for target i use wolf 180g fmj,or american eagle 180g fmj.had no probs with wolf ammo.its cheap and reliable.for carry i carry a 180g fed.hydra-shok hp.if it was good 15 yrs ago,afaic its still good today.
I'm going to actually disagree with the above poster, there have been improvements to hollowpoints over 15 years and I don't believe there is a reason to buy dated designs like the hydrashock. Federal's newer design the HST would be a better choice. Really you won't go wrong with buying anything of the hollow points from the major manufacturers, Winchester Ranger, Federal HST, Remington Golden Saber, Speer Gold Dots, etc.
For practice buy whatever is cheap. Winchester white box at walmart or cci blazer from academy/dicks if you have them will probably be cheapest.
i agree with you soybomb,HPs have improved since the hydr-shok came out.most certainly.but what i meant was to say it was lethat then,and im sure its a lethal and reliable round even still today.even with all the improvents in expansion in todays HP.
I certainly wouldn't want to be hit by one and I have no doubt that it isn't effective, if you're having to buy new though I don't see any reason to buy them anymore. I'd use 'em if I had 'em but would restock with something more modern.
The store I purchase it at has a sign that says it is CCI. I am looking at a box at this moment but can not find any thing except that it says it is made in Brazil. However I can not find it on the federal or CCI web page. It is definantly great ammo.
you can get Wolf ammo. alot cheaper than that.up here 500 rnds go for$88.00.its not bad ammo,never had a prob. w/ it.i shoot atleast 500 rnds a week.which is why im gonna get a Dillion Press.1000 rnds a week with a press is alot cheaper.
As far as I know Federal distributes indepence which is made for them by magtech.
For practice rounds though I don't think it matters, just find what ever is cheapest. Check your walmart for winchester white box, its hard to beat that after paying for shipping. natchezss.com also has good prices on cci blazer.