GUN cheap ammo Qs

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  1. Initial E

    Initial E New Member

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    i'm just getting into . Mainly just target on the weekends and own a XD40.

    What are the drawbacks to that cheapass walmart ammo?

    also my buddy and his gunsmith totally hate on wolf ammo. I've seen a few of you guys buy the stuff in bulk. Fill me in.

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    Blazer is pretty cheap and works good for me.
     
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    i wouldnt run wolf through your handgun, but the winchester at walmart is good stuff for the price, ive ran a couple thousand through various guns and calibers and ive never had any problems with it
     
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    any other comments?
     
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    If you clean your gun right after you shoot, it really wont make a difference.

    Ive shot a couple thousand rounds of both wolf and winchester white box through my sig with no problems.
     
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    buy a box of wolf and see if your blaster like it.then pick up more
     
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    Initial E New Member

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    that's what i figure. I clean after every outing.

    My buddy is trying to convince me that there will be significant wear on the barrel or some .
     
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    WWB will blow up in your gun and kill you, you should NEVER use it






















    because I need it to stay cheap :o
     
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    WWB is fine. Wolf is fine. Both will run fine in XD's, although it may like one better than the other.

    Neither is gonna fuck anything up or reduce it's lifetime, your friends are dumb.
     
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    Questionable handloads, frequent use of +P/+P+ ammunition, corrosive primers, etc will contribute to accelerated wear in an autoloader. Use any common store-bought ammo and clean your shooting iron (even if it's a "low maintenance" gun like a Glock or XD) after every range trip and it will be fine - unless it doesn't reliably feed/fire specific flavors.
     
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    WWB seems to do quite well with most guns, so you're safe there.
    Wolf is kind of hit or miss and depends on your gun. I shot some in my Glock 17 and had ZERO problems with it... minus maybe the annoyance of how dirty it is. But clean your gun regularly and it won't be a problem.
    But some have had nothing BUT problems with Wolf. Especially their older lacquer coated casings. Which I believe they have changed now.

    I say try them both out, along with others as well, and see what shoots well for you. It's my understanding that XD's are not particularly picky, so I don't think you'll have many problems. But who knows until you try it all.
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    I haven't seen any laquer-coated Wolf on the market for a long time now. Polymer coating seems to be the norm and it seems to stick to the cases rather than the chamber.
     
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    I shoot CCI Blazer Aluminum through my .45 without a problem
     
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    nice

    thanks guys
     
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    I will never use Wolf or Supermax ever again. The Wolf I shot through my AR-15 was terrible. There were many times when it wouldn't extract or I'd have double loading. I'd shoot one round and the casing would get lodged in my barrel and the next bullet would come up at an angle and impact the front bullet. I'd have to field strip it, use a cleaning rod to jam the bullet out, and it made for a terrible day (4 times in the same day on numerous occasions). I wouldn't be shocked if it damaged the inside of the barrel. :(

    As far as the Supermax stuff, the bullets were all loose and some had imperfections. I had 13 jams within 3 magazines when I took my Para-Ordinance to the range (first day). I figured it was the gun, but then I used Winchester without a single problem.

    The Winchecster ammo is like ~$15.xx at Wal*Mart for a box of 100 (9mm) and about ~$23.xx for the .45 ACP.
     

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