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by The Annoyed Man
Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Camp's Corner
Topic: Tried Some Different .38 Special Range Ammunition
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Re: Tried Some Different .38 Special Range Ammunition

GaryAdrian wrote:Prvi Partizan (Serbia) is also the manufacture of Academy's store brand ammo (Monarch) .
I did not know that. You learn something new every day. :mrgreen:

I've shot the Monarch ammo in calibers .38 Special, .45 ACP, and 9mm. I wouldn't call it perfect by any means, but it is adequate for practice purposes. It burned no dirtier than WWB.

That said, I've sampled the Prvi Partizan .308 "Match" 168 grain HPBT ammo in two different heavy barreled bolt action rifles, and it is not anywhere near worthy of the name "Match." They're calling it that because it has a HPBT bullet that weighs 168 grains, but that is meaningless. Their Match cartridge shoots no better than any other run of the mill mass produced cartridge from other manufacturers; and is certainly not in the same league as 168 grain .308 Match ammo from Federal, Hornady, Black Hills, or other premium manufacturers. For example, my Remington 700 VSF, which will shoot .5" groups at 100 yards using ammo from either of those three premium manufacturers, won't do much better than 1.5"-2.0" groups at the same distance with the Prvi Partizan cartridge.

But rifles are not pistols, and the distances they are used at are nowhere near the same, so I would use the Prvi Partizan ammo for practice at pistol distance and be comfortable with it.

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