Anyone experience problems w/PPU ammo?

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  1. Jun 13, 2009 #1
    MJR

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    I have a new XD-M 9mm. I have put a few hundred rounds through it, mostly WWB from Wal-Mart. I traded some 40 cal for 9mm PPU (Prvi Partizan) and on just about every round the casing failed to eject. I went back to the Winchester ammo and had no problems.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 #2
    sloopy70

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    never heard of it...
     
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    chg211

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    PPU is more commonly known as "Monarch" which is Academy's in store brand here in Texas. Most of the time it cycles pretty good & WAY back when ammo was cheap this was very inexpensive option. The cases are not to bad however & seem to relaod okay.
     
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    MJR

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    It's pretty common around here (Texas). It comes from Serbia and is sold in a blue box at Academy I believe.
     
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    sloopy70

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    OOOH monarch... no... I love monarch... functions exactly as wwb... I actually pulled out the calipers and pulled measurements between the monarch and wwb and they were identical as far as dimensions go...
     
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    i shoot WWB of blazer brass only, have had NO problems
     
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    1lowlife

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    I ran 4 boxes of Monarch at my last range trip.
    2 9mm and 2 380auto.
    No problems....
    Did seem a tad off on accuracy compared to WWB and my Speer GD rounds.
     
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    I just purchase a new Ruger SR9C and experienced the same exact problem. I shot 50 rounds of cheap federal...no problem ejecting....then I shot 50 rounds of winchester...no problem ejecting...then I shot the PPU and every three or four rounds would not eject. I did notice that it left a lot more residue in the gun than the other rounds. Maybe I only noticed it because it was yellow in color, but it seemed to leave a lot more...
     
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    I bought a few hundred rounds at a gun show a while back. Beyond 10 yards it shot far to the left.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2011 #10
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    PPU is privi partizan. It's good to go stuff. Most of the time on the hot side.
     
  11. Nov 25, 2011 #11
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    The only problem that I've had is reloading. Occassionally the depriming pin will punch through the primer cup. It is a PITA to remove the primer after.
     
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    GodfatherJay

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    I received 3 of boxes of this junk with my P238 on several rounds I had problems with ftes but even more rounds where I would pull the trigger only to hear click. I would say 1 in 15 rds this happened. I think it is why the guy sold me an almost brand new gun so cheap. I switched to wwb and have had not one problem.
     
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    WesternHaikus1

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    Surprised to see many mixed reviews on this - I was recommended this by a friend, and I've since gone through 200 rounds of it without a single problem in various weapons (Xdm compact, XD sub comp, Glock 23). I love this stuff.
     
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    ran well in my XDm .40 cal. I cant speak to 9mm though. I like it so far.
     
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    I tried it for the first time last month. Never heard of it before then. I have to say that it was flawless. Fired a couple hundred from my XDm45.
     

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