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Old September 14th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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WOLF Ammo?

Who has used WOLF ammo. I am looking at their .223 for my Sport II but also shoot 9mm and .357 Pros? Cons? Dirty burning?
Any info would be great! They do have a good price online! Thanks
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Old September 14th, 2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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A lot of people have used Wolf ammo, overall its decent plinking ammo, I would never use it in a self defense situation.

A few things to be considered, Wolf ammo runs fine in about 95% of guns, 5% you can't make it work, what's the difference? This has been an item of much discussion, its a bit lower powered than most ammo, this might be the cause...or might not. Here's the deal, try out a few boxes before you buy it in bulk, if it works in your gun, great! If it constantly jams in your gun, don't buy it.

Now a couple of other considerations, Wolf ammo, their regular ammo, has poly coated steel cases and bi metal bullets. Wolf used to be lacquer coated to prevent rust on the cases, it tended to cause some problems, so they went to a polymer coating, HUGE improvement! Cured most of the complaints, but not all. OK, the bi metal bullet, that is a mild steel bullet with a very thin copper plating over it. Terrible you say? Never work? Ruskie ammo has almost always been made that way due to shortages in raw materials in Russia, Russian guns have been shooting bi metal bullets for over 100 years with no significant problems. The steel is a very mild soft steel, your barrel is much harder steel, so it isn't as bad as you might think, people have been arguing about excessive wear for years, not too long ago Lucky Gunner did an exhausting scientific test to find out the real story.
http://www.luckygunner.com/labs/bras...el-cased-ammo/

Bottom line, yes they are harder on barrels than copper jacketed bullets, but not that much harder. If you shoot A LOT, you will eventually wear out a barrel, but you will have saved enough money to buy several barrels, overall not a bad deal. Most people will never shoot enough to wear out a barrel with either ammo, so that's the story, read the article, watch the videos, and keep in mind pistols wear their barrels out much slower than an AR-15, so no worries!

Here's what I do, I'm a reloader so its a bit different, I reload almost all of my own ammo, pistol and rifle, I have several AR-15's, some good ones and some plinkers, I shoot Wolf ammo in my plinker AR's, and I only shoot reloads in my pistols, yes, I have a couple of cases of Wolf ammo in my personal inventory, and I do shoot it.

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I agree with G56 I shoot wolf and I am not concerned with "wearing out my gun" I shoot regularly but not enough to wear out a barrel at least not soon enough that Im concerned.


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Thanks for all the info! I was mainly worried about it being junk ammo! But I thought what I saw was Brass cased ammo! I could be wrong.. I want the brass as I will start reloading soon. I just retired sort of and once I see my cash flow will decide on what and when I do something like reloading and buying a new truck But I will have tons of time to shoot
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No, you didn't see things, there is also Wolf Gold ammo, this is very good quality brass cased reloadable ammo made by Prvi Partisan in Serbia. This is good ammo, its distributed by the same Wolf that makes the steel case ammo, its their premium line. Prvi Partisan ammo is also available in the USA but harder to find, headstamp on all of the Prvi ammo looks like NNY but that's Cyrilic for PPU which is the Prvi brand.

You can see the Wolf Gold on their webpage:

http://www.wolfammo.com/

Prvi Partizan Ammunition
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Just to give you a little bit more information, Wolf isn't a manufacturer of ammo, they are an importer. The steel cased ammo is made in the same Russian factories that make Russia's military ammo, it is for the most part decent ammo, as I said if you check my personal inventory you will find a couple of cases of it, a case of regular 223 and 7.62x39 for my SKS and AK.

Wolf Gold made by Prvi is first class brass cased reloadable ammo, while I don't personally own any of it, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it. Also, Prvi ammo uses regular copper jacketed bullets, not the bimetal of the Russian stuff.
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Thanks for all the info
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I have used Wolf in my M&P without issues. However the M&P eats any ammo so that doesnt say much about it. The steel cased ammo Wolf makes (I guess its more accurate to say imports from the russian factory) does burn dirty but I am not sure why that matters. The money you save will pay for some extra (insert your favorite solvent here). I have found that the M&P will run a long time between cleaning so the only issue with the dirty ammo is it tends to darken the front white dot sight after a box or two.

Overall, havent found ammo yet that the M&P doesnt like and I will buy Wolf when I see it.
I have had worse luck in my 1911. It likes brass only, and Wolf/Tula always jam. My two cents.
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