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Posted: 10/10/2005 11:30:31 PM EDT
Last time I was at the range, a guy was there with a chronograph (he said he posted here) and I was shooting Wolf so I asked if he could shoot a round through the chrono for me... This was the older laquer style, 55 gr.  Out of a 16" barrel it clocked at around 2700fps.  Just FYI.  Weak stuff!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 11:53:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SNorman:
Last time I was at the range, a guy was there with a chronograph (he said he posted here) and I was shooting Wolf so I asked if he could shoot a round through the chrono for me... This was the older laquer style, 55 gr.  Out of a 16" barrel it clocked at around 2700fps.  Just FYI.  Weak stuff!



Thank you for the info. Interesting! I wonder what 7.62X39 does and Wolf .308?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 11:57:08 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 12:00:30 AM EDT
is the old laquer stuff different preformance wise to the new stuff?

hard to get over the 10c per round
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 12:03:09 AM EDT
It sets off tannerite, so it's good enough for me
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 12:04:23 AM EDT
Yeah, the new stuff is between 2700 and 2900 fps depending on your barrel. I've chrono'd alot of it.

Big fucking deal tho. Why speed up the wearing out of your barrel with hot ammo when all you're doing is plinking? Does every round need to be rocketing out at full power? Is anyone relying on Wolf to properly fragment or engage targets at 600 meters? It's cheapo ammo, afterall.

Besides, with a steel case, I'm sort of glad it's not pushing the pressure envelope. Probably a good thing, for reliability's sake.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 12:19:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
Big fucking deal tho. Why speed up the wearing out of your barrel with hot ammo when all you're doing is plinking? Does every round need to be rocketing out at full power? Is anyone relying on Wolf to properly fragment or engage targets at 600 meters? It's cheapo ammo, afterall.





What's this?  The voice of reason?  

Away with you sir!  We'll have none of that here.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:33:14 AM EDT
I'm not saying Wolf sucks... it's cheap so I shoot it .  I just knew it was underpowered, and was wondering by exactly how much.  I can't remember exactly but I think the fellow with the chrono was shooting handloads that were something like 75gr @ 2800fps.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:35:45 AM EDT
The only failures I've ever had were using wolf.  That being said none of those failures were in an AK or SKS.  Has its place, just not for use with everything.  It left some NASTY residue in the chamber of one of my .45s.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 8:45:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By swingset:
...Probably a good thing, for reliability's sake.



Good for wear, bad for reliability (short stroking so you don't get bolt lock back is fairly common with Wolf).
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 9:14:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By swingset:
...Probably a good thing, for reliability's sake.



Good for wear, bad for reliability (short stroking so you don't get bolt lock back is fairly common with Wolf).



It's good for IAD and weapon transition training too...
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 3:08:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By swingset:
...Probably a good thing, for reliability's sake.



Good for wear, bad for reliability (short stroking so you don't get bolt lock back is fairly common with Wolf).



I was thinking higher pressure loads tend to stick in chambers, especially in steel cases. But, yes, short stroking can happen with underpowered loads too. I'd rather short stroke a round than stick it in the chamber tho.
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