General Consensious on American Eagle Ammo


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shotgunjoel
April 4, 2009, 09:08 PM
So what is the general consensious on American Eagle ammo? It looks to be a good deal, but does it function well? I'm not too concerned about great accuracy. At the moment I'm looking for decent ammo for an M1 carbine, so any specifics about 30 carbine would be most helpful. So what is your experience?

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DougW
April 4, 2009, 09:19 PM
Works fine for me.

craig
April 4, 2009, 09:20 PM
i've never used their .30, but i've used their 9mm, .38 spec., .357 mag., .45 acp, and .223 with good results.

The Freeholder
April 4, 2009, 09:21 PM
Isn't this Federal's "bargain" brand?

KevinAbbeyTech
April 4, 2009, 09:25 PM
It is Federals bulk bargain brand.
I have used federal with great success, can't speak for all calibers though...

archigos
April 4, 2009, 09:25 PM
Their 9mm ammo routinely fails to eject in my Hi-Point 995. After speaking to Hi-Point about this, they said to avoid American Eagle and S&B for their carbines because apparently the casings of those two brands are very slightly longer than other 9mm casings.

Blackbeard
April 4, 2009, 09:26 PM
I think the consensus is that American is very conscientious.

Hawaiian
April 4, 2009, 09:27 PM
It shoots well for practice ammo. It is also what I use for subsonic, 147gr
9mm, suppressed. My HK usp9sd eats it up.

shotgunjoel
April 4, 2009, 09:28 PM
K, thanks. So has anyone used the 30 carbine stuff?

conw
April 4, 2009, 09:33 PM
Never used any of their ammo because WWB or Blazer is always cheaper and has always been great. not a .30 shooter though either.

Aw4g63
April 4, 2009, 09:49 PM
I've shot it for a while through my various 9mm and friends 9mm, Sig 2022, 24/7, XD and even a friends Baby Desert Eagle last weekend.

I've never had an issue with their ammo and Dicks Sporting goods usually have a nice price on it.

sharkhunter2018
April 4, 2009, 09:54 PM
I've got a bunch of their .30 Carbine. It's pretty good stuff. It's the only .30 Carbine I've used other than Prvi Partisan. Accurate enough out of my A/O Carbine.

I also have quite a bit of their 9x18 Makarov...it's bout all I can find around here at the moment. The Mak loves it.

Poper
April 4, 2009, 10:08 PM
I inherited about 200 rounds with my 1943 .30 M1 Carbine and I have shot most of it. Though I have had a number of malfunctions, I can't say I can attribute it to the ammo.
For my needs and purposes, it is affordable ammo and a source of reloading brass.

Poper

rbernie
April 4, 2009, 10:10 PM
It's fine - shot a bunch of it in both rifle and pistol chamberings and it all worked well.

The 223 rifle brass isn't the best for reloading; the primer pockets loosen up after a few loadings. Other than that, I have no quarrel with it.

JWF III
April 4, 2009, 10:46 PM
The .38 Special ammo I recently bopught and shot was extremely dirty compared to UMC or WWB ammo. It also had a strong odor upon firing. Possibly high sulpher content in the powder? I don't know, but it shot great. For the right price (nowadays to even find it around here), I'd buy it again. But given an option at the same price, I might choose door number 2 or 3.

Wyman

searcher451
April 4, 2009, 10:55 PM
I've used the 9mm without incident in a Walther P5, but can't say that it's my favorite brand to buy. Of course, these days, ANY brand that you can find is a good one.

Mr.510
April 4, 2009, 11:02 PM
I've sent many thousands of rounds of American Eagle downrange, in both .45ACP and .308. It is my "first choice" in practice ammo. I routinely pay $1 or more per box more for it than Blazer or WWB. I've been told by several people that know a lot more about ammo than I do that if I were to carry hardball in my .45 American Eagle is the best "major brand" choice. It's POI out of my XD45C is exactly the same a standard velocity HSTs too. :D

f4t9r
April 4, 2009, 11:11 PM
Has always worked fine for me !!

wyocarp
April 4, 2009, 11:17 PM
I've used a lot of it over the years.

Their 9mm ammo routinely fails to eject in my Hi-Point 995. After speaking to Hi-Point about this, they said to avoid American Eagle and S&B for their carbines because apparently the casings of those two brands are very slightly longer than other 9mm casings.


Well, if I wasn't so lazy right now, I would get up and check out the sizing but this sounds like a Hi-Point issue, not an American Eagle one. It's kind of like Raven Arms telling someone to use a different ammo manufacturer.

Trebor
April 5, 2009, 04:33 AM
I wrote some reviews of American Eagle and other economy priced ammo over at Epinions.

Here are links to some of the reviews. There are links to other reviews inside each review as well.

Federal American Eagle 9mm 115 gr FMJ is good bulk economical target ammo (http://http://www0.epinions.com/review/9mm_Luger_115_Grain_FMJ_50/content_465511550596)

American Eagle 9mm Luger 147 gr TMJ ammo reduces the risk of heavy metal poisoning (http://http://www0.epinions.com/review/9mm_Luger_147_Grain_TMJ_50_American_Eagle/content_459441409668)

American Eagle .38 Special 158 gr LRN: Good cheap target ammo for revolver shooters (http://http://www0.epinions.com/review/38_Special_158_Grain_LRN_50/content_459525688964)

9x18mm Makarov ammo by American Eagle for the pistol of the Russian Bear (http://http://www0.epinions.com/review/9mm_Makarov_90_Grain_FMJ_50/content_457935523460)

CapnMac
April 5, 2009, 05:15 AM
In 223, the AR likes it better than the Savage--but it's still about last choice for discount ammo vice performance.

In 308, so-so for me, but acceptable.

Never really used that much in the handguns, always could get (in the beforetimes) WWB or similar for cheaper. The 380 has been good in my Government Model, though. NOt as goodas the S&B, but I've not seen any of that in a great while, too.

The Lone Haranguer
April 5, 2009, 08:51 AM
I've shot some in 9mm and .45 Auto, never a problem. It costs more than WWB at Wal-Mart.

Deanimator
April 5, 2009, 09:11 AM
It always seems to go bang.

I don't buy practice ammunition any more, but when I did, it did what I needed.

chuckusaret
April 5, 2009, 09:22 AM
Only fired handgun ammo thru a XD & a S&P, works fine.

daniel1113
April 5, 2009, 09:53 AM
I use it as my .380 and .45 AUTO practice ammo and haven't had any problems.

Redneck with a 40
April 5, 2009, 11:46 AM
I don't like it in .308, not because of accuracy or reliability, but because their brass sucks, very soft. After 3 or 4 loadings, its shot. I've had much better luck with Remington Express Core-Lokt, in terms of brass quality.

Claymore1500
April 5, 2009, 12:23 PM
It's kind of like Raven Arms telling someone to use a different ammo manufacturer.

For what it's worth, This may not be as rediculuos as it sounds.

My brother bought a raven .25acp, and some blazer aluminum cased ammo, had a jam on just about every other shot, I suggested he try some other ammo before shoving the gun up the salesmans (well you know) he tried some WWB and it worked flawless through the box of 50.

I know, "raven/blazer aluminum" both junk and proud of it, but like I said, "For what it's worth".

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