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Old 07-15-2011, 11:41 AM
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Default Favorite .45 ACP ammo

There are lots of choices out there:
Federal
Winchester
Fiocchi
Magtech
Remington
Speer
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etc.

Plus reloads from Miwall and LAX Range and others. Weighing cost, performance, cleanliness and accuracy, what's your preference these days for target practice with a 1911?
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:05 PM
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The kind that's the cheapest!

I buy reloads from a friend and have no problems and the price is damn right. Off the shelf I go with Federal from Walmart cause it's the cheapest and shoots great.
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the cheapest I can find that is factory, new brass. Usually its WWB/Remington megapack at Walmart.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:18 PM
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Never had a hiccup with Federals from Walmart, and they were the cheapest too.

$19 a box now...ouch.

Glad I started reloading.
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I like Remington: high quality and fairly priced.

It's hard to beat WWB with price. My only issue is that they seem to be lightly loaded. Not a deal breaker though.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:32 PM
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My favorite 45 ammo is 9mm
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I like the RWS stuff. Its cheaper and cleaner than the Walmart Federal.

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If you don't mind that its made overseas, PMC shoots very clean, straight, and cheap. They're a long time US ally, have a very high level of technical sophistication, and are host to thousands of US troops - I have no problem at all with ammunition made in South Korea.
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My favorite 45 ammo is 9mm


I tried Miwall reloads and had a couple where the bullet was bulging out of the case and I stopped buying their ammo. I liked federal before I started reloading.
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I like the Fiocchi and American Eagle. I just went through a couple of boxes with the Fiocchi without a hiccup.

I will never buy Remington again (crap).
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i only shoot Winchester and Remington in 45 ACP
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Whatever's cheapest or in stock at Wally. PMC is good but cant get any locally
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So far @ 2:15 Friday the votes are:
Federal-3
Winchester-3
Fiocchi-1
Remington-2
RWS-1
PMC-1
Am Eagle-1

Thanks for your help. There being no WalMart handy to me, I shop the internet.
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RWS, PMC Bronze, or if I run out WWB at Walmart. I prefer the RWS and PMC over WWB.
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WWB to get the brass.
Then 5 grains of W231 over 230grain RN plated.
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If you don't mind that its made overseas, PMC shoots very clean, straight, and cheap. They're a long time US ally, have a very high level of technical sophistication, and are host to thousands of US troops - I have no problem at all with ammunition made in South Korea.
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PMC in S Korea is supposed to be a modern, high quality plant. I've always liked PMC Bronze in everything I've fired. Never any problems, clean and can usually be found at good prices.
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PMC in S Korea is supposed to be a modern, high quality plant. I've always liked PMC Bronze in everything I've fired. Never any problems, clean and can usually be found at good prices.
I haven't used PMC in a few years but it was good stuff then.

I'd recommend it.
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My own reloads.

Commercial? Anything works great, even Wolf and Brown Bear.
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I'll echo the sentiment on PMC. Good stuff, shot straight, and clean. Preferred when I can find it at a decent price.

A close second WWB. Third Federal when I can actually find it in stock at Wally World.

I hope to try out Jack Ross .45 Auto soon.
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Winchester black talon 230gr lol
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If you don't mind that its made overseas, PMC shoots very clean, straight, and cheap. They're a long time US ally, have a very high level of technical sophistication, and are host to thousands of US troops - I have no problem at all with ammunition made in South Korea.
Their brass is my favorite commercial stuff to reload with.
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I don't shoot competition, or sit there measuring my grouping. So as long as the ammo works fine in the gun I can't really tell a difference. With that being said standard Winchester and PMC bronze has always worked great for me. Even cheap wolf .45 that I bought 500rnds of ran perfect in my cheap 1911.

The real test is gunna be what runs well in my .45 acp kriss super vector
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Where do you guys find RWS? Only place i found it was some place in Las Vegas.
Even tho I handload, I've heard good things about RWS.
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WM's Federal, WWB and Remington UMC inn that order which is cheapest to most expensive. They all have shot great. But now with the ammo prices going up again at WM I might finally start shopping online for ammo.
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S&B ftw!!!!! I love S&B's accuracy. I just wish they weren't so expensive.
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I've ran blazer brass around 400 rounds no problem just a tad bit dirty. Also cheap if not cheaper than pmc if you find it on sale.
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If you don't mind that its made overseas, PMC shoots very clean, straight, and cheap. They're a long time US ally, have a very high level of technical sophistication, and are host to thousands of US troops - I have no problem at all with ammunition made in South Korea.
So what you are saying is that if a country is weak and puppet enough to let our troops be stationed on its soil, its a good thing. I wonder how they feel about their troops not being stationed in US

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I tried Miwall reloads and had a couple where the bullet was bulging out of the case and I stopped buying their ammo. I liked federal before I started reloading.
Funny you brought that pic because it shows both the US army side arm and caliber. I guess you think pretty low of our army.
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I like any factory 45 ammo that still has LARGE primer brass!

So I don't like the new Federal, CCI, or Winchester NT stuff.
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There are lots of choices out there:
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Magtech
Remington
Speer
S&B
etc.

Plus reloads from Miwall and LAX Range and others. Weighing cost, performance, cleanliness and accuracy, what's your preference these days for target practice with a 1911?
Thanks.
My favorite ammo is my own home-rolled: range brass - Winchester LP primer - 6 grains of PowerPistol - 230g FMJ/LRN or similar. Medium-Full Power level; "point-and-shoot" accuracy. What's not to love?
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So what you are saying is that if a country is weak and puppet enough to let our troops be stationed on its soil, its a good thing. I wonder how they feel about their troops not being stationed in US



Funny you brought that pic because it shows both the US army side arm and caliber. I guess you think pretty low of our army.
No 9mm has its place, but this thread is about 45 and you said your favorite 45 is 9mm. I have a 9 and a 38 super because they are fun to shoot but they will never replace my colt 45

Also not everyone in the military uses 9mm.
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For target practice I like Fed Am Eagle 230g FMJ and Fiocchi 230g FMJ
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the cheapest I can find that is factory, new brass. Usually its WWB/Remington megapack at Walmart.
+1, just for range use, who cares, the cheaper the better...
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