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6 years 22 weeks ago, 7:25 PM

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Does anyone shoot Wolf. The case is different but does it matter. I like the price but will it ruin my AR's?

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 8:33 PM

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Yes............

I believe it is Russian made, and some of it uses steel cartridge cases.

Some "experts" do not like steel cartridge cases because they claim they cause malfunctions in SemiAutos. I have not yet encountered difficulties, although I am now hearing the difficulties are make/model dependent, rather than across the board, for every pistol.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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It's dirty as hell

It's dirty as hell

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 9:48 PM

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clean my guns after every session. There are a lot of reviews on Midway, and most are very positive despite the dirt. Did not see anything about malfunctions, but wear and tear on extractors is mentioned.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 9:47 PM

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wolf

i use it sometimes. my AK and SKS's eat that shit up. they love it and will shoot anything. It is DIRTY though. just clean your weapon after shooting. My M4 is a little more picky. I have never had a jam or mis-fire with wolf, I just feel that it cycles the brass casings smoother. I also don't mind shooting dirty ammo through my AK/SKS's, but I don't really like to out of more expensive rifles like my M4 and M1A.

Wolf uses either bi-metal casings or green lacquered steel cases. If you are looking for cheap ammo, another russian make is JSC Barnaul. they produce ammo under the names: Barnaul, Brown Bear, Silver Bear, and Golden Bear.... all of which is much cleaner than wolf and costs about the same. http://www.ammunitiontogo.com usually has good deals on it.

... so to answer your question, wolf will shoot fine out of your AR, I would just make sure to run it through the car wash afterwards.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 10:13 PM

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Wolf ammo is steel case and I shoot it all the time in my Colt NM Heavy barrel AR-15. Have not seen any problem with it and I have ran 8,000 thru my AR with it. The gun still shoots great. Great for run & gun matches and 3-Gun matches so you don't have to find your brass afterward. Most of the time you can't find the brass any way.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 10:40 PM

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steel case

that reminds me.... in case you didn't know, don't try to reload wolf

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 12:29 AM

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steel case reloading

as reaper said dont try it with the wolf brand!these cases are pretty thin!other steel cases have been reloaded but usually only once.so generlly it aint worth your time

6 years 22 weeks ago, 10:47 AM

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Grease

How many times can the average (5.56mm NATO) ammo be reloaded?

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 11:04 AM

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5.56 cases

most quality brass cases can be reloaded 4-5 times.i have .270 brass that i have loaded 8 times now.i just watch for the signs of failure.cracks,splits and so on.when you are new to reloading reload brass a few times then put it away.after you been reloading for awhile and know what to look for,bring out that old brass and use it again.

6 years 22 weeks ago, 11:14 AM

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I am truly looking forward to learning the art of the reload. Thanks for the help

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 12:38 AM

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Wolf ammo

Most all of it is berdan primed and you can't deprime them. Like Reaper308 said not worth your time. Wolf does have some ammo out now that I have seen that is in brass brass and is boxer primed and can be reloaded.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 10:01 AM

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They Suck

THEY SUCK. Dont use them at all. got it.

6 years 22 weeks ago, 12:16 PM

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wolf ammo

I shoot a lot of their 45acp. reasonably accurate, dirty, but it ALWAYS WORKS. Cant say that about any other brand Ive used.

6 years 22 weeks ago, 11:27 PM

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thanks all

I was really concerned about ruining my AR and 45acp. Good to hear no malifunctions

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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steel

it works fin in my AK and mousin nagant but that is probly because they are from russian origan just like the ammo.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 5:49 PM

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Wolf Ammo

I have used this ammo and found it burns a little dirty, however it was produced w2ith steel cases by the billions and seems to function well. It was the issue round for Russia AK's for years.

6 years 22 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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wolf ammo

the only problems i have had with wolf in any of my AR's is when i have used the laquer coated case. problem is with the expansion of the case sometimes causes the case to hang in the chamber. other times i have had feeding problems because of the coating. no other problems. i have found that the Military classic functions the best as far as cycling even under full auto. it is fairly accurate despite what some might think. the HP are more accurate than the military classic FMJ, but you can usually find the FMJ more readily available. my suggestion is that if you have just a shooter AR, use wolf. if you have a higher end AR, use only good match ammo. Black Hills is very good, low priced, and has very good annealed brass that you can reload several times.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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Re: Wolf ammo

I use it in my Mosin Nagant and my pistol. It's really dirty, but I haven't had any trouble with it. Be sure to clean your weapon well after using Wolf. I've heard, but I don't have any confirmation from an expert that it shouldn't be reloaded.

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