Is brown bear ammo in 7.62x39 any good?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by glocknut, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Is brown bear ammo in 7.62x39 any good? I've never heard of this brand before. I'm looking at sportsmans guide... they have brown bear and also some 1970's yugoslavian stuff. Not big on ammo that old but the brown bear is current production....

    Opinions on Brown Bear?

  2. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    I think you'll find it to be very similar to other steel-cased, imported ammo (Wolf, Hotshot, etc.). It's perfectly suitable for an AK in my opinion.

  3. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    I messed up. I didn't read the whole thing... they're back ordered till mid August.... :(:(:(:(

    I WANT TO SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad:

    They had some yugoslavian stuff from the 70's but i don't wanna mess with that stuff. That's old and it wasn't very good looking stuff...

    God, i miss the old days.... I don't know if i remember this right but it seems like i remember being able to buy 1000 rd box of 7.62x39 for $80+ or there about back in the late 80's or early 90's? Oh...why o why... didn't i buy up a pallet of that stuff back then? :(:(:(:(

  4. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Brown Bear, Sliver Bear, Wolf and Wolf Gold are often made in the same factory and the same conditions and behavior apply to all of them. Some of them like the Wolf Gold (I think) have brass washed cases so they look like they're brass cased, but it's the same steel case.
  5. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    FEMA Region II
    Cheaper than dirt had 7.62 x 39 case of a thousand for $79.99.
    Mabe 7 or 8 years ago.
    The good old days are gone forever.
  6. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    And Wolf and other steel cased brands are now going for prices that higher quality bulk ammo was going for about 6 months ago.

    I have a hard time paying 35 cents per round for Wolf when I recently spent that on some bulk Federal.
  7. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    And most of that stuff was Norinco ammo, the stuff with the steel core! Still have almost a whole case of it!
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2009
  9. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    That is 223 ammo... I'm looking for 7.62x39


    i also see that a few things that Midway had in stock is not completely out of stock with NO backorder. Reloading presses are in short supply as well. I think in a way Obama has allready won the fight. He has denied "most" of us access to our hobby....
  10. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

    Jan 22, 2009
  11. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    The two sources I usually use to look for ammo online are...


    Ammo Daily

    They're not always 100% up to date, but they can point you in the right direction.
  12. glocknut

    glocknut Active Member

    Thanks everyone! :)

  13. treetohouse

    treetohouse New Member

    Jan 25, 2009
    i was shooting some wolf ammo today and it was not cycling in my sks it seemed like it was not giving enough power to push the bolt back all the way is this possible? it seemed to work fine with the other ammo i had.
    I also have some silver bear ammo back ordered and am wondering if it will have the same problem or is it better I am wondering if i should cancel but i guess i could always sell it if it did not work in my gun.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2009
  14. treetohouse

    treetohouse New Member

    Jan 25, 2009
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