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Quality 9x19 ammo recommendations

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Warp, Feb 9, 2018.

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  1. I6turbo

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    I find S&B 9-mm to be filthy shooting compared to most other ammo. Lots of power residue including some little yellowish particles. It didn't used to be this way, but in the time since they were acquired by the Brazilian company CBC (Magtech ammo), the lots I've had have gotten to the point that they leave waay too much crap in my guns to suit me.

    In the pictures below you can see some of the yellowish flakes. What you can't see as clearly in these photos is that there is also too much normal-looking "burned powder" residue too.

    S&B in a Hi Power:
    BHP with S&B.jpg

    S&B in a CZ
    PCR with S&B.jpg

    Here's the above CZ after firing some Perfecta that followed the S&B. You can see that the yellow flakes were blasted away, but when disassembled for cleaning you'll find some of the S&B residue down lower in the gun:

    PCR with Perfecta.jpg

    Here's a gun that's fired a good bit of GECO, which I find to be great ammo, and cleaning burning. This one is 45 ACP instead of 9-mm, but both burn equally clean IME
    97 B with GECO.jpg
     
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  2. RA40

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    This is nice ammo, my perception is this does not jump out in terms of perceived "warmth". Have run a couple boxes of the Men as well as Ruag. As mentioned middle of the thread, the Lawman feels warmish. This is my practice round for the HST's with similar results. Haven't found anything for practice that approximates the +P HST loads. (?)
     
  3. Warp

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    For less expensive FMJ stuff, it's hard to approximate +P modern defensive loads. A couple mentioned earlier are the closest I've had...Yavex, and Prvi Partizan 124gr NATO (PPM9). And 115gr Speer Lawman, which feels the hottest of the three weights to me in terms of perceived recoil
     
  4. JDR

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    When Cabelas puts Fiocchi 115gr on sale at $9.99 I stock up on it, really good stuff.
     
  5. Warp

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    I get as good as/better ammo for less right now. Speer Lawman, Federal American Eagle, Fiocchi, Sellior and Bellot, Prvi Partizan, etc, are all available for less than that (after shipping/tax)

    You should look at the major online retailers ;)
     
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