Fiocchi Ammo???

Fiocchi Ammo???

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    Fiocchi Ammo???

    I was out and about today, stopped by local gunshop, and they had some Fiocchi 38 special ammo. It is "semi-jacketed..Can someone explain that term please. I picked up a box to try. Anyone have any info or experience in shooting Fiocchi Ammo. Looks like it was made in Ozark, MO. Here's some info on what I got:

    FIOCCHI AMMUNITION Pistol Shooting Dynamics Ammunition
    Fiocchi 38 Special 125 Grain Semi-Jacketed Soft Point

    Fiocchi continues to develop and improve products for pistol and revolver cartridges in the Shooting Dynamics line focusing on the achievement of an ideal synergy between shooter, firearm and ammunition. This line has been a twenty five year favorite of shooters in the USA; it encompasses LRN, FMJ, JHP, FMJHP and JSP bullet configurations in all the most popular calibers. Just take a look at the ballistics charts and you will notice that in terms of performance, Fiocchi's Pistol Shooting Dynamics line takes no back seat to any other manufacturer.

    SPECIFICATIONS:
    Mfg Item Num: 38D
    Category: AMMO CENTERFIRE
    Caliber :38 Special
    Bullet Type :Semi-Jacketed Soft Point
    Bullet Weight :125 GR
    Muzzle Energy :250 ft lbs
    Muzzle Velocity :950 fps
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    I thought you said "semi-jacked".

    So I was thinking "who in the world would buy semi-jacked ammo?"

    My bad.
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    The nose is not jacketed.

    This page has an explanation:
    Bullet Construction Part 2- FirearmsID.com

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    My use of Fiocchi has shown it to be good quality and a little hotter than the same type loads in other brands.
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    I've noticed they say it's got more FT.LB.than a equell 124gr bullet going say 1250FPS, I'd say 124gr going 1250 is equell JMO H/D
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    good ammo. i use it in my wife's p32. they make some of the best 32 acp ammo around.
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    Fiocchi is very good ammo. I even use their JHP as SD ammo in 9 & .40. BTW, you see a lot of SJHP [semi jacketed hollow point] in .357 mag.
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    I've shot quite a bit of Fiocchi .45 acp and a BUNCH of 12ga. I used to buy shotshells by the case about every month and a half when shooting tournaments and practicing for them. At one time I could buy them by the 500 round flat for about 2 cents per round more than it cost to relaod them, so I just saved myself some time and bought 'em.

    It all worked well. The .45 acp 230gr fmj was more accurate than most bargain ammo in my guns. I still have a few boxes of it around here somewhere. It's good practice/shtf ammo. Never used any of their other stuff, but I'd suppose it's good too.

    IIRC, it's made somewhere overseas, but I could be wrong.
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    I totally dig Fiocchi ammo. Cmon I managed to get like 00 Buck for .60 a round in shotgun shells. It went bang when I pulled the trigger.

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    I just went down to the basement and checked. The ones I have (45acp) were made in Italy. I'm almost certain their shotgun ammo is too, but I'd have to dig to get to that.

    Don't know about the rest.
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    I've shot a bunch of 90gr 380 Fiocchi, it's hot. I carry it during the coldest months of winter.
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    Fiocchi ammo

    I have shot a bunch of their 9mm 115gr FMJ which was good stuff for the range. I've also shot some of their 9mm 115gr XTPHP which are some pretty hot defense rounds. No problems with either. I had read somewhere that the blue box is USA made and the purple box is made in Italy but I don't know this for a fact.

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    Anybody shoot any 9m Fiocchi flat point?

    I found some 9m (130 grain) FMJ FP (flat point).

    Good? Bad?
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    I bought some fiocchi JHP 45 acp from Dans online and went to the range today.. Holy Crap...that was hot stuff. THis stuff was hotter than the Hornady +P that I shot a few weeks ago. Or it at least seemed liked it. I can usually go 150 rounds thru my pt745 with no problem whatsoever. After 100 rounds, my hand was red and starting to bother me. If fed great and burned clean, but I wasnt as accurate with it as my regular stuff UMC or WWB JHP.
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    I bought 100 rounds of Fiocchi 00 Buck today. Ran me .72 cents per round with tax and all.

    I like the ammo. I may grab the last 4 boxes tomorrow.
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