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haven't tried it, but if it is just for plinking I think that the WWB is still less expensive. What is the deal with ammo that is "nato" anyway? I mean what does it mean?
 

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"Cartridge, 9mm, Ball, M882
The M882 cartridge is approved for service use with the M9, M10, and M11 pistols, both for training and for combat. The ammunition complies with NATO STANAG 4090 test requirements.

The M882 ball cartridge consists of a brass case, a copper alloy jacketed lead core bullet, a two-piece boxer-type primer, and a double-base propellant. M882 NATO ammunition manufactured under U.S. Government contracts by Winchester-Western (Olin Corp.) and Federal has a 112 grain FMJ bullet and provides 385 meters/sec. (1263 fps) muzzle velocity as determined by official military test standards measured at 15 feet from the muzzle. The cartridge weighs 179 gr. in total and is 1.165 inches (29.591 mm) in length. M882 NATO 9mm ammunition carries a headstamp with the maker and year of production--example: WCC 88 stamped on a lot made in 1988 by Western Cartridge Company (Olin's Winchester-Western ammunition division) or FC 86, a 1986 lot by Federal Cartridge. The ammunition also carries the NATO stamp of a circle around a plus sign. M882 has been made with and without a cannelure (groove) around the midsection of the brass case.

A second cartridge has been procured, called "9mm Ball". It is about 0.1mm longer than the M882, but is not authorized for use in service pistols."
 

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it would be target ammo, the cheapest i found wwb is $8.99 per box of 50. =$180 per 1000
this stuff is $149 per 1000, but if it's crap it's really not worth it....
 

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crzybotr said:
it would be target ammo, the cheapest i found wwb is $8.99 per box of 50. =$180 per 1000
this stuff is $149 per 1000, but if it's crap it's really not worth it....
you can get 9mm value packs at walmart for 11.94 per 100

or 119.40 per 1000

that isnt a awesome deal, but it aint bad.
 

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ampleworks said:
Depending on locale, its $10.87 in NE Kentucky and Southern Ohio.
Locally here, the westside of Washington... it's about $10.57ish for a 100 round box of WWB. But about $7ish for a 50 round box of WWB or CCI. I've had no problems with either manufacture through my Sig so that's what I've stuck with. The only rounds I've had trouble with were Wolf. I received some blast in my face. :?
 

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How do you like the Independence stuff from Natchez?
I haven't bought any from Natchez but I have bought close to 600 rounds of it through my range. I like it. I've heard some people complain thats its dirty but I disagree, so far it seems like its among the cleaner range ammo.
 

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I buy the nato 124g stuff whenever I can at the gunshows. Ususally it runs from 120 to 150 bucks a can. I like it because it shoots clean and it runs hotter than store brand stuff, it's water and oil proof and has a VERY long shelf life. After some non-scientific tests I've concluded that it is accurate and reliable and hits pretty hard. I've shot around 10k rounds of it and have never had 1 ftf, fte, hf (hang fire), or any other kind of problem.
If you get a can and don't like it just send the rest to me for disposal and I'll take care of it for you. Free of charge of course!!! :lol:
 

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chromechicken said:
How do you like the Independence stuff from Natchez?
No ammo related problems yet in 1K so far. A little weak, about the same as WWB, though a bit cheaper. I may need to get some hotter stuff next time to knock down steel a bit faster.
 
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