Georgia Arms Ammo


October 18, 2008, 07:14 PM
Who has shot this ammo before? What do yall know about it? I was looking at their canned heat line and it seems pretty affordable. How does it shoot? and will the people work with you; maybe even cut a discount if you buy enough ammo? im looking at doing a huge ammo purchase soon so it seems like a steal and they'll ship to PRK.

Plus its all reloadable so i could start building a decent brass supply.

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October 18, 2008, 07:17 PM
It seems to have a pretty good reputation from most of what I've heard and read. I split a case of FMJ 9 mil with a freind a couple years ago ( still have some). It shot safely and consistently.

October 18, 2008, 07:20 PM
I very much recommend them. Bought a 500 pack each of the .45ACP and .38 Special awhile back and they were a pleasure to deal with. Shipment was quick, ammo is definitely good quality.

What are you looking for as far as a discount? They're already discounted, and I can't imagine that they'd be able/willing to go much deeper unless you either ordered a fair bit (say a few thousand rounds or more) or were trading in spent brass towards your order.

October 18, 2008, 07:21 PM
I shot a can of 1000 .45 ACPs at a recent 2 day handgun course in West GA. Flawless with none (that's zero, 0, nada) FTF's or FTEs.

October 18, 2008, 07:33 PM
im thinking 2-3 thousand 45 1-2 thousand 10mm 5-6 thousand 9mm,1000 38 special, 500- 1000 380, 1000 357, 3-4 thousand .223, 1-2 thousand .308.

Even free shipping would be worth it lol/sweaten the deal. this would be split by me and a friend or two

October 18, 2008, 07:54 PM
I've shot thousands of rounds of GA ammo; mostly .40 S&W, but also .38 spl, .357 mag, .44 mag, and some .223 and .308. Just ordered 600 rounds of .380. I've shot most of the handgun ammo during training courses, and find that loading from the loose packed ammo boxes is more efficient than working from boxes of 50. Good stuff.

October 18, 2008, 08:06 PM
I've shot 357 SIG, 10mm, 45 ACP, and 9x19mm from GA Arms. It has generally been good ammo. It's not match ammo, but it is perfectly good for practice/plinking.

I did have one cartridge of 357 SIG that had a defective casing and would not have been safe to shoot; however the defect was obvious so I didn't shoot it. I have heard stories of occasional bad rounds from the "major" manufacturers, also, so I don't hold this against GA Arms in particular.

I mostly reload my own at this point, but if I wanted to order ammo made by someone else I would certainly consider GA Arms again.

October 18, 2008, 08:31 PM
i have seen alot of the georgia arms handgun ammo shot down range, inparticular, .40 cal. i have shot a little of it, and i wil be buying some in the future.

October 18, 2008, 08:35 PM
I have been using it for over 10 years and shot thousands of .223, .40 and 9mm with zero problems.

Neener Neener
October 18, 2008, 08:36 PM
Good stuff. I have fired .45, .40, 7.62x39, 9mm, and .223, all without problems. I will continue to buy their ammo and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

Deus Machina
October 18, 2008, 08:43 PM
Discovered them at a gun show.

Their cases are plated brass IIRC, and considering my record of shooting cheap ammo, it's bottom-range on price but the absolute best ammo I have personally shot. Have 15 of their Gold Dots left over from years ago, still riding in my 9mm.

Few hundred rounds, zero problems.

October 18, 2008, 08:46 PM
The last two times I've shot at Rocky Mountain 3 Gun both a friend and I ran the Canned Heat .223, and we've both shot it at various times at other matches and plinking. Out of the 1500+ rounds that I've shot, I've had exactly one failure.

Byron Quick
October 18, 2008, 11:55 PM
I've been shooting it pretty much exclusively for over ten years. .45ACP Gold Dots and .223. I've never had a failure. Some 9mm.

JShirley has shot some other calibers. Not sure which, he has a high opinion of their products. PM him.

