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Hello, New to the Forum - I have an XDS and three XDM pistols, two 9mm and one 45ACP. Next pistol will be a Springfield 45 Loaded. Question, I can get 1000 45 ACP Federal Classic Hi-Shok, Jacketed Hollow Point Bullet, 185 Grain, 50 Round Box, 950 fps $20 cheaper than Federal 230 grain FMJ to be used for target practice. Any reason not too? Would be less wear and tear on the XDS verses 230 grain, right? Thanks!
 

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Odd situation, but I don't see any reason not too.

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I was thinking it might be OLD ammo - my son said I should use the older stuff first cause it goes bad after time. Whatcha think ScottA? Thanks for the welcomes.
 

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Welcome to the FTF community.

Define old in terms of your ammo. How is it stored?

I have shot ammo close to 30 years old, stored in a closet with no issues. Generally speaking, should the oldest first, but if you find some you just want to try, shoot whatever you want. Ammo stored in the climate controlled environment of your house will last many years.
 

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Welcome from Georgia. Glad you found us. Enjoy. I agree with the others. Ammo can last a very long time if stored correctly. There are plenty of WW2 and older ammo out there that works just fine. Buy the cheaper stuff and have fun.
 

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I was thinking it might be OLD ammo - my son said I should use the older stuff first cause it goes bad after time. Whatcha think ScottA? Thanks for the welcomes.
Old ammo??? As long as it is stored properly ammo will last longer than you and I will. You can still buy mil surplus from WW2. And it still works fine.
 

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Hello, New to the Forum - I have an XDS and three XDM pistols, two 9mm and one 45ACP. Next pistol will be a Springfield 45 Loaded. Question, I can get 1000 45 ACP Federal Classic Hi-Shok, Jacketed Hollow Point Bullet, 185 Grain, 50 Round Box, 950 fps $20 cheaper than Federal 230 grain FMJ to be used for target practice. Any reason not too? Would be less wear and tear on the XDS verses 230 grain, right? Thanks!
A lighter grain isn't going to save wear and tear. If anything it will increase it. The lighter bullet is going to have more velocity. Which is going to have more snap to it. But its not that big a deal. Either way it will last 1,000's or rounds.

Why are you going to use hydra-shock's for practice? That's kinda expensive. If that's what your going to use for SD. I would run a box or 2 through the gun. Then just use cheap stuff with close ballistics.
 

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Hey IBWAR15, I could get a thousand for $20 cheaper than FMJ is why, but the higher velocity wear and tear sounds logical. Thanks.
 
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