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General Consensious on American Eagle Ammo

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by shotgunjoel, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. shotgunjoel

    shotgunjoel Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    Works fine for me.
  3. craig

    craig Well-Known Member

    i've never used their .30, but i've used their 9mm, .38 spec., .357 mag., .45 acp, and .223 with good results.
  4. The Freeholder

    The Freeholder Well-Known Member

    Isn't this Federal's "bargain" brand?
  5. KevinAbbeyTech

    KevinAbbeyTech Well-Known Member

    It is Federals bulk bargain brand.
    I have used federal with great success, can't speak for all calibers though...
  6. archigos

    archigos Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Blackbeard

    Blackbeard Well-Known Member

    I think the consensus is that American is very conscientious.
  8. Hawaiian

    Hawaiian Well-Known Member

    It shoots well for practice ammo. It is also what I use for subsonic, 147gr
    9mm, suppressed. My HK usp9sd eats it up.
  9. shotgunjoel

    shotgunjoel Well-Known Member

    K, thanks. So has anyone used the 30 carbine stuff?
  10. conw

    conw Well-Known Member

    Never used any of their ammo because WWB or Blazer is always cheaper and has always been great. not a .30 shooter though either.
  11. Aw4g63

    Aw4g63 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. sharkhunter2018

    sharkhunter2018 Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. Poper

    Poper Well-Known Member

    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.

  14. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. JWF III

    JWF III Well-Known Member

    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.

  16. searcher451

    searcher451 Well-Known Member

    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.
  17. Mr.510

    Mr.510 Well-Known Member

    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
  18. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    Has always worked fine for me !!
  19. wyocarp

    wyocarp Well-Known Member

    I've used a lot of it over the years.

    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.
  20. Trebor

    Trebor Well-Known Member

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