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  • Winchester White Box 115 gr

    71 37.57%
  • Federal Champion 115 gr

    53 28.04%
  • Remington UMC 115 gr

    27 14.29%
  • Tula Ammo

    12 6.35%
  • Blazer

    37 19.58%
  • Other

    28 14.81%
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    Survey 9mm Cheap Target Ammo

    Most people either use or have used the cheaper Target ammo. Of the many kinds, these 5 seem to be the most used: Federal Champion 115 gr, Winchester White Box 115 gr, Remington UMC 115 gr, Tula Ammo 115gr & Blazer 115 gr. Tell me what you use and specifically don't use and why.

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    I like the Remington UMC and the Blazer Brass ammo of that list the best. The Winchester White Box really dirties up my guns, but performs good enough. I don't like to shoot steel cased in any gun except my Com-Bloc ones. I usually shoot Wolf, Silver or Brown Bear, but not Tula.

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    I use Federal and Winchester because they're cheap and not too dirty. Tried Remington but my M&P didn't like it and it sparked a lot. Haven't tried Blazer or Tula but from everything I've heard Tula is crap.

    I actually just ordered 1000 rounds of 115gr from freedommunitions.com for $167 w/shipping. If you order by Vday and use the code "first10" you get 10% off. They used to make the remanufactured ammo for USA Ammo until recently. Now they're on their own.

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    Here are my current choices for bulk ammo by the case:

    Sellier & Bellot : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1280 fps
    Federal Range & Target : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1180 fps
    PMC Bronze : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1150 fps
    PRVI Partisan : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1148 fps

    They are all cheap by the case, and the bottom 3 are preferred for IDPA competition because the recoil is minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhodco View Post
    Here are my current choices for bulk ammo by the case:

    Sellier & Bellot : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1280 fps
    Federal Range & Target : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1180 fps
    PMC Bronze : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1150 fps
    PRVI Partisan : 9mm 115 GR FMJ Muzzle Velocity : 1148 fps

    They are all cheap by the case, and the bottom 3 are preferred for IDPA competition because the recoil is minimum.
    Do you find that the PMC, PRVI and S&B leave black residue inside your gun....more than other brands such as Blazer or Lawman?
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    I use blazer brass 20 for 100 in the UK.

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    I have used WWB in 9mm, and currently use it in .380, and .40.....no problems, and I really do not notice any more residue than other brands.....

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    I currently use a lot of the Federal Champion from Walmart for range blasting/practice and informal competitions; in the newer 100-pack boxes it is the least-expensive yet reliable and fairly accurate stuff that I will feed my Glocks. Note on the box says don't use it in ported or compensated weapons, so I don't.

    The CCI Blazer (original aluminum-case) and Blazer Brass (brass case) stuff is more accurate and slightly more powerful, but costs 10%-20% more. I will usually use the original Blazer for outdoor competitions, so I won't be concerned about losing brass in the grass/mud/snow (the aluminum cases are not reloadable). I've found the CCI Blazer ammo is the most consistent and accurate factory-loaded 9mm ammo in my Glocks, makes minimum power for IDPA (even in the subcompacts), and it's very reliable. The Glock factory uses it for testing Glocks and providing the fired cases for ballistic I.D. (little brown envelope in your Glock's box). Good stuff, and I'd use it all the time if I could get it as cheaply as the Champion.

    I use the double-stacked 100-round green/white boxes of Remington/UMC jacketed hollow point ammo in many of my guns for testing their reliability with JHP ammo, defensive training, and some competitions. It is accurate, reliable, and the only reasonably-priced JHP ammo that I can find locally. I will not use the yellow-box UMC FMJ ammo, as I have seen many functioning problems with it in other folks' weapons, and the accuracy seems to be below average as well.

    I have used the Winchester White Box value-pack 100 rounds boxes on and off for many years; it seems to be mostly decent stuff, but its accuracy seems to be hit-and-miss, shooting very well in some guns and rather poorly in others. If you use it, check the rounds carefully as you load your magazines, as many examples of deformed bullets and/or cases have turned-up in the last year or so among folks who use a lot of it.


    I won't use imported steel-cased pistol ammo in any of my handguns. Not worth the buck or two per box saved, in my opinion, based on functioning and accuracy problems I have (personally) seen (and also heard of) in some weapons.
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    Very Good Report DJ. Thanks.

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    Doesn't matter to me if they are dirty. I clean it all away every other week or so.

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    I use what ever I can find on sale WW, Rem, Fed, AM Eagle, Blazer, Blazer Brass. There all really about the same. But no tula, Brown or Silver bear all too dirty for my liking

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    I usually just use the Federal Premium $18 for a box of 100 of thre .40 and like $15 for a box of 100 of 9mm. I like the Winchester that comes 100 rounds to the white box. It isn't much more the FP. Blazer have seen to work pretty good for me. My wife put some Remington through her M&P. had a bit of a kick and alot of flame out of the end, but no malfunctions.

    Like I said I stick with Federal premium FMJ for range and practice. Federal Premium low recoil hollowpoints for SD

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    I use the Federal Champion 115gr FMJ, because the local Wally World sells them in 100 round value packs for $19. That's the cheapest I can get anywhere.

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    Walmart raised most of their ammo prices today here in FL. Most went up $1 per box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrcs View Post
    Walmart raised most of their ammo prices today here in FL. Most went up $1 per box.
    Well, if ammo went up there, it'll be going up in other Walmarts, too. I was in one of the local WMs tonight, but I didn't go near the Sporting Goods as I was in a rush to get home (snowstorm on the way).
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    Blazer Brass and Federal, from WalMart, because its cheap.

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    I like CCI Lawman, Federal Champion, and WWB in that order.

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    I used to use the Federal Champion, but I believe that it is much weaker now and much less accurate than S&B, Magtech and even WWB. I E-mailed Federal, but have not received a response. All three of my 9s perform worse with the Champion.

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    I usually use the federal champion and PMC would be second, haven't noticed much of a difference between the two.

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    I have used all of these in my LC9 and M&P 9c except Tula and they perform fine. I haven't figured which one is the dirtiest because I clean after I shoot (it beats mowing the grass). Mostly I use Federal and Winchester White Box.

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