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Aguila .45 Auto 230grn FMJ...Any Good????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Manta77, May 23, 2011.

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  1. Manta77

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    Looking to stock up on brass cased cartridges for my Para 1911. Found these for $14.95 a box if you buy a 1000ct case (+$31.00 to ship to FL) from aimsurplus.com (seems to be the best deal going for brass cased .45 Auto via ammoseek.com). Lower priced then some of the Russian steel cased stuff. I have never run a single round of Aguila in any caliber. Has anybody experimented with this particular ammo? Or has anybody found a better deal on .45 Auto that I have not found? I would hate for a good deal to pass me by, but I also want to be happy with my purchase.
     
  2. SharpsDressedMan

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    I have a strong hunch that Aguila is pretty good stuff. Made on Remington eguipment in Mexico, it might even have better QC than Remington. I have used their rimfire ammo, and consider it better than Remington rimfire. I handload, so I rarely buy centerfire ammo, but I'd give them a shot, if I were in your shoes.
     
  3. Justin123

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    Aguila has never given me any problems. To me it's right in line with fiocci and PMC
     
  4. YukonCharlie

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    I have been shooting it for about 6 months...around 800 rounds. I was sold after I shot the first 3 boxes I ordered.
    The ammo was very reliable and accurate. The selling point with me was how clean it was. It's makes up most of my range ammo now. Also beats the hell out of WW Box.
     
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    I bought a thousand rounds of this stuff for my Glock 23 and have shot just about all of it. The stuff is dirty and smelly, and the only malfunction I have had is a failure of the slide to stop back after the last round. At first I thought it was because the gun was getting foul after about 200 rounds, and then realized I needed to adjust my grip... My thumb was resting on the slide release! After that no issues. Because I tend to shoot 200 - 300 rounds at a time, I most definitely clean the pistol after shooting. Not an issue since!
     
  6. Manta77

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    I went ahead and ordered the case. It shipped out today. 299.00+shipping=330.00 (No tax). About 100 dollars cheaper than PMC at the local shops (with tax and all). The price was right in today's ripoff market. I'll give a range report when it comes in for anybody that's thinking of stocking up. Should be interesting. Everything I read, on this thread and elsewhere, gives it high marks for value and dependability. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    why would you buy aguila for $15/box, when you can get american made federal champion for the exact same price from walmart?
     
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    My local walmart doesn't have 230 gr. FMJ .45 for 15$ a box, its more like $20 plus tax if its even in stock, so I'd be interested in this too if I didn't reload.

    Also, I have no love for Walmart. I'd rather buy from a mom and pop store or an online retailer that I know I get good customer service from.
     
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    I have never expereinced any problems with any Aguila ammunition I have used. However, specifically I have not used their 45 ACP ammo.
     
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  11. Manta77

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    Walmart in FL...Federal Champion .45 Auto 230gr FMJ = 16.97 a box + tax= 18 and change...I shot 2 boxes last week to test out my Para after the upgrade....I liked it so much that now I need a case.....or two....or............
     
  12. YukonCharlie

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    My walmart here in Texas has the Federal for the same price but it dosn't stay long.
     
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    personally, i'd spend the extra $2 on champion rather than aguila. however, i don't make fun of folks that need to save money for whatever reason. times are hard.
     
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    Then you probably understand why the guy is buying Aguila for 15 bucks a box online.
     
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    While I don't have any more recent experience with Aguila .45 ACP, I bought several cases of it circa 12 years ago from (IIRC) Natchez. The deal was too attractive to pass up, as in case lots the cost was more than $1.50/50 less than Blazers were running at the time. Getting decent quality reloadable cases in a deal like that makes for some tasty gravy.

    The only one of my several .45 ACP's that showed any unusual symptoms when using it was my 625-4. Extraction was often "sticky" and difficult even with sparkling clean chambers. To be fair, the Aguila did seem to feel as if it was loaded just a tad "hotter" in all of them. Didn't own a chrono at the time so I wasn't able to confirm my subjective assessment with hard data though. Functionally, there were no problems in the others and its accuracy was consistent and very good for generic ball.

    Can't say whether this still holds true for more recent production Aguila. I still use a good deal of their RF ammo regularly and am a real fan of their inexpensive "Standard Velocity" .22 LR stuff. In several of my RF rifles it will consistently deliver groups just as tight as premium "Match" ammo at a fraction of the cost.
     
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    which, after shipping charges, would be the same or more expensive than american made federal champion.

    whatever floats your boat. more champion available for me ;)
     
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