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Ammo to avoid?

Postby Jlandis003 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:19 pm

I've never owned a centerfire gun that was picky with ammo...

Is there/are there certain ammo brands or types that just don't work in SCCY guns? I expect to get my new CPX-2 back from SCCY late next week... What ammo works? What doesn't? Thoughts?
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby grandpa1466 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:52 pm

In mine, I feel it is anything with hard primers. My CPX1 has trouble with anything steel-cased and with Remington ammo, and it usually takes a double-strike to fire them. I have never had a problem with anything else.
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby RK3369 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:01 pm

I try to avoid Remington in mine. I've had several with double and some even triple strikes before they go off. Way more than I'd want to experience if I were carrying the gun. For me, Win White box seems to work well.
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby HAMBONE » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:02 am

Blazer brass 115 and 124 grain seem to be the best ammo for this gun in my opinion. Although I shot a lot of herters select brass too with zero probs
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby gunstech » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:41 am

Although I fired 100 rounds of the Tula-Ammo, I would probably steer clear of it as I did have a couple of FTF.
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby idb6 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:15 pm

HAMBONE wrote:Blazer brass 115 and 124 grain seem to be the best ammo for this gun in my opinion.


I've seen some people say that their SCCYs had problems with Blazers, but I also had a very positive experience with 115 & 124 grain. I fired my first hundred rounds with this ammo without a hitch. My next 160 rounds were of mixed brand and weight, and I had a few FTFs. I'm interested in going back to Blazers some time in the future to see if they still cycle without any problem.

Edit: Has anyone tried Federal Champion? I just moved to a new area and the local Wal-mart has LOADS of this stuff.
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby RK3369 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:52 pm

idb6 wrote:
HAMBONE wrote:Blazer brass 115 and 124 grain seem to be the best ammo for this gun in my opinion.


I've seen some people say that their SCCYs had problems with Blazers, but I also had a very positive experience with 115 & 124 grain. I fired my first hundred rounds with this ammo without a hitch. My next 160 rounds were of mixed brand and weight, and I had a few FTFs. I'm interested in going back to Blazers some time in the future to see if they still cycle without any problem.

Edit: Has anyone tried Federal Champion? I just moved to a new area and the local Wal-mart has LOADS of this stuff.


Federal has worked fine for me. No light strikes. I've shot that, Win White Box, Blazer Brass, Magtech and the only one that's given me problems is the Remington. It's really funny because I also have several 380's and Remington works the best of anything in all of those.
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby getvicious » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:47 am

With my original CPX I had trouble with Remington and Steel Case ammo not firing the first Trigger Pull or giving Ejection Issues. With my replacement Gen 2 CPX I have been able to shoot everything I tried, including Remington and Steel Case ammo.
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby kjphilippona » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:17 pm

I had FTF and FTE issues with Remington, Federal, Blaser Brass & PMC all 115 gr FMJ :(
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Re: Ammo to avoid?

Postby GoesBang » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:55 pm

When my CPX was brand new I had 300 rounds of reloads and a box of Independence 115 gr FMJ. They all shot fine after I replaced a faulty extractor. Have since run 124 Aguila and Sellier & Bellot thru it with zero issues.

No FTF or FTE since I replaced that extractor.
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