When I picked up this ammo at my friends store I noticed that Flocchi does not print 9X18 on the box.
Instead it say's 9mm Makarov which come to find out from calling Fiocchi it's 9X18 though it does'nt say that.
So I learned something, 9mm Mac is 9X18 Mac you would think they would be a little more pacific.
I called Ozark, Mo. office to get this information. I didn't ask if it were made there.
The box say's Made in Hungary.
Sam most all 9X18 ammo comes in 95 grain bullets. I don't understand what your friend meant. Hummm.
I will check it's acuratecy later...A.H
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Last edited by ArkansasHunter; 07-16-2009 at 02:03 AM.
The 9x18 that I have purchased can be labeled either Makarov or 9x18. As stated, they are the same thing and it varies from manufacturer which one ends up on their label. The only ammo I have seen for 9x18 that is not 95gr is some of the Russian Bear label that comes in 94gr. I have a Polish P64 that fires 95 gr. From what research I have been able to do, there are some people apparently reloading 9x18s in 100gr or slightly higher. Most of the research I have seen says this not only shortens the life of the gun, it is dangerous because the guns are not designed for heavier loads than 95gr.
I have Fiochicci in 9mm Luger and it works just fine in my PT92. It should be fine as well in the 9x18.
Thanks Mike !!! I was thinking the Winchester 9X18 I bought and shot was 93 or 94 grain.
I threw away the empty box's so I don't remember. I've tried Federal and it's not as accurate in my pistol as the Winchester was.
I'm looking forward to shooting the Flocchi, I'm hopeing it pretty accurate, we'll see...A.H
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Originally Posted by waterdog
Try the 12g. loads **** good in the small game fields.
I shoot about 10,000 rounds of shotgun ammo per year. About 9,000 of them are Fiocchi. It's great ammo. In the five years I've had this trap addiction I've never had a miss/hang fire with Fiocchi trap loads. Approx 50,000 rounds and every one went bang. The hulls also reload as good a AA's do. It's really good stuff. My benelli also ejects them more reliably than AA's or federal game loads hanging about 1 out of every 500.
As far as pistol, My .40 S&W Sigma (first gen) doesn't like Fiocchi, But the first gen Sigmas were notorious for FTF problems. It feeds WWB, Blazer, And UMC great though. I'd get rid of the Sigma as most people think they were junk, But this one was my first pistol and performs perfectly with the right ammo and I shoot it wayyyyyy better than any of my other pistols. It probably has about 5000-6000 rounds through it. I deem it worthy of remaining in my collection.
I shoot plenty of Fiocchi in my other handguns though and it works great and is very clean. My Browning Hi-power especially likes Fiocchi.