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Old 01-22-2002, 12:09 AM   #1
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Let us know if you are using Proload in any caliber, and what you think of it so far. Thanks :smile: .

FWIW, I've been trying out Proload for awhile now, specifically the .40 180gr JHP as well as the .45 230gr JHP. Quality and function are outstanding. It's far above what's being put out by the big three, IMHO.

My only issue so far has been with the accuracy of the Proload .40 180gr load in my two Glock 23's. It's pretty sad.

Oddly, the most accurate load I've used in these guns is the one brand that seems to catch hell from everyone else for being inaccurate - Remington Golden Saber. My only problems with this load, and I've fired a whole lot of it, is the price and availability. The price seems to go up quite a bit each year and correspondingly, fewer dealers will carry it.

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Old 01-22-2002, 06:52 PM   #2
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I use ProLoad 9mm 115gr+p @1300fps in my Glock19 carry gun. It is the most accurate load I have ever fired thru any gun I have ever shot!!
Old 01-23-2002, 03:08 PM   #3
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Have used the 124g Gd 9mm and 230g 45 FMJ+P,perfect function,very clean and more accurate than me.
Old 01-23-2002, 10:26 PM   #4
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Pro Load 230gr JHP +P (about 920 fps) is my choice for a carry load in my .45 1911's.

I haven't sandbag or Ransom Rest tested it for accuracy. I haven't even chronographed it for velocity. I like the Gold Dot and I know John makes good ammo. How's that for a non-scientific answer. I just like it.

Carry the 165gr JHP in my Glock .40 and the 124gr JHP in my Kahr P9. All Pro Load all the time. (S&B for practice and matches.)
Old 01-23-2002, 10:41 PM   #5
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Thanks guys :smile: .

Rob, I haven't done any chronographing or ransom testing either - never will! I'm concerned only with practical accuracy and downrange performance, which is very good thanks to the high level of QC at Proload as well as the proven Gold Dot bullet.

We can only hope that Proload won't go the way of many small ammo makers, where quality is hit and miss. Here today, gone tomorrow!

It certainly says something when the largest ammo manufacturer in the world, Blount, is getting their asses kicked in terms of quality and price by a small company like Proload.
Old 01-24-2002, 08:57 AM   #6
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I use the 9mm 115+p in my custom Glock 19, and the 230+p in my custom .45....awesome power and consistency.
Also, Proload has been around for 20+ years, they will be alright.
Old 01-24-2002, 11:52 AM   #7
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I have no experience with Pro-load though we are seeing a lot of good feedback.

Have you guys that have used it disected a round to see if the bullet and primer are sealed? Checked for "set back", etc.?

Jim H.
Old 01-24-2002, 03:11 PM   #8
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After some experiences of bullet setback with both Speer and Remington ammo I begaan checking this out. I cycled two rounds of the Proload .40 180gr JHP 15 times in a G23 with no setback whatsoever.

Visibly it doesn't seem to be sealed. I'll toss a few rounds in a glass of water an try 'em out this weekend. I've also E-mailed Proload about this.

Old 01-25-2002, 01:15 AM   #9
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Old 01-25-2002, 09:01 PM   #10
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I like the 10mm from these folks very much.
I'm also very glad that they started offer-
ing the practice ammo in 10mm, since there
really isn't a decent supply of plinking
ammo out there.

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