Owners of .380 ACP-chambered pistols are accustomed to it; however, paying significantly more per round for practice and plinking ammunition than do bearers of 9 mm Luger pistols still stings. Reloading the diminutive round will offset cost, as well as provide more consistent (and thus accurate) ammunition. For shooters preferring a jacketed bullet to a plated one, MidwayUSA sells Sierra’s 95-gr. FMJ Tournament Master bullets for $20.49 per 100, or about $0.20 each. Assuming that you already have a supply of .380 brass on-hand, when using the recipe below the total cost per round will be around $0.25. That’s less costly than most imported .380 ACP ammunition—apart from steel-cased Russian loads—and comparable to 9 mm Luger target loads, all while offering premium performance. The playing field has just been leveled.
Sierra 95-Grain FMJ Tournament Master: Penny-Pinching Premium Performance
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