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    I recently saw a decent offer for some .308 Wolf ammo, but I'm not sure I trust it.

    There was a thread here not too lng ago in which some of you were lamenting Wolf's handgun ammo, but other's I've talked to say it's fine. Anyone got some scuttlebutt on this?

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    I've never had a problem running Wolf thru my AK-47

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    I used to keep some of it around to shoot in places where I couldn't easily collect my brass for reloading. The older laquered steel cases would occasionally not want to eject right if the barrel of my AR was really hot. You can't reload them.

    Overall, I haven't had any more problems with them than you'd expect to have from average target rounds.

    They used to cost ~$95 per (1000) case, but the cost is way up now. It has really reached the point where I doubt I'll buy more since I can get brass that can be reloaded for about the same cost.



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    I used to shoot them exlusively when practicing until an ejected cartridge bounced off the wall and fell down the collar of my shirt... the steel cases retain heat, and it burned the back of my neck. I'll still buy them, but I'm sure to wear a tight collared tshirt under my clothes if I'm at an indoor range anymore...

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    Pistol-wise, they're dirty, but I clean within the day of every trip out so I've never experienced any more than usual dirtyness or effort on my part to get it clean again. If I remember correctly it's SMOKEY AS HELL so much so I had to take a break after every couple magazines but then again that was just as much a fault of the range's ventilation (Gilbert's) as it was Wolf's.
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    Tomahawk wrote:
    .308 Wolf ammo, but I'm not sure I trust it.

    other's I've talked to say it's fine. Anyone got some scuttlebutt on this?


    I have used their 5.56/.223 ammo and found the lacquered cases to be a problem in my AR's and a pain to clean afterwards (like others have stated)

    won't use it again in anything other than a Eastern/Chinese gun


    Wolf 9x18pistol ammo in aMakarov= cheap fun
    Wolf and Amscor= dirtier than I like


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    Crappy ammo. Steel casings instead of brass, and they shoot really dirty. But they are cheaper, and I've never had them misfire. If you can afford better ammunition, I would buy it, but Wolf ammo is better than no ammo.

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    I'm not sure if I like the idea of laquer in my chamber, let alone the gas system...maybe I should stick with the better stuff. It's just .308 is hard to find these days, especially for a decent price, and I need to keep the anti-zombie stock up and do some more shooting.

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    http://cheaperthandirt.com

    has non lacquered Silver bear for <$9.00 and PMC for <$13.00 for a bx of 25rds
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    I have used the Wolf .45 in my Kimber UC II and my Springfield Mill. I have had a problem in the Kimber after the third mag with the ammo "sticiking" the slide open but just a slight touch on the back and it slammed shut.

    On the Springfield the casing would every now and then stick in the extractor due to the steel casings are slightly thicker than brass and when the gun was hot one would stick.

    Dirty? yes but I clean after every trip to the range.

    Hot casings? My wife has got burns on her "top shelf" from wearing a low cut top when shooting the Springfield. She no longer will wear a low top when shooting

    1000 rounds shipped to the door for $245.00 Well it does work.

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    Agent19 wrote:
    http://cheaperthandirt.com

    has non lacquered Silver bear for <$9.00 and PMC for <$13.00 for a bx of 25rds
    I'm interested in .308 Win, not pistol ammo.

    Here's Silver Bear's .308: http://cheaperthandirt.com/AMM692-3249-124.html

    The reviews are interesting. It's steel cased and the reviews say it gums up bolt-action rifles but works fine in semi-autos. It also says the steel cases swel up and won't extract properly in some rifles.

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    Only way to know is shoot it and find out for yourself. I shot 100 rounds of .40, 1 FTE.

    Wolf ammo is no longer laquer coated!!

    http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...1/ai_n11840418

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    Tomahawk wrote:
    I'm interested in .308 Win, not pistol ammo.
    i know that is why i quoted rifle ammo prices, was just stating my experience with the brand.
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    There's a site called Ammoman he's prices seem pretty good

    308 winchester by wolf for $189 for 500 rounds
    308 federal 150 grain $325 for 500 rounds

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    VAopencarry wrote:
    Wolf ammo is no longer laquer coated!!
    That's good news. Perhaps I will try some.



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    I have had failure to feed with my 1911 after 5-6 mags and starting to get dirty.

    Through my AK-47 no problems after 100's of rounds .

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    The main issue with any steel cased ammo is a wear issue. Any place the steel case touches or rides will cause undue wear, bolt face, feed ramp, chamberand ejectors. Personally I would spend a little more and buy quality ammo that is brass cased.

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    GI1911 wrote:
    The main issue with any steel cased ammo is a wear issue. Any place the steel case touches or rides will cause undue wear, bolt face, feed ramp, chamberand ejectors. Personally I would spend a little more and buy quality ammo that is brass cased.
    That's a good point, hadn't thought about that. What is that coloring on Wolf cases? Some sort of paint or electroplating? Is that supposed to reduce wear or just fight rusting of the case?

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    Tomahawk wrote:
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    The main issue with any steel cased ammo is a wear issue. Any place the steel case touches or rides will cause undue wear, bolt face, feed ramp, chamberand ejectors. Personally I would spend a little more and buy quality ammo that is brass cased.
    That's a good point, hadn't thought about that. What is that coloring on Wolf cases? Some sort of paint or electroplating? Is that supposed to reduce wear or just fight rusting of the case?
    The .223 Wolf62 gr. ammocases have a dark gray/green color. They have some kind of polymer coating that is supposed to lube/ease wear on any contact points. I bought a case of it and plan to shoot some of it up soon. I'll see how it goes. Have heard that Wolf with the polymer (not lacquer) coating is OK.

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    I never had any problems with the .45 ACP Wolf that I used in a 1911. My friend's AK seems to chew up the 7.62x39 stuff too.

    If you're using Wolf in an AR or AR-esque system, get the Military Classic stuff instead of the black boxes. It's a little bit hotter and cycles the action better.

    Wolf is inaccurate and underpowered, but it does go bang and works for plinking. In .223 at least, their heavier bullets provide better results in terms of accuracy. The same could be true in .308. You might test a couple boxes of various Wolf rounds to see what works best in your rifle before committing to a large order.

    After refusing to put steel cases into my AR pistol for months, I'm finally feeling the crunch and plan to get a case of Wolf MC .223 FMJ for it soon.

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    I've used it in my GLOCK 23,26 and 17. I've also used it in SKS's and my AK. It's dirtier then US made ammo but it's no harder to clean after using it.

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    I would use wolf for range ammo, but wouldn't put my life on it for personal defense carry. I would stick with an ammo state side for that particularly, however that is my own opinion. It has worked good for me 99% of the time, but I have had better success with other ammunitions, as far as realiability goes.


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    DIRTY

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    Wolf SP works just fine in my SKS, ditto for Wolf .12 00 buckshot; I'd be leery of running Wolf through a handgun because a handgun has tighter tolerances than a rifle or shotgun. That's for steel-cased ammo.

    Aluminum- , copper-, or brass-related cases; theyshould be ok for shoot in a pistol(extractor wise).

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