Least favorite bulk/commercial FMJ target ammo

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    Least favorite bulk/commercial FMJ target ammo

    Lots of posts about people's favorite ammo, but what is the one brand that you'd most likely avoid? For me, it's UMC in 40 S&W (180 grain). I bout a 250 round bulk box and had 3 FTEs in the first 50 shots. Maybe I was limp wristing that day, but I've never had an FTE in about 5,000 other shots.

    I just shot some of the Winchester 100 round value pack 40 S&W 165 grain and was pleasantly surprised.

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    In 5.56/2,23, it's Winchester Q34131A. That's the stuff that's made in Israel, and not to be confused with Q3131 which is American-made. In three courses, I seen that stuff fail and tie up guns badly.
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    I fired a brand called " Tul" I think it was, today. It was terrible. Failed to feed when loading a magazine into an empty gun, failed to feed after firing and it was dirty as all hell after firing 2 magazines through my LCP. I definitely DO NOT recommend Tul ammo.
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    For me, PMC Bronze in .40. Inconsistent and dirty, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Regoria75 View Post
    I fired a brand called " Tul" I think it was, today. It was terrible. Failed to feed when loading a magazine into an empty gun, failed to feed after firing and it was dirty as all hell after firing 2 magazines through my LCP. I definitely DO NOT recommend Tul ammo.
    I had one complete box of .380's from TulAmmo that would not feed into my Sig P238 or my friends S&W Bodyguard, the rounds were too long in overall length to allow the slide to close completely. Never again. It was dirty but that's not a huge deal to me.
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    I've had more problems with S&B 9mm FMJ than anything else (a FTE and a couple of dud primers out of a box of 50).

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    9 mm Monarch Ammo from Academy sports. Dirtier than all get out. Takes twice as long to clean after using this ammo. Also can get squibs and is very inconsistent.
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    In .22LR, it is absolutely Winchester white box.

    One out of 20 is a dud. The bullets are often set in the casing at an off-angle so that they often can't even be loaded into a revolver cylinder.

    For the same price, you can get a brick of Federal. There's a night and day difference between the two.
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    .30 Carbine Wolf, it doesn't create enough pressure to fully work the bolt. It is only good for FTE drills
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    I've shot thousands of rounds of Tula and had one squib and a few light primer strikes. I won't completely avoid it but I will always be extra wary when I do shoot it.
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    My favorite is S&B(9mmFMJ).I've bought 5 cases of it and never had a failure,plus it's hotter than all the others except Lawman.The worst case of ammo I bought was UMC(9mmFMJ).Out of the case I had seven dud primers.I've also used Tula,WWB,without issue.

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    Not a big fan of WWB in .45, either. The stuff was absolutely filthy!

    In .22lr, Thunderbolt is plagued with misfires. It was a gift, so it seemed wrong not to shoot it, but it got to the point that I kept an empty box next to me for all the rounds that failed to go "bang" after 2 tries.

    None that I have used in any other caliber has really stood out as being especially bad.

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    Federal 9mm. Gosh that stuff sucks, I've never fired a more inconsistent brand.
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    These responses are odd. Much like anythign else opinion based it is all over the place. I love federal 9mm myself. I hate remington branded stuff. Can't say why. Bad experience when I was first shooting. Probably all my fault though.

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    My least favorite would have to be Wolf 7.62x54R 148gr FMJ. Ive had ruptured casings, inconsistent charges, its all over the place on paper. For a while thought it was me but took 2 boxes to the range, 1 Wolf 1 brown Bear. Fired a magazine from 75 yards with iron sights and had a 7" spread with a tendency to fire high right using the Wolf. Using 203gr Brown Bear SP, i kept it under 3" with a tendency to fire just high of center. Going to test the difference using the scout scope i just bought soon just to see what it is.

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