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Posted: 9/15/2004 5:09:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/15/2004 5:09:45 PM EST by ken06]
www.olyarms.com/ammowarning.html

Have any of you guys had this happen to your ar-15s. Specifically Wolf ammo. Is Wolf ammo really bad for your gun, or is this just a bunch of talk so they can't get sued. I hope so cause Wolf is the only ammo I can afford for my future gun :(

And what is your opinion of Olympic Arms?

Thanks,
Ken
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 10:40:21 AM EST
Olympic Arms....I've read some good things, especially for the price. It's a good accurate gun for plinking. I put a sweet AR the other weekend for about 700. DPMS upper RR lower...super tight. I have heard mixed things about wolf mmo. The metal to metal contact wears out the gun quicker. I haven't shot wolf out of mine, but I have in other guns..Just real dirty..Its cheap though...Try it
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 10:55:23 AM EST
Just a FYI, WOLF no longer lacquer coats thier ammo. They also do not use steel casings anymore. They are really trying to clean up because they have a bad image in the gun world. Having said that, I would shoot wolf ammo anyday out of my AK, but never thru my AR. I just feel like putting supreme gas in my cadillac weapon.....
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 10:55:37 AM EST
The lacquer on the case doesn't melt at the temperatures experienced during firing of the weapon. Also, Wolf has also gone with their new "Polymer Coating" making this pretty much a non-issue.



And what is your opinion of Olympic Arms?



I'll leave that one to markm
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:31:46 AM EST
Before I started using Wolf ammo in my M4 clone, I've read a few assorted negative post and replies reguarding Wolf. That being said, I went ahead and purchesed 60rds to see if my Bushy and CMMG upper liked it or not.
That being said, both upper has digested many thousands of rounds since than.

Perhaps, a none chromed barrel & chamber "might" have issues,but that I know nothing about.

Try it, your AR should like it as well.

TG
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:38:25 AM EST
not this again


shoot wolf and be happy!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 11:44:45 AM EST
Wal mart sells name barnd ammo for a decent price, go there!!
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 12:24:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/22/2004 12:25:23 PM EST by DaPhotoGuy]

Originally Posted By Jivana108:
Just a FYI, WOLF no longer lacquer coats thier ammo. They also do not use steel casings anymore.



Since when did Wolf stop using steel casings? I know all about the new polymer coated cases but the case is still STEEL. They switched from a copper plated steel JACKET to a copper jacket a while ago if that is what you mean.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:17:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By DaPhotoGuy:

Originally Posted By Jivana108:
Just a FYI, WOLF no longer lacquer coats thier ammo. They also do not use steel casings anymore.



Since when did Wolf stop using steel casings? I know all about the new polymer coated cases but the case is still STEEL. They switched from a copper plated steel JACKET to a copper jacket a while ago if that is what you mean.



I also would like to know if your information is correct. I just bought a new batch of Wolf and the box still says steel casings.

BTW the previous 1000 rounds of Wolf were great. Accuracy was 2" at 50 yds (prone, irons) and not a one failed to feed, extract, or fire. This was out of my Bushy 14.5-incher.
Link Posted: 9/23/2004 8:32:31 AM EST
My bad fellas, What I meant is what the actual jacket of the bullet is now. The claim they use copper or bimetal now???
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:35:37 AM EST
Very dirty but only one bad round out of the 1000 I shot.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:54:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:49:44 AM EST
In my experience wolf is very dirty ammo. It does leave more debris than other higher cost ammo.

Also, steel cased ammo causes excess wear on your extractor. All the wolf I have seen has been steel cased. I suggest not using it.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 1:18:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 2:21:54 PM EST
Wolf is perfectly fine to use in an AR. Some people baby their equipment (their perrogative whrn they spend that kind of $$$). However one of the myths you will quickly find dispelled is that "the AR is unreliable". Bullshit. It can and will take abuse. Nothing can take abuse like an AK but guys here have funneled 1000s of rounds of Wolf through theirs and the only negative consequence is extra time cleaning the dirty weapon.

Oly? I consider it strictly second tier and wouldn't bother with it (but I'm a snob). Many people on this board have been very happy with theirs though. What I specifically dislike about them is that they do not (or at least did not) offer a chrome-lined barrel.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 2:40:01 PM EST
Spend a little more $ and buy brass cased ammo.
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