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Carry ammo
« on: January 18, 2020, 09:26:00 AM »
Thought I would mention a "new to me" ammo that I tried today.  It is made by a company called Atomic Ammunition.  It is a +P 124 gr. Hollow Point.  I found it at Cheaper Than Dirt.  Fired 100 rounds today.  No problems except occasionally the last round in magazine would not load.
I was shooting at 20 yards, at my swinging steel disc.  This ammo was hitting considerably harder than anything else I have ever used.  I normally carry Hornady Critical Duty 135 gr. +P+.  The Atomic would almost make the disc swing back over the rod it is suspended from. lists the energy at 465 ft/lbs. and velocity at 1300 fps.  I did not chronograph any rounds today so I do not know how fast it is really going out of my R51 but, I am absolutely impressed with the energy with which it hits the steel.  I would love to see some reviews from others on this round.  My only real concern at this point would be possible over penetration.  Will definitely be doing some more work with this ammo to see if I want it to be my new "carry ammo".
Has anyone experimented with Atomic Ammunition?  What do you use for your "carry ammo"?

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Re: Carry ammo
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 10:46:46 AM »
Is CTD a bad word now?


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Re: Carry ammo
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 12:04:19 PM »
IIRC... CTD posted big price increases to AR15s within 24 hrs of the Sandy Hook shooting.
So it sure looked like gouging instantly after the shooting made national news.
This was discussed on many gun forums at the time... Joe


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Re: Carry ammo
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 03:35:57 AM »
I like Inceptor ARX ammo. In about 100 rounds, I have not had a misfeed. I only load 6+1 though. The ARX has a round nose which seems like it would be less likely to misfeed than a hollow point.


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Re: Carry ammo
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 03:12:27 AM »
Has anyone tried any of the Legend 9mm JAP or HAP JHP ammo?
They have bags of 100 for 29.99 & 34.99.

I did a search and didn't hear anything bad except it said the cases were steel even though they looked brass. Bud's has it listed as Brass Case?

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Re: Carry ammo
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2020, 10:08:09 AM »
Since you mentioned +P+, I did read a review a few years ago about one man who ran a few mags of +P+ through his R51 without problems. It is nice to know that the design is that robust, but I would never want to torture my gun like he did. Do I recommend it? Absolutely not. Just saying that it is nice to know that it can withstand that heavy a load.
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