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Old January 10, 2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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357 Ammo

I see that magtech and Fiocchi runs less expensive than Winchester and Rmmington. Any bad words for the 2 less expensive? Always looking for a bargain and b4 I order would like some thoughts
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:17 PM   #2
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I've shot lots of Magtech .357 and .44mag. No problems.
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:17 PM   #3
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Ive also shot a few magtech... no fiochi tho

didnt have a problem with em.
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Old January 10, 2011, 07:58 PM   #4
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Fiocchi is excellent ammo, I use it in 9mm Mak, 9mm Luger, .40S&W and .45ACP.
It is usually bit hotter than equivalent american loading, accurate and reliable.
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Old January 10, 2011, 08:37 PM   #5
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Fiocchi is excellent ammo, and the brass lasts a LONG time when reloading it.

My only problem with it is that in some calibers, especially .32 ACP and .32 S&W Long, the powder smoke positively REEKS. It's awful.
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Old January 11, 2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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Magtech is excellent. It's accurate and relatively clean and usually less expensive than comparable ammo. I use it whenever I can get my hands on it.
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Old January 11, 2011, 02:51 PM   #7
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I've shot Magtech before and still have a couple boxes on hand. Shoots fine IMO and the price is right.
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Old January 11, 2011, 03:04 PM   #8
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I have used lots of Magtech in .357 and its always done well for me. I've only used Fiocchi in 9mm but I had no problems with it either.
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Old January 11, 2011, 08:21 PM   #9
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In the past year I've used

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100 Fiocchi ( CBC brass if in remember )

200 Magtech ( Blazer brass )


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100 Fiocchi

400 Magtech

All seem to shoot well. If there was any difference, it was the Fiocchi was a bit dirty but in reality cleanup was no different than anyother ammo I've used.
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Old January 11, 2011, 08:28 PM   #10
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I've shot lots of both in various calibers; generally, both are excellent.
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Old January 11, 2011, 08:57 PM   #11
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What is the intended use, self defense, hunting, or paper punching? Just about any .357 will give a large report and impressive flash. They’ll all punch the same size hole in a paper target and at about the same place inside 15 yards.

So for target shooting, any one will do. For hunting and especially self-defense, I’d go with a round that had published data on terminal performance. Expansion and weight retention mean nothing to a paper target and almost everything to living, breathing creatures.
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Old January 12, 2011, 11:05 AM   #12
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You make a good point Sport45. I have used the MagTech for target shooting/paper punching only. I have no Chrono, so do not know any velocity info.
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Old January 12, 2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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Oh man! When there is nothing else to be found. MagTech is my Brand!
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Old January 15, 2011, 06:56 PM   #14
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I ordered Fiocchi 142gr fmj 500 rnds 175 shipped
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