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jwitagauge
01-26-2010, 19:41
What is a good fair priced target ammo for my 1911 45acp I want to buy in bulk if i can ive checked out the links thread but do not know what to get im looking for new ammo only no reloads thanks for any help anyone can give me

ronin.45
01-26-2010, 19:57
Wal-mart still has the best price around. Federal 230gr FMJ for $15.98 a box. The only problem is supply. You have to be religious about checking all your local stores. Everybody else I have seen is a couple bucks more.

bac1023
01-26-2010, 20:56
I mostly shoot WWB when I can find it.

flynlead
01-26-2010, 21:19
Wal-mart still has the best price around. Federal 230gr FMJ for $15.98 a box. The only problem is supply. You have to be religious about checking all your local stores. Everybody else I have seen is a couple bucks more.


:agree:just bought the last 100 rds they had

GVFlyer
01-26-2010, 23:26
Natchez Shooters has Blazer 230 gr aluminum case at $16.99/50. This is the same .45 ACP ammo that Widener's is presently selling for $18.50 per box.

HAIL CAESAR
01-27-2010, 02:57
What is a good fair priced target ammo for my 1911 45acp

If you are looking for real target ammo, never buy WWB. It has to be the worst ammo ever to try and shoot for accuracy. It has extreme velocity spread. Remington bulk is pretty decent.

bac1023
01-27-2010, 03:32
If you are looking for real target ammo, never buy WWB. It has to be the worst ammo ever to try and shoot for accuracy. It has extreme velocity spread. Remington bulk is pretty decent.

I believe he meant range ammo.



WWB works fine, as does Blazer Brass.

Quite a few member use it. I do like Remington as well.









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Cobra64
01-27-2010, 03:51
If you are looking for real target ammo, never buy WWB. It has to be the worst ammo ever to try and shoot for accuracy. It has extreme velocity spread. Remington bulk is pretty decent.

You're right, and it's filthy. I'm glad I've never bought WWB. :)

Someone on another forum shot one box of that stuff and this is the result.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/P2022-Dirty.jpg

bac1023
01-27-2010, 04:38
You're right, and it's filthy. I'm glad I've never bought WWB. :)

Someone on another forum shot one box of that stuff and this is the result.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/P2022-Dirty.jpg


That does look pretty bad, Cobra.

Believe it or not, I haven't found WWB to be overly dirty compared to some other range ammo.

That said, I have had some boxes seemingly worse than others in that regard.

HAIL CAESAR
01-27-2010, 13:17
The thing about WWB is that it has such an extreme velocity swings and is loaded so cheaply that it is barely capable of high 3's to 5 inches ( 7 shot groups) in most guns at 25 yards. And that is in a ransom rest. If you add in the human equation the "groups" get pretty big. WWB is not target ammo, and barely range ammo if you are serious about getting an idea where you are at in skill level.

If you are just trigger pulling for the blast and holes (somewhere) on paper then WWB is fine.

Not to put down anyone's favorite range ammo, but now you know why you are getting some of the groups you are getting.

Cobra64
01-27-2010, 13:41
The thing about WWB is that it has such an extreme velocity swings and is loaded so cheaply that it is barely capable of high 3's to 5 inches ( 7 shot groups) in most guns at 25 yards. And that is in a ransom rest. If you add in the human equation the "groups" get pretty big. WWB is not target ammo, and barely range ammo if you are serious about getting an idea where you are at in skill level.

If you are just trigger pulling for the blast and holes (somewhere) on paper then WWB is fine.

Not to put down anyone's favorite range ammo, but now you know why you are getting some of the groups you are getting.

I've been to a public indoor range a few times, and most of the shooters were more focussed on making noise, not accuracy. So I guess for their purpose, WWB is sufficient. ;)

okie
01-27-2010, 14:48
I paid 185 out the door for 500 rounds of S&B 45acp in November at a gun show:supergrin: for

LEAD
01-27-2010, 14:54
You're right, and it's filthy. I'm glad I've never bought WWB. :)

Someone on another forum shot one box of that stuff and this is the result.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/P2022-Dirty.jpg



Thats dirtier looking than my g21 after 10 boxes of WWB. I shoot mostly WWB and Reloads, I haven't found many factory target loads that shoot noticably cleaner, for the money this is your best value.

Cobra64
01-27-2010, 15:03
Thats dirtier looking than my g21 after 10 boxes of WWB. I shoot mostly WWB and Reloads, I haven't found many factory target loads that shoot noticably cleaner, for the money this is your best value.

