View Poll Results: Multiple Choice: Which Ammo is Dirty/Smokey when shooting/using?

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  • PMC FMJ Brass

    4 11.11%
  • Georgia Arms Brass

    0 0%
  • USAammo Brass

    1 2.78%
  • CCI Blazer Aluminum

    3 8.33%
  • CCI Blazer Brass

    3 8.33%
  • Winchester White Box

    2 5.56%
  • Winchester Rangers

    0 0%
  • Remington UMC Brass

    2 5.56%
  • Remington Nickel

    1 2.78%
  • Aguila Brass

    3 8.33%
  • Brown Bear

    6 16.67%
  • Tula Steel

    14 38.89%
  • Federal Classic/Standard Brass

    1 2.78%
  • Federal American Eagle

    2 5.56%
  • Federal Champion

    3 8.33%
  • Magtech Brass

    0 0%
  • Speer Lawman Brass

    0 0%
  • Ruag Ammotec Steel

    3 8.33%
  • Sellier & Belloit Brass

    2 5.56%
  • MFS Brass

    0 0%
  • Wolf Steel

    9 25.00%
  • Silver Bear Steel

    4 11.11%
  • Prvi Partisan Brass

    1 2.78%
  • Hornady Brass

    0 0%
  • Speer Gold Dot

    0 0%
  • Fiocchi Brass

    1 2.78%
  • None, Irrelevant, etc.

    6 16.67%
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    Ammunition Dirty/Smokey to Shoot and Use?

    I have experience with enough brands of ammunition to see which brands shoot cleaner and dirtier. But, I thought it would be good to see what everyone else's experience would reveal.

    I shoot 9mm and 380's and don't shoot .40, .45 or other calibers, so I don't know if clean/dirty rating crosses calibers or might depend on what caliber/model of ammo from a particular brand.

    The Poll doesn't allow you to give star ratings so unless I do a separate poll for each ammo brand, I can't really rate them except YES/NO.

    I have listed as many brands of NEW ammunition only. You may vote for any number of brands that you think is Dirty. By Dirty I mean two things: residue left in the gun and smoke/debris when firing.

    Thanks for supporting polling.
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    The only ammo of those I have used that I would say is dirty is Blazer aluminum w/FP lead bullets. This was shooting it with a revolver which leaves more residue anyway because of the cylinder gap, but my hands were black when I finished the box. This doesn't happen with WWB or Remington UMC, or even my reloads using Bullseye. I suspect it is due to the lead bullets more than the powder or type of case.
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    It just seems that any steel ammo, or REALLY cheap ammo is dirtier.........I tend to pay a few bucks, and stay away from it.....

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    my experience also.I like the nickel plated casings for mine.hornady and silver bear are nickel plated.

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    I believe this to be an irrelevant question, because when you're finished shooting, you need to clean the gun(s) anyway.

    In practice, I shoot my own lead-bullet reloads that use WW231. They're a little dirty. But it doesn't matter, because that dirt has no effect upon the guns I use.

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    Dirtyt bullets are not my favorite, the thing I am not a fan of is smokey rounds. I do shoot some competitive shooting and in the afternoon facing west and shooting 4 strings of 2, smoke and the sun coming over the berm can be a distraction I don't like. As far as the gun goes, I agree withthe previous poster, I too clean mine after each use. I like cleaning my guns and it doesn't take much time at all.

    I know what I like and I load to that spec. I am happy and when I shoot happy is a good thing.

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    OK, so based upon the poll, I should stay away from Tula and Wolf. Got it.

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