October 19, 2008, 12:39 AM
I have shot thousands of rounds of 45 Colt, 45 ACP, 9mm, 308, and 223... never had a single problem.

I would rather have Georgia Arms than about anything else.

October 19, 2008, 05:19 AM
Been shooting it for over 10 yrs now. Cheaper than any Wallyworld. I would highly recommend GA.:D

October 19, 2008, 06:29 AM
I like them, but they are hard to find, even in ga.....

not the shiniest ammo but it shoot clean and straight. good enough

Byron Quick
October 19, 2008, 08:32 AM
they have a website you can order from.

October 19, 2008, 08:44 AM
Until I started to reload I used a lot of their stuff. Good quality at a good price. the only down side was that it's a little smokey. If I didn't load my own I would have no problem buying again.

Mad Magyar
October 19, 2008, 09:44 AM
One of the few places you can purchase .45 AutoRim....No complaints...

October 19, 2008, 10:45 AM
.45 Colt: no complaints
.30 Carbine: no complaints
Quality ammo shipped in mil-spec ammo cans.

October 19, 2008, 10:55 AM
I don't remember all the calibers I've bought from GA Arms, but it's always been good stuff. I don't recall ever having any ammunition-related problems from them, even when UMC would have multiple malfunctions in the same weapon.

Their .45-70 was just under minute of angle in my 1895G.

Historically, GA Arms haven't loaded most of their ammunition as hot as some other makers, but they are changing this, with newer, stout (but not Buffalo Bore hot) .45 Colt and others.


October 19, 2008, 01:02 PM
Georgia Arms Ammunition ( :D

Rio Laxas
October 19, 2008, 01:06 PM
It's good stuff. The 10mm and .45 acp has been wonderful. I did find some of their 44 magnum loads to be awfully smokey though. I am not sure that makes a difference though.

October 19, 2008, 01:18 PM
It's pretty good. Basically, the are a high-volume regional commercial reloader. Price is a fair bit less than new ammunition. Some of it is a bit dirty, but much cleaner than Wolf. Performance is on par with new commercial ammo.

As with any reloads, inspect before you fire. I did have a .223 from them that had a large "pit" in the brass near the base of the case. I caught it and didn't fire it, though.

October 19, 2008, 01:37 PM
Even free shipping would be worth it lol/sweaten the deal. this would be split by me and a friend or two

I thought I remembered them offering free shipping on orders over $500 but I can't find it on their updated site. They also have a dealer program which is no longer on their website. For that quantity give them a call or drop them an email and see what they can do.

My (minimal) experience has been consistent with everyone else. About 1000 rounds of 9mm and .45 ACP with no issues. I was left with the ammo cans it shipped in for storage of other ammo too.

October 19, 2008, 02:02 PM
Do they use milspec hard primers in their .223 and 7.62x39?

October 19, 2008, 06:23 PM
Georgia Arms makes quality ammunition. I use a lot of their .30 Carbine SP, as well as a number of their pistol caliber stuff.

October 19, 2008, 07:25 PM
I use their Canned Heat .30 Caliber Carbine ammo. No troubles so far.

October 19, 2008, 08:59 PM
saw 300+ more rounds of it go down range again today and no issues.

Crazy Fingers
October 19, 2008, 10:23 PM
Nothing bad to say about them. I've shot their 10mm and it works fine. My friend has a FN PBR and shoots their .308. 1/4" groups at 100 yards with it. Pretty impressive.

Plus the gentleman who represented them at the gun show was a real nice guy who chatted with us for awhile. Which is much more than I can say for some other commercial reloaders I've dealt with at local gun shows.

October 19, 2008, 11:18 PM
quality ammo. i asked around about them after discovering them at a gun show and they got nothing but high marks. after shooting about 500 rds of their .40 i find their loads to be high quality stuff. better price than walmart and alot more accurate than blazers or wwb.

i plan to keep shopping with them, next show im picking up some 9x18 gold dot loads (they were out last time) and im trying out their .45 for my newest toy :D

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