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Old 10-11-2018, 07:06 PM
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Anyone tried this? I ordered a case of it a while back. It impressed me to the point that I ordered another case. It is pretty stout to not be +P. One test on the web showed over 900fps from a 4" bbl. I have been looking for some full power and weight fmj .38spl. Looks like I found some. The price is right on case lots from several on-line vendors. Thoughts, anyone?
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:06 AM
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Where's it made?
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Doing a search, it looks like the Perfecta ammo is manufactured by Fiocchi. I've had good luck with Fiocchi ammo in 357 Mag.
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My father in law uses it in all the 38 sp/357 that he own. Good ammo, decent price. He bought it at Bass Pro Shop in Miami
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Perfecta has worked well in all my pistols, auto and revolver. Haven't used any 38's but their .357 mags kick like little mules.
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Haven't used 38spl, but I've shot a lot of 9mm and had no problems.
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Interesting comments on Perfecta ammo. The 9mm was popular around here for IDPA where 9mm shooters abound. They all got it from Walmart stores but it disappeared from them. What stores are you guys finding it?
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:53 PM
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Made in Italy.
Yes was in Wally for a while, now gone.
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Doing a search, it looks like the Perfecta ammo is manufactured by Fiocchi..
This is what I have read in multiple threads about different calibers
of Perfecta ammo. I've also read that European ammo in general (and Fiocchi specifically) is often loaded a little hotter than American made in the same caliber.
So what the OP says about the Perfecta he bought falls right in line with everything I've read. I buy very little factory ammo since I prefer to load my own any way I like it for less than half the price, but I still wish Wally World carried Perfecta. It seems like good ammo and it was always decently priced - and downright cheap when they would put it on sale.
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Like others have said good ammo, I shot a lot in 38 spl. from Wally world. When it was on sale it was about the same price I could load up a box for. Walmart doesn't seem to have it any more so I guess I'm out of luck. The brass is actually pretty good, loads up just fine and is within specs. I do remember that the factory stuff burnt really clean, the spent cases looked almost new inside, but that only lasted till one reload with Unique.
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Iíve shot a lot of Perfecta, but with ammo prices for Federal below $9.00 per box of 50 FMJ 9mm as of today, my guess is that the Italian stuff just couldnt go any lower. Iím sure not complaining about the price or the Perfecta ammo, if I could still get it that is.


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