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OT -Herter's .45ACP polymer coated ammo

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  1. gdbabin

    gdbabin TS Member

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    OT -Herter

    Cabela's is running a special on the following described "Herter's" ammo:



    "At prices this low, you'll have no excuse not to load another magazine and put a few more rounds on target. It's not only economical – it's produced by a legendary Russian manufacturer to our high standards of consistency and reliability. Polymer-coated steel cases with 230-gr. FMJ bullets."


    Advertised prices are 500 @ 179.99 & 1000 rounds @ $309.99. My buddy and I recently spent over $500 bucks on 1000 rounds of good brand-name brass 230 gr. FMJ rounds.


    Click the link above to the catalog.


    I'm new to the .45ACP world. Are these Russian-made coated steel case rounds worth a damn (for practice at least)? I have a brand new S&W 1911 clone on the way and want to take advantage of any good deals I come across for ammo whilst I wait.



    Guy Babin
     
  2. wolfram

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    I don't know for sure but it sounds like Wolf brand ammo. That stuff is okay for plinking but not by any means top drawer. I don't know where you got the Herters name, that was from quite awhile ago.

    If you and your friend are spending that much on .45 ammo why don't you just buy a Dillon SDB loader and make your own. If you use plated bullets not (jacketed), your cost will be something like $150 per thousand and the quality will be as good or better than what you will get with the Wolf stuff.
     
  3. gdbabin

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    The Herter name comes right off the Cabela's add in their catalog--check the link I provided.


    I plan to look into the reloading avenue down the road.


    Guy
     
  4. short shucker

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    The page in the link is unavailable now. I wonder what that's all about?

    ss
     
  5. gdbabin

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    That is interesting... I got the same message. When I did the origional post it tested fine....
     
  6. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    I believe you Guy,

    I just haven't seen the name Herters on anything for a long time.
     
  7. gdbabin

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    Nobody has any first hand experience with these polymer coated shells?


    Guy
     
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    I think the issue is corrision protection and sometimes in some guns those steel cases seemed to stick a little

    This is evidently supposed to prevent that

    For this price I would say go for it

    regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    Most of the steel case coated 5.56mm ammo won`t work well in an AR. When the heat builds up it melts the coating and gums everything up. It might be the same with the 45acp. Just a thought. Larry
     
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    what high2 said.

    Doug Whiton, P/W dealer/dist
     
  11. redhawk

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    Wolf wrecked the extractor in my Sprinfield 1911 within 50 rounds.
     
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    Hey Guy,
    These rounds are extremely hard on good guns.
    If you happened to be shooting a Norinco 45 I wouldn't hesitate to shoot em.
    quality guns deserve quality ammo (brass cases)......Reloading is the only way to go.
    D.P.Reynolds
     
  13. front242

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    FWIW... The local indoor range will not let you walk in the door with Wolf ammo much less fire it. Even the .22lr wolf stuff which is made by some German outfit (SK Jagd also owned by same firm that owns Lapua)and happens to be pretty nice stuff, is not allowed in the door. I have no first hand knowledge of it but there must have been some issues.

    ²4²
     
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