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Which 9mm ammo would YOU buy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Armueller2001, Aug 5, 2008.

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  1. Armueller2001

    Armueller2001 Member

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    I'm going to buy 1,000 rounds in the near future for stockpiling purposes and am trying to decide between these two. I don't currently reload, but am thinking about getting into it in a few years if it's worth it. I shoot a M&P 9mm.

    Option 1 - Armscor lead, w/ brass case $155/1k
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    Option 2 - Brown bear, w/ steel case $155/1k
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    Is it worth the extra cleaning trouble of lead to get brass cases that I can pick up and reload eventually, or sell? If I remember correctly, 9mm can be reloaded 4-5 times. I may just set down a blanket when I shoot and try to pick up the shells easily that way.

    Is one better to store for long periods of time?
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Brass cased, even with a lead bullet, over steel cased for the same price, any day.

    Unless you hot rod it, you can get many more.
     
  3. NG VI

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    Armscor!
     
  4. Armueller2001

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    Thanks for the advice.. I think I'll get the Armscor and just pick up the brass. Do you guys usually put a blanket down or how do you make it easier on yourself?
     
  5. .cheese.

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    sweep other people's ammo away from you first. Then pick up what's near you after your done. Usually you won't find it all.
     
  6. Guns and more

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    Around here, a thousand rounds isn't a stockpile, it's a good start.
     
  7. PhysicsGuy

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    where do they have armscor for 155?
     
  8. Armueller2001

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    aimsurplus.com
     
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    oh okay, I forgot they had some armscor
     
  10. Bartkowski

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    Since they are the same price get the armscor. The brown bear would only get my vote if it were cheaper.
     
  11. strat81

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    Brown Bear.

    I shoot S&B steel cased, Baurnal steel cased, and wolf steel cased in my CZ for IPSC. It works just fine.
     
  13. romma

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    Brown Bear. I have a Kahr 9mm with the polyhexagonal rifling that recommends jacketing.
     
  14. MCgunner

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    I shoot nothing but my own cast bullets for range practice, not a problem, and I can use the brass. So, buy the brass and send me your cases. :D My Kel Tec eats lead just fine and so does my Ruger, quite accurate in fact. I don't own guns that won't.

    Hmm, another reason not to spend 200 bucks more on a Kahr......
     
  15. Bartkowski

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    Ok, I haven't shopped for awhile, but last check WWB at Walmart was about $16 per box of 100, wouldn't 1000 rounds of that.... carry the 1.... be about $160+tax, with no shipping?

    What am I missing?
     
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    wwb 9mm is now $20 per 100 + tax
     
  18. strat81

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    For those playing along at home, the link Bartokowski posted is for steel-cased S&B. My link was for brass-cased. :)
     
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    I would go with the armscor. I have used the Brown Bear and it would not cycle my KP95. Had nothing but problems and ended up selling the ammo. I reload now and haven't had any problems with lead.
     
  20. GTSteve03

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    The S&B that strat81 posted also has sealed primers which will make it even better for stockpiling for the eventual SHTF/zombie situation. :D
     
  21. SureThing

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    I just bought 1k rounds of CCI Blazer from Natchez shooting supplies. I think it was $170 shipped.
     
  22. gun4funtime

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    go with the brass cases.

    If you are going to store for a long time, years and years, steel cases and fmj bullets can corrode together causing major pressure issues.

    lead bullets will not cause that much more cleaning or fouling unless loaded to "hot". Just shoot a mag of jacketed bullets at the end of a box of lead, and fouling is minimal.
     
  23. GRB

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    Go with this, go with that, as you please; but bear in mind you are thinking of lead bullets for your 9mm pistol. Will your 9mm pistol reliably cycle lead bullets?

    All the best,
    GB
     
  24. bestseller92

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    Spend a few extra bucks, go to Wal Mart, and get either 10 boxes of Winchester white box FMJ (around $20 per box of 100) or 10 boxes of Remington 115 grain JHP (around $24 per box of 100).

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  25. tblt

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    Shop around some more and don't buy wolf for a pistol
     
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