This remanufactured (reloaded in a factory) product is brass-cased, boxer-primed, non-corrosive, reloadable, and packaged in 50 round boxes. It is both economical and precision manufactured by an established American cartridge producer.
The brass for this ammunition will have various headstamps and may be brass or nickel-plated brass.
Remanufactured ammunition has been around for decades. Some of the world’s best shooters use only remanufactured or custom manufactured ammunition to achieve a level of consistency and optimal ballistics performance that cannot be achieved with mass-manufactured ammunition. Remanufactured ammunition is produced by assembling carefully selected components to include specialty bullets, propellants, primers, and previously spent brass cartridge casings. The bullets, propellant, and primers are always newly manufactured while the brass cartridge casings are typically reprocessed to reduce costs or improve consistency.
This MBI product is manufactured using only the highest quality products available to ensure consistent ballistics and firing performance. The propellant is manufactured by Hodgdon, the bullets are manufactured at either the Lake City military manufacturing facilities or by Hornady, and the primers are manufactured by either CCI or Winchester. In addition to using only the best available components, MBI ammunition is assembled using some of the most modern electronic press equipment available. Because exceptional consistency is a major factor in creating accurate ammunition, a production facility that uses finely calibrated electronic press technology is key to ensuring that each shooter is well-pleased with the performance of their ammunition.
Each brass cartridge casing used to produce MBI ammunition is processed by first undergoing a lengthy mechanical cleansing process. Once cleaned, each casing is then re-calibrated by an electronic press to ensure that the final dimensions of each round are within micrometer tolerances. Each casing is then re-primed and re-charged using high-quality primer and propellants. Once the new bullet is seated using a precision-tuned electronic press, each round is hand-inspected to ensure perfection.
This product is not just remanufactured ammunition. It is “precision” remanufactured ammunition for the serious shooter. The fact that it costs less than most new ammunition is simply an added benefit.
Military Ballistics Industries makes ammo in the US designed for economical range and training use. Due to a few cost-saving measures, MBI ammo is offered at a competitive price point that can fit almost any budget. All MBI ammo features once-fired brass or nickel-coated brass casings gathered from law-enforcement shooting ranges.
This is reloaded ammo, but it's not like what you would make in your basement. It's all done on high-tech, automated machines, and other than the used cases, it's very similar to you would get with factory-new ammo. MBI also uses copper-plated bullets rather than traditional full metal jacket. The copper plating is thinner than a copper jacket, but performance is very similar. I've shot thousands of rounds of plated bullets and not had any problems with reliability or accuracy. However, it's not recommended that plated bullets be used with ported barrels, since the ports can shear off the copper plating.
Plated bullets are also less hazardous for use in indoor ranges, since there's no exposed lead anywhere on them. For this test, we shot the 115 grain MBI ammo. We had no problems with function or reliability in any of our seven test guns. Accuracy was pretty good as well, as you can see from this group we shot at 15 yards.
Military Ballistics Industries is a company you probably haven't heard a whole lot about yet, so if you've got any questions about its quality or reliability, just check out the reviews on the website.
|Manufacturer||Military Ballistics Industries|
|Bullet Weight||115 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Use Type||Range Training|
|Ammo Caliber||9mm Luger (9x19)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1140|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||332|
|Cost Per Round||21.5¢ to 22.5¢ per round|
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