Friday, August 2, 2013
I had to ride into town to go to the Post Office, so I went by Walmart while I was in there. They had ten boxes of Prvi Partisan .40 S&W jacketed hollow point. I almost never buy hollow point ammo. Ball does well enough for me and I don't want to pay extra for the hollow point bullets. However, this ammo was priced at $21.00 a box. If you add our 7% "sales tax" that's another $1.47 a box. Give today's prices that's a steal so I bought the three box limit. Walmart will only sell you three boxes a day of ammunition, including shot gun shells.
Prvi Partisan is made in Uzici, Serbia. That's a couple of hundred miles from Belgrade. They used to make special runs for odd chambered old military rifles and only people like Southern Ohio Guns, AIM Surplus, Century International and Classic Arms had it. I was surprised to see Prvi Partisan in Walmart but glad to find it as well.
The brass is reloadable, the ammo overall is excellent. I bought several cases of Yugoslavian 8mm Mauser back in the 1980's and it has proven to be top flight. Prvi Partisan has been making ammo there since the 1920's, and even if Yugoslavia broke up the turmoil hasn't effected the quality of this ammo.