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Old 06-26-2002, 12:14 PM   #1
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American Ammunition??

Just got some new ammo .45acp hard ball called American Ammunition, Comes in clear plastic box with blue label and says made in Miami, FL. USA. Has anyone shot any of this ammo?? Was it any good?? Thanks Hoss...
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Old 06-26-2002, 04:38 PM   #2
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It's the worst!

I bought some on sale at a gun show. I found out why it was on sale! Dirty, Poorly seated heads, Badly shaped heads, and more FTF's and FTE's then anything else ever put through my pistols. I would never buy this ammo again!
Old 06-26-2002, 05:44 PM   #3
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Thanks Don45cal,
Iam glad I only got two 50rd boxes then, Because after looking at it over it sure don`t look to good!!
Old 06-27-2002, 04:10 AM   #4
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No problem. When shooting .45's these days I use, Winchester (white box), PMC and Federal-American Eagle all 230 gr. ball. I search out the product on sale and buy it by the case.
Old 06-27-2002, 06:24 AM   #5
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Even the brass is crap!

Don't bother picking it up to reload - it jams progressive presses and gives rounds that won't feed/seat properly.
Old 04-28-2003, 11:39 PM   #6
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Amerc Ammo

Roger that boys! This stuff is bad, it is about the only 45 range brass that I throw out. The primers practically fall out with a stiff breeze and the brass seems poor and weak.
Old 04-29-2003, 03:29 AM   #7
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It is probably safe to fire...once, then toss the brass. This is some of the worst ammo to ever come down the pike. It is an abomination that the name "American" was placed on this ammo. This ammo and brass is also known as AMERC.
Old 05-01-2003, 07:49 PM   #8
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There is a recall on American .45 Ammo. Sorry to say I threw away the flyer so I don't know if it is all of it or just a lot # or #s.

Perhaps someone else here has seen it.

Best regards,
Jim H.
Old 06-23-2003, 05:22 PM   #9
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Rumor has it that their brass (made in-house) is soft and prone to fail with hotter loads. More of their problems are in their QC standards. The most common feedback from people all over the Internet that have used the ammo is that it's dirty and the quality low.
Old 06-24-2003, 02:11 AM   #10
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AMERC Recall

Jim, I've seen that flyer too, but don't remember the specifics. I do
remember that it said: "Squib loads, and possible overloads within
the same lot."

Worst trash ammo that I have ever seen...and I've seen some real
dillies come from my own reloading bench.

I don't even pick up the brass, and get hostile when I find it littered
on the ground at my favorite bay at the range...because I have to
sort it from MY brass.

Shoot straight! (Use good ammo)


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