Problem with Wolf Primers?

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  1. hero0526

    hero0526 New Member

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    Wondering if I can get some feedback or experience others have had with wolf primers? I had never used them before and just loaded 100 rounds of .45 ACP using Wolf large pistol primers as that was all my gun shop had at the time I purchased them. Upon test firing 14 rounds I had 3 that did not go off. On inspecting the primer it almost seems like the firing pin is sliding on the primer. I am firing these from a Glock 30 and have no problems with factory rounds. I am thinking perhaps the wolf primers are to hard for this pistol, or they are just poor quality primers. Any thoughts?
  2. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    you answered your own question they are both hard and of poor quality
  3. hero0526

    hero0526 New Member

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    Oscar, I take it you have seen the same issues then?
  4. zkovach

    zkovach Active Member

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    Wolf makes crappy products. I noticed they're regular ammo is not all that different from surplus.
  5. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    yes i've seen the same issues and have heard many people bitch about the same thing. i will say this i've shot up alot of 7.62x39 wolf and never had a problem but beyond that i wouldn't walk across the street to buy wolf ammo or primers or cases if it was marked 1/2 price......
  6. RandyP

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    I have reloaded several thousand .380, 9mm and 45ACP with Wolf primers. They all have simply gone 'bang'. Same for Wolf factory ammo. I don't feel that I am an exception.

    Just bought several thousand more SP and LP Wolf. Considering the shortage of components, especially primers, it's a tough time to get very picky on 'brand'.
  7. DanH

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    This is kind of off base a little, I haven't any experience using them for my hand gun, I have however used them in my 6ppc and 30br target rifles without any problems. They do seat a bit harder due to a slightly larger diameter, I have found them to be cleaner burning than the Federal 205M primers that I have used, never had a misfire. Also you can usually find them when you need them and not have to pawn your first born to pay for them.:eek:

    Dan
  8. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    just like the people that have had bad experiences with a jennings jet-fire 22 auto i had great luck with mine but that doesn't mean they all are good. the overall opimion is they like wolf they are junk. beside why support a commie industry
  9. justdoit

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    i have used wolf primers for a long time with no problems at all. they seem to be like the winchester primers i use also, and the wolf 22 match grade ammo shoots through the same hole at 100yds. never had a problem with it.
  10. CJ7365

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    I had the same problems with PMC SP primers which are made is Russia as well.

    I wish the hoarding of primers would end so that I can buy American Primers
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