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    Simple (or perhaps complex) Ammunition Question

    What makes one type of ammunition more accurate than another?
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    • Beretta 8000 Cougar
    • Bushmaster M4
    • CZ P-01
    • Kahr CW9
    • Kel-Tec P3-AT
    • Sig 239
    • Smith & Wesson M&P 9c
    • Smith & Wesson 646 .357 mag
    • Springfield Milspec 1911
    • Springfield XD-9
    • Taurus PT-145
    • Walther P22

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    The gun or the barrel i should say


    Certain guns like one type of ammo more than another

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    Your gun makes that choice more than the ammo manufacturer does.

    The only thing to do is try out several brands to find what your likes to eat the most.

    Any quality manufacturer will provide reasonable accuracy for defensive situations. If you are looking for target match quality ammo for punching paper, you will have to shoot a lot.

    Shot placement and volume of fire is more important than how close you can get the second round to the first.

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    Primarily its the consistency between the individual cartridges. Match ammo for example is made to more exacting specifications with tighter tolerences for bullet and powder (and sometimes even brass) weight, sizing and crimping.
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    Given used in the same weapon,benchrest shooters count very heavily on consistancy.

    But as a general rule ......any ammo will shoot good in the right weapon.....and any weapon will shoot good with the right ammo. Finding the right combo is key here. ---------

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    Quote Originally Posted by OpFlash View Post
    Primarily its the consistency between the individual cartridges.
    +1 on that.

    Hmm, THIS is my first post? Guess I better head over to the 'Introduce yourself' threads...

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