Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Posted: 12/15/2005 11:54:30 PM EDT
Up untill recently, The Major had 75 gr. hornady ammo for $300/1k rounds. I emailed him and he told me that the deal with hornady went south and is no more. Do any of you guys here know where I can get some bugdet heavier, match ammo?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:20:58 AM EDT
Try Fulton Armory, they are having a sale on Black Hills. I still have 1,500 rounds from The Major that I'm hording for next year's shooting.

www.fulton-armory.com/
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 11:30:19 AM EDT
Is there an accuracy difference between the new and remanufactured black hills ammo?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:12:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:
Is there an accuracy difference between the new and remanufactured black hills ammo?



Not that I have ever seen. Buy the blue box with confidence. It is accurate and extremely reliable; I see no reason to buy the red box.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:10:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:
Do any of you guys here know where I can get some bugdet heavier, match ammo?



archive.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=228812

ar-jedi

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:13:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:
Is there an accuracy difference between the new and remanufactured black hills ammo?



Not that I have ever seen. Buy the blue box with confidence. It is accurate and extremely reliable; I see no reason to buy the red box.


If I'm not mistaken, red box uses new brass.
I use blue box for the range, red box is for zombies.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:17:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 8:20:08 PM EDT by AR_Clint]
Does used brass effect accuracy?

ar-jedi, the archive doesn't work for me because I'm not a paying member. Is there a post about this? I'd like to see it.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:19:43 PM EDT
I believe most of competition shooters reload their ammo w/ used brass.
Though I'm not sure how much they do on reconditioning the fired brass.

Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:00:23 PM EDT
fired brass:

tumble, lube, full length size, tumble, trim, load.

When the primer pockets get really dirty, clean them. 9-12 loadings for .223 brass is not uncommon. The brass usually fails to a case neck crack first.

I get my brass by buying BHBB for short line practice and reload the empties. BHBB is great ammo at a decent price. Red box uses BHA Match case, which is winchester brass with a black hills headstamp. Don't count on the Major selling anymore ammo. Rumor has it that he has his fork truck for sale. Bad sign.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 12:24:12 AM EDT
Just out of curiosity, does anyone actually know why the Major stopped selling?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 4:35:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:
ar-jedi, the archive doesn't work for me because I'm not a paying member. Is there a post about this? I'd like to see it.



i made a pdf of the page from the archive server.
losdos.dyndns.org:8080/public/misc2/AR15.COM __ Archive __ Topic __ best _poor mans_ quasi-match.pdf

(ps: the only post on the 2nd page just says: "www.midway-usa.com".)

try this as well.
ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=12&t=237673

ar-jedi

Link Posted: 12/17/2005 7:13:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 7:14:17 AM EDT by cruze5]
ammunitionstore.com sells maine Co 75 grain moly bthp

$39.95 - 100 rounds
$189.95 - 500 rounds
$369.95 - 1000 rounds
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 5:50:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AR_Clint:
Just out of curiosity, does anyone actually know why the Major stopped selling?



AR_Clint,

I had contacted him about an order when he was trying to renew his contract with Hornady. He said that Hornady could NOT get their hands on any used brass what-so-ever. I think his exact quote was "Hornady has told me that there is no used brass available on the market he
So...the contract with Hornady is now done for. He also told me how he had tried his ammo loaded with steel cases. He also stated that it shot great but had to recall the entire lot due to unexpected pressure spikes.

I just think that Hornady was tired of the Major selling better ammo then they could sell for the price. 1000 rounds of very accurate 75gr Hornady match for $285.00 + S/H was hard to beat.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:35:10 AM EDT
Not sure if you caught this one, but maybe it will also help out:
Mk 262 vs Black Hills

Good Luck,
"Capt Richardson"
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 7:03:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
ammunitionstore.com sells maine Co 75 grain moly bthp

$39.95 - 100 rounds
$189.95 - 500 rounds
$369.95 - 1000 rounds



Black Hills from Fulton is cheaper.

Even more so with the current 10% off sale..
Top Top