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    9mm - Factory ammunition (reliability)

    What brands should I stay away from and what brands have you found reliable in your CZ 9mm?

    Hornady
    Winchester
    Maxxtech
    Sellier & Bellot
    American Eagle
    Fiocchi
    Barnaul
    Belmont

    Local shop only had Maxxtech, so will give that a go first but will be looking at a bulk order shortly.

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    I bought bulk Belmont (1k rounds in a can) recently and it appears to work fine for my purposes - shooting IPSC badly with a CZ SP01 Shadow

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    When I shot pistol I used Belmont also with zero issues. All of my mates shot it aswell before going to reloads and also had no issues.
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    Might have to drop in and pick some up. I think they are based in Wanganui?

    Any point in getting the Frangible ammunition over the FMJ?
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    I put 1k PMC Bronze 9mm through my Shadow without any issues.
    Laziness isn't worth a damn unless it's done properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    I put 1k PMC Bronze 9mm through my Shadow without any issues.
    Same except 2k. Can't get it at a decent price anymore though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    Might have to drop in and pick some up. I think they are based in Wanganui?

    Any point in getting the Frangible ammunition over the FMJ?
    Not really unless you're shooting steel at very close range.

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    Is Maxxtech that steel cased stuff sold by Gun shitty?

    If so a guy on the line next to me had several fail to fires with it but it could've been a dirty gun...

    No probs with PMC Bronze here either and the Speer Lawman fed fine too

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308 View Post
    Is Maxxtech that steel cased stuff sold by Gun shitty?

    If so a guy on the line next to me had several fail to fires with it but it could've been a dirty gun...

    No probs with PMC Bronze here either and the Speer Lawman fed fine too
    Pretty sure it is brass, but not suitable for reloading. It was literally the only 9mm ammunition on the shelf. Only bought two boxes of 50, so will put them through then go onto the Belmont stuff.

    ** Re-loading Note: These cases feature a .035" internal sleeve that serves to both reinforce the case in the head area, and to prevent bullet set-back. This sleeve comes to within .210" of the case mouth and is easily seen during a case inspection. This sleeve reduces the available case volume and as a consequence powder charge that would duplicate a factory load in a normal case will produce high pressures in the MAXXTECH brass. With a proper powder charge, this brass might be a great idea, however, regular published 9mm data should not be used in this brass! **
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    Right you are, my memory is probably wrong

    Have put American Eagle through it too no dramas but a bit "bumpier"

    I've got 50 of the Freedom ammo yet to try but after that it's all reloads

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    Hornady- haven't tried
    Winchester - all OK
    Maxxtech- shot OK, but Shit for reload potential, and your range mates May not be mates.....
    Sellier & Bellot- all OK
    American Eagle - haven't tried
    Fiocchi- all OK
    Barnaul -all OK
    Belmont -all OK

    All out of a shadow. Plus a few thousand more reloads.
    Nothing has matched N320 and rusa 124gn ...... for accuracy and ease of shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raging Bull View Post
    Might have to drop in and pick some up. I think they are based in Wanganui?

    Any point in getting the Frangible ammunition over the FMJ?
    What weight is the frangible ammo?
    Some I've seen has been 100 grain bullets, which won' t make power factor for IPSC.

    Okay for speed shooting on steel though.

    Also, some has a sintered copper bullet that is really hard and will fuck your barrel pretty fast.
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    The Fiocchi 9mm used at my local range seem to have a significant number of split cases.
    Not sure whether this is a bad batch confined to one dealer here in southland, or whether it's a wider issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max Headroom View Post
    The Fiocchi 9mm used at my local range seem to have a significant number of split cases.
    Not sure whether this is a bad batch confined to one dealer here in southland, or whether it's a wider issue.
    I was at my range and a guy shooting Fiocchi (Lawman?) out his sp01 had nearly all of them split.
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    I know @Rushy's Springfield XD doesn't eat maxxtech very well
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