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    Quote Originally Posted by CDR_Glock View Post
    Just curious.

    I have been using 115 Grain, Blazer Brass for the past couple of months.

    Just wondering about making a switch to 147 Grain 9mm ammo. I like to buy 1000-2000 at a time. All I’m seeing online is Fiocchi, Sellier and Bellot, Remington, and American Eagle. I haven’t looked into Atlanta Arms yet, but there are a few different grades.

    Any experience? Any recommendations?

    Is there a difference between ammo for IDPA vs IPSC or USPSA?

    I’m using a Glock 19 or 34, by the way.

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    When I was doing a lot of IDPA, Winchester White box was always the GTG ammo in .45 and 9mm, followed by Remington, then American Eagle. I found Winchester the most trouble free, but tended to cost a tad more then the two others, and as ammo costs went crazy, I tended to buy cheapest.
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    I carry 147, so thatís what I shoot. Lately, Iíve been in love with Aguila 147 FMJ FP. It has a wide, flat nose, so it cuts nice round holes in the targets. This appeals to my laziness because I can score my practice targets without going downrange or moving the targets. I can clearly see the hits out to about 15-20 yrds. Its accurate enough and I have had no failures to ignite in several thousand rounds while using it. I have had some failures to lock back on an empty mag, but it occurs predictably with certain, marked mags. Zero stoppages of any sort with vetted mags. It also shoots pretty softly and makes power factor comfortably from a 4.7Ē barrel. No flash issues. I buy it by the case at a local dealer for a reasonable price. Its not the cheapest ammo available, but its among the cheapest brass cased 147 FMJ FP.

    Almost everyone else I compete with/against brings handloads, and thats almost certainly the best option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPM View Post
    Whatever is cheapest! Iíve been shooting remanufactured 115 from freedommunitions with zero issues for a few years, often winning matches in the North Texas area, which has a high concentration of Master shooters.
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    I shoot the cheap stuff. Winchester USA steel case. It's $23 per 150 rounds at WM. No complaints from me. People shooting powder puff reloads have commented that it's loud but I haven't noticed.

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    Most of the 147gr stuff marketed as subsonic will make power factor through a full size gun and be more pleasant to shoot.

    My recommendation would be to reload, of course.

    I prefer the snap and fast-return impulse of 124/125 bullets pushed by a fast powder like Titegroup or Sport Pistol, etc.

    I shot a lot of WWB 115gr before I reloaded and it's fine. It runs, but it's hot, snappy, and loud. As are most of the 115gr factory offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtturn View Post
    Most of the 147gr stuff marketed as subsonic will make power factor through a full size gun and be more pleasant to shoot.

    My recommendation would be to reload, of course.

    I prefer the snap and fast-return impulse of 124/125 bullets pushed by a fast powder like Titegroup or Sport Pistol, etc.

    I shot a lot of WWB 115gr before I reloaded and it's fine. It runs, but it's hot, snappy, and loud. As are most of the 115gr factory offerings.
    First time I ever heard of Winchester White Box discribed as "hot" and "snappy". Most I ever hear is ....it's underpowered, fails to cycle...etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    First time I ever heard of Winchester White Box discribed as "hot" and "snappy". Most I ever hear is ....it's underpowered, fails to cycle...etc...

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    I haven't shot it in a while, it may have changed.

    The bulk of my WWB shooting was of 2008-2009 vintage and it never chronoed less than 139PF for me through a G34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wtturn View Post
    I haven't shot it in a while, it may have changed.

    The bulk of my WWB shooting was of 2008-2009 vintage and it never chronoed less than 139PF for me through a G34.
    Don't know. Never chrono'd anything. I've bought them off and on since forever and they didn't feel any different than any other range ammo. However, I've read compliants upon complaints over the years of problems cycling

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