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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 7/10/2005 2:31:12 PM EDT
i got a couple cases of 'golden tiger' 5.45 ammo for my ak74 at a show. the stuff works just fine, but i'm trying to find out more info about it. i've searched the internet a bit, but can't seem to find anything of use.
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 3:12:50 AM EDT
This is who makes the Golden Tiger ammo.
www.amursk.ru/vympel/eng_vympel.htm



Link Posted: 7/11/2005 10:21:39 AM EDT
cool charts... too bad the webpage link isnt more informative

any knowledge about its quality? such as how does it compare to wolf, barnaul, etc... or if its one of those deals where it's made in the same factory as a few brands and just boxed up differently?
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 10:36:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By slayer_taunu:
cool charts... too bad the webpage link isnt more informative

any knowledge about its quality? such as how does it compare to wolf, barnaul, etc... or if its one of those deals where it's made in the same factory as a few brands and just boxed up differently?



It shoots better than Wolf for me. Out of a WASR or a Yugo SKS, my personal rankings are:

Barnaul w/ marlboro man
Ulyanovsk/Vympel (about even)
Brown/Gold/Silver Bear
Wolf

I still go by the "whatever's cheapest" mantra though.
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 10:52:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 11:47:15 AM EDT by Jicky]
Nothing wrong with GT..I'm like Winston I like Barnaul and Uly better but I'm a ammo whore anyway, I'll stick anything in my barrel...
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 10:26:14 PM EDT
yeah, its an AK (SAR2 to be exact)... it'll eat anything, but i just wanted to know if i bought super-shity ammo or half-decent stuff... not like i'm going to compete with the thing or anything like that.
Link Posted: 7/11/2005 10:37:15 PM EDT
I bought some of the 7.62x39 from AIM last Christmas and it works great, I just wish you could still get it for $71.00 a 1,000
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 4:07:29 AM EDT
I use it in both my AK47's and AK74's .

Works great much better than Wolf.

Link Posted: 7/12/2005 4:33:15 AM EDT
I have personally fired over 1000 rounds through my WASR with no malfunctions. I'll be buying more. just my 2cents
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 5:05:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 6:22:03 AM EDT
The Golden Tiger brand is the only brand that Vympel produces. But I would guess that they are like the other Russian ammo mfgs. Show up infront of the building with a breifcase full of US $100 bills and they will load up and print anything on the boxes you want.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 11:50:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 11:51:33 AM EDT by Jicky]

Originally Posted By RS39:
Originally Posted By Jicky:
Nothing wrong with GT..I'm like Winston I like Barnaul and Uly better but I'm a ammo whore anyway, I'll stick anything in my barrel...quote]

What's with the 4 open-mouth icons?



There I fixed it.....

ETA:
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 12:08:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 3:39:59 PM EDT
For those who have used it - Is it steel jacketed? Thanks
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 3:50:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
For those who have used it - Is it steel jacketed? Thanks



Yup. Steel case, steel and copper jacket, lead core.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 8:29:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:

Originally Posted By Brian_in_Pullman:
For those who have used it - Is it steel jacketed? Thanks



Yup. Steel case, steel and copper jacket, lead core.



I sectioned a 5.45 bullet and found that the jacket is steel, with a copper wash.

The steel jacket is visibly thicker than the Barnaul 5.45, the air pocket in the tip is smaller also, partly due to the thicker jacket.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:49:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By slayer_taunu:
i got a couple cases of 'golden tiger' 5.45 ammo for my ak74 at a show. the stuff works just fine, but i'm trying to find out more info about it. i've searched the internet a bit, but can't seem to find anything of use.



Slayer- what gun show were you at in your area that you found that ammo?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:08:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lxpony:

Originally Posted By slayer_taunu:
i got a couple cases of 'golden tiger' 5.45 ammo for my ak74 at a show. the stuff works just fine, but i'm trying to find out more info about it. i've searched the internet a bit, but can't seem to find anything of use.



Slayer- what gun show were you at in your area that you found that ammo?



it was a show in manchester, NH over the winter i believe
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 8:15:38 AM EDT
Did they just check your ID to verify your age or do you have a gun license in NH?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:07:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By slayer_taunu:

Originally Posted By Lxpony:

Originally Posted By slayer_taunu:
i got a couple cases of 'golden tiger' 5.45 ammo for my ak74 at a show. the stuff works just fine, but i'm trying to find out more info about it. i've searched the internet a bit, but can't seem to find anything of use.



Slayer- what gun show were you at in your area that you found that ammo?



it was a show in manchester, NH over the winter i believe



I got about 400rds from "The Firing Line" in Manchester.

The importer is in Manchester NH, as am I, but I had no luck contacting them.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 1:11:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 1:13:17 AM EDT by twonami]
isn't that stuff made in China surplus?
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:46:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
isn't that stuff made in China surplus?



Nopers.. It's Vympel, one of the lesser-known Russkie ammo plants.
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