Discussion in 'XD-M Discussion Room - XD(M)' started by harleywood, Dec 28, 2008.
What do you guys like for target ammunition for the XDm .40?
I'm a noob, but I asked the same question and was told at the shop where I purchased my XD (M) 40, they recommended for practice using Winchester 40 S&W, 165GR. Full Metal Jacketed. The box says for target & range, but like I said I'm a newbie.
I have been using Blazer Brass but cannot find it lately. I went surfing a bit on the internet and I am considering buying 1000 rounds of manufactured .40-cal, 180gr, FMJ from either Georgia Arms or BVAC. It would be great to hear a little feedback on this.
"Canned Heat".40 S & W 180gr Full Metal Jacket 1000pk
I'd say just go with the Winchester White Box .40. It's $30 per 100 for .45, and I can only imagine .40 would be cheaper. Just my .02.
I just picked up .40 Blazer Brass 180gr FMJ at my local Wal Mart (Spokane, WA) for around (edit) $12.50/50 (just checked my receipt)
At the same time I say that, they also told me there's been a run on the ammo, and a LOT of warehouses are going dry in .40SW and 9mm Luger ammo.
Here are a few other places online I've poked into...
AMMOMAN.COM d/b/a Discount Distributors
Natchez Shooters Supplies
Discount Hunting Gear, Discount Hunting Boots, Discount Shoes, Discount Ammunition, Discount Ammo, Discount Boots, Military Surplus, Outdoor Gear At the Sportsman's Guide
Ammo, Ammunition, Rifle Ammunition, 9mm Ammo, Military Surplus
MidwayUSA — Shooting Supplies, Reloading, Gunsmithing, Hunting, Ammunition, Gun Parts & Rifle Scopes
Hope that helps!
Blazer Brass and Winchester all from Wally World
Mine likes the 180gr best and I have found Magtech 180gr flat point to be very accuraate and less expensive than most.
Georgia Arms (0.263/round) or BVAC (0.25/round) will run when purchased by the 1000. That includes tax, title, license, so to speak. The cheapest factory ammo I can find in stock is the Blazer aluminum at Natchez Shooters Supply for 0.282 cents a round shipped to my homestead out in the swampy area. I have been looking at the reviews and BVAC reviews seem to be OK as well as Georgia Arms. One guy stated his XD 40 eats BVAC ammo just fine.
Blazer brass is good for price and reliable accuracy. Very accurate shooting touching shots.
I also like Blazer Brass from my limited range experience. For the last three weeks I have had 10 boxes of 40-cal, 180gr, FMJ,Brazer Brass on order from Wal-Mart. So far Wally World cannot determine when and how much so I'm chasing down a more sure supply of ammo.
I hear that. My Wally World had literally just gotten in a shipment of Blazer for the .40, but only the 180gr. I had hoped to get some 165gr to compare, so I had to settle for WWB for that. Oh well.
I receive my weapons tomorrow morning, so will update after my first range test.
I have yet to find ammo cheaper or cleaner than Blazer Brass. It is near impossible to find at my local Wal-Mart. I was in Spencer IA this past week though and they had close to 15 boxes in the ammo case. If I hadn't just bought my wife a P30 I would have bought it all. It's hard to beat for $12.57 for a box of 50.
Wally World near my house is out of Blazer Brass also. Bought some WWB.
There would have been 15 boxes in my auto for sure. Wally World Blazer Brass here was $12.47 per but I'm afraid that may no longer be true anymore. One guy somewhere on this forum has already quoted $14.00 for Blazer brass at his Wal-Mart.
Let's do the math for comparison sakes. $12.57 (per box) X 1.0875 (my local tax) / 50 rounds = $0.2734 per round for Wally-World Blazer Brass. Hmmmmm.....still may go the BVAC route for 1000 reloads for $0.25 per round since I'm not really having much luck with my local Wally World.
I just do not know what I'm gonna do if Obama keeps helping all of us middle class out with the price of ammo. Excuse me while I go earn some more for those who have never worked before.
That "one guy" listing $14.00 at Wal Mart was me. *l* And then I looked again at my receipt and edited my post (it was actually $12.47).
Sorry for the confusion!
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