Anonymous asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 1 decade ago

Different bullet brands, same caliber, in same magazine. Safe or jam?

Putting these bullets in the same magazine: a variety of hollow points of different brands BUT THE SAME CALIBER.

Would this be prone to jams?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    If each bullet individually functions properly in your weapon, then mixing them together shouldn't cause you any problems. However, mixing ammunition for serious purposes - such as defensive use, as you mention hollow points - is probably not a very good idea, since you are potentially going to be experiencing varying levels of recoil and shifting points of impact between the different rounds. If you are loading a weapon for defensive use, you should pick one round that you are confident will work 100% of the time (by firing at least 100-200 rounds through your weapon to validate ABSOLUTE - i.e. 0% failure rate - reliability) and go with that.

    Hope this helps - good luck and stay safe!

  • H
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No, not because you're mixing brands.

    Different brand ammo of the same caliber and approx. power will not result in jamming. But it might if you mix standard velocity, subsonic and +P or +P+ if your handgun doesn't like the 'weaker' loads.


  • 1 decade ago

    At face value no. But it depends on the brands some brands jam on their own more than others...

  • WC
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    No, not necessarily. I have some guns that will feed everything of the same caliber.

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