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Offline puddintame

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Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« on: August 04, 2019, 12:49:35 PM »
trying to find some decent 9mm ammo [bulk] with free shipping. ive seen these two out there for a decent price, but never shot either one. anyone have some experience on them?

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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 12:58:14 PM »
trying to find some decent 9mm ammo [bulk] with free shipping. ive seen these two out there for a decent price, but never shot either one. anyone have some experience on them?
98% of what I shoot I roll myself. But. I have bought factory ammo when it's cheap enough. I have shot some Geco and it was fully functional and reliable in 9mm. I tried some Maxxtech in .380 a few years back and it was pretty abysmal in 3 guns. Rumor has it Maxxtech may be actually made by Tula but I only know what I've read so I can't prove that.

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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 01:03:51 PM »
Expansion Ammunition has been far better than anything I've used, and it's often under 20 cents per round.

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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 02:06:26 PM »
Maxxtech isn't very high on my list. (not to be confused with Magtech which is made by S&B's parent company CBC in Brazil). S&B is my go-to ammo.

However, I really like Geco 9mm. Especially the stuff made in Germany which I find to be very clean and accurate. I've used both their 115gr and 124gr. In fact, I just bought 2 cases Geco 124 from Outdoors Limited at 16cents that I'm picking up at their warehouse this week.  O0  YMMV
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 02:58:24 PM »
Good bulk reloads can be had from Georgia Arms. Look at their "Canned Heat" line. Also under 20 cents per.

http://www.georgia-arms.com/canned-heat-9mm-luger-115gr-full-metal-jacket/
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 03:51:28 PM »
Thanks, Wobbly!

I should point out that Expansion Ammunition is in Carrollton, Texas, so you can save on shipping by picking it up yourself if you are in DFW.

I can probably get a discount code for you guys at some point if there's any interest.

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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 05:56:17 PM »
All this info is in the Stickies. Certified reloaders are listed by state exactly for the reason you give.
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 07:34:13 PM »
I actually can't find the sticky you're referring to.

I know you are constantly having to remind people that we have a lot of info already saved somewhere, and I appreciate your intent and effort. Making sure that everyone sees consistent, vetted info is paramount to a quality forum. Thank you.

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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2019, 08:19:00 PM »
I actually can't find the sticky you're referring to.


https://czfirearms.us/index.php?topic=21462.0

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It's inside the first Stickie, which leads you to 10 other files. That's why it's called a Directory.
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 11:02:35 AM »
I bought a case of the Geco years ago. I was interested in the brass, which is great stuff.

At that time the bullets were steel jacketed lead which could be an issue at some ranges. Not sure if that's still the case. The ammo itself was good. No failures, at all.
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 12:32:09 PM »
I bought a case of the Geco years ago. I was interested in the brass, which is great stuff.

At that time the bullets were steel jacketed lead which could be an issue at some ranges. Not sure if that's still the case. The ammo itself was good. No failures, at all.

Here's from the two cases 9mm 124gr I picked up yesterday at $155 per 1000. Sure looks like all brass FMJ to me. Notice also the ballistics specs on the box. I've been really pleased with this ammo, and you can't beat it at the price!
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2019, 02:35:48 PM »
A magnet will tell the tale. ;)
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2019, 03:11:44 PM »
I bought a case of the Geco years ago. I was interested in the brass, which is great stuff.

At that time the bullets were steel jacketed lead which could be an issue at some ranges. Not sure if that's still the case. The ammo itself was good. No failures, at all.

Here's from the two cases 9mm 124gr I picked up yesterday at $155 per 1000. Sure looks like all brass FMJ to me. Notice also the ballistics specs on the box. I've been really pleased with this ammo, and you can't beat it at the price!

The Geco ammo would be awesome for me. if it wasn't so hot. I prefer 124s that are closer to 1100fps...velow it if I'm lucky. Expansion is the only option I've found. Do you know of any 124s that run at a lower velocity?

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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2019, 02:42:28 AM »



Here's from the two cases 9mm 124gr I picked up yesterday at $155 per 1000. Sure looks like all brass FMJ to me. Notice also the ballistics specs on the box. I've been really pleased with this ammo, and you can't beat it at the price!

The Geco ammo would be awesome for me. if it wasn't so hot. I prefer 124s that are closer to 1100fps...velow it if I'm lucky. Expansion is the only option I've found. Do you know of any 124s that run at a lower velocity?

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Yeah, the European ammo seems to run hotter. But that's my preference if it's clean and consistent. Hotter like my SD Hollow-points. As Wobbly mentioned a reloader will get you what you want, but maybe not the price. I don't like WIN as I find a lot of brass chips. Blazer, Lawman, Magtech 124's might be more to your liking. -JMO

S&B 124's are my go-to. They're what CZ usually uses to test fire. Slightly milder but not so mild they won't cycle a new gun properly. Keep in mind these are probably tested with 6" barrels so with a 4" velocity and PF will be less.
When I can find them, they're less than $10/box and sometimes under $8. 
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Re: Maxxtech or geco 9mm ammo
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2019, 07:05:13 AM »
My CZs seem to like the Federal 115 grain FMJ ammo I get at Walmart.  Usually around $17 or $18 for the 100 round boxes.  Accurate and reliable.

I've not shot any of the Geco, Maxtech, S&B, etc.  Shot some Winchester and Remington and the CZs don't do as well with that as the Federal.

My newer M&P 2.0 5" does it's best with the Winchester Nato 124 grain FMJ.  Beats out the Federal 115 grain and my 115 grain reloads that also do well in the CZs.

Guns are funny.  I have no idea why the M&P does better with the dirty Winchester vs. the cleaner burning Federal and my reloads, but it does.

Guns are like that.  A load that shoots/works well in one gun won't do as well as something else in a different gun.

With reloading, sometimes, you can find a load that works well in several guns.  I can tell you that the loads that do well in my CZ 9MM and .40 S&W pistols don't do as well in my M&P pistols.  Then again, the M&Ps don't do very well at all, compared to my CZs, when it comes to shooting small groups.
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