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Old March 13th, 2017, 07:29 AM   #1
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
Could have found that out a long time ago the hard way. Had a Glock 17, buddy wanted me to try his hot new 9mm loads he was working one. Shot a mag of them, recoil seemed way overboard. I asked how he worked up these hot loads, he told me "I just put powder in them till no more fits".

Never shot reloads again. The Glock is fine and still works great 20 years latter... I got lucky.
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Could have found that out a long time ago the hard way. Had a Glock 17, buddy wanted me to try his hot new 9mm loads he was working one. Shot a mag of them, recoil seemed way overboard. I asked how he worked up these hot loads, he told me "I just put powder in them till no more fits".

Never shot reloads again. The Glock is fine and still works great 20 years latter... I got lucky.
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