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Cheap decent .380 ammo for range time?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by hoopstar789, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. hoopstar789

    hoopstar789 Distinguished Poster

    What do you guys who own .380s usually run whenever your just trying to get trigger time at the range, I usually run Winchester. 380 through a Glock 42 but do you guys use anything cheaper in the .380 realm that runs good?
  2. DoyleAlley

    DoyleAlley Distinguished Poster

    Perfecta. Walmart usually carries it. It's good stuff - made by Fiocchi.
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  3. Southern Reloading

    Southern Reloading Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Walmart also carries Winchester in Gulfport.
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  4. hoopstar789

    hoopstar789 Distinguished Poster

    What do you guys think about tulammo seen a lot of negative about their. 380 but I put a box through that 42 and it ran fine no problems
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  5. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    I run the cheapest I can find for mine.
  6. Caleb C

    Caleb C Distinguished Poster

    Lake, MS
    I like Tula and Wolf. It shoots fine in my RM380 and I don't feel compelled to pick up the empty cases.
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  7. Aguila, Magtech or Monarch ... no steel case though. Never tried Tula or Wolf.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  8. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

    NW MS
    Geco, from Sportsmans Guide usually. Sometimes Magtech.

    Remember Tula, Wolf, and other Russian manufactured has a steel case and steel jacket, if that matters to you. I don't find the price difference for buying steel to usually be worth it over just buying the inexpensive brass cased/jacketed, like Geco, Fiocchi, Blazer Brass, etc. with reloadable cases.

    BTW, I noticed the other day at the range that the Russian Silver Bear 45ACP case has three ignition/flash holes for the primer instead of the more common two holes in most Berdan primed cases.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2017
  9. DoyleAlley

    DoyleAlley Distinguished Poster

    Pick them up? Heck, I can't even find mine. Between them being so small and the fact that my little LCP launches them somewhere into the next county I couldn't reload them even if I tried.
  10. hoopstar789

    hoopstar789 Distinguished Poster

    My Glock eject shells fairly close, it's usually within a close radius
  11. burninfilm

    burninfilm Distinguished Poster

    Perfecta is very good, but my WalMart quit carrying it.
  12. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

    NW MS
    I forgot that I also have and have shot a few hundred rounds of Ruag 380 ammo too (As I recall that's Swiss, German, or Hungarian manufactured). One of the cats reminded me of it by knocking a box of it on the floor and me having to pick it up last night.
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  13. Ranch

    Ranch Distinguished Poster

    I shoot Blazer Brass or PMC Bronze. $15-$16 per box of 50.
  14. sodeepopkid

    sodeepopkid Distinguished Poster

    I'd say it's loaded hot. It feels like it will rip your trigger finger off in a Ruger lcp2.
  15. Steve C

    Steve C Active Member

    I like the Blazer brass or the Fiocchi. They both shoot good in my Glock 42 and LCP 2.
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  16. I found out today that my Taurus 738 TCP does not like Monarch steel case .380 ammo -- at all. That'll teach me to go cheap!
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  17. Steve C

    Steve C Active Member

    I’ve had good success with Geco in my 380s.
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  18. bubbat

    bubbat Gatekeeper to my corner of Hell.

    If it's the lacquer coated Monarch nothing likes it in any caliber.
  19. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I have been using PPU AMMO for about 5 years now. In every caliber that I have tried, from 22 Hornet up; it has performed great. Brass cases and usually cheaper than the home brands. I ordered it for a friend in 22/250 and we got as good as Federal results.Since then I have tried it in 9mm, 380, 38, all shot good. I don,t like the Lacquer coated steel cases in anything. I think that I also have some in 44 mag and 357. Check out
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