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Old 08-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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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

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #2
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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

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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.

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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.

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Occasional range time and home defense. Eventually conceal carry

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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.

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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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