For 9mm, I'll stay with Lawman, Fiocchi, Blazer and Gold Dots.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Ammo/P1020660.jpg

LEAD
01-27-2010, 15:07
I've not tried fiocchi yet, I like lawman, but its not as available, gold dots arnt target rounds, and Blazer is meh to me.

AZ Husker
01-27-2010, 15:22
Second vote for S&B. Usually can find a decent deal in bulk online.

Cobra64
01-27-2010, 15:37
I've not tried fiocchi yet, I like lawman, but its not as available, gold dots arnt target rounds, and Blazer is meh to me.

Fiocchi is hot stuff. :supergrin:

Blazer is my primary range fodder.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Targets/P1020201.jpg

Third shot.



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den888
01-27-2010, 17:45
Any brand name (except Wolf or Tula) FMJ/ball is good...

jwitagauge
01-27-2010, 22:52
thanks for the replies guys im mainly just looking for something to punch paper with i try for good groupings but im not near good enough to spend extra money on great ammo when i cant shoot it well enough to get great groupings anyway

jwitagauge
01-27-2010, 22:53
I paid 185 out the door for 500 rounds of S&B 45acp in November at a gun show:supergrin: for


im jealous i have not seen anything for under 250 anywhere i go or that much ammo

AZ Husker
01-27-2010, 23:17
$330 for 1000 rounds...

http://georgia-arms.com/45acp-1.aspx

GVFlyer
01-27-2010, 23:44
Due to component shortages, Georgia Arms hasn't had any .45 ACP for months.

I just bought another 500 rounds of Blazer 230 gr. aluminum case cartridges from Natchez Shooters at $16.99 / 50 because I can't find a better deal. I've been backordered for months on ammunition orders with Cabela's and Midway. I'd be happy if someone could point me to a better deal.

vtbluegrass
01-28-2010, 00:42
luckygunner.com
$40/100 seems to be the brass cased ammo price. I know I have posted several things on here that refer to this company but seriously they are glocktalk sponsers and have all the ammo you need.
The remanufactured MBI is working really nicely for me right now. Although I mostly shoot reloads I bought some loaded ammo to aquire more brass and I just haven't been in the reloading mood recently.

JohnTz
01-28-2010, 14:20
Allot of guys say Walmart but it seems that non of the Chicago area stores have any ammo at all. Any of you guys live near Chicago or suburbs that is aware of a wal-mart with ammo?

maxniman
01-28-2010, 19:32
Due to component shortages, Georgia Arms hasn't had any .45 ACP for months.

I just bought another 500 rounds of Blazer 230 gr. aluminum case cartridges from Natchez Shooters at $16.99 / 50 because I can't find a better deal. I've been backordered for months on ammunition orders with Cabela's and Midway. I'd be happy if someone could point me to a better deal.


I shoot Federal from Palmetto, good stuff
http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/45-ACP.php



http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/images/529-tn.jpg Federal .45 ACP 230gr FMJ
250rd bulk pack


$99.00 per 250rd pack

okie
01-29-2010, 01:49
im jealous i have not seen anything for under 250 anywhere i go or that much ammo

I'm so sorry my friend:crying:

FLIPPER 348
01-29-2010, 02:15
Someone on another forum shot one box of that stuff and this is the result.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Sig%20Sauer%20Guns/P2022-Dirty.jpg



what did it look like after he cleaned it?
did it fire ok??
was it clean before he shot the WWB???





....do you honestly believe 50 rounds of ammo could make a pistol THAT dirty!!

huntall50
02-05-2010, 08:18
So what if it dirty, clean it and shoot some more and clean it again. Its practice...

G36_Me
02-05-2010, 09:30
hijack just a bit, if you can, get into reloading.

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh133/lwdad/ReloadCost.jpg

AWMP
02-07-2010, 16:45
Just back from my local Wal-mart, 45acp went up $3.00 a box, now $18.98 and they only had one box left.

Wal-mart still has the best price around. Federal 230gr FMJ for $15.98 a box. The only problem is supply. You have to be religious about checking all your local stores. Everybody else I have seen is a couple bucks more.

Brucev
02-07-2010, 18:56
In my area I've been glad to find WWB .45 ACP 230 gr. FMJ's in the 100 rd. value pack for $34/100 rds. I have also occasionally found Remington 230 gr. FMJ at $18.99/50 rds. A local ACE Hardware store carries Magtech .45 ACP 230 gr. FMJ at $21/50 rds. Nevertheless... until I can get set up for reloading... I will hold my nose and continue to buy what .45 ACP ammo I can find so that I can enjoy some range time with my beloved S&W 625-2 and SA 1911 Mil. Spec. Sincerely. Brucev.