PMC Bronze pistol ammo

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    PMC Bronze pistol ammo

    Anyone have experience with this? I can't seem to find much info on it. Is it actually bronze jacketed instead of copper? I've been checking out ammo prices through Natchez. Thanks

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    Bronze is typically mostly copper anyway, 95-97%. Is that a big deal ?!

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    Bronze line

    We have some of the rifle ammo at the shop. Think Olympic medals. The Bronze stuff is what would be like the "practice grade" or range ammo. Plain FMJ military spec stuff. They also have a Silver grade with hunting quality stuff and a Gold line with premium quality. At least they did, aren't they out of business?

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    Bronze is typically mostly copper anyway, 95-97%. Is that a big deal ?!
    No---but I was thinking bronze was harder than copper.

    We have some of the rifle ammo at the shop. Think Olympic medals. The Bronze stuff is what would be like the "practice grade" or range ammo. Plain FMJ military spec stuff. They also have a Silver grade with hunting quality stuff and a Gold line with premium quality. At least they did, aren't they out of business?
    I was leaning more to the handgun ammo available from NatchezSS. I heard they were out of business also, but the ammo is still available obviously. I'm not looking at any warranty issues with the ammo.

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    Nope, I checked, no PMC pistol ammo at the shop in the Bronze (or any other) line. I have some Starfire that's not marked Gold Line, but it's old stock. I can only assume it's the same for the pistol ammo, though.
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    I have shot a lot of it as it was the only stuff my favorite store carried. I never had issues with it, but I know of at least 2 gun shops in the area that had problems with the stuff and PMC wouldn't take care of them.
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    I've shot a box of it, no issues, have another box sitting here that I bought the other day, seems fine anyways..
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    No---but I was thinking bronze was harder than copper.
    I was looking for an article I recently read but have no idea where it went. Bronze, typically, is not kosher for handgun rounds. Most bronzes would be considered armor piercing. The article I sought was about some ammo company who jumped through many hoops with ATF to get bronze approved. The net result was that one particular alloy, barely enough to be called bronze - essentially impure copper - was approved.

    Sorry, not really pertinent to the thread here.

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    I bought 1000 rounds of it in 9mm when I won my G34 a couple of years ago and the stuff runs just fine. I recently bought another 300 rounds in .45acp 230 gr ball rounds and that stuff is just as good. i think it chronographed at around 790fps, pretty much what you would expect.
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