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Old October 30, 2009, 01:51 PM   #26
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What about the bullet design?
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Old October 30, 2009, 03:32 PM   #27
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I've shot Magtech hardball range ammo in 9mm and .45acp and it's pretty decent.

Cleaner than WWB and reasonably powerful.

My preference for range ammo is American Eagle, Fiocchi and PMC in that order. But these days, anything that goes bang has to be considered.
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Old November 19, 2009, 02:24 PM   #28
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Magtech .45 ACP 230gr FMC

I've put quite a few of these rounds through my 1911 and have only had two jams, which were more than likely due to a worn magazine I was using at the time. Pretty decent stuff for the price and seems to burn a bit cleaner than Winchester or Remington.
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Old February 17, 2013, 02:16 AM   #29
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My son bought some Magtech ammo for my 8 3/8th ,44 Mag. It was so dirty that after two cylinders you had to bang the cases out. I cleaned the gun real good and he had the same problems.

We measured the case lenght and they were 2.57 to 2.56 which is a little short. Cases should be 2.61 I think this was causing the problems.

There are no problems with Hornady or Remington factory loads.
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Old February 20, 2013, 09:37 PM   #30
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I have only used their .45 ACP FMJ but never had any hiccups with it. That was with 1,000's of rounds through various 1911's.
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Old February 22, 2013, 12:10 PM   #31
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Reviews on Magtech Ammo pls

I've shot plenty of magtech ammo through most of my various handgun. Never had any issues that I can recall. I'd have no problems using it for range ammo.
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Old February 22, 2013, 01:09 PM   #32
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Only Magtech I shot was some 30 caliber carbine ammo. I had a problem with it. The primers blew out on a lot of it when I shot it. Don't know if it was undersized primers or casings with oversize pockets. Have shot many other brands with no problems. Won't be buying any more Magtech.
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Old February 22, 2013, 01:20 PM   #33
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I've shot a bunch of Magtech in my 9mms. .45s, and .44 magnum. Decent stuff and reasonably priced (before the current ammo scare)- I'll buy more when prices come down.
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Old March 21, 2013, 07:13 PM   #34
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The range where I used to work sold Magtech ammo. We never had any problems or complaints. Magtech self defense ammo is highly thought of by many people.
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Old July 16, 2014, 09:41 AM   #35
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Magtech/CBC

I have used Magtech in 9 MM in the past with no trouble.

However, I recently bought on of their 250 round bulk packs of .38 Special. They went into the guns fine, but after firing I needed my pliers to extract the empties from my revolvers in about 1 round in 5. About half of the rounds did not slide out easily after firing like they should.

I experienced this with two different revolvers and have never had this happen with any other ammo ever. I noticed the casings were marked CBC, not Magtech, and I see by the Magtech web site that they recently merged with CBC (Brazil), Sellier and Beloit (Czech Republic) and some other outfit.

It's normal for the casing to expand and hit the walls of the cylinder on firing, but it should bounce back a little towards it's original size after hitting the cylinder wall. I attempted to reload some of these, and found they were more oversize than other casings I was reloading, and re-sizing took a lot more grunt on the press. My guess is there was something not quite right with the metal they made these casings from. No elasticity.

I tossed the rest of the empties I had. Something was just not right with those casings.
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Old July 17, 2014, 07:15 AM   #36
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My LGS had 8 boxes in 22lr standard velocity for $3.00/50. I need SV for my M41's, Hammerli, and Belgian Browning target pistols so I took a chance on the MagTech. It was just fine -- quite happy with the ammo performance plus price. I've asked the LGS to try to get me more.

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Old July 17, 2014, 09:10 AM   #37
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had bad luck with 454 Casull

I'd suspect they are pretty typical of economy ammo...

I tried a box of their stuff in my 454 Casull, Ruger Alaskan, & the bullets jumped crimp... so I'd be cautious with light weight 357 & 44 mag snubbies, in that regard
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Old July 17, 2014, 09:27 AM   #38
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I've shot MagTech .38 Special 158 grain RNL. Had no problems and the brass has been good for reloading.
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Old July 17, 2014, 01:48 PM   #39
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I've shot quite a bit of it in 9mm, .40S&W, and .45ACP with decent results. Medium good on accuracy, a little dirty but not as bad as some other more popular brands, but no FTF's or loading issues at all. Just my .02
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Old July 17, 2014, 02:06 PM   #40
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Fer... Your question about bullet design has gotten lost in the replies to the original question.

It can be quite difficult sometimes to get secondary questions answered in a thread with many participants... It becomes more difficult when the original question brings in several who post only one comment and do not return.

You may need to start a new thread to ask your question.


As far as that question goes... I can't give very credible info on semijacked hollow points. As I do not shoot anything that has them as an option, or hunt or anything that may help gain first hand knowledge.

But as far as I can remember from reading online and tests I have seen, I believe they expand and should work well for your needs.
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Old July 17, 2014, 02:50 PM   #41
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this is a 5 year old thread guys. just let it die.
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Old July 17, 2014, 02:58 PM   #42
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I had good luck with the common stuff in 45 and 9mm. Then I needed some match ammo quick for a small local match as I did not have any loaded but .32 S&W Long WC is not that common in smaller LGS. Anyway they had some Magtech .32 WC and it shot great.....



I then seen where the Magtech bullets were available to load. The only bullet I ever found better is Lapua and they cost a whole lot more. YMMV.

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Old July 17, 2014, 03:58 PM   #43
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Is that a picture of a gun or some sort of surveying instrument?
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Old July 17, 2014, 04:20 PM   #44
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Is that a picture of a gun or some sort of surveying instrument?
That is a precision paper-punching instrument.
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Old July 17, 2014, 10:36 PM   #45
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Ha! I got tricked by the zombie thread...

I seen it active for a couple days and popped in, didn't even look.
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Old July 18, 2014, 12:02 AM   #46
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I've shot about 250 rounds lately. For some reason it's one of the first to be available (9 mm and 380) at a decent price. No problems to date.
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Old July 18, 2014, 02:00 AM   #47
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and they're still not checking the date stamps.
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Old July 18, 2014, 10:35 AM   #48
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I used to shoot a lot of Magtech .357 magnum 158 gr semi jacketed soft point, because that's all the local gun store carried. This was the nickel-cased variety. I thought it was medicore ammo at best. It was inconsistent; sometimes you would get a bang, other times a BOOM. It would also "spit" a lot, sending bullet shavings back at me when firing. I always felt stinging on my cheeks with this ammo, which never happened with other magnum loads.

Based on this experience I would use Magtech only if nothing else was available.
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Old July 18, 2014, 11:21 AM   #49
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Magtech is better than standard fare in .357 magnum, the 125SJHP is excellent. In order to beat it with my handloads, I had to use premium components. Their component bullet is exceptional for the price.
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Old July 18, 2014, 08:31 PM   #50
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Just over seven years ago when I bought my first SD gun, I was originally advised that I should only use American made, brand named, brass cased ammo. I must admit, that until this past week, I was doing an ammo inventory and insuring that I was rotating stock, did I realize that the off and on again stock of Magtech ammo I had was made in Brazil. Never had one problem with it in either my .380, 9mm or my seldom used 70 year old 1911A1 Colt. Needless to say, it will be one of the exceptions to the rule.
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