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Posted: 3/27/2009 1:59:14 PM EST
The ammo truck must have just made a delivery when I got to the store today. Wish I had more money, because the shelves were full.

I did buy 100 rounds of Fiocchi .223 for $50. That means I can go to the range without depleting my tactical reserve.


The box says it is made in the USA. I have never used it before.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:00:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
The ammo truck must have just made a delivery when I got to the store today. Wish I had more money, because the shelves were full.

I did buy 100 rounds of Fiocchi .223 for $50. That means I can go to the range without depleting my tactical reserve.


The box says it is made in the USA. I have never used it before.


Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:02:11 PM EST
It was nice when it used to cost 15 bucks for 50...... It's just plain reloaded ammo, and 50 bucks for 100 rounds is a rip off.

That being said, it was reliable stuff for me, never had a problem with it.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:03:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mudfish:
The ammo truck must have just made a delivery when I got to the store today. Wish I had more money, because the shelves were full.

I did buy 100 rounds of Fiocchi .223 for $50. That means I can go to the range without depleting my tactical reserve.


The box says it is made in the USA. I have never used it before.


I wouldn't shoot Fiochhi if you paid me to. Last year the NRA had a write up about Fiocchi and how they hate puppies.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:08:43 PM EST
I don't like it! Had a few issues with their 45ACP. I will not use it again period.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:10:44 PM EST
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:15:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By America-first:
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.

me too. What sort of problems are people having with it?
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:16:57 PM EST
I shoot a lot of it and the only problem that I ever had was shooting .410 out of my Grandfathers Judge. The primers would pop out just enough to keep the cylinder from rotating.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:18:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By MACD:

Originally Posted By America-first:
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.

me too. What sort of problems are people having with it?


No kidding. It has been better through my guns than most ammo...
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:38:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By America-first:
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.


+1. I especially like the 45ACP, 357 and 44Mag. Burns super clean and is hotter than WWB.

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 2:40:19 PM EST
never had an issue with the .45acp fiochi I've shot
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:41:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 5:49:34 PM EST by GunLvrPHD]
If it fires or fucks, you want it Made in Italy.

ETA: food too.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 5:57:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Slacker:
Originally Posted By America-first:
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.


+1. I especially like the 45ACP, 357 and 44Mag. Burns super clean and is hotter than WWB.

All primer issues most were hit hard enough but no bang. Out of 500 rounds I had 30+ that didn't go off. I was using a PT1911 and a Star P Model. Both guns will shoot everything without any trouble.
Now that I'm thinking about it I never checked to see if they were all the same lot number, but bet they were.
I just don't want to have to worry about it when needed. It's good ammo other than that, it's kinda clean and shoots fine when they go.

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:01:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Slacker:
Originally Posted By America-first:
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.


+1. I especially like the 45ACP, 357 and 44Mag. Burns super clean and is hotter than WWB.



This except I shot alot of it in 9mm and .40 SW.

Good stuff, but $0.50/round for .223 makes the Baby Jesus cry.

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:11:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/27/2009 6:12:22 PM EST by kevinb120]
Originally Posted By N8088HD:
Originally Posted By Slacker:
Originally Posted By America-first:
I've had nothing but excellent results with Fiocchi ammunition; both rifle and pistol.


+1. I especially like the 45ACP, 357 and 44Mag. Burns super clean and is hotter than WWB.

All primer issues most were hit hard enough but no bang. Out of 500 rounds I had 30+ that didn't go off. I was using a PT1911 and a Star P Model. Both guns will shoot everything without any trouble.
Now that I'm thinking about it I never checked to see if they were all the same lot number, but bet they were.
I just don't want to have to worry about it when needed. It's good ammo other than that, it's kinda clean and shoots fine when they go.



WTF that is terrible. Out of the last 1500 or so rounds of friggin blazer brass I have shot, I have had 0 malfunctions. And still don't trust it for anything other then range ammo If I had 10 duds of 500 in .22LR, I wouldn't buy that brand again.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:24:01 PM EST
I've used quite a bit of Fiocchi ammo in .223, 9mm, and .45 ACP. Never had any problems with any of it in any of my guns.

I just wish it were more readily available and less expensive.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:50:52 PM EST
box it up and send it to me and I will get rid of it for you
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:52:36 PM EST
Used to be a lot cheaper, but I guess everything else was too.

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:54:45 PM EST
Cabelas had it on sale for 20.99 for a box of 50 last weekend. I bought a couple as gifts for a friend who doesn't reload yet.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 7:02:51 PM EST
I think the price is too much but that's for you to decide.

I've only shot 9mm and every single one went bang. In my experience, it's decent ammo.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 7:08:41 PM EST
I purchased a ton of Fiocchi 5.56 when it was $12/50 and have had great luck with it. At current prices I just assume buy Prvi Partizan though.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 7:13:55 PM EST
Fired some Fiocchi and some Magtech from Brazil, the only problem i had with both types on a lot of the casing wwas the primer flashole was off center, it still fired well, it just wasn't good enough to be able to reload as the flashole would not line up with the primer pin on the dies, so it was un reloadable.

On a couple casings of both manufacturers the hole for the primer flash was clear over at the edge of the primer pocket.

YMMV though, this was several years ago and i never greqw enough hair on my peaches again to try it since then.
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