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    Exclamation Ammunition Brands

    Which factory ammunition brands do you stay clear of personally and what are your bad experiences?

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    i had awful experience years back with "falcon" 12g as the brass expanded on firing making extraction impossible though i hear its improved
    remington ammo 22lr was filthy burning crap
    federal works well in 223 but not too consistent in velocity

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    Remington Viper, went to use a 500 pack that had been in the cupboard for 15 years, can't get any to fire, have tried 4 different rifles.

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    Long time ago now, but Stanley used to make 22 ammo. Had some hangfires from a pkt.

    Stirling solid 22 ammo ran very dirty through my Stirling 20P. Had to clean it after every packet or so, to avoid jams.

    Now and again people have failed primer strikes with 22 Remington Golden Bullet , but haven't had that happen to me.

    Fiocchi 9mm have had a run of split necks.Whether it was just an isolated batch sold locally or NZ wide, I don't know.

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    I've never had any luck with PMC. Tried the 223, 308 and 7.62x39 flavours and they've all shot badly. The 223 was really bad.

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    Hunting and Fishing's re-man 223. Mostly ADI 5.56 brass but with the odd bit of Lake City in there. All different years on the headstamps, some with 1.5mm flash holes, some with 2mm flash holes, trim lengths all over the place, inconsistent crimps, charge weights all varying. 4MOA from my bolt gun, if I was lucky.

    On the flip side, Speer .223, Nickel Cased, 64gr Gold Dot (the LE stuff) has shot really well and is basically just as cheap.

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    Federal 308 shoot ok but the brass was crap for reloading, also their 223 brass is pretty shit too

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    current Remington HV .22 ammo. Current Winchester HV ammo. CCI is the only .22 ammo worth buying - and Federal , which is made by CCI
    Cats have nine lives-which makes them ideal for experimentation...

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    For my older rifles I avoid S+B and PP.

    With the first it's giving flat primers in both 303 and 8x57.

    I know the rifles can Handel it and all but seeing flat primers in old classics like that doesn't sit well with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock river arms hunter View Post
    For my older rifles I avoid S+B and PP.

    With the first it's giving flat primers in both 303 and 8x57.

    I know the rifles can Handel it and all but seeing flat primers in old classics like that doesn't sit well with me.
    Funny you say that as I have also had the odd flat primer in the Prvi 9.3x62.

    Only issue I have really had was a bad batch of Sellier and Bellot 7mm rem mag, blowing holes through the brass at the belt and splitting necks.

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    I got a bunch of russian steel cased .22 off a mate
    It is real click bang pop stuff and the lube rubs off all over your fingers.
    I blasted a couple of hundred through my 10/22 to get rid and my red dot shat itself!!!
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    I find S&B BRASS is as hard as the hobs of hell ....putting it through resizing dies just about bends press handle.....we didnt bother picking it back up after one reload. has issues with PMC with misfires years back,pity as the soft projectiles worked great and it was accurate....china sport in 7.62x39mm found one where the steel case had a piece approx 2mmx2mm folded inside case neck and it blew out when it was fired....one would guess the neck tension on that round caused a rather high spike in pressure!!!!

    remington hypersonic shotgun amunition....fark my ears ring,my shoulder is sore and Im developing a nervious twitch just typing that...horrible gun wrecking shit,the only time Ive ever short shucked the pump and did it 3-4 times using up the 1/2 box of the green crap Id been given. DONT DO IT....

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    No one has mentioned anything about Belmont’s, must be a good sign? I have only heard good about them so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sako851 View Post
    No one has mentioned anything about Belmont’s, must be a good sign? I have only heard good about them so far
    I've always found their brass cased .223 to be pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PommyMcPomFace View Post
    Hunting and Fishing's re-man 223. Mostly ADI 5.56 brass but with the odd bit of Lake City in there. All different years on the headstamps, some with 1.5mm flash holes, some with 2mm flash holes, trim lengths all over the place, inconsistent crimps, charge weights all varying. 4MOA from my bolt gun, if I was lucky.

    On the flip side, Speer .223, Nickel Cased, 64gr Gold Dot (the LE stuff) has shot really well and is basically just as cheap.
    Hunting & Fishing's remanufactured .223 in 50 round boxes is made by Belmont. A lot of people like it. Personally I use new factory ammo.
    That Speer Gold Dot 64 gr. was the best kept secret, at $20 a box!

 

 

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