This is a discussion on Not really 9mm.. within the MP Ammunition forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I bought 1000 of these locally. Look great, clean, nice brass, shiny jackets, etc. Range results pretty sad. 3 or 4 shots ok and then ...
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|March 13th, 2017, 07:29 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2017
Not really 9mm..
I bought 1000 of these locally. Look great, clean, nice brass, shiny jackets, etc. Range results pretty sad. 3 or 4 shots ok and then fliers..... I followed with a mag of Federal, one of Blazer, one of AE. No problems with accuracy. Back to these. Couple ok then fliers...
So I came home and tore a few apart. The bullets are measuring 8.90mm to 8.92mm. Certainly not the full 9.0mm the Federal, Blazer, and AE all measured.
SAAMI spec is 9.030-.076. After the math, that leaves a minimum of 8.954. Not much rifling engagement...
Called U.S. Distributor for this Brazilian made ammo, and explained my issue. No argument, sent UPS label, and promised to refund any unused ammo. Just sent, and awaiting refund.
It was some of the cheapest I found locally, and probably ok for the 90% or so of shooters that don't know poor accuracy or consistency when they see it. It' too easy to blame the short barreled gun or the shooter (like me). Facts don't lie. Ok for plinking, not for competition.
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|March 13th, 2017, 08:36 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2006
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|March 13th, 2017, 02:55 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northen VA
Welcome aboard from Northern VA
You have to be careful when buying reloads.
Make sure you are buying from a reputable company. A lot of folks on here can recommend some.
When I am trying a new company for reloads, I will order a small sample of their product, usually a 100 round box. Upon arrival, I examine the rounds carefully for bad crimping, crooked seating or any other indications of a sub-standard reload job. Once I am satisfied the rounds are good, only then will I try them in my guns. If they shoot well, I will order larger batches.
|March 16th, 2017, 02:57 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2007
I never touch anybody else's reloads, for the same reason G56 doesn't. I reloaded myself, and that's what I shoot 80% of the time.
Not shooting as much now, but had been going through well over 1000 rounds a month, not including competitions.
|March 16th, 2017, 04:25 PM||#9|
Join Date: Jun 2016
Never shot reloads again. The Glock is fine and still works great 20 years latter... I got lucky.
|March 16th, 2017, 05:59 PM||#11|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
Truer words were never said...