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9mm preferences: blazer brass vs. WWB?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sidheshooter, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. sidheshooter

    sidheshooter Member

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    Practice ammo is finally starting to be readily available where I live again. I can get either the 100 round WWB fmj or 50 round blazer brass fmj; either way it comes out to almost exactly the same dough per 100 rounds.

    I don't know that it matters all that much, but I thought I'd throw it out there to see if anyone knows something I don't about these two brands quality-wise.

    Gun is a 3rd gen S&W 6906, FWIW.
     
  2. aliasneo07

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    Blazer brass. In my experience, its much cleaner than WWB. Don't know about accuracy really, but I doubt anyone would be able to tell. Blazer is definitely cleaner though.
     
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    uhh... WWB cartridges are shinier and in a slightly smaller box.

    FWIW, The 6906 is a great pistol, so long you've fired it enough to prove to your satisfaction that yours is reliable.

    Les
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    BLazer brass, or even the aluminum, is much cleaner shooting than the WWB
     
  5. 1SOW

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    If you save brass for your or someone elses reloading, buy Winchester.

    Otherwise, shoot what works for you, as I'm sure you will do anyway.
     
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    Blazer Brass is great in 9mm. I think it's the way to go for practice ammo.
     
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    Either is fine, go with whichever is a bit cheaper at the time.
     
  8. LancerMW

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    blazer seems to be a slightly lighter load
     
  9. edSky

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    Take a look at all CCI/BLAZER/SPEER brass you pick up at a range and compare it to all other brands in 9mm. It is so easy to sort because the cases are virtually spotless.

    I reload my own with their parent company's components but don't buy new. I love Winchester USA (WWB) but the ATK family of products are squeaky clean.
     
  10. HexHead

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    Between those two, Blazer Brass. But I prefer Remington-UMC.
     
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    Just by shooting, I haven't notice any difference between the two. At my local wal mart BB is cheaper than WWB (since last year) so my wallet prefer BB.
     
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    Both work well in my guns... I would just buy whatever brand is cheaper at the time.
     
  13. sidheshooter

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    Thanks for the input, folks.

    I think I'll just stock up on a bunch of the blazer brass over the next couple of months. "Buy a box to keep, shoot a box each week" seems to be ranking up there with "an apple a day" for good health advice these days...
     
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    how about Blazer Brass VS UMC?

    UMC value pack is pretty cheap too.
     
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    Blazer brass hands down. THE BEST PRACTICE AMMO.
     
  17. powwowell

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    WWB. The best practice round for the money. It usually has a few more FPS than Remington or Federal/Blazer practice rounds.

    I have never shot "clean" ammo. Buy WWB and clean your pistol when it needs it.
     
  18. sidheshooter

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    Somewhat OT, but I did not include the Rem UMC in my OP for two reasons: one, it hasn't hit the shelves in my area in any noticeable quantity yet (enough said) but, two, Mas Ayoob told my LFI class that remington brass was more problematic in 3rd-gen smith's like the one I'm buying for.

    Some trivia, for those that like such info.
     
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    Independence *(atk) generic ball is loaded in Blazer brass and is quite accurate. The WW ball is also very good. I have the impression that WW brass is more consistent as to length but have put up accurate reloads using both types of brass.
     
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    Blazer brass is cheaper at the Walmart nearest me so I get that. I have shot a lot of WWB and never had an issue in any of several pistols I have run it through.
     
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    Don't give a damn if ammo shoots clean or dirty. That's why you clean guns. WW White Box has more umph than Blazer in my experience and ejects farther from my M&P9.
     
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    Buy a box of each and shoot a few groups.

    There is your answer.
     
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    WWB feels hotter. I've always preferred WWB.
     
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    The Winchester 100RD Value Packs are usually a couple bucks cheaper at the local Walmart than if you bought two boxes of Blazer... I usually just buy what is available since 9mm is still somewhat spotty supply (at walmart)...

    I do reload too so I'm not sweating it... Trying to find a decent lead 9mm bullet... any suggestions?
     
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    which one?

    easy

    whichever one's in stock somewhere;)
     
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