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Vote on the best ammo for a 1911 45 cal.

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I just shot some AMC. I had three duds out of 100 rounds. i don't think I'll be buying AMC again. What do you prefer? Best?
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I've shot thousands of rounds made by Winchester (WWB), CCI (that cheap aluminum cased stuff), Federal American Eagle, etc. I haven't had a dud yet. Guess I'm just lucky.

As far as clean vs. dirty, I usually shoot at least 500 rounds when I go to the range and have yet to find an ammo company that leaves my gun clean after 500 rounds.
 

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I've used all of the above mentioned ammo except Wolf , and most has worked perfectly , but one gun didn't like CCI and I never tried it again . Since Les Baer , Wilson , and a few custom gunsmiths I'm familiar with recommend Federal American Eagle 230 gr. FMJ for their break in period , and I know Federal Ammo to be extremely consistent , I now stick to it exclusively and buy it by the case from Natchez.Sure you can find softer shooting ammo , but I doubt you can find more reliable stuff . If I were to stake my life on ball ammo that would be what I'd choose . I feel the same about Federal Premium rifle fodder , and shotshells as well . YMMV...Tom
 

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The only thing my TRP has seen so far is reloads from a local reloader. He uses 200 grain Hornady XTPs (among other bullets) and charges like $9 for 50 rounds. 200 rounds and they've been 100% reliable.
 

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:D When my wallet allows it I would be one to vote for PMC or Black hills....It has always worked well in my 1911's and other fun guns...I also would agree that WWB from Wally world is A-OK also...Tom
 

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For plinking fodder, I normally use my own reloads until I need brass again. Then I start picking up the Win White Box or Sellier & Bellot. Both are great plinking ammo. Never had a problem with either. PMC is decent too, but a bit expensive.

I had a bad experience a few years ago with CCI Blazer in 9mm. Out of a 50 round box, I had 4 rounds with the bullet set WAY back into the case. They had to be either squibs with no powder, or would have produced enough pressure to go off like a bomb. Avoided Blazers ever since.
 

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I'm with CTI1USNRET on this. Used to purchase S&B in bulk with nary a problem. Now shoot my own reloads. Have also used Winchester and Federal on occasion, but I opt for the lower priced stuff.
 
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