Yavex Ammo Review

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  1. Bgaston
    Yavex Ammo Review
    by Bgaston

    Always looking for some reliable, cheap range ammunition, Yavex ammunition at Outdoor Limited caught my eye. I found this information on the web.

    "Yavex is producing 9mm Luger ammunition to the strict NATO/Military standards with New Brass, Primers and Full Metal Jacketed bullets. This ammunition is head and neck sealed which means that it is less susceptible to moisture intrusion that could deactivate the primer under battlefield conditions and rough handling that could possibly dislodge the projectile. This allows the ammunition to be stored for long periods of time with less chance of storage degradation or reduced performance. Great for practice, training & stocking up. This ammunition is new production, non-corrosive, in boxer primed, reloadable brass cases. Made in Turkey."

    Price was good. At $0.18 a round, delivered, it was comparable to Tula. Thought I would share my experience with everyone with a quick review.

    As I mentioned, the price delivered to my door was a little over $0.18 a round, which I felt was very a reasonably priced brass range ammunition. I don't reload, since I just use 9mm, so the brass was not a major issue, but still nice to have.

    I have ordered from Outdoor Limited in the past, so I went with the $2.00 extra to rush the order. I ordered it on Monday, had the ammunition on Wednesday.

    First interesting thing was that the ammunition came in 500 rounds "Battle Packs". Besides the sealed primer with head and neck sealed, the battle pack was 500 rounds in a very heavy plastic pouch measuring .012 think. About like an MRE pouch, maybe a little thicker.

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    Once the ammunition was out of the plastic, it was in 50 round boxes. The ammunition was very clean, with no debris in the boxes. Sorted through 100 rounds and found no blemishes marks or bad rounds. It was a lot cleaner than Tula.

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    Once the ammunition was out of the plastic, it was in 50 round boxes. The ammunition was very clean, with no debris in the boxes. Sorted through 100 rounds and found no blemishes marks or bad rounds. It was a lot cleaner than Tula.

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    Just for comparison, I loaded 2 magazines, one for each pistol with 3 rounds of the Yavex ammunition and then topped the magazine off with three rounds Blazer Brass.

    First impressions:
    The fireball was very impressive! Not the ammunition to use for night shooting unless you have a good flash suppressor on your gun. There were a few sparks, but I never got hit by any debris while shooting. Second, the recoil was much stronger than the Blazer. Almost to the +P point. More on that later. And the noise; this is some loud ammunition! Several other people at the range commented on it. They commented it was the loudest 9mm they had head. After firing the two magazines with the comparison round in it, I put three 3 round of the Yavex and three Aguila 9mm Luger +P 115 FMJ, just out of curiosity. The +P had more recoil, but the Yavex was closer to the Aguila +P than it was to the Blazer. Very hot round. Using the Witness for the chest area, and the K2P for the headshots, I fired 30 rounds per handgun at 21 feet. (Please forgive the accuracy. Still healing from shoulder surgery.)

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    Then I fired 20 per handgun, same areas of the target, at 45 feet. All shots were at about about 1 second between shots. Fast as the range lets you fire.

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    Rifle Tests:
    Next was trying it out in the 995ts. I didn't have any kind of flash suppressor mounted, and the laser under the barrel extends in front of the barrel for a short distance. I wrapped the laser in the Camo stretch tape just to protect it . Also, I used a scope I got at an estate sale for $10. The rifle was bore sighted, but never actually zeroed with the scope. (The cheapo 3x9 scope actually worked well, although the red laser attached to it is a joke. Guess you could use it to entertain the cat while you are dry firing.) I zeroed it at 25 yards using paper plate.

    After I was happy with the zero, I moved over to the 75 yard line for 50 rounds. For 5 rounds, I used the standard magazine with one Blazer Brass, two Yavex, and one +P. After than filled the 20, 15, and 10 round magazines. Basically the same. Flash/fireball was noticeable, but not near as bad with the longer barrel. The recoil wasn't as noticeable with the rifle, which is to be expected. But the loud bang was still there. Through all the shooting, there was not one misfire of any type.

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    Next trip to the range is going to have more rounds for testing. But, all in all, no misfires from the ammunition, magazines all worked fine.

    Final opinion:
    Great ammunition for the range. I didn't have a large enough sample base to make a really good review, and I wouldn't trust it for critical use. If you reload, the price is great for brass rounds. I cleaned guns when I got home, and they were surprisingly clean. About the same price as Tula, but a lot cleaner, more consistent in the loads, and more accurate. Aside from the flash and noise, I think I found a new range ammunition.

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