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Posted: 10/17/2004 2:42:55 AM EDT
This ammo sells for $10.00 per 50 round box locally and $95.00 per 500 rounds. It is made by IMI for American Ammunition. American is also in the process of making 6.8 spc. Can anyone tell me what the accuracy and velicity is like?
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 9:51:05 AM EDT
IMI is good ammo but Amerc is junk, makes it a little hard to figure out, probably the best advice is to avoid Amerc entirely!

Link Posted: 10/17/2004 11:16:08 AM EDT
ditto on Amerc....crap
Link Posted: 10/17/2004 2:01:13 PM EDT
I think a-merc has been responsible for half of the kaboomed glocks in the world, i wouldn't be putting it in my AR
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:43:01 PM EDT
a-merc = dont work
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 2:45:27 PM EDT
Can't reload their 9mm empties, they buckle-up when trying to seat a bullet.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 4:06:54 PM EDT
brass seems to be a different thickness than others. Same prob with me for the 45. I stay clear of that crap. loaded or unloaded.
Link Posted: 10/18/2004 9:38:57 PM EDT
Avoid it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 5:53:10 PM EDT
American Ammunition is JUNK.  It doesn't matter how cheap it is if it doesn't work!

True IMI works fine.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 11:19:15 AM EDT
ditto on the reloading stuff. A-Merc never cut their extraction groove correctly and will cause the extractor to stuck on 1911 style gun thus prevent the round to go fully into battery. Not to mention when fired new their powder have the capability to coat your gun and shooting hand "green". Can't convince my boss not to buy that crap for the range though.
Link Posted: 10/21/2004 8:40:26 PM EDT
if it's made by IMI, what's the difference? my local dealer found a deal for $65/500 rnds. should i pass it up?
Link Posted: 10/22/2004 5:15:19 AM EDT

if it's made by IMI, what's the difference? my local dealer found a deal for $65/500 rnds. should i pass it up?

yes! if it says A-MERC on the headstamp pass on it.

You'll be glad you did.

Even if it were free, I wouldn't take it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 3:37:07 PM EDT
CRAP!  I wish I had found this thread before I went to the gun show.  I've got 1000 rds now.  Should I use it a plinking fodder or dump it?

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 8:12:32 PM EDT
What does the headstamp say?  Does it say IMI or Amerc?

If it says Amerc, or if Amerc is marked on the box, I would get rid of it, lousy ammo can destroy a rifle, turn it into junk!  There's also the risk of personal injury if the rifle KB's.

It ain't worth the risk!

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:54:36 PM EDT
I just bought 200 rds of this from Midway, what is bad about it?

Link Posted: 10/27/2004 7:19:17 PM EDT
Maybe it's just me, but I went through a whole case of A-Merc .223 (500 rounds) and had no problems.  

I won't buy any more of their .45 though - the rounds felt underpowered, and the ejected cases seemed to have an affinity for coming straight back and hitting me in the head.  For range ammo I'm sticking with Blazer in .45.

Then again, I had only one problem with the Olympic ammo people have been ragging on - a stuck case.  Other than that, I've had 700 rounds of blasting fun with it, but the price isn't good enough to justify the risk of getting a lot similar to what others got who had all the problems.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:22:32 AM EDT
the .223 is made by amerc using imi bullets.  the problems i hear about come from amercs casings and primers.  the.308 amerc sells is made by imi, though.  i have only shot amerc .38spl and have had no problems after @ 1k rds.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 12:24:32 AM EDT
I saw some of the 223 cheap but I didnt get it, Im waiting to here more on it.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 3:02:42 AM EDT
I bought 500 rds at a local shop a few months before I saw it anywhere else. I had nothing but trouble, about 20% had cracked necks. I'd go thru a 50 round box and toss at least 10 rounds. Some rounds sounded hot, others very underpowered.
Link Posted: 10/28/2004 4:32:19 AM EDT

I'm glad to here it was not a catastrophic problem.  I can handle a few bad ones.  I bought 200 rds mainly for just plinking.  As long as it won't damage my rifle, I'm ok with it to use up the 200 rds I bought.

After I used it up, no more for me :D

Thanks again for the info
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 4:57:26 AM EDT
I purchased a 50rd. box and attempted to sight my new RRA w/ 16" SS Varmint barrel (1:8 twist) in with it, at 100 yards. One 3 shot group would be 1" the next 3 shot group would be 2 1/2". There's no consistancy with this ammo.

My next purchase will be some Winchester 45gr. (white box) ammo.

Good hunting, Bowhunter57
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