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Recommend .45 ACP Ball Ammo

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ZBill, Aug 29, 2007.

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  1. ZBill

    ZBill Member

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    I am looking for a recommendation for a reliable, high velocity .45 ACP 230 gr FMJ round for use in a Government size 1911. Something hotter than the Winchester white box plinking ammo. Thank you, Bill
     
  2. Black Majik

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    Blazer Brass, Magtech, AE, Fiocchi. They all seem to be hotter than WWB. WWB value pack ammo feel kinda weak compared to other factory ammo.
     
  3. GTSteve03

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    Second Fiocchi. I've used it before, good stuff, and its a bit hot.
     
  4. McKnife

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    The cheapest you can find.
     
  5. hans1911

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    +1 on Blazer Brass and Fiocchi






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  6. Hardtarget

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    RELOAD! Make it as you like it. Anything from mellow to fire breathing. You may not want to bother...some of us like it though.

    Mark.
     
  7. sm

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    Another vote for Fiocchi
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    Aluminum cased Blazer
     
  8. Hoppy590

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    iv heard mixed about the Al blazer. anyone experiance anything bad
     
  9. Moonclip

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    Foreign ammo tends to run hotter. Someone I knew claimed Federal American Eagle was hot and it claims 850fps I believe on the box. But this guy was used to shooting range reloads at about 750fps. Would there be that much difference in recoil at 100fps difference? Both were standard 230gr FMJ loads out of a full sized Kimber.
     
  10. Rob96

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    I like running Fiocchi, S&B, Magtech and Federal AE for handgun ammo.
     
  11. [FH]K96

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    Blazer Brass has worked well in .40sw and .45acp. I have liked Magtech the best in .38 spl and .357 mag for range ammo.
     
  12. Kindrox

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    I have shot nearly all the 1k Blazer Al in 45acp, with not a single problem. I would be happy to buy it, if the price was right.

    Blazer Al 9mm however, I am done with. Seems more under powered that WWB and every once in a while the extractor will pull the case head off. Its happened a couple of times with two different guns, over a few thousand rounds.
     
  13. Cannonball888

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    Blazer Brass 230gr. Great ball ammo. It places the same as my Speer Gold Dot HP at 25 yards.
     
  14. Loyalist Dave

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    Fiocchi!

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    I use Blazer Brass, but to me it seems WWB is slightly hotter than BB. Maybe I'm wrong :confused:.

    I will say that every Fiocchi load I've ever shot has been a hot one. :)
     
  16. bb21

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    Blaser Brass

    Blazer Brass from Wal Mart, my opinion, the best value unless you reload. I like them because I can get some good brass to reload and the price is cheap, for quality ammo.
     
  17. 45shooter

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    Aluminum cased Blazer with 230gr FMJ ammo is the hottest "ball" ammo I've seen.
     
  18. ZBill

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    Thanks for all the input...

    looks like Fiocchi is the favorite. I'll try to get some and try it.

    What a great forum, Bill
     
  19. W.E.G.

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    Their is a school of thought that says a semi-wadcutter design is the best non-hollowpoint design.

    Pardon mah french...

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    I shoot alot of Blazer Brass in .40sw and .45acp and have had no problems. Also like Magtech if I can get a good deal. Never shot Fiocchi, but sounds like a need to give it a try.
     
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