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Ammo recommendations

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Machete, Nov 2, 2006.

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  1. Machete

    Machete Member

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    Can I get some recommendations on the best defense ammo and the cheapest and best plinking ammo for .45 ACP?

    I found a site where I can get Wolf .45 1000 rounds for 148.95. Is that a good price? I think the ammo is pretty good I fired off a box of it today with no problem, and while cleaning my pistol it didn't seem too dirty.

    Defensive ammo for my .45, I havn't really looked into yet.
     
  2. Phil DeGraves

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    I personally don't like the Wolf ammo. Speer Lawman or Federal American Eagle TMJ is what I usually practice with. Speer GDHP is about the best defensive ammo, but honestly, since defense depends more on bullet placement than on expansion, I wouldn't feel under protected using the ball ammo.
     
  3. Moonclip

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    I like Federal hydra shok 230 grain 45acp non plus p ammo in my defensive .45acp firearms. As for plinking ammo shop around, and especially if you don't reload see if you can find a deal on CCI blazer aluminum cased ammo. Some guns may not like it but most work fine.
     
  4. Ala Dan

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    From the defensive side, I like Hornady's 200 grain T.A.P. JHP's~:)
    From the "Shoot UP Ammo" side, I like MagTech's 230 grain FMC.:cool:
     
  5. wally

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    $149/1000 is a pretty good price for Wolf these days. I've been getting boxer brass cased Aguila or Fiocchi for $190/1000. Since once-fired brass is easily worth $30-50/1000 at gun shows, your price for Wolf is about as high as I'd go. I've shot lots of it (~12,000 rounds) when I could get it for $120/1000 or less.

    --wally.
     
  6. noresttill

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    WWB (and save the brass for when you reload it:) ) for plinking

    Speer Gold Dots 230gr Defensive.

    But both cycle well for me.

    Jesse
     
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