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Best 9mm Target Shooting Ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by hjahvon, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    What kind of 9mm Luger do you guys take out with you when you’re just going to hit some targets? What’s the best bang for your buck if you’re not concerned about reloading? Has anyone used Herter's Select-Grade TNJ Handgun Ammunition? It’s very cheap at only 11.99 for 50 rounds but the aluminum casings make me weary! Any suggestions?
     
  2. Jester316

    Jester316 Beaverton Member

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    What ever is cheapest at Bi-Mart or wherever I got my ammo that day.
     
  3. JORHAMMER

    JORHAMMER Sherwood Member

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    Any ammo you can get for $10-$11 per box is the best ammo for target shooting.
     
  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have never had a problem with aluminum cases not functioning but please pick them up and recycle them. Afraid I have no experience with Herters brand.
     
  5. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    reloads
     
  6. MattBG

    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    Nw armory usually has s&b for 9.99
     
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    Rik Beaverton Member

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    Bi-Mart yellow box of 500.
     
  9. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    +1 on the reloads.
     
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    barosborough United States New Member

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    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    American eagle or sellier bellot..

    These sell for 10$ here and there
     
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  12. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Yep, NW Armory usually has S&B 9mm for $10. Their other ammo is pretty well priced also. Just picked up 100 rounds of .40 at 16.00 a box which is slightly under the 250 round ($82) per box price of ($16.40) I saw at Walmart.
     
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    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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  14. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I got a good deal of frangible ammo and I have to admit I am a little scared to try it. Shooters get right up 3'-6' from a steel plate with that ammo and practice close-quarters drills with them. Hard to believe it 'dissipates' so efficiently. I need a Chumlee to try such things first!
     
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  15. Jester316

    Jester316 Beaverton Member

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    I'll try it out for you. I'll need 200rds and a steel plate. I'll video proof for you.
     
  16. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Im running through my last order of blazer brass which worked out to about $11.75 / 50 rounds from Luckygunner and its all worked perfectly so far.

    Going to try Freedom munitions next. The cosmetic blemished stuff is $8.69 / 50 rounds plus you can sell your brass back at $2.50 / lbs if you dont reload.
    Blaster:Training Ammo
     
  17. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    Reloads here too. I think walmart has federals for $10-11 brass cased too
     
  18. hjahvon

    hjahvon Hillsboro Active Member

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    Ok so all sounds good, cheap ammo is fine if reloading is not a concern. I have heard that here and there bi mart will have 1000 rounds of 9mm luger on sale for $199 so im hoping to hop on that if they have it again soon.
     
  19. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    I load my own; 115g semi wadcutter with 3.2g of Titegroup. If it will run in your rig, it's damn fun. Kind of like throwing little rocks really really accurately.

    Haven't run it through a chrono but I wouldn't be surprised if it was subsonic haha.
     
  20. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    x2 on the Sellier & Bellot. Bought a bunch it awhile back from Sportman's Guide when they were having a sale... it came out to about $8-9 a box. Haven't had a problems with it.

    In general, I practice mostly with FMJ. I save the nice stuff like the JHP for home defense... got a couple magazines that stay loaded with 'em.