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Browning Ammo

#1 Post by JaxTeller » Wed May 01, 2019 10:33 pm

Finally made it to the range, now that the snow is melting and temps are in the 50s here in the Northwoods of MN.

Took the 380 with me as I needed to cycle through some SD ammo. This is the second Bersa Thunder I have owned. While there were no issues with feeding, my shooting was a bit off and all over the place. The older Bersa was a bit more accurate, or so I feel.

Anyways, I picked up some Browning 380 ammo to see if groupings get better with some different ammo.

18.99 a box each of self defense (X Point) And the FMJ stuff. Currently also 20% mail in rebate on this ammo.

Anyone have any experience with this stuff? Will report back when time permits.





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#2 Post by senorgrand » Wed May 01, 2019 10:45 pm

nope. hopefully better than the sig ammo I bought one time. they used primers harder than tula and brass softer than winchester. :)
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#3 Post by CDFingers » Thu May 02, 2019 8:43 pm

Looking forward to seeing your review. Those Bersas are pretty neat. Nice conceal gun. .380 is a respectable SD caliber. Check out Critical Defense by Hornady with their FTX head. I'd be interested to learn how well you think they feed in the Bersa.

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting/amm ... /p/1217749

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#4 Post by JaxTeller » Thu May 02, 2019 10:13 pm

One of those weird MN days. Too cold for a bike ride, but too nice a day to be indoors. So off to the range.

Ammo fed well through the pistol. First two magazines were FMJ and I seemed to be off to a rough start with a few fliers but steadied out towards the end. Next magazine was top right of silhouette. Nice group.

Then moved up to the SD stuff. Browning calls it the X-Point and this is a 95 Gr bullet.
Group speaks for itself.

Magazine holds 8 rounds and most shooting was done at typical self-defense distances of 7-10 feet. Don't see the point in anything more with them pocket pistols.

Overall I would say good ammo. Shoots and groups well. Not sure the expansion on the Hollow Points but that might be for another thread.



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#5 Post by JaxTeller » Thu May 02, 2019 10:20 pm

CDFingers wrote:Looking forward to seeing your review. Those Bersas are pretty neat. Nice conceal gun. .380 is a respectable SD caliber. Check out Critical Defense by Hornady with their FTX head. I'd be interested to learn how well you think they feed in the Bersa.

https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting/amm ... /p/1217749

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I love the 380. I also have a Kahr CW380. Love that pistol too.

I am a big fan of the FTX ammo and they have glowing reviews on the internet. Still have some old ammo and use those rounds in my 38 special and 9 mm handguns. I've used the 380 FTX in the past, but being cheap and finding these on sale.. I thought I'd give them a try.

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#6 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri May 03, 2019 9:36 am

I tend to Blazer Brass, Fiocchi, and Federal/American Eagle. Had good results with Aquila as well.
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