THE BAD & the UGLY ammo:
Years ago i purchased a 50cal ammo box of the 308 indian garbage. The powder charges are all over the place i was getting a little bang then a bigger bang with every firing there all a different powder change.
Indian bad ammo. Now i need too pull the bullets and weigh the charges to correct it.
Bulgarian surplus ammo in 7,62x25 tokarev. This is way too hot for the tokarev pistols its really machine gun ammo. There have been cases were the tok pistols have cracked barrels and slides. Do Not Shoot this ammo in pistols.
THE GOOD, the GREAT, the QUALITY IMPORTED AMMO
well decent anyhoo)
Russian wolf ammo; GREAT stuff so far and the 45acp has been with decent accuracy too. My 1911 shoots 1 clover leaf per mag with it. The wolf in 7,62x39, 9mm luger, 9mm mak, 223rem have all been great so far too.
Russian Barnaul; This has been harder to find lately too. Most of the shooters on the net say this barnaul ammo is the most accurate out of all the russian manufactured ammo.
Priv-Partizan ammo; This ammo manufactured in the former yugoslavia has been also great to me too. It has an affordable price tag with decent accuracy. Plus there the leader on offering the military calibers that have been extinct for many years too. I hope they continue to do so too. This yugo brass is also soft and very reloadable for many times depending on how high your powder charge is too.
Russian Bear ammo's brown bear, silver bear and gold bear ammo, I haven't tested fired it yet but i've heard good things about it already.
Sellier & Bellot; I used this S&B ammo in my swede 6,5mm mauser the 131gr ammo. My 1907 Carl Gustaf M96 (29'') barrel using the 131gr S&B ammo will shoot 1 1/2'' groups with no scope at 100yds. Thats really good quality for new over the counter ammo. I think this S&B ammo is one of the best quality ammo thats imported from across the pond right now. Its accurate and has plenty of power there 8mm mauser ammo isn't down loaded. The metric winchester ammo is really S&B ammo marketed by winchester.
HotShot ammo; Again its been good for me. I rate it ok too.
American manufactured ammo;
My experiences with it. In my new '94 remington 700 in 338win mag using the new remington 338wm 225gr ammo my new rifle refused to shoot tight groups at 100yds. When i switched to the winchester super X 338wm 225gr ammo on my last scope adjustment i put two rounds thru the X ring at 100yds, same hole just about. My older marlin 444s shoots very accurate with the remington 444 ammo. Go figure. My point is all guns can be ammo finiky too. If we don't reload we need to try an assortment of new over the counter ammo to find the one thats most accurate. Reloading can be a guessing game till we find the correct accurate load too.
Thats my ammo story so far; Besafe, Godbless Bigbill
BTW; I'm starting to hear some of the russian ammo has problems and i hope it doesn't continue throughout all the calibers of ammo. I hope they didn't peak quality wise...... I'm hooked on this affordable ammo it keeps us shooting and not reloading all the time.