Federal American Eagle opinions

This is a discussion on Federal American Eagle opinions within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I was just shipped 1000 rounds of the wrong ammo. I received Federal American Eagle 165 grain in 40 S&W. I normally use Speer Lawman ...

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    Federal American Eagle opinions

    I was just shipped 1000 rounds of the wrong ammo. I received Federal American Eagle 165 grain in 40 S&W. I normally use Speer Lawman for my target practice and I am deciding whether to send this back - they are out of Speer Lawman in 165 or 180 grain but do have some 155 grain I could swap for.

    Since it is just for target practice, I am leaning toward just keeping the American Eagle. Anyone had any problems with it?

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    If your satisfied with what you paid, I'd keep it. I don't have a .40 cal, but I run 9mm and .45 thru my Glocks all the time. 'Good range ammo IMHO.
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    AE is great ammo i think its better then Speer lawman ammo.
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    Federal and Speer are both owned by ATK. I've shot more American Eagle ammo than probably any other factory loaded brand. I think you'll find that it is at least as good as Speer Lawman, and may shoot cleaner. FWIW, I know for a fact that American Eagle is loaded on the same machines, with the same components and the same QC as Federal's more expensive ammo.

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    John said it all, keep the AE, shoot it and enjoy it, especially if it was priced right.

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    Thanks, you all have put my mind at ease so I think I will keep the American Eagle. If it works well, then I'll have an alternative I am comfortable with in the future. It was the same price as the Speer Lawman ($299 incl shipping for 1000 rounds).
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    American Eagle is fine. I've shot several thousand rounds of the stuff (.45). It is great for training.

    The price might be a bit of an issue, however. I can usually find AE a little cheaper than Lawman (I like Lawman also). See if they will give some credit or coupons. You never know unless you ask.

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    I got it from AmmoMan and couldn't find anything cheaper except Wolf. My nearest Walmart is 70 miles away and nearest Cabellas is 250 so I am relegated to mail order. In my mind, anything under $0.30/round with shipping is not too bad.
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    AE is great training ammo IMO. Wolf is NOT on my list for anything but my AK.
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    Good practice ammo...
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    I've never bought Fed Amer Eagle. Seems pricy to me.
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    American eagle has always worked very well in my guns.

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    I've shot AE in my revolvers without a problem. They always go BANG!

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    I've used American Eagle in several calibers, and never had a problem with them. Good stuff.
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    I have used Federal, & American Eagle, but never Federal American Eagle?
    Or is AE made by Federal?
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