Bullet Basics (Ammo 101)




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terry northern: Very informative video. Thanks for posting!

echoThreeOneSix: good video. thanks for your time.

thebudgetarmory1: That may be, but I don't think that was the intention of the design.

thebudgetarmory1: Thanks for watching!

thebudgetarmory1: @The1911Channel Bonus!

800lb Gorilla: Meplat!! Most .40cal projectiles are FN to maintain mass without added length of a RN; mags can be shorter and semi-autos feed reliably. Also cheap to make and are a good compromise between penetration & impact for short-med range. Frontiersmen and cowboys wanted the same chambering in pistols and rifles. A tube-fed repeater has its rounds ass-to-nose, under spring tension. While unlikely, recoil could in theory set one off given a RN, hence the FN preference in that case.

thebudgetarmory1: Every gun is different. Even among same models. My pistols have always done well with Federal ammo, but that may or may not be the case for you. As far as a defensive round, I would go with either a 115 gr. JHP or a 124 grain JHP. It's best to practice with the same bullet weight that you carry.

Jerry Foshee: If you ever re-edit this, you might talk about .38s in .357 revolvers & vice versa. I've seen a lot of that lately at the range, with new(ish) shooters not understanding.

roadkillraker: the flat point or semi wad cutter is designed to punch holes through paper targets for easier scoring.

wcropp1: @The1911Channel Hard to go wrong with gun videos and a sandwich.

thebudgetarmory1: @Grubkat Just say the word, and I'll be there!

thebudgetarmory1: @DTesch357 I was wondering about that, because these are labeled as BBTFP bullets on the box.

Tuxster3: Troll? Me? Not really. I did not say my .45 Long Colt cartridges are not "cowboy rounds". I said they are not Cowboy Action Shooting LOADS. LOADS! Do you even know what that means? Thought not. Let me clue you in. For safety reasons, cowboy loads are kept to a muzzle velocity of about 700 fps. I use DEFENSE loads from Buffalo Bore, Cor-Bon, etc. Got it? You sure? And, again, no. They are NOT expensive for me to buy because I'm not poor. No, my gun collection is not large, but it works for me.

thebudgetarmory1: @aiarchon They are the same round, just different names. Have fun with your new pistol!

Mizzsekcnsweet: Does the 147gr 9mm differ in size compared to the 115gr 9mm (longer bullet perhaps)? Or is it just a difference in weight?

aiarchon: Nice vid. Loved ur handgun one, Buying my first pistol hopefully this week (Ruger SR9) Though ive gotta ask, whats the diffrence between 9mmx19 and 9mm luger?

TheLoyalOfficer: Very informative! Thank you for this video!

ChrisCorle01: @urajokeass its said as 30"aut"6 and its a 30-06

thebudgetarmory1: @1979aerocaprice I tell you, there are just so many different terms for bullets. It's hard to keep them straight. I have only two kids, and I even have trouble keeping THEIR names straight. LOL!

kriss page: you can freaking buy ammo at walmart. WTF america!?

MrWorldbefree: I have a smith and wesson 9mm 6904...what type of amino should I use at the range and when I am not at the range?

Dan Tesch: @thebudgetarmory1 Hard cast lead with as big a meplat as possible is devastating on game. If you haven't read it - I'd recommend Sixguns by Elmer Keith. Excellent book. Sadly, it's out of print and quite pricey.

Craig Achorn: That's why we have never invaded we are freaking armed ... bring on the zombie apocalypse

InsaneBulldozer: Excellent video, thanks.

thebudgetarmory1: The SC stands for Steel Core. The 62gr. is the penetrator round, so the steel core helps with that.

walperstyle: Depends on how far away the target is. The type of round and how heavy it is at a specific distance determines what kind of damage it does. There is a lot of math behind it, but most people just shoot different rounds, and see how it feels.

thebudgetarmory1: I've actually got some more in the works. Just gotta find the time!

Skidz1818: great info i have been around firearms for a long time and after watching this video i learned a little some thing

thebudgetarmory1: There should be no concern whatsoever. The only thing the polymer tipped rounds allow for is more reliable feeding.

Dan Tesch: And that 125gr LFPBB - BB means 'Beveled Base' - boat tails are on rifle rounds. Boat tails have a much longer sloped surface, to enhance the aerodynamics of the bullet. The beveled base on a handgun cartridge is there simply to enhance the seating of the bullet while loading the cartridge.

1979aerocaprice: flat points are also truncated nose

thebudgetarmory1: @Glockoma441FA Pretty much.

Reloader54: I use 158gr bullets. I use round nose and semi wad cutters. Depending if I'm shooting in revolver or lever action rifle. But I do shoot both in both guns if I'm shhoting pistol loads.

RisArms: Ed I knew just about all of this but I still thought it was a great video....

gunna2cool: You also get CMJ (complete/coated metal jacket) which is made by electroplating the copper onto the lead. These are generally slightly cheaper than the FMJs as there is far less copper on them.

LatigidGolana .: @thegangvault2 Thank you very much!

olympicway: thank you...very educational

krpt176: Your videos are very informative. I watched your into last year prior to purchasing my Sig P229 enhanced elite and heard you have one in this video. But I seem to recall you saying your daily carry is a 1911 correct?

M24A6: Excellent and informative video my friend!

thebudgetarmory1: Fixed!

me: great video

thebudgetarmory1: @DTesch357 Thanks for the info!

gunna2cool: @urajokeass The calibre .30" and when it was first implemented for military use, 1906 ;)

Joe Friday: @killroykill yes it's .38 special is safe in a .357 magnum but not the other way around

Gianluca John DeMartinis Sr.: Great video Brother, thank you ! :-) PTL.

MrColt45acp: Great subject, good video!

kokocipher: I think the flat nosed bullets are made to prevent them from bouncing off of platforms

stanfordcoffee: I'm interested in buying (from Internet) "Federal Cartridge 5.56mm 62gr SC FMJ-BT" I know what everything is except SC, any thoughts? I don't think it's stripper clip as the product comes as a 1000 round box.

BMan100: Now heres a question, Reliability with certain manufactures. Notice any difference? been shopping around for when I purchase my own 1911 style pistol but I've noticed a few canadians websites with "surplus" ammo, Ex. Norinco .45ACP 1000 rounds for 300$ CDN before Tax, something to avoid? or a possible gold mine of sorts. Just wanted to know your thoughts thanks.

thebudgetarmory1: @beelikestowatch That's because it olive oil mayo. Nobody likes it but me. LOL!

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