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Who has used Buffalo Bore ammo?
And what do you think of it?
Super high quality ammunition with amazing quality control during manufacture. I know that for a fact.
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I've used it in .38 Special and it's all it's cracked up to be. I mostly handload but for the most potent .38 Special ammunition it is very difficult to safely beat Buffalo Bore +P 158 grain lead semi-wadcutter .38 Special performance with any sane handload. Velocities are also uniform when tested over the chronograph screens.
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I agree. BB makes great ammo.
I particularly like their .357 MAG 180gr LFNGC. I carry it when deer hunting and have used it on hogs.
Buffalo Bore is the ammo I use in all my carry guns. I don't target practice with it much, just enough to feel comfortable with it. I have it in .380, 9mm, .357 sig, and .40 S&W. I am going to try some Underwood and see how it compares.
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I use it in:
380 ACP - Ruger LCP
9x18 Mak - CZ82
45 LC - Taurus 445
45-70 Gov - Marlin Guide Gun
In short, in every older/underpowered chambering where I can use them in a modern gun, when the normal commercial makers will not produce a high quality, higher powered round. They are everything they claim to be, just damn expensive.
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I'll throw my hat in for BB too! I pack it for EDC in my .380 and my HD 38. Hotter 'n' Hell, you pay for it! $30 per 20 rounds is the norm, but worth it if u ever need it!
I might be going against the grain here, but I'm not sure I see the point of BB ammo, except maybe for hunting.
AFAIK, they do not make their own JHP bullets. When you push JHPs past their designed velocity spec, you typically see more expansion, but less penetration. Personally, I do not like trading penetration for more expansion.
For their solid bullets (SWC/FMJ), I do not see the point of the added velocity. Standard velocity solids in .38 and .380 already get more than the required penetration, so I do not see why you would want more recoil and slower follow-on shots.
Finally, with the cost of this ammo, I seriously doubt most shooters will run enough of them through their semi-autos to confirm reliable feeding.
So again, other than handgun hunting (where their solids might be useful for deeper penetration), I just do not see the point.
Maybe someone can enlighten me?
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Have tried most of the "boutique" ammo, BB feeds the most reliable in my 10MM Glock.