XD9sc puked on new practice ammo

XD9sc puked on new practice ammo

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    XD9sc puked on new practice ammo

    I found some practice ammo that my XD9sc does not like. The WWB 147 "semi-wad cutter"? at Sportsmans Warehouse. Had three FTE and one round FTF a couple of times. Finally left it on the bench and notified the staff that it was there. Failed to feed two or three times and had gotten pretty hot. Was not easy to clear either. I had to really work to get it out as it got stuck and the "normal" clear methods did not work. Well, maybe Clint could have got it out but not me.

    Cheap ammo but not worth it for me.

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    Thanks for the heads up, I'll avoid it. I usually use the WWB 115 gr FMJ and have never had a problem with it. So far I haven't found anything the gun won't eat. I don't use wad-cutters and don't plan on it (hate trying to get all that lead out). I'll stick with jacketed ammo, never had a problem with it in that gun.
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    Well, my terminology may not be quite right, these were jacket rounds but they were half conical and then flat across the top. I've used the WWB 115fmj before as well and also no problems other than they just did not seem to shoot consistently to POA, rather down and left much of the time. I was having to shoot about 4-5"s left of the X to compensate at 7 yards.

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    "Flat nose" rounds? Not rounded off? I've had a few (not many) firearms that just wouldn't digest every 'flat nose' round I put through 'em. A feed ramp polishing will help, maybe not.
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    I use fmj for practice. Ive never used semi wad cutters in my autos but had good results in my revolvers tho. Sorry to hear you had a bad deal with that ammo. It always pays to try out your ammo before really needing it.
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    Some semi's like SWC other don't, often it's a case of OAL. Is there a little "smiley" on the front flat surface of the bullet when it jams?

    My 229 eats SWC all day.

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    You were probably shooting the Winchester "WinClean" stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyklopz View Post
    I found some practice ammo that my XD9sc does not like. The WWB 147 "semi-wad cutter"? at Sportsmans Warehouse. Had three FTE and one round FTF a couple of times. Finally left it on the bench and notified the staff that it was there. Failed to feed two or three times and had gotten pretty hot. Was not easy to clear either. I had to really work to get it out as it got stuck and the "normal" clear methods did not work. Well, maybe Clint could have got it out but not me.

    Cheap ammo but not worth it for me.

    Cy
    NO, me neither. I've had good luck with American Eagle. Cleaner to.
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    No WWB for me either

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    I use the WWB 115gr FMJ in my XD-9, for both practice and USPA and IDPA matches, so far never had a problem. Thanks for the info on the 147gr stuff.
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