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Old November 27th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #1
 
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Hey guys just shot through a carton of the Independence fmj and i have to say it is terrible ammo imho. Every 3 rounds I wouls get a jam from the spent round not completly ejecting. On the other huand I never had a problem with the Hornady CD. What do you guys use for practice because I will never use any of this again. My local shop carries mag tech for 13 carton any of you use it?



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Old November 27th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #2
 
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I get my ammo from Walmart, when the have any in stock. I have shot Winchester, Federal and TulAmmo thru my SR40 and have had no problems with any of it
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i have had independence ammo in 40 sw and 45 acp with no problems no misfiresand not failure to feed etc.
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I get most of my ammo from Wal Mart as well, because their prices are much better then the LGS's in the area.

I prefer to shoot Federal 230gr FMJ when I can get them. When I can't I'll go to Remington UMC 230gr MC. I've had 100% success running these through my SR1911, not one hic-cup or hang up.
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I shot a hundred rounds of .380 two weeks ago and a hundred rounds of 9mm. this past Saturday, and have not had a bad round yet.
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What do you guys use for practice because I will never use any of this again.
I roll my own. It's the best, least expensive practice ammo. I personally know the quality inspector.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 09:03 PM   #7
 
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Well if it isnt the ammo then its the pistol. Talked to a rep at Ruger and they said try a different round. If that doesnt work then slightly bend the extractor arm a little more and if that doesnt work send it in and they will fix it. I will be upset if I have to send it in may go back to Beretta.
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I use Independence ammo in both my 1911's and in my XDS. I have had zero problems of any kind with it.
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I've run a lot of Independence .38 Special 130 gr FMJ through my LCR-357. Works fine, I like it. $20 a box at Sportsman's Warehouse.

Independence is made by CCI, brass is identical to what they sell labeled Blazer Brass, probably the same loads, too.
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Hey guys just shot through a carton of the Independence fmj and i have to say it is terrible ammo imho. Every 3 rounds I wouls get a jam from the spent round not completly ejecting. On the other huand I never had a problem with the Hornady CD. What do you guys use for practice because I will never use any of this again. My local shop carries mag tech for 13 carton any of you use it?
look at freedommunitions.com. I have never, ever had a problem with it. i buy the blaster ammo, and have not noticed any difference between it and the regular freedom munition ammo
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #11
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I just used up the last of some Independence .357 Mag I had. Worked just fine, though a bit on the dirty side. Being revolver ammo, ejection was never an issue.

In semi-autos I've used PMC, Aguila, Federal, Winchester, Remington, S&B, Herter's Brass (made by S&B) and all worked just fine.

While my experience is modest compared to others who've been shooting for decades, it seems pretty hard to find bad ammo. Other than Prvi Partizan .38 LRN that keyholed like crazy & left a lead mine in my GP100 bore, I've never otherwise found anything that didn't function well. In revolvers I've found Fiocchi to work very well, as does Magtech.
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Hey guys got an update shot 75 rounds of PPU and had 2 jams. And its just not ejecting all rounds fired. The ammo was a little dirty but was accurate. I am thinking the gun just needs to be broke in idk I went ahead and shot some of my PD rounds Hornady CD and had zero problems. I am going to order 500 rounds from freedom and shoot them. If it still has problems I am sending it to ruger to have a look see.
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Keep us updated so we all know how this story ends. Thanks.
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I just wanted to say ooooooooorah! And semper fi see alot of it on this forum.
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Lightbulb I agree... independence ammo is not worth it.

I had my local gun shop give me a box of 9mm when bought some other items. Had it for awhile sitting in my range bag. I pulled it out and shot it last week. It shoots OK and don't have any jam's but its powder burns dirty. My gun wa filthy. I'd say easly twice as bad or worse adding that box into my days shoot. Plus its really not all that cheaper than Winchester.

In my experience.... PASS and go with something else.
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