most reliable FMJ rounds
I was wondering what the most reliable FMJ rounds were say..if you were going to carry with it isntead of hp.
Uh.....for what? For one thing, reliable in my weapon might equal garbage in yours, and that totally ignores the fact that good modern JHPs will function in darn near all modern firearms anyway.
And JHPs are legal in VA (and pretty much everywhere else in the U.S., barring NJ, and even there they are not totally illegal.)
ETA: To clarify my "or what," you have not offered caliber, type of weapon, etc.
Different loads and firearms are, well, different. You can determine if a particular load is reliable by running a reasonable number of rounds through your weapon, FMJ or HP. A good starting point for HP are anything on the FAQs. A good starting point for FMJ is really any decent factory loaded FMJ, Remington, Federal, Winchester, etc., some may be dirtier than others, some may be underpowered, but they've all worked.
sorry i was referring to the .45acp.
My Springfiled Armory 1911, FNP-45, HK-45, and S&W model 22 revolver all fire any brand of 230 grain ball ammo reliably.
Some are more accurate than others, but all are reliable in function, at least of the brands I have tried, which are quite a few.
It is a biot difficult now days to find a premium FMJ load like all US companies loaded in the past due to the glut of cheapo blasting stuff at Wallyworld, etc. In fact, Winchester has done away with the old Super X load entirely. AYSM makes a 230gr match load, and Federal makes their Premium Gold Medal 230gr Match as well. Both are top quality ball...much better QC than the blasting stuff..but are about as expensive as premium JHP. For me, standard Federal American Eagle works fine. It uses true FMJ bullets, full power loads, good brass and the QC has been outstanding for me for years now, and it only costs a little more than the Wallyworld made-to-a-price-point stuff if you buy in bulk. Palmetto and a few other places have it for $360 a thousand plus shipping.