Is "American Quality Ammunition" decent ammo?

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  1. Orion8472

    Orion8472 Member

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    Looking to get some less expensive 45 Colt [for when I get an Uberti soon] and found American Quality Ammunition on a site and don't know anything about them. Do you?
     
  2. Bullseye

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    I don't know about "American Quality Ammunition" but I started reloading after I bought my 45 colt Uberti cattleman. It can be done cheaply and the simple equipment you would need would pay for itself probably before you purchased your 8th box of ammo. It is also one of the easiest cartridges to load and you can make them to suit your Uberti. That is my suggestion. It's fun too.
    I don't think there is a such thing as inexpensive 45 colt ammunition. Fiocchi, Magtech and Buffalo Bore are Ok but still 60 -70 cents per round. You can make better for half that much.

    Late Edit: I did find 250 ct American Quality 255 gr rnfp lead 45 colt on Cheaper than dirt website at around 105 bucks but then my shipping came to a total of around 127 bucks so it's still 50 cents a round. I'm not sure if the brass can be reloaded.
     
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  3. Orion8472

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    ~ 50 cents a round wouldn't be too bad for me. I really don't plan on shooting it a lot, just have always wanted that look [birdshead, case hardened, 5.5" barrel, and plan on getting a wide hammer for it from Taylors].

    As for reloading, I live in a relatively small apartment and have no table. I eat on my couch with a TV tray, so I'm not sure how I could reload. :confused:
     
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    I built a reloading bench for a buddy I think he spent like $30 for material, if you plan on shooting less than 250 rounds in your lifetime your right but for what 500 rounds cost you can dang near buy a lee setup build a small bench and enough components to load 500 rounds and with a little studying up you can have match grade ammo for that price
     
  5. gunlaw

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    Really consider reloading 45 colt. Once you start shooting it you will realize how fun
    it is to shoot. also very accurate and responds well to a variety of powders.i'm sure you will shoot more than 250 rounds,probably in the first session.
     
  6. Bullseye

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    On the other hand, if you won't be reloading and not shooting so much, I would get some "better" ammunition for the added $5. or $10. bucks a box. DO NOT USE +P ammo in your Uberti.
    I have read a few comments on this American Quality ammo and some say it's junk and others say it's better than it used to be. Nobody I found was raving about it.
     
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    Can't say but I'm leary of any thing with the word quality in the name
     
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    Quality (or beauty) is in the eye of the beholder (or producer in this case). I also would be leery of the "quality" of the round. I would buy a single box and evaluate before going in "whole hog" when buying it. I reload and would purchase them and just shoot them up then use the brass for reloading purposes if the cost was lower than new brass and they held up as well. But why spend almost as much for a possibly vastly inferior product as getting the good stuff. YMMV
     
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    Yep, that's when the money is sent to the marketing department rather than engineering and/or quality control departments.
     
  10. the Real Alpo

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    Used to be a brand of ammo called American. Headstamped A-Merc.

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    It was crap. The ammo was crap and the brass was so out of spec that it was, basically, unreloadable.

    I don't know if this is the same people, but with the name American in it, I wouldn't touch it.
     
  11. medic15al

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    It is the American Ammunition company (headstamp A-MERC) that has very poor quality components, inconsistent loads, and reports of firearm damage. Do a search on American Ammunition/ A-MERC and stay away!
     
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