Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

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Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by GRR » 18 May 2011, 22:49

Any suggestions for a good/cheap range round.

So far I've read that Magtech seems pretty decent ($19.50 a box of 50)

Ammunition to go has some Independence for about ($17 a box of 50), but don't know anything about it.

both are 230g FMJ

gonna get some Federal HST for serious loads, but want something cheaper to practice with.

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by PainKillaX » 18 May 2011, 23:13

Winchester White Box from Walmart. I can't think of the price off the top of my head but they come 100 round boxes.

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Post by Visceral_Malice » 18 May 2011, 23:40

+1 to that WWB and its $33/100. Also Prvi Partisan markets their ammo under the name Monarch at Academy and the 45acp stuff is surprisingly good for $18/50. Also, the brass is decent if you're going to reload (which you should for 45). I reload good plinking ammo with Barry's bullets at about 20 cents a round.

Magtech, IMO, is dirty and not very accurate. I don't personally recommend it.

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by Buffman » 19 May 2011, 04:39

$16.97/50 for Federal Champion. Used to be $14.97, but has gone up lately. I think it shoots better and cleaner than Winchester White Box.

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by bobapunk » 19 May 2011, 05:56

my FNP-45 dislikes WWB unless I re-size each cartridge... American Eagle by Federal or Remington UMC are what I usually try to find. I have shot Independence before and it functioned fine, but as others said, it is dirty and not very accurate.
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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by panzermk2 » 19 May 2011, 06:10

Blazer is great plinker ammo.
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Post by flyingirish04 » 19 May 2011, 07:37

I would stay away from the WWB stuff. The QC on that stuff is terrible. I am with Jay, I love blaser, and I shoot a lot of UMC for 45 because I bought around 5000 rounds about five years ago, and still haven't got through them. Plus I bought some more from fuzzy last year.
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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by GRR » 19 May 2011, 08:31

I've shot the Remington umc and it seemed pretty dirty to me too. I had heard the white box is dirty, but never tried it. May check out Blazer. Blazer is an aluminum case I believe and can't be reloaded, not that I'm gonna do that yet, but I may save my brass to offset some cost.

Federal Champion may be something to try. Where do you find it at sub $17 a box?

Just got a FNP-45 tactical and would rather spend more time shooting than cleaning :)

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Post by panzermk2 » 19 May 2011, 09:24

Then get Blazer Brass ammo.
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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by PainKillaX » 19 May 2011, 09:29

I also like Blazer as far as cheap ammo goes.

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Post by SHEEPDOG » 19 May 2011, 11:40

Look at Georgia Ammo.

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by GRR » 19 May 2011, 12:23

Thanks guys, picked up a box of the Federal Champion at Wally World. I'll check the gun shop out next week and give Blazer a shot.

If the Federal is good it breaks down to around $340/1000 rds so that's not bad, just need to shop around for bulk. I'll see what I can find the Blazer for. Either way, $16-17 a box is way better than the $25 the range changes for .45.

Gonna shop around for some Federal HST online. Want to try that as the SD round.

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Post by panzermk2 » 19 May 2011, 13:38

You might want to try our SD 45acp round,

http://www.eliteammunition.net/catalog/ ... 155948.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by Buffman » 19 May 2011, 14:10

GRR wrote:Thanks guys, picked up a box of the Federal Champion at Wally World. I'll check the gun shop out next week and give Blazer a shot.

If the Federal is good it breaks down to around $340/1000 rds so that's not bad, just need to shop around for bulk. I'll see what I can find the Blazer for. Either way, $16-17 a box is way better than the $25 the range changes for .45.

Gonna shop around for some Federal HST online. Want to try that as the SD round.

You honestly won't find the blazer aluminum much cheaper than the federal champion. Blazer Brass is about the same cost as Federal Champion since they're basically the same round just loaded by a different company that are both owned by ATK..

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by GRR » 19 May 2011, 14:35

panzermk2 wrote:You might want to try our SD 45acp round,

http://www.eliteammunition.net/catalog/ ... 155948.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Is it only available in a +P ?

You got any pics/vids with the expansion on these?

I was gonna stick with standard charge stuff for now. Didn't want to worry about having to change springs or anything yet.

I am however gonna try your protector II and T-6 rounds for my Five-SeveN.

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Post by Buffman » 19 May 2011, 15:59

FNP-45 T is rated for +P You won't need to worry about springs. It'll eat anything :)

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by panzermk2 » 19 May 2011, 21:14

GRR wrote:
panzermk2 wrote:You might want to try our SD 45acp round,

http://www.eliteammunition.net/catalog/ ... 155948.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Is it only available in a +P ?

You got any pics/vids with the expansion on these?

I was gonna stick with standard charge stuff for now. Didn't want to worry about having to change springs or anything yet.

I am however gonna try your protector II and T-6 rounds for my Five-SeveN.

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by SHEEPDOG » 20 May 2011, 08:57

Great for plinking, if your plinking HOG's. :lmao:

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by MikeSantor » 20 May 2011, 11:18

Dont mean to Semi hijack but does anyone know how PMC Bronze FMJ is for plinking? I have a guy that wants to trade me a bunch for a few bracelets but I have never herd of it. Found a lot of mixed reviews...

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Good 45 ACP ammo for plinking

Post by flyingirish04 » 20 May 2011, 12:10

yes, it is great plinking ammo.
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