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 Problems with Silver Bears??
JmanS2k  [Member]
4/24/2011 6:35:26 PM
I ordered a case of silver bears a few days ago and haven't fired them. I just read where a few places have stopped selling them because of unmentioned problems. What's the deal?
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Liquidmetal  [Team Member]
4/24/2011 9:52:06 PM
I've gone through thousands of rounds of 7.62x39 Silver Bear without a single issue. My SB is older stuff from my stash however, if there are recent production issues I wouldn't see it.
JmanS2k  [Member]
4/25/2011 1:02:39 PM
This is where I read it. Maybe they received a bad batch. Who knows.

http://www.the-armory.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/762x39_ammo.html
BDA  [Member]
4/25/2011 6:41:57 PM
I've not heard anything... but man, that place had some pretty high prices on their stuff, especially the golden tiger & wolf
mrbullets  [Member]
4/27/2011 4:33:18 PM
Originally Posted By BDA:
I've not heard anything... but man, that place had some pretty high prices on their stuff, especially the golden tiger & wolf


One almost wonders if the "problem" (which they don't specify) they've had with SB & BB is their prices aren't competitve. Their original ad calls the stuff "nickel-plated" (it isn't, it's zinc) and claims "almost" match grade accuracy. But of a sudden all calibers in those brands are suspect.

SB & BB have always shot as good or (often) better than Wolf in most all calibers for me. The BS detector is edging into the red .................
treasurediver  [Member]
4/28/2011 8:59:09 PM
I shot some Silver Bear 125gr softpoints this past weekend. They have been loaded in magazines since last August. No corrosion or any other issues. They shot 3 inch groups at 100 yds out of my Arsenal SGL with a red dot. Seems accurate enough for me. Muzzle flash at dusk was quite impressive
Stumasters  [Member]
5/11/2011 11:18:05 AM
I just bought about 120 rounds of SB and shot them all, the Hollow Points. No issues to report, planned on ordering more this week, but I may go with another Russian brand.

ttam281  [Member]
5/11/2011 1:32:53 PM
I ordered 1500 rounds and have shot about 400 a few weeks ago. Ran great.
TYWVC  [Member]
5/11/2011 2:09:42 PM
BB and SB have not even been imported for more than 6 months now. Stating there are problems with them is simply an unfair statement. Buy what you can before it's all gone though...
SELFDEFENSE  [Member]
5/13/2011 1:25:34 PM
+1.
When in doubt, buy ammo.
InfiniteGrim  [Team Member]
5/13/2011 1:31:33 PM
Originally Posted By JmanS2k:
I ordered a case of silver bears a few days ago and haven't fired them. I just read where a few places have stopped selling them because of unmentioned problems. What's the deal?


Whoever said that is a retard.

I took the time to look up the quote to clear everything up since this is the third time I saw someone mention that....

The topic of this post is when is .223 coming in stock at Aimsurplus.com

Originally Posted By Bryan_Aim:
55grn FMJ coming next

Silver bear and brown bear is taking a MAJOR price increase April 14th, i doubt i will be buying more after that. And the HP stuff won't be in before that


JmanS2k  [Member]
5/16/2011 5:46:40 AM
Yeah, I haven't had a problem.
Okieboy782  [Member]
5/17/2011 1:25:27 PM
I shot approximately 120 rounds this last weekend of SB 7.62. No issues, no FTFs, nothing. Very good groups for an AMD-65. Now I will say one thing that I noticed:
I happened to see that one of the spent shells had a split running down from the neck onto the shoulder of the case. I don't know if that is a big red flag or not, but my brother who was shooting with me did not seem to think it was cause for worry.
TN-popo  [Member]
5/29/2011 10:21:28 PM
SB is all I shoot in 5.45.
I've never had a problem with them.
rifleshooter474  [Team Member]
6/4/2011 5:27:29 PM
I have shot a lot of both Brown Bear and Silver Bear in 7.62x39 with no problems and great groups, I just ordered 750rds of Silver Bear FMJ in 5.45x39 for my new SGL31-61 that I hope to pickup Wed. 06/08 when the FBI delay times out.
I did stop by Sooner Guns today and Mark let me inspect the rifle. I can't wait to get it and I think the Ammo. will show up by Wed. also since it's coming from only about 100 miles from me.
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