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Posted: 8/18/2005 6:47:07 PM EDT
anyone heard of these?
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 7:28:27 PM EDT
You must be talking about silver bear....I have shot it and it worked ok for practicing but its not a xm193.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:21:54 AM EDT
They had Silver Bear then on another page was this BEAR ammo.
It is the absolute cheapest ammo I have ever seen.
Maybe they are seconds or something.
Anyway thanks for your input.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:48:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cdhicks99:
It is the absolute cheapest ammo I have ever seen.



And there's probably a reason for that. I'd steer clear.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:06:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cdhicks99:
They had Silver Bear then on another page was this BEAR ammo.
It is the absolute cheapest ammo I have ever seen.
Maybe they are seconds or something.
Anyway thanks for your input.



Where did you find this? I may play guinie pig
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:08:26 AM EDT
There have been banner ads here for this stuff for quite some time.

bear ammo website
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:27:06 PM EDT
There is Silver Bear, Brown Bear and now Golden Bear, Silver Bear has a zinc coating, Brown Bear is laquered like Wolf used to be, and Golden Bear has a brass coating. As an experiment, I shot about 100 rounds of Brown Bear without any problems at all.

Is it junk? In the Ammunition Review and Reference, Silver Bear has a better rating that XM193PD, so it isn't too bad.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=169729
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:03:04 PM EDT
How are you getting the prices from that web site?
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Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:26:49 PM EDT
I bought 1,000 rounds of Silver Bear 55gr HPs and will never use this stuff again. After firing <400 rounds I have had two FTEx on two different trips to the range. The weak steel used to make the cartridge cases ripped off the rim as the extractor was pulling out the expended cartridge case. I had to use an aluminum cleaning rod to knock out the case. Of course it curtailed my days at the range.

Yes, it is the cheapest I have seen on the internet, but I will spend a little bit more for Wolf or GA Arms ammo in the future.
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