Favorite Ammo

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  1. InkEd

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    What is your favorite ammo? Also, feel free to mention in what gun you use it.
     
  2. Ky Larry

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    My favorite ammo is what I load myself. Are you asking about factory fodder?
     
  3. MMCSRET

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    I also prefer my handloads and made with my own cast bullets.
     
  4. Nate1778

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    +3 on the handloads as well.


    Although my favorite ammo is the rounds I am about to set off......



    Reminds me of the all wise question:

    "Whats your favorite beer"


    "The fifth one"
     
  5. kingpin008

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    Whatever goes boom at the lowest price. :D
     
  6. stchman

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    I like 54R shot out of my Mosin, big boom for a low price.
     
  7. DoubleTapDrew

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    For accuracy and consistency, handloads.
    Factory defensive handgun ammo: CorBon DPX, Speer Gold Dot, Federal HST (whichever the particular gun shoots most accurately and reliably)
    Factory rifle ammo: Military ball or Black Hills for EBRs (haven't tried others like hornady TAP or CorBon yet), Remington CoreLokt for deer (shoots most accurately in my 7mm-08) if I'm not using handloads.

    But don't forget extreme shock! I hear their 9mm Destroyer of Worlds 88gr HP will drop Godzilla with a single COM hit :p
     
  8. UniversalFrost

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    for factory defensive I use golddots in my 9mm, 40 and 45
    For basic plinking I either use my handloads or what ever is cheapest
    For rifle I load my own for plinking and hunting, but if I had to buy factory it would be nosler custom or weatherby. Hornady is another good choice.

    for cheap hunting factory loads (under $20) in rifles I like the federal power shok's since they seem to be the most consistent with their loads (after testing several different makers bottom end hunting bullets over my chrono and on paper)

    foregot to mention .22 i like mini-mags (they can be had for $7 a box of 100 here locally) for my 10/22's and remmy cyclones for everything else (this stuff is actually in stock where i am at, but at $2 for a box of 50, but better than nothing).

    shotguns, what ever is on sale, usually federal or winchester 100rd boxes in 6, 7, 7.5 or 8. for waterfowling I shoot what ever is cheapest and in quantity, luckily i am sitting on lots of winchester steel from a local kmart that was recently getting rid of their ammo they still had on shelves in the warehouse from the mid 90's and i walked out paying $3 a box of 25 (bought every case they had of it).
     
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  9. MovedWest

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    Another amen for handloads.

    When it comes to pistol and rifle loads for practice I like Federal American Eagle. They're less expensive than most, clean burning, accurate, and I can reload them if I want. For rimfire cartridges I really like CCI.

    -MW
     
  10. JImbothefiveth

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    CCI standard velocity.
     
  11. Mike U.

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    Winchester Ranger and Speer Gold Dot for the pistols. Mostly Federal and Brenneke for the shotguns. And whatever milsurp I can find for the milsurp rifles. The AK gets a steady diet of Wolf.
    Oh, and the .22's get whatever I can find, when I can find it.:(
     
  12. Arkansas Paul

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    Mine.
    .30-06
    150 gr Hornady Spire point
    56 grains H380
     
  13. Blue Brick

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    Federal.
     
  14. RevolvingGarbage

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    Thats a very wide open question, but I would have to say my favorite ammo is CCI .22 CB Shorts.

    I like shooting my Mossberg Plinkster, but the area I live is not quite "country" enough to touch off a full power .22lr. I do have plenty of room for plinking, and my backyard is plenty safe for it, but my neighbors would most likely get a but pissy about the noise.

    The .22 CB shorts are nice and quiet out of my rifle, they are very accurate, and they have plenty of power for punching through all kinds of interesting reactive targets.
     
  15. KBintheSLC

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    My favorite ammo is the stuff I find at Wally World on the rare occasion they have anything good in-stock.
     
  16. Erik M

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    Federal 9BPLE 115 Grain JHP +P+ are my Taurus 92's carry ammo, Brown Bear 115 grain FMJ and Speer 124 grain FMJ have been her range fodder these last couple months.

    My favorite load for my .380 is Buffalo Bore's 100 grain +p hard cast wadcutters.
     
  17. mesinge2

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    For Self-defense:

    For my 38 SPLs I like 125gr. JHP Corbon rounds - 950fps and 251ftlbs out of a 1.875 inch (enough said).

    For my 9mms I like Hornady XTP and 115gr Hornady critical defense rounds.

    For my 45 ACPs I like Corbon/Glasser Pow'R Ball because my kimber ultra is picky with hollow points.

    For my 44s I like 44 SPL 200gr Winchester Silvertips, 44 Mag Corbon Hunter 260gr BCHPs, and the Buffalo Bore 340gr +P+ power house rounds.

    For Practice, Plinking, and Target Shooting:

    Federal 36gr Plated round nose 22LR

    Magtech:
    38 SPL 158gr FMJ
    9mm 115gr FMJ
    45 ACP 230gr FMJ
    44 SPL Cowboy
    44 Mag 240gr SJSP
     
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  18. TJ AK-74

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    +1 :D
     
  19. possum

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    welcome to THR.
    what i load myself, and or what is avaliable and or what is the cheapest. if everything was equal my handloads would be my favorite, and wwb would be my favorite factory.
     
  20. renegade1alpha

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    For practice, pretty much anything that will cycle in my guns and go bang. That includes my reloads. As for self defense I ONLY carry factory loaded ammunition. I carry a Kahr CW9 and currently carring Buffalo Bore 124gr. +P hollow points. I also am very fond of COR-BON ammo.

    It is a VERY BAD idea to carry your own handloads for self defense. Lawyers LOVE those!


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    Don't look at me! I voted for the American!"
     
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  21. BADUNAME37

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    Speer 55g TNT bullets I load for my 22-250.

    They recommend not loading them past about 3.000 FPS as they may blow apart from centrifugal force, however I am pushing them at nearly 4,000 FPS. I have ALWAYS hit the target with a .22 round hole, yet a blade of grass in front of a woodchuck will cause the bullet to literally explode before it hits the woodchuck.

    I have killed woodchucks that didn't have any sign of any bullet entrance at all, because the were basically hit with miniscule shrapnel at such high velocities.

    I just thought, I should place one target about 24" behind a first target to see what hits the second target!

    Otherwise, I too like any handloads I create. There is a real satisfaction in doing all the preparation, to finally seating the new bullet and crimping (I always crimp as a separate last step).
     
  22. chevyforlife21

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    federal for everything
     
  23. stevelyn

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    Federal for nearly everything except SD.

    For SD Speer Gold Dots.
     
  24. coloradokevin

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    Well, a bunch of folks already beat me to it, but my favorite ammo is also the stuff I load myself!

    I personally disagree with this commonly stated opinion. While I personally don't carry my handloads for self defense, I'll emphatically state that this has nothing to do with lawyers. When the gun smoke clears, a shooting will need to be legally judged based on whether or not it was legally permissible for the person to have fired his/her weapon... not based on the type of ammo that was being used.
     
  25. gunnutery

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    Rifle: .308 Win (preferably American Eagle) shooting a Savage 10fp tactical (I'd also like a M1A eventually)

    Handgun: .357 Magnum (preferably brass cased, but cheap...not sure what cheap is anymore) shooting a GP100 and a SP101.
     
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