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Old 07-27-2019, 02:43 PM
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I'm thinking about loading up on some .38's specifically 158gr SJHP for my police trade-in '79 Model 10.

Any issues with Magtech? Are they hotter or underpowered compared to other brands?

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I'm thinking about loading up on some .38's specifically 158gr SJHP for my police trade-in '79 Model 10.

Any issues with Magtech? Are they hotter or underpowered compared to other brands?

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You're good to go. I use their 38sp ammo . Middle of the road load wise.
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magtech ammo is good but they are a little too proud of it compared to others like PPU
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magtech ammo is good but they are a little too proud of it compared to others like PPU
Huh ????????????
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He's saying there are cheaper brands that are just as good.
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Not sure how much cheaper you can expect it to get. I was buying Magtech 9mm as my go-to, based on 1) price, 2) consistent performance and 3) small boxes that fit more boxes per bin/can. The only reason I stopped buying it was because one of my handguns was having stovepipes during fast-fire drills in a class, only with Magtech ammo. They are one of the only manufacturers offering true 5.56 (not .223) non-penetrator 62gr FMJ and 77gr SMK, so I do continue buying those.

I can't speak for their other calibers, but in 9mm and 5.56, Magtech's prices are consistently on the lower end of the spectrum, along with Aguila, PMC, PPU and Armscor.
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He's saying there are cheaper brands that are just as good.
and one could also say that there are worse brands..
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I've used 9mm and .357 magnum Magtech ammo. Good stuff, decent price.
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Fer practice, I use Magtech 158gr SJSP, in .357 magnum. Good ammo. Good brass for ya reloaders...

Prices are reasonable. Look here:

www.ammoseek.com

It'll give ya good info...

One&Done

PS- I use Remington RPT357M2, which is 158gr SJHP... Proven rodent, two an' four legged, remover... Same can be said o' the Magtech SJSP in 158gr...

One&Done
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My Security Six is loaded with Magtech 158gr SJSP flat but I have only fired (other brands) round nose and wad cutters.
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I'm thinking about loading up on some .38's specifically 158gr SJHP for my police trade-in '79 Model 10.

Any issues with Magtech? Are they hotter or underpowered compared to other brands?

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It is the ammo I load in my older Model 10's & a Model 37 S&W revolver I own. Always pleased with it.
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My limited experience with Magtech .38 special was very bad. When they first started to get in the market about 20 years ago IIRC I purchased 150 rounds at a local shop with attached range. It was the least expensive .38s in the shop.

I had several .38 and .357 revolvers to play with that day. The ammo worked well enough in all of the revolvers I fired BUT the cases split half the time in every gun. It was a big turn off for me and since then I have stayed away.

I was told by some gun shops that the early stuff was a bit of a hit or miss affair but quality control has gone way up. I still have no desire to buy any. the bad taste is still with me and lots of good ammo out there for me to choose from.
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Can't belive you had 75 cases split in 1 outing,yet you kept shooting it,but I'll take your word for it.
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I did and other than a complete loss of the brass they shot fine. The issue was brittle brass but they obturated when fired and no other problems. It is not like a semi-auto with an unsupported case. The case in a revolver cylinder is fully supported and the case head is up against the frame. Old brass often splits after multiple reloads and working the brass during resizing. On the other hand factory new brass splitting on the first firing is a sign of poor quality. that was a long time ago as well.
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I'ce got several boxes of Magtech. Good stuff. Shoot it with confidence.
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I’ve gone through 1000-2000 rounds of mag tech 9mm with no complaints.
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I've shot quite a bit in 9 and 40. Never had a problem out of it.
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I'm thinking about loading up on some .38's specifically 158gr SJHP for my police trade-in '79 Model 10.

Any issues with Magtech? Are they hotter or underpowered compared to other brands?

Thanks!
Have shot tons of it without issue.

38spl, 9mm, 40snw, and 7.62x51mm.

Also like how its packaged in the latter cartridge listed, as 4 boxes fill up 10 M14 mags. Also more consistent than PPU 168gr match and dumps hogs just dandy. ( 308D). Magtech 762A is on par with Win USA Q3130.

Most of the 38spl I have used is thru Rossi and Ruger DA revolvers. 148gr LWC = majority in bulk. Also used the brass to reload, but not all that much of it.



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I've fired a good bit of their 45 auto without complaint.
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9 mms were good for me.
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