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Re: Ammo

Post by perfesser33 » April 18th, 2013, 10:31 pm

My P64 (1972) doesn't eat the Brown Bear ammo. Any sugestions?
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Re: Ammo

Post by Curly1 » April 18th, 2013, 11:31 pm

Does it eat other brands of ammo?
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Re: Ammo

Post by lklawson » April 19th, 2013, 12:13 am

Some P64's have very sensitive out of battery disconnects and Brown Bear can be just a very small bit over-length.

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Re: Ammo

Post by Vunder » April 19th, 2013, 12:20 am

I just tried out some B.B. in mine today, along with some S.B. (mixed), and they both performed perfectly. I wasn't aware there was a problem with B.B. but I'm glad mine seems to be immune.

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Re: Ammo

Post by GeneCC » May 29th, 2013, 10:58 pm

Mine is very sensitive to CCI Blazers. I have not measured the fired cases but suspect that aluminum cases could somehow disrupt primary extraction, causing some energy to be lost. I haven't yet run the numbers.

Everything else fires and functions just fine.


I would not want to duplicate the Polish issue. It's ball ammunition meant to conform to the rules of land warfare. Modern bullets are your best bet. I prefer Hornady Critical Defense but any reputable hollow point would do.

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Re: Ammo

Post by GeneCC » May 29th, 2013, 11:00 pm

perfesser33 wrote:My P64 (1972) doesn't eat the Brown Bear ammo. Any sugestions?
Silver Bear was 100% effective with my P-64. It's not only great ammunition but it's attractive looking.

Winchester Metric, Prvi Partisan and S&B worked well for me.

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Re: Ammo

Post by Curly1 » May 29th, 2013, 11:30 pm

Silver Bear works fine for me also.
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Re: Ammo

Post by perfesser33 » July 31st, 2013, 11:03 pm

I've had feeding issues with the Brown Bear ammo. The case thickness with the coating seems over spec and binds in the clip.
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Re: Ammo

Post by anjdrifter » August 1st, 2013, 6:44 am

are you using ball or hollow point.

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Re: Ammo

Post by Hurryin' Hoosier » August 1st, 2013, 2:29 pm

Well, crap. Now you guys have got me wondering. :roll:
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Re: Ammo

Post by the_flatland » August 9th, 2013, 11:11 pm

Maybe I've been lucky? Brown Bear, Silver Bear, American Eagle, and my Hornady Custom Defense rounds all performed flawlessly. I now have 200 rounds of S&B and 50 Winchester to test, but expect the same.

In the BB vs SB, spend the $1 and get the SB if available. Smoother cycle and significantly cleaner round, though still dirty compared to everything else I've fired.

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Re: Ammo

Post by Donzi » August 17th, 2013, 3:03 pm

My 1976 P64 seems to do well w/all the mentioned brands but, oddly, my CZ82 will not load Privi Partizan at all, although other brands load w/no problem. It consistently jams when stripped off the mag, and I've tried several different mags & several different boxes of ammo; even had a very experienced (50+years in business)smith go over the pistol & polish the feed ramp. No luck. I'm really stumped, as Privi has a very good rep f/quality & I've never had a problem w/it in other calibers. Anyone else have this problem? Sorry if this is the wrong forum f/ my query.
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Re: Ammo

Post by Hurryin' Hoosier » August 17th, 2013, 8:32 pm

Donzi - You might want to pose that question in the ammo area. To answer your question, though - no, I've never had a problem with Prvi Partizan FMJ. Or was the problem with JHP?
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Re: Ammo

Post by Donzi » August 18th, 2013, 10:54 am

No, it was FMJ ammo.
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Re: Ammo

Post by Vunder » October 6th, 2013, 12:33 am

Have you polished the feed ramp? I did that after I cleaned the cosmo out. That was before I tried it out so I don't know how it would have performed without the polishing but I haven't had any problems with Brown Bear, Silver Bear or the PowrBall hollow points I use for carry (they have a polymer tip).

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