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    Buffalo Bore Ammo

    Who has used Buffalo Bore ammo?
    And what do you think of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ_mp40c View Post
    Who has used Buffalo Bore ammo?
    And what do you think of it?
    I use it in my .38 special. I've got the short barrel +P stuff and it's HOT HOT HOT! I like the it a lot in my steel framed Rossi, but it is too hot for me to shoot out of my S&W 642. I think it's good ammo and would suggest it to anyone who is not recoil sensitive.
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    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.

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    How much is their delivery delay these days?
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    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.
    Agreed....their offerings are positively devastating. Bmcgilvray is spot on about their 38's, they perform more closely to some other manufacturers 357 loads. Buffalo Bore is focused on high quality, and that is exactly what you get.
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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!

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    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.
    Do you use the solids or the JHP in 9mm Makorov ? I looked at them but the LGS has Hornady FTX in stock; was local purchase w/o a wait and I figure pretty decent ammo. Just wonder if they are that much better and if the flat point solids feed reliably in a weapon that was designed to feed ball ammo. The FTX with the polymer insert in the hollow point cavity seemed to be a good idea for reliable feeding. Not sure that it makes a difference since I never tried the BB but I fired 40+ rounds thru my P64 without a feed problem and they were as accurate as the ball.

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    Have tried most of the "boutique" ammo, BB feeds the most reliable in my 10MM Glock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete362e View Post
    Have tried most of the "boutique" ammo, BB feeds the most reliable in my 10MM Glock.
    Which one, they list 5 different loadings

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckQue View Post
    How much is their delivery delay these days?
    Can private individuals import ammunition into Canada?
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