Least Expensive Quality Practice 9mm Ammo?

Least Expensive Quality Practice 9mm Ammo?

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    Least Expensive Quality Practice 9mm Ammo?

    Can anybody recommend a great value for a 9mm practice round?Thanks!!


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    Have not used it in 9mm, but have always liked the Blazer aluminum cased rounds.

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    The best value for target ammunition will be what ever you find in stock for a while. If you can stay below 30 cents a round for the near future you'll be doing well.

    I prefer Lawman or Remington but any name brand target ammunition will accomplish it's task.
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    I've never had a flaw with Magtech, even on firearms with light hammersprings. It shoots accurately and clean also.

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    Strictly for range use, I have found Sellier & Bellot and Aguila ammo to work fine. Generally, and before the current madness, I could buy either of these for around $9.85 - $10.00 per box.
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    A few weeks ago when you could actually buy ammo locally I used to buy Monarch (the brass stuff) from Academy. It put met at right around $12 a box. It was the cheapest range ammo I could find anywhere within reason and wasn't too dirty. As for right now, I haven't shot 9mm in a few weeks because I'm not going to pay $20 for a box.

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    Wolf and Tula are the cheapest.

    And no, its not corrosive, and your barrel and extractor are made from harder steel than the case, so it WONT hurt your firearm.

    It is dirty though, so cleaning takes a few minutes longer.
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    Any ammo you buy today. The price is only going to get higher.
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    MagTech and Blazer Brass
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    I would agree with the other posts on taking what you can get. Unless you have a lot of choices locally, you will probably have to just grab what you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CigarStix View Post
    Can anybody recommend a great value for a 9mm practice round?Thanks!!
    I buy Speer Lawman when I can get it. When I can't I use Federal American Eagle.
    Good luck finding any right now.

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    I've found that Federal's American Eagle is cleaner than most & dependable. It's not the cheapest, though, but not the most expensive, either. I haven't checked ammo prices for a month but I imagine it's all gone up in price.
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    All the brands mentioned in the previous posts are fine, but be sure that you are practicing with the same type of loads you are going to carry in
    your weapon. Same grain (115,135,147 etc.), same load (i.e. low recoil, +P, +P+, etc.).

    Also be sure to occassionally run your selected defensive loads just to be familiar with it's particular characteristics.
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    Ammo is ammo, especially for range use - whatever you can find!
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    Just a quick list of my favorite practice ammo, in order of preference:

    Remington UMC 119 Grain FMJ
    Blazer 115 Grain FMJ
    PMC Bronze 115 Grain FMJ
    Herter's Select Grade Brass Case 115 Grain FMJ

    Most have been found anywhere from $10 to $14, depending on sales, level of demand, etc. The Remington is by far the cleanest to shoot, the Herter's being the dirtiest (better break out the elbow grease). All have been about the same in terms of accuracy. No malfunctions.

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