Wolf Ammo?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Dagger, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. Dagger

    Dagger New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    new york
    is it any good? it sure is cheap i got 100 rounds for 10$ i think so if it stinks i'm not out too much, but it seems like the laquered case is pretty thick. does the stuff jam alot? i'll be shooting 762x39 out of a chinese SKS, anyone have any experiance with this scenario?

  2. warpig

    warpig Guest

    The wolf ammo is nasty dirty stuff. the good thing is your SKS will love it.

    I won't shoot it in my AR or my 45 but blast away with my SKS:)

  3. Dagger

    Dagger New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    new york
    ahh good to hear, i plan on getting an AR soon and wasnt planing on shooting wolf through it.

    so why exactly will my SKS love the stuff?
  4. warpig

    warpig Guest

    loose tolerances in the chamber and the laquer will not gum it up
  5. Dagger

    Dagger New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    new york
    ecellent, thank you, i plan on shooting it this weekend.
  6. RPike

    RPike New Member

    Aug 5, 2003
    Pensacola FL.
    Wolf Ammo

    I have a Bushmaster with 3K+ rounds thru it all using Wolf ammo. As long as rifle is cleaned thoroghly after each session, My particular AR has not given any indication that it doesn't like Wolf.
    Have heard many "hate it" "love it" stories and will keep a close eye in the barrel but, so far so good. I can buy 1K cheaper than I can reload it.
  7. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    The SKS was built with tolerances of plus or minus a foot and a half. The Golden Gate bridge was built with closer tolerances than that. :D

    Seriously, one of the advantages of an SKS is that it will swallow almost anything.

    Generally speaking, Wolf ammo is crap....but the SKS thrives
    on crap ammo.
  8. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    that wolf ammo is steel jacketed.
    I almost got sick one day when a guy was firing wolf ammo out of his $4000 blaser
  9. rodog

    rodog New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    USA, Massachusetts
    wolf ammo

    my AK fires it fine, semi and static firing full. But it is dirty big time. I get about 1000 rounds for $150.00. Also, there are rumors that our brothers in IRAC are using 223 wolf, but not sure.

  10. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    The Sorprano State
    I've heard good things about it from other sources, so I just ordered 1,000 rounds of .40 S&W off the internet.
    I was paying up to 14 dollars a box locally. Could get CCI Blaser for $8.20 a box if I buy 1,000........plus 6% sales tax.....

    Got the Wolf for $6.79 per box...including shipping.

    I usually only shoot 100 to 150 rounds at a time, and clean my gun after each outing, so even if it's dirtier than the PMC, Winchester or UMC I've been shooting, so what...it's still non-corrosive ammunition, it's a hell of a lot cheaper than anything else on the market, and if you clean your guns well after each outing like I do, it shouldn't cause the gun any harm.

    If I'm wrong here...please explain to me why........
  11. Crpdeth

    Crpdeth Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Location location
    I also like to know if tonys wrong here, only because i dont want to harm my weapons in any way... I must admit i like to go out "blasting" from time to time, and I enjoy myself more knowing I'm not spending a fortune on ammo while doing so...Like tony, I clean my weapons as often as possible, in fact I kinda enjoy cleaning them.
  12. Tony Mig

    Tony Mig New Member

    Jul 5, 2003
    The Sorprano State

    This subject is also being covered in the centerfire handgun forum, and the feedback I've gotten there is, the lacquor Wolf uses on thier steel casings can eventually cause a build up in the chamber....(it won't effect the bore, just the chamber)....when this happens, it'll start to cause chambering and ejection problems. To fix the problem, it was suggested to me that I only need to clean the chamber with either acetone, or lacquor thinner.

    You also need to be careful when doing this as those two chemicals may discolor your gun's finish.

    My Beretta 96FS has the flat military finish which is pretty hard to hurt, and cleaning the barrel couldn't be any easier since it comes right out of the slide, so keeping the chemicals off the outer barrel shouldn't present any major difficulties.

    If this is the price I have to pay buy saviving better than 5 dollars per box of .40S&W ammuntion, then I think I can deal with it.....;)
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2003
  13. rayra

    rayra New Member

    Mar 24, 2003
    if I'm not mistaken, it's a privatized former-soviet munitions factory that MAKES the 'Wolf' brand ammo, so no surprise russian-designed arms love it - it's what they've always used.

    And same here - use it routinely in my chicom SKS, infrequently in my Mini-14, and haven't bothered in anything else.
  14. elkhntr

    elkhntr New Member

    Sep 14, 2003
    The bottom line?

    What I'm hearing here is that the ammo is non-corrosive and wont harm the bore, but may cause some problems if the laquer builds up in the action or chamber. Is this correct? The price cant be beat, and I'm not to worried about the action of my H&R single shot. It should clean out easily. Can someone clarify this for me; I dont want to take any chances if it will harm the barrel of my rifle.
  15. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    It should not bother your single shot at all. Mainly they were talking about semi-auto's. Just keep the chamber clean.
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