Independence Ammo, overpowered?

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    Independence Ammo, overpowered?

    I was wondering if anyone had this similar experience with Independence ammo. I've shot it out of 357, 38, 9mm, 380 auto, and 45. With each one its always the same a lot more recoil then the same ammunition from other manufacturers. In the revolvers I can feel a shock shoot right through the weapon and into my hand when firing the 357. I haven't found any ballistic information so far so I can compare it to other rounds to be sure. So far that has been my impression from shooting it. It's no fun when a 1911 digs into my hand I can tell you that much.

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    Thats what my local range sells the most of. It has always seemed like a normal range round from what I shot. Normally shooting 9mm 124gr FMJ. Have not noticed it to be any worse than the other rounds unless I'm shooting +p.
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    I shoot quite a bit of it in 230 gr .45acp. I do not think it is overpowered at all.

    It is one of the most popular range ammo's around here.
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    I've not noticed it being overpowered; I've mainly shot .45, and liked it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    I shoot quite a bit of it in 230 gr .45acp. I do not think it is overpowered at all.

    It is one of the most popular range ammo's around here.
    I have shot several boxes of the same through my SIG without noticing anything out of the ordinary. Independence ammo here is cheaper than the more well known manufacturers.

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    Have you had any signs of excessive pressure, flattened primers, difficult extraction, etc? From what other posters have said, it sounds like it's within spec.
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    Nope haven't noticed anything like that. Thanks for the replies, seems like its probably all in my head then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramen View Post
    Nope haven't noticed anything like that. Thanks for the replies, seems like its probably all in my head then.
    What kind of ammunition are you comparing it to?

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    If I remember correctly Independance Ammunition is owned and manufactured by Federal. Its designed to compete with the lower line or economy brands of ammunitionn from other companies. I dont know if its made in the US.

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    for the 9mm sellier and bellot , winchester, umc, wolf, and blazer all 115 gr

    the 38 sellier and bellot 148gr wad, pmc 138gr , and blazer 158gr

    357 blazer 158 jhp and winchester 158gr jsp

    380 auto was winchester and wolf I dont remember the gr on these

    45 was winchester, selleir and bellot, and umc all 230 fmj

    None of these are +p , I don't tend to shoot them. I tend to buy common loads that are cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramen View Post
    Nope haven't noticed anything like that. Thanks for the replies, seems like its probably all in my head then.
    There is a PHENOMENAL difference between typical range ammo and HOT versions (still within SAAMI specs) of the same ammo.

    For instance, a proper .40S&W round will launch a 180gr bullet as fast as most "range-oriented" (read: weak) 10mm loads of the same weight. A hot 10mm load absolutely scorches and the difference in felt-recoil is severe.

    If it fells a "little bit hotter" to you, it's still probably pretty weak. Very few people make "the good stuff". =)

    But for your own education - buy a box of FMJ from this guy and see what it feels like: Doubletapammo Shop
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    Actually I thought it was a little weak,

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    I shot 100 rounds through my Taurus 1911 that was less less than 1 month old and the extractor broke. My local gunsmith said the ammunition probably exceeded the 835 fps limit Taurus has on their 1911. The rounds did feel pretty hot. Note that I purchased the gun and ammunition from the same dealer at the same time. The gun is back at the factory now for repair. I hope Taurus honors their warranty. as I was using factory ammunition when the extractor broke.

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