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Post by Jack H on 5/24/2017, 4:58 am

I still got about a case of Zins ammo.  I was not real impressed with it.  QC I think was poor as one round went through the system with the case ripped down the side by the bullet seating.  I can't get excited about using it.
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Post by DavidR on 5/24/2017, 7:32 am

very disappointed with the 2 cases i bought, very weak stuff, it shot ok if your gun would cycle it
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Post by Tim:H11 on 5/24/2017, 8:48 am

Never heard of it till now. Where can it be ordered or is it still made?
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Post by cdrt on 5/24/2017, 10:55 am

Tim:H11 wrote:Never heard of it till now. Where can it be ordered or is it still made?
http://www.mountaincompetitionpistols.com/GZAmmo1

Seems a little pricey.
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Post by john bickar on 5/24/2017, 1:37 pm

I would recommend searching the archives for discussion of this ammo before purchasing any.
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Post by joy2shoot on 5/24/2017, 2:42 pm

john bickar wrote:I would recommend searching the archives for discussion of this ammo before purchasing any.

I attended a Brian Zins clinic this past April (4 weeks ago).  It was taught by Brian himself and not a word was mentioned about this ammo.  Not sure what that means, but ....

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Post by Doug Tiedt on 5/24/2017, 10:20 pm

A couple of years ago I attended a Zins clinic. By that time he had already split from the manufacturer and was shooting ASYM ammo.

I asked him to sign an empty box which he did.  He asked me how it shot in my gun and I replied it was a bit too underpowered to cycle reliably in my gun.  Brian said he had heard that before.

I too have a few boxes left, perhaps I can use them for drill purposes (or anyone SE to South Central WI can buy a box off me).

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Post by SteveT on 5/24/2017, 10:39 pm

I call it expensive once fired Starline brass. It's almost acceptable for practice at 50 feet.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 5/24/2017, 10:52 pm

just send it all to me, i can get it to run in my gun.
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Post by Jack H on 5/24/2017, 11:01 pm

I got my 2 cases straight from a phone order talking with BZ himself when the ammo first hit the street.  At least it hit something.....
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Post by BE Mike on 5/25/2017, 9:02 am

From what I've heard over the years, my BE Mike ammo is much, much better and is in my price range!Laughing
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Post by Mightyheb on 5/25/2017, 9:51 am

I will see Brian today and tell him he owes us all a lot of money.
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Post by BE Mike on 5/25/2017, 11:22 am

Mightyheb wrote:I will see Brian today and tell him he owes us all a lot of money.
Not to take anything away from his amazing accomplishments, but what would someone who always shot ammo made by someone else know about reloading? The company that made and sold the ammo is the one to take to task.
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Post by Mightyheb on 5/25/2017, 1:20 pm

I can assure yo Brian never reloads. We had this talk. It is done for him. Guess that's why the switch to ASYM
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Post by SmokinNJokin on 5/25/2017, 5:29 pm

Speaking of ASYM, where can one find the 185 these days? I used to get from Brownells but it seems they quit carrying. Has anyone used Roze distributing's zero 185 loaded ammo? I can't find any spec's on it and don't really want to waste time with it if it isn't as good as ASYM.

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Post by Gary Wells on 5/25/2017, 7:08 pm

Didn't ASYM change hands about 2 years ago?

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Post by BE Mike on 5/25/2017, 7:33 pm

SmokinNJokin wrote:Speaking of ASYM, where can one find the 185 these days? I used to get from Brownells but it seems they quit carrying. Has anyone used Roze distributing's zero 185 loaded ammo? I can't find any spec's on it and don't really want to waste time with it if it isn't as good as ASYM.
Several years ago at Camp Perry, I saw some very impressive machine rest groups that Jim Collins had done with Zero Ammo. If they haven't changed anything, it should be good to go.
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Post by SmokinNJokin on 5/25/2017, 8:00 pm

Is it the standard, 775-800ish fps?

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Post by Chris Miceli on 5/25/2017, 8:13 pm

SmokinNJokin wrote:Is it the standard, 775-800ish fps?
shot this at perry last year with factory zero 185jhp. Why don't you just load your own? Its not a very secret recipe for 185jhp loads.

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Post by john bickar on 5/25/2017, 8:57 pm

Gary Wells wrote:Didn't ASYM change hands about 2 years ago?

They did; I have some of the new stuff but haven't tested it yet.

The old Stan Chen stuff is definitely the bee's knees.
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Post by john bickar on 5/25/2017, 8:58 pm

Chris Miceli wrote:
SmokinNJokin wrote:Is it the standard, 775-800ish fps?
shot this at perry last year with factory zero 185jhp. Why don't you just load your own? Its not a very secret recipe for 185jhp loads.

Some of us don't like reloading.

Plus, time == money.
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Post by john bickar on 5/25/2017, 9:00 pm

SmokinNJokin wrote:Speaking of ASYM, where can one find the 185 these days? I used to get from Brownells but it seems they quit carrying. Has anyone used Roze distributing's zero 185 loaded ammo? I can't find any spec's on it and don't really want to waste time with it if it isn't as good as ASYM.

You should be able to order directly from ASYM. Get on their email list; they have frequent specials.
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Post by Doug Tiedt on 5/26/2017, 11:18 pm

john bickar wrote:
Chris Miceli wrote:
SmokinNJokin wrote:Is it the standard, 775-800ish fps?
shot this at perry last year with factory zero 185jhp. Why don't you just load your own? Its not a very secret recipe for 185jhp loads.

Some of us don't like reloading.

Plus, time == money.

Besides a lack of time, I'd also offer that those of us with various injuries or in the rehab process, don't need to make
things worse with the repetitive stress of reloading.... I could reload, but then I'd never be able to shoot a 22, much
less a .45!

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