Best 1911 ammo

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Logan636, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Logan636

    Logan636 New Member

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    I know not every gun enjoys the same ammo. With that said I was wondering what recommendations there might be for my 1911 (specifically hunting rounds)
     
  2. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Not enough info. To obtain answer.
     

  3. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Caliber?
    Make of 1911?
    What do you intend to hunt?
     
  4. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Like the other guys said, not enough detail to be specific. Winchester, Remington, Federal, Hornady, CCI/Speer, Corbon, and etc make many defense loads and hunting rounds in .45 ACP. What are you hunting, how long of a barrel, what distance are shooting, what is the rate of twist on your 1911, cause my 1911 have shot everything from 165 grain hollow points to 230 ball.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    YOU have to find what YOUR gun likes :rolleyes:
    Lots of good 1911's dont like HP's :(
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my series 70 colt eats everything i find 230grn fmj to work awesome on rabbits and yotes. anything bigger like a deer... not a good round at all.

    there really arent any good deer rounds for the 45acp.

    now the 460 rowland conversion for 1911s thats a WHOLE other ball of bat turds ( i dont like the "wax" portion of that saying)
     
  7. paccerelli

    paccerelli New Member

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    IMO 230 would be moving to slow unless your right on top of it ie a deer unless your using +p ammo and then u have to consider if your 1911 can rock that style of ammo I'm no expert just my opinion is all
     
  8. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    The only chambering available in that platform worthy of hunting is 10mm.

    But you'd better check minimum caliber requirements in your state.
     
  9. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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  10. AznZOhAn

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    This was caused by my Springfield Armory MC Operator and a 100 round Winchester white box. 230 grain fmj at 15 yards, and it will do the same at 20 yards. It's cheap ammo, but it shoots descent.
     

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  11. therewolf

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    You just need to consider reloading.

    Get a good manual, Hornady, Lyman, or Speer.

    As Obi-wan said, "you've just taken your first steps into

    a larger world..."
     
  12. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    What's a good reloading system
     
  13. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I've got a Lee Loadmaster press and accessories listed for sale here. All you need is dies, powder, primers, brass, and bullets.

    I like Lee's stuff because it's very affordable and good quality. Dillon is easily the top tier stuff, but it can get complicated with all the add-ons and it's definitely not inexpensive.
     
  14. therewolf

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    A lot of top marksmen like LEE.

    My gear is a pastiche of Hornady, Lyman, and Dillon

    and RCBS.

    I really like the Dillon scale for pistol loads. It costs

    more, but is much more accurate.
     
  15. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    So basically I should probably mix and match parts for a good reloading set up.
     
  16. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    The best .45 ACP ammo is the flavor you can afford to stock multiple cases of at all times. ;)

    Thanks to therewolf for using the word pastiche in a sentence!
    I consider it my vocabulary reminder of the day. :D

    Yes, most reloaders eventually end up with a pastiche of tools from different manufacturers based on needs over time.

    Forster, Redding, MEC, Herters, Pacific, Hornady, RCBS, Dillon, Lyman, Lee and others all make (or have made) good reloading tools.
     
  17. fisher79

    fisher79 New Member

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    RCBD! That's all folks:)
     
  18. neilage66

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  19. therewolf

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    Maybe RCBS...

    My point is that while you CAN go with one brand name,

    and some do, many of us get items based on

    quality, price, or personal preference paradigms.

    There! I used " paradigm", also.