Best all around ammo manufacturer?


June 19, 2009, 12:19 PM
Two ammo questions.

If price WERE NOT a factor who makes the best all around ammo?

If price WERE a factor?

I'm thinking Hornady would be towards the top and Wolf would be towards the bottom.

Anyone else?

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June 19, 2009, 12:25 PM
For me, Blazer Brass is right on the threshold of acceptable for range fodder. I've never used Wolf or Russian Bear or whatever.

June 19, 2009, 01:10 PM
CCI/Speer for me.

From Blazer Brass to Lawman to Gold Dot, they provide a good product at every price-point.

Of course, were price not a factor, then I'd just go with Gold Dot every time :D

June 19, 2009, 01:11 PM
Probably Hornady or Federal Premium.

June 19, 2009, 01:15 PM
Cor-Bon seems to make a quality product, especially the DPX line.

When you factor in price I like CCI/Speer and Federal for handguns. Black Hills is nice for rifles.

June 19, 2009, 02:35 PM
Old Dave's Reloaded Ammunition. Cheap and dependable. I even know the owner;)

June 19, 2009, 02:44 PM
If price were no factor, and supply was plentiful,

Black Hills, red or blue box, as both are excellent.

June 19, 2009, 02:48 PM
I think cci makes a great affordable product to shoot.

June 19, 2009, 02:49 PM
Federal Premium.


June 19, 2009, 02:52 PM
FEDERAL period. They make everything from 8.97 per 50 9mm to Hyrda Shok and M193

June 19, 2009, 03:17 PM
I am a big fan of Speer for two reasons:

1) Quality
2) History

Speer was started by one guy (Vern Speer) in his garage in the '40s when no one else was making reloading components for the average joe. The company has been there for the reloader/shooter with products and reloading data for decades, and done it when NO ONE else was doing it or giving out the data like they were.

As time goes by these things get forgotten, but give Speer some of its due.

I also really like Hornady and Federal, and use a lot of Winchester components. But I really respect Speer more than the other manufacturers.

June 19, 2009, 03:20 PM
NORMA gets my vote, followed by Hornady.

June 19, 2009, 03:41 PM
Federal, by far.

Cheapest reliable stuff I've bought is Ultramax reloads. I don't use Wolf or other steel cased ammo.

June 19, 2009, 04:52 PM
1. Norma
2. Hornady
3. Black Hills

June 19, 2009, 05:06 PM
Depends on what it is.

For SD pistol ammo Hornady and Speer usually get my money... that's as close to cost no object as I can think of. Remington and Federal would be next in line.

For hunting ammo, I would tend to reload, but again Hornady and Federal get my money.

Match Ammo is almost always Federal.

Range fodder is generally WWB.

June 19, 2009, 05:44 PM
From top to bottom, Winchester makes very good stuff, in my book. Centerfire, rimfire, rifle, pistol, they have something cheap and something premium. And all of it works pretty well.

Yo Mama
June 19, 2009, 07:32 PM
What Sweden said.

Erik M
June 19, 2009, 07:34 PM
Another vote for CCI for light handguns.

Federal for my Mossberg 12ga

June 19, 2009, 08:45 PM

June 19, 2009, 09:01 PM
ATK in the US. Hornady comes in second. Remington is #3 overall although I buy far more Remington ammo than Hornady.

June 19, 2009, 09:50 PM
+1 for CCI/Speer and Federal

Boba Fett
June 19, 2009, 09:51 PM
I'm a fan of the Federal / American Eagle as well.

When price is an issue, I buy less at a time.

When price isn't an issue, I buy a bunch at a time.

June 19, 2009, 10:06 PM
They own half the ammo brands out there.

June 20, 2009, 06:12 AM
The best bang for the buck lately has been the Prvi Partizan stuff. It's leaps and bounds better than the wolf crap, and I can't really tell a difference between it and federal.

Kind of Blued
June 20, 2009, 06:26 AM

June 20, 2009, 07:39 AM
If price wasn't a factor? Norma, by a long shot. Highest quality ammo. Evidently, they are aware of this because they are priced like holy relics.

For the price? Federal. They have different qualities of ammo from blue box to premium, but it all fires extremely well IMHO. It's hard to find a .308 round that is cheaper than blue box, that fires as nicely. Sure, you've got Wolf and the bear thingie, but they're usually berdan primed steel cases (AKA unreloadable crap) that shoots dirty and is only useful for getting the bullet out of the barrel in some manner.

TX Hog Hunter
June 20, 2009, 09:09 AM
Black Hills is the best
PRVI is the best value

June 20, 2009, 10:19 AM
my best ammo is the ones I reload for myself, I control the pricing, the quality and the quantity. Can't get any better than that

June 21, 2009, 09:42 AM
PRVI is the best value

They also have the largest selection of modern cartridges.

Is everybody forgetting Lapua, A-Square, and RWS.

Also, don't forget about the superb ammo put out by Extreme Shock:neener:.


June 21, 2009, 09:53 AM
I'd have to vote for FEDERAL.

June 21, 2009, 09:54 AM
Federal, Norma, and Hornady are tops for my centerfire guns.

Redneck with a 40
June 21, 2009, 10:25 AM
Buffalo Bore!:D

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