LVE enjoys one of the best reputations in the world as an ammunition provider for the Makarov guns. Their ammunition tends to simply work flawlessly in the small framed pistols. That said, Makarovs are typically a forgiving gun. Modern .380’s for as much as the design engineering advances should have improved their functionality by now, tend to be finicky little monsters at times. This is where the LVE can work out well for those who have a .380 that is broken-in and can shoot normal ammunition. The price of this 1680 round case lot is exceptionally low and the reliability and history of the LVE ammunition is excellent.
This is a 9x17mm cartridge; in America it’s more often, called a .380 Auto. It’s made by LVE, in Russia called the Novosibirsk Cartridge Plant. The round features a 92 grain projectile and is loaded hotter than American factory rounds, so tends to work in more guns than in less, and features a copper washed casing made from steel that has Berdan primers which means good ignition reliability but not very easy reloading.
It shoots dirtier than most, but for the money you cannot beat it. It’s reliable and consistent. 48 boxes of 35 rounds per box equates to 1680 rounds in this case.
Review by michael
Review by Casey
However, couldn't give it a better rating because yes, it has failed, and it's the absolutely most filthy ammo I have ever shot. I was cleaning my Ruger after each box. (Posted on 7/14/11)
Review by Comrade
Review by Scott
Posted On: 10/21/11 By: Lance