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Post by orpheoet on 1/31/2017, 8:18 am

Hypothetically if one were to shoot hardball for EIC what groups the best. I've seen Winchester Mil spec hardball at Cabela's, any good? I'm just kicking around the idea.
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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/31/2017, 8:21 am

i used Winchester ball for many of my points before the rules changed.
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Post by orpheoet on 1/31/2017, 8:27 am

"Mil spec" or white box? Or are they same?
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Post by Chris Miceli on 1/31/2017, 8:34 am

White box
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Post by SteveT on 1/31/2017, 9:37 am

Federal Gold Medal was good, then went through a bad period 6-8 years ago, but hopefully they've fixed it. I haven't tried recently.

I've shot Zero loaded 230FMJ in competition and it shot to call. I haven't tested it.

Atlanta Arms and Ammo makes great 185JHP and 9mm so I bet their 230FMJ would be good as well, but I've not tried it.
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Post by spursnguns on 1/31/2017, 10:46 am

Hello orpheoet,

I applaud you trying to get your points with hardball.  I earned mine back in the day when they provided you the ammunition.  I would wholeheartedly recommend ASYM's "Match Hardball" (at 850 feet per second) or "Practical Match" (at 750 feet per second and super accurate).

Good luck.

Jim
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Post by orpheoet on 1/31/2017, 10:57 am

I shot a 280 indoors with white box so I figure why not try...
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Post by robert84010 on 1/31/2017, 1:06 pm

If you can find some TZZ ball it had a good reputation for 50 yard accuracy but hang on tight during rapid fire!

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Post by fc60 on 1/31/2017, 6:16 pm

Greetings,

Most of the Match Ball ammo produced for the Military was excellent. Some lots better than others.

All of them had to pass a group requirement before being accepted.

http://www.starreloaders.com/edhall/45ACPMatchBall.pdf

Page 2 of the document states 3" minimum. Most lots I tested in a barrel tester were much smaller.

Cheers,

Dave
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Post by Wobbley on 1/31/2017, 8:46 pm

robert84010 wrote:If you can find some TZZ ball it had a good reputation for 50 yard accuracy but hang on tight during rapid fire!
Why not just use it for 50 and then the ordinary white box for T&R?
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