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Re-Manufactured vs New Ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Torqk911, May 30, 2012.

  1. Torqk911

    Torqk911 Yacolt,Wa Member

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    Background:
    I assist my father in the operations of his gun store remotely with inventory. We are always looking to expand and get better deals to pass on. The problem lately as most of us know is ammo is again getting hard to find.

    The Question/Issue at hand:
    Working up and setting up with a few different company's for ammo sells. The problem always at hand is re-manufactured vs new. The price point is always appealing to some degree when trying to save money. The problem is I always personally prefer new to re-man.

    What is the opinion of the forums?
     
  2. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    The only re-man ammo i shoot is my own.
    I bought some ammo that was re-man years ago and it destroyed my pistol (45acp) NEVER AGAIN....
    And the dumb SOB i bought it from said it wasn't his problem. So in a nut shell i will never buy re-man ammo.
    Whats the name of your dads shop? maybe ill check it out one of these days.
     
  3. Torqk911

    Torqk911 Yacolt,Wa Member

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    Doc Hollidays out of Grants Pass, Oregon. Its worth stopping at if your down that way. Has a 9 foot long revolver out in front of it.
     
  4. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    I shoot almost exclusively remanufactured ammo in my cheaper pistols, but only from reputable, fixed-address businesses, i.e. BVAC and Miwall. Never had a kaboom, I figure I've fired 40k pistol rounds in the past 5 years.

    Rifles get only new ammo, I've had too many split/cracked/torn in half cases and popped/loose primers. The only exception is re-manufactured black hills, but only because I trust their QC.
     
  5. aslinged

    aslinged Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Thousands of rounds of Tactical Ammunition (St Helens) 9mm and 556 reman. and not a single misfire, failure or the like. Black Hills is also excellent.
     
  6. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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  7. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    The only issues I've had with reloads were some home brew 9mm I picked up on trade. I've never had any problems with factory reloads. BVAC is what I ususally end up with.
     
  8. Benihaus

    Benihaus Portland American

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    I like BVAC, and anytime I go out to Hilsboro I try and grab a few boxes from Willamette Valley. HSM orange box is absolute garbage though.
     
  9. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I do some work off and on for Washougal River Cartridge Co., we do both...and both are made on the same machines, there's just more case prep for the reloads.

    As long as its safe...ammo, is ammo, is ammo...unless we're talking about duty type, that's a whole different subject.
     
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  10. shawnzie101

    shawnzie101 OR / WA New Member

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  11. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I bought some Freedom Munitions reman at the recent Rose City Gun Show. Haven't tried them yet.
     
  12. shawnzie101

    shawnzie101 OR / WA New Member

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    Seemed to have pretty good reviews at least for the .40 caliber stuff. I'm glad I came across the thread and found the RBS ammo as well. I'll probably try RBS after I go through this freedom munition stuff and see which I like better.

    My order at freedom munitions was $82 after shipping for 250 180 grain .40 and 50 100 grain .380. I placed my order at like noon on Wednesday morning and it's scheduled to arrive at my place here in Portland Friday afternoon. I was pretty impressed by that.
     
  13. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    I bought 1000 rounds of 9mm from Freedom Munitions, a buddy and me split shipping. I bought the cheapest stuff, the "blaster" ammo. 1000 rounds and shipping ended up at $190 total. Not a smoking deal, but pretty good. The 1000 rounds is gone now, and we have had no issues at all. I would recommend it to people who can buy ahead of time and wait for shipping. It worked great!
     
  14. SonicBlue03

    SonicBlue03 Snohomish Well-Known Member

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    This actually makes me feel better - I've shot their stuff; not had a problem with it, but had wondered just two days ago as I found a half-shot-through box of theirs in the house, "I wonder what's their deal."
     
  15. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have shot several boxes of Havok Ordnance .45 ACP FMJ & JHP that I picked up at Willamette Valley in Hillsboro. I shot it in my Springfield Ultra Compact with no issues. I also got some of their .380 and it worked great in my TCP.

    Cost for the .45 is $14 per box of 50 FMJ, which easily beats Bi Mart or Wal Mart for Remington, Federal, Blazer etc, and shoots just as well.

    Gonna get some .223 when Willamette Valley gets some in again. They sell out quickly when the shipments arrive.

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  16. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    I've had no problems with the re-manufactured 9mm I've bought from Miwall, so I'd buy more.
     
  17. PDXoriginal

    PDXoriginal PNW Well-Known Member

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    I have reached the point that the only reloads I'll shoot are my own.

    Had too many problems with VARIOUS manufacturer reloads. Especially reloaded 5.56, you never know when you're going to case a machine gun fired case, I have had too many neck/case separations through various rifles.
     
  18. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Just got back from the range and fired off 40 of my 50 rounds of Freedom Munitions rounds and I had one FTF which didn't want to go in to the chamber. But funny thing is that later on down the line I tried it one last time and it did feed and fired, but it did seem a little higher pressure than the rest.

    But all of the other rounds worked fine.
     
  19. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I will only shoot my own reloads or new factory ammo
     
  20. Torqk911

    Torqk911 Yacolt,Wa Member

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    I have been trying to work with Freedom Munitions. So its good to hear about experiences with them. As well as a few of the others out there. As I am shopping around for pricing to be a vendor.