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Anyone shoot the ammo referenced above? I'm trying to find some 124 or 147gr practice ammo in my area. I can get the above, but have to buy 100 round minimum. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum, have not seen that ammo round here.....
Seems like 100 rounds would not be bad 2 boxes?
 

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Welcome to the forum from Ohio! Don't know anything about the ammo in question, but buying quantities of 100 is not uncommon.
 

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Hang around here for very long and you'll discover that 100 rounds is barely enough for a trip to the range. I shot 150 rds of .40 today and 200 rds of .45 yesterday. Buy it in bulk, if you find it. You'll save money in the long run.
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois acelottski.
 

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Anyone shoot the ammo referenced above? I'm trying to find some 124 or 147gr practice ammo in my area. I can get the above, but have to buy 100 round minimum. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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I personally have not used this ammunition, but have seen it at the range. If memory serves, it came as a packaged deal. However, a quick internet search describes the "Train" ammo as being brass cased in 50 rd/bx and ballistically matched with the "Defend" ammo that is nickel plated brass in 20 rd/bx. Not sure which of the types the minimum amount you must buy is based on. If it is the 50 rd/bx Train, I assume it is reasonably priced. I bet the 20 rd/bx Defend is carry ammo and priced at over $1.00 / rd; not economical for practicing.

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Winchester Train 147 gr. FMJ bullets

Anyone shoot the ammo referenced above? I'm trying to find some 124 or 147gr practice ammo in my area. I can get the above, but have to buy 100 round minimum. Any feedback would be appreciated.

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I just left the range after shooting 50 rds. of the Train version. I didnt have a single problem with them. I was quite surprised because a week ago I had at least 3 problems out of 50 rounds of another Winchester 147 gr. bullet which I found discouraging. With those bullets I had two FTF's and one FTE. The "Train" bullets were shorter. I can't help but wonder if the longer length of the other bullets had something to do with the failures or at least the FTF. I can't see how longer length would cause FTE because at that point you're dealing with just the spent casing. Anyway, I also found that these bullets were easier to load into the magazine. I think the longer bullets produced some sort of binding inside the magazine. I did not find the "Train" version to have less recoil, however. I do not mind that, but at least on one occasion it felt like the gun was going to jump out of my hand. I think I read somewhere that a rubber sleeve will help alleviate that problem.

I'm very satisfied with the Winchester Train bullets, at least with the 50 I shot today.
 

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I just left the range after shooting 50 rds. of the Train version. I didnt have a single problem with them. I was quite surprised because a week ago I had at least 3 problems out of 50 rounds of another Winchester 147 gr. bullet which I found discouraging. With those bullets I had two FTF's and one FTE. The "Train" bullets were shorter. I can't help but wonder if the longer length of the other bullets had something to do with the failures or at least the FTF. I can't see how longer length would cause FTE because at that point you're dealing with just the spent casing. Anyway, I also found that these bullets were easier to load into the magazine. I think the longer bullets produced some sort of binding inside the magazine. I did not find the "Train" version to have less recoil, however. I do not mind that, but at least on one occasion it felt like the gun was going to jump out of my hand. I think I read somewhere that a rubber sleeve will help alleviate that problem.

I'm very satisfied with the Winchester Train bullets, at least with the 50 I shot today.
Good to hear. Keep us up to date on their long term performance!
 
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