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Duvey_73 08-29-2012 07:00 PM

New gun owner
I just recently purchased an XD 40 subcompact. I was wondering what type of ammo was the best for the buck and the best to use as far as burning clean

drtybrd97 08-29-2012 07:18 PM

Remmington UMC is the cheapest and cleanest I've used. Have yet to see any cheaper ammo that is as clean. Worst is Winchester white box IMO

RecklessRegard 08-29-2012 08:08 PM

I like Winchester White Box, American Eagle, and Federal. Dick's sells some Ultramax that is cheap but super dirty. Different gun shops will have good deals on other brands too.

trip286 08-29-2012 08:12 PM

What do you intend to use it for, and how often do you plan on cleaning?

Strictly range use, with cleaning after each range session: cheapest crap you want.

Primarily SD with range time to become proficient/stay proficient: little more complicated.

FWIW, I believe in cleaning after each and every range trip, effectively nullifying the idea of getting the cleanest ammo.

Duvey_73 08-29-2012 08:53 PM

Occasional range time and home defense. Eventually conceal carry

RecklessRegard 08-30-2012 03:02 AM

I agree with Trip; it only takes 20-30 minutes to clean your gun really well. You can shoot dirty ammo, which is probably why I like white box so much.

ScottA 08-30-2012 03:17 AM

Winchester white box has always worked well for me for practice and plinking.

Hornady Critical Defense for any self defense purposes.

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