess i'm saving it for SHTF bartering ammo.

December 31, 2007, 10:30 AM
Never heard anything good. When I still had my .45-70, I purchased only 1 box of factory ammo. The rest, I reloaded. Buy yourself 200 pieces of brass, and 500 projectiles. That will make a nice start. I suggest form-firing them.

My Ruger No. 1 and my Encore pistol were both very accurate with 300, 350 and 400 grain projectiles, using H4895 powder. JMHO.

Best of luck.


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