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Posted: 3/18/2006 4:59:48 AM EDT
My local gunshop has American A-Merc Ammunition for $80.00 per 500. (10 boxes of 50) Each box is labled .223 55gr C3. Each case is brass...bullet is FMJ with a somewhat blunt tip. Has anyone used this ammo? Any opinions on this ammo for plinking? I currently use XM193PD at $195 per 1000 and could save some $ if this stuff is any good.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:03:02 AM EDT
SHIT!!!!!!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:04:58 AM EDT
IMO leave it on the shelf.

Danny
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:13:39 AM EDT
Run, Forest, run. The brass isn't even any good for reloading. It's just that bad.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:52:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 8:55:49 AM EDT
Thank you for the info.....saved me some headaches.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:07:05 PM EDT
The C3 designation means that it is CRAP to the 3rd power.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:34:14 PM EDT
question:
with such bad ammo, how does Amerc survive?! how did they get a govt contract?!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:35:34 PM EDT
Yute, PT Barnum once wrote that there is a sucker born every minute. When it comes to AMERC, he wasn't kidding. I tried that stuff and was absolutely dumbfounded by the lack of quality control, appearance and performance. You'll never see me buying another round. Heck, I wouldn't even accept it as a gift!

What .gov contract?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:43:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VaughnT:
Yute, PT Barnum once wrote that there is a sucker born every minute. When it comes to AMERC, he wasn't kidding. I tried that stuff and was absolutely dumbfounded by the lack of quality control, appearance and performance. You'll never see me buying another round. Heck, I wouldn't even accept it as a gift!

What .gov contract?

Dept of energy IIRC.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:43:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 4:51:25 PM EDT by DaddyDett]
I have just about gone through a case of Amerc 9mm 115 gr C3 in recent months.
No squibs, no misfires, no FTF's or FTE's in CZ 75B or Jericho 941 FB. The powder charges seem to be pretty consistant.

I have no experience with any other chamberings.

ETA: A quick web search yielded Amerc's site. They list themselves as partenered with IMI's
ammunition division. They do not go into the specifics of that relationship.

DaddyDett
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:23:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
I have just about gone through a case of Amerc 9mm 115 gr C3 in recent months.
No squibs, no misfires, no FTF's or FTE's in CZ 75B or Jericho 941 FB. The powder charges seem to be pretty consistant.

I have no experience with any other chamberings.

ETA: A quick web search yielded Amerc's site. They list themselves as partenered with IMI's
ammunition division. They do not go into the specifics of that relationship.

DaddyDett



Try reloading that brass. I double dog dare you.

If the brass is THAT out of spec, what makes you think their attention to detail will be paid to other areas?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:04:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:

Originally Posted By DaddyDett:
I have just about gone through a case of Amerc 9mm 115 gr C3 in recent months.
No squibs, no misfires, no FTF's or FTE's in CZ 75B or Jericho 941 FB. The powder charges seem to be pretty consistant.

I have no experience with any other chamberings.

ETA: A quick web search yielded Amerc's site. They list themselves as partenered with IMI's
ammunition division. They do not go into the specifics of that relationship.

DaddyDett



Try reloading that brass. I double dog dare you.

If the brass is THAT out of spec, what makes you think their attention to detail will be paid to other areas?



I gave up on reloading years ago. I never could get my RCBS Rock-chucker to chuck properly sized .45 ACP rocks to chuck at paper, chuck.

So I reckon reloading without reloading equipment might get a tad tetchy.

DaddyDett
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 7:23:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yute:
question:
with such bad ammo, how does Amerc survive?



Olympic ammo? Maine Cartridge Company? They are somehow still in business...


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