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Range session with USA Forged ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by BlueHeelerFl, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. BlueHeelerFl

    BlueHeelerFl Member

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    I took my Ruger P95 and my S&W 63 to the range today and ran a box of Win USA Forged 9mm for the first time. I experienced 2 odd things with the ammo.

    First, when load with a mag loader, they would sort of stick and the follower would not push the top round fully up. It would sit there very loose. If i tapped the mag it would set properly. I never saw this happen before.

    The second, which might be related to the first, I experienced a ftf where the tip of the fml peeled back slightly exposing the lead underneath. I wonder if the rounds were still "sticking" and hung up.

    I'm on the fence with the USA Forged ammo if ill use it again. It was odd but for cheap range ammo I might be able to put up with it
     
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  2. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Winchester has always been iffy with me. Remington has the military 115 gr loading in a brown cardboard box that I'm seeing for about 8.79 locally I'd recommend trying that out.
     
  3. Jonesy814

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    A buddy of mine had a box of Winchester forged. It's a steel cases ammo. He had 1 rounds out of the 150 round box that wouldn't fire even after multiple tried. He also had a couple failure to feeds, which had never happened before with any ammo
     
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  4. Barr

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    When Remington brass ammo is $1 a box of 50 more it is worth it. Winchester Forged has been spotty for me.
     
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  5. TTv2

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    I despise steel case pistol ammo, at least those that aren't Zinc or Brass plated (Silver/Golden Bear) because the extraction of the cases in revolvers is difficult. Some of my semi autos can run 9mm steel case, but when brass case is not much more, there's no reason to buy steel unless it's all that's available or is bargain priced.

    In rifle calibers I find steel to be okay given the price. Even tho accuracy is not great, at 100 yards it's better than nothing.
     
  6. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Moderator Staff Member

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    It's nothing special, and I haven't shot tons of it yet, but so far it runs fine in my P89. Haven't tried it in any other guns yet.
     
  7. Barr

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    Run a .308 battle rifle at a 2-gun match, $8/box of 20 steel. Yes please!
     
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  8. Omaha-BeenGlockin

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    I bought a couple boxes in 9mm--shot them with no problems but I doubt I'll buy it again-----just seemed really cheap
     
  9. JONWILL

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    I think is just Tula steel case with Winchester on the box
     
  10. 1KPerDay

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    No clubs around here allow it because it's all steel jacketed/magnetic bullets.
     
  11. Barr

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    My hacksaw says lead core and a very soft jacket. 98% of targets are cardboard. Only seen two steel rifle targets at two matches in two years at 100 yards.
     
  12. FL-NC

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    I shoot large quantities of this stuff. My Glock 17 doesn't mind it at all.
     
  13. 1KPerDay

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    Cool
     
  14. Palolosj

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    No, if it was steel cased Tula loaded in Russia there would be no problems.
     
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