Nice, Thanks alot. It turns out the deal got sweeter and im getting the XD this Tuseday. Im also getting a cash difference so i can pick up a few hundred rounds of ammo and still get the wifey her carry gun. :banana: Ill pick up some wolf ammo and shoot it through and see what i come up with but ill also look into some blazer or UMC too. I guess when buying your first "new gun" you should find out what shoots best for the money and experiance these things yourself... Thanks again for all the info! I saw thouse Winchester SXT at midwayusa.com they were a little spendy but hey for something thats getting all the raves in the personal defence ammo world. It might be worth giving them a shoTEuclidean said:Well in preliminary testing, keep in mind I haven't got a chance to run more through it yet - The WWB was much closer to POI and the Wolf, although it ran just fine and was actually rather clean, went all over the place.
It depends on what you're doing. If you are just running some ammo through the gun like I was for some reliability testing, Wolf was fine. At $7.50 a box of 50 I think I'll be shooting lots of Wolf even though it's not the greatest ammo in the world for this particular gun.
The modestly more expensive WWB at $20 for 100 does significantly better. I wish I'd photographed a target for comparison.
If I ever get off my duff I'll start reloading at some point this year, and plan to just "roll my own" after a while.
I haven't tried any other cheap ammo... no UMC or anything like that.
However it seems the standard pressure Winchester SXT 230 grain load is becoming a popular choice for a defensive/carry load on hs2000talk.com It performed very well out of my particular gun indeed. The only thing that ticks me off about this is that you have to work that much harder to dig up this ammunition. I'd have bought more if I'd known it was going to work that well.
That's about all I know to say. Your particular XD45ACP may behave differently of course.
Euclidean said:A little bit. Waiting until I can shoot it again and get extra mags. My holsters came in thankfully.