Best plinking Ammo??


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Ughh
August 23, 2009, 10:57 PM
sup THR, I've done done a search and only found old posts on this:

what the consensus is on the best plinking ammo? what do u guys shoot for plinking and what for self defense??

Thanks

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rellascout
August 23, 2009, 11:05 PM
WWB or Federal from Walmart these days. They are the cheapest brass cased ammo you can find these days. You can spend a lot more and not noticed better performance IMHO.

M2 Carbine
August 23, 2009, 11:50 PM
what the consensus is on the best plinking ammo?
My reloads.

and what for self defense??


My JHP reloads or just about any premium brand JHP.

TurboJeff
August 24, 2009, 08:43 AM
WWB or Federal from Walmart these days. They are the cheapest brass cased ammo you can find these days. You can spend a lot more and not noticed better performance IMHO.

Same ammo I use for range practice.

wnycollector
August 24, 2009, 10:58 AM
I get all my range/plinking ammo from www.mastercast.net

I carry the 158gr +P Remington LHP's in my .38's, Doubletap 158gr gold dots in my .357's and Fiocchi JHP's in my .40 and .45 and Doubletap 147gr gold dots in my 9mm's.

Lakeshore
August 24, 2009, 11:15 AM
For general plinking and indoor (non-competitive) target shooting there's not a speck of difference. Buy whatever is cheap and on sale. Unless you have money to burn it's foolish to plink around with Hornady or Cor-Bon when CCI or Federal works just as well at a fraction of the cost.

cbrgator
August 24, 2009, 11:32 AM
WWB from Walmart

wditto
August 24, 2009, 12:43 PM
CCI Blazer (yes, aluminum case ) is the cheapest by far, but seemingly harder to find....that leaves you with Wal-Mart.....Natchez used to beat Wal-mart, but they joined the rest of the majority of dealers with "GOUGING", so they are now about 50% higher...

Mad Magyar
August 24, 2009, 01:56 PM
I also purchase the cheapest at Wally World, when it's available. I talked to the clerk today and he mentioned that Federal is what's coming in replacing Blazer Brass. Same price; no price hike...and damn: no .380 in sight.....:banghead:

LeonCarr
August 24, 2009, 01:58 PM
Any ammo you can find :).

LeonCarr

Sheepdog1968
August 24, 2009, 04:14 PM
Between 9's and 45's, I've shot at least 10,000 rounds of Winchester White Box. Everyone has gone bang. There were only 2 rounds of of 10,000 that looked dented. It's great stuff and a great price. Given current ammo shortages, I shoot just about whatever I can get and they have all worked fine as well for plinking.

rellascout
August 24, 2009, 04:20 PM
I also purchase the cheapest at Wally World, when it's available. I talked to the clerk today and he mentioned that Federal is what's coming in replacing Blazer Brass. Same price; no price hike...and damn: no .380 in sight.....

Federal owns CCI it is the same ammo different box.

EdLaver
August 24, 2009, 05:31 PM
I like Monarch from Academy. Its cheap, clean, new brass, and made by Prvi Partisan out of Serbia.

m2steven
August 24, 2009, 06:17 PM
I have found the federal ammo from wally world to be good. the monarch someone mentioned is also a good performer.

Quadkid
August 24, 2009, 06:20 PM
WWB for my 1911, Federal for my .22

panther22
August 24, 2009, 06:58 PM
If you have an Academy near you, Monarch is good stuff. They have it in steel case or brass. Walmart carries Federal, WWB, and CCI blazer in aluminum or brass. All are good plinking ammo. Some gun store will have Magtech or Independence ammo priced low. It's good too.

Ughh
August 25, 2009, 02:21 AM
I tried Wal-Mart's Federal in both 9 mil and .45. The 9 mil was fine with lighter recoil than other 9s but the .45 in Federal kept throwing unburnt powder on my arms. By 35 rounds my arms was more of a mess than when I go through 150 rounds of WWB. I ordered bulk Remington UMC to try it out. What's your guys opinion on it?? This stuff seems more difficult to find than WWB, CCI, and Federal here.

For defense I choose Black Hills 115gr +P jhp or Corbon's 115 +P jhp if I can afford it. For indoor i go with Speer Gold Dot 124gr.

sarduy
August 25, 2009, 03:19 AM
for plinking... what ever i can find cheap

for SD speer dot ;)

SheepNutz
August 25, 2009, 07:34 AM
I can't find any 9mm ammo at any local walmarts (all 9 of them!) Does anyone know how much Federal or WWB costs at walmart usually? I might try and see if they can hold me some when an order comes in. My local gun shop has Federal for $13 a box of 50. Is walmart still cheaper?

wnycollector
August 25, 2009, 07:56 AM
Does anyone know how much Federal or WWB costs at walmart usually?

$19.97/100 for the WWB value pack here in western NY.

Mad Magyar
August 25, 2009, 08:06 AM
Is walmart still cheaper?
Yes...

SheepNutz
August 25, 2009, 02:20 PM
Thanks for the info. The 10th walmart I called had 200 rounds of whitebox and 100 of Remington for just $2 more than the WWB. Still saved $16 on 300 rounds over my local gun shop.

lamebums
August 25, 2009, 02:33 PM
Blazer Brass (now Federal). WWB is also good, for $1-2 more per box.

searcher451
August 25, 2009, 06:54 PM
It's tough to beat the range performance or price of Winchester White Box, IMO. I've run many many thousands of rounds through many guns through the years and have never once experienced a problem with so much as a single cartridge.

c919
August 25, 2009, 08:18 PM
Milsurp 7.62x25....... Duh!

wep45
August 25, 2009, 08:26 PM
Mastercast............

http://www.mastercast.net/

good service. good products. good prices.

ohioshooter
August 25, 2009, 10:07 PM
WWB cause it 'use' to be cheap...good thing I have about 1000 rounds laying around and will be reloading more tomorrow.

Ughh
August 26, 2009, 05:14 PM
WWB for 115gr 9 mil here is $19.97 per 100. 230gr .45 acp is $29.96 per 100

Anyone go with Fiocchi? My local gun stores more commonly has Fiocchi compared to other aforementioned brands (WWB, Rem UMC, CCI, Federal).

wnycollector
August 26, 2009, 05:21 PM
Anyone go with Fiocchi?

Fiocchi is great ammo for the $$$! I use fiocchi JHP's in my .40 and .45. Here is a nice review of their ammo http://sargesrollcall.blogspot.com/search?q=fiocchi

EOD Guy in VA
August 26, 2009, 05:36 PM
Plinking/Practice: Federal American Eagle or Winchester White Box

Personal Protection: Speer Gold Dot

Ughh
August 28, 2009, 01:57 AM
Federal doesn't exactly own CCI and Speer. Instead CCI and Speer are sister companies to Federal. Federal, it's sister companies (CCI & Speer), Outers, and many more are owned by ATK.

So to say that CCI Blazer is replaced by Federal Champion is inaccurate, but Federal Champion using the same cartridge/brass as Blazer is beyond me. We can only speculate; unless you work for Federal....

What about cleanliness? What brand do you guys find to have the best powder that burns better and cleaner??

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