Ammo Quality Grades

AMMUNITION GRADE LEVELS

Ammunition isn’t created equal, but instead of offering 100 different options per caliber like an online retail outlet, we offer a limited number of “grades” of ammo. These quality grades are a simple way for you to add ammunition to your subscription without agonizing over which manufacturer or brand to buy (you can still do that at the local gun shop if you like – don’t let us stop you). We’ve just made it easier to build up a quality ammo reserve with a variety of applications. Each grade is composed of roughly the same quality ammunition so you know what you are getting based on how it will be used.

SELF DEFENSE OR HUNTING

Self defense (handgun) or hunting (rifle) ammunition is built for a specific role. It is usually premium ammunition in all respects and includes a projectile designed to expand rapidly to cause maximum damage. In handgun rounds these are generally JHP while hunting rounds have a soft point or ballistic tip. Specific product lines that you can receive in this ammunition grade include:

Self-Defense Ammunition:
Speer Gold Dot
Hornady Critical Defense / Critical Duty
Winchester PDX1 Defender
Federal HST
Hornady XTP
Remington Golden Saber
Remington Ultimate Defense
Federal Guard Dog
Barnes Tac-XPD
Nosler Defense

Hunting Ammunition:
Remington Core-Lokt
Federal Premium Power-Shok
Federal Premium Fusion
Winchester Super-X
Hornady American Whitetail

MATCH GRADE

This is top of the line ammunition designed for minimal variation and tighter groups. This is ammunition you might use in competition or serious target shooting. Rifles often use a BTHP bullet for better accuracy. Handguns may use a TMJ or JHP bullets so the base is encased for better accuracy. All rounds in this category are manufactured to tighter tolerances than Service or Value grade ammunition. Specific brands that you can receive in this ammunition grade include:

Match Ammunition:
Federal Premium
Hornady
Nosler
Corbon
Lapua
ASYM
HPR

SERVICE GRADE

Service grade is good general purpose shooting ammo. Cases are new brass and can be reloaded. Includes American manufacturer “budget” lines such as American Eagle or Blazer Brass. Will also include non-US makers of quality ammo like PMC or Magtech as well as quality military rounds from IMI. This is the most popular category because it gives good “bang for your buck”. Specific brands you’ll see in Service Grade Ammunition include:

Service Grade Ammunition:
Blazer Brass
PMC Bronze
Magtech
Federal American Eagle
Fiocchi
PPU / Prvi Partizan
IMI
ZQI
Speer Lawman
Winchester
Armscor
Sellier & Bellot
Aguila
Remington UMC

VALUE GRADE

Value doesn’t mean bad – it just means the primary consideration is cost. This ammo grade will include both steel and aluminum cased ammo such as CCI Blazer, Wolf or Tula.  Brands you’ll see in this category include:

Value Grade Ammunition Brands:
Barnaul (Bear)
Wolf
CCI Blazer (Aluminum)
Winchester Forged
Tula

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