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Posted: 8/21/2001 11:40:49 AM EDT
I visited Ammoman.com, and he is advertising russsian ammo, I was in the .308 section, as very accurate, good for target shooting?hunting. I know about the bad rep that Wolf has, although I have never had trouble with it, but what about this other stuff, any one have any ideas about it. I'm needing to resupply on .223, and I also just got a new .308 bolt action I'm needing to feed.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 12:02:37 PM EDT
wolf .223 ammo @ cheaperthandirt.com for $1.99 a box of 20.....not to shabby hadnt had any issues with it yet.just looks kinda funky.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 12:11:39 PM EDT
Sportsmansguide has surplus South African for about $0.11 per round. (about $115/1000) Full milspec velocity. Flash suppressant in the powder. Sealed primers and bullet. Brass case, not steel
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 12:23:21 PM EDT
South African Battlepack ammo is sold in heavy duty, weather proof, 300 round bags that look great. I suppose they do a good job of storing ammo over a long period of time. I keep 'em in the basement in Rubbermaid tubs. It is cheap too. Wolf Ammo is so inaccurate, you can't hit a frisbee at 100 yards reliably. I was getting 10MOA with it, compared to 1.5 MOA with SA PMP. Now I am just trying to use the rest of my case up by blasting junk. Wolf is also underpowered. I compared bullet craters in .75" steel, and there was a noticeable difference between Wolf, and other .223 loads.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 12:31:22 PM EDT
Straight from their website: Product Color Size Description Qty Unit Price HX1A-51762 - - 600 RNDS .223 55GR FMJ 4 $69.97 $279.88 HX1A-51729 - - 300 RNDS .223 55GR FMJ 1 $37.97 $37.97 Merchandise Total $317.85 Shipping Method Ground Shipping and Handling $17.99 Package Protection $1.99 Grand Total [b]$337.83 [/b] ------------------------------------ Product Color Size Description Qty Unit Price HX1A-51730 - - 2700 RNDS .223 55GR FMJ 1 $299.97 $299.97 Merchandise Total $299.97 Shipping Method Ground Shipping and Handling $37.99 Package Protection $1.99 Grand Total [b]$339.95[/b] [img]http://members.home.net/vbsolutions/pics/DCP01152.jpg[/img] [img]http://members.home.net/vbsolutions/pics/DCP01154.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 12:41:20 PM EDT
Funny how everyone has heard about the 'bad rep' of Wolf ammo, yet when they shoot it themselves they have no problems. I have shot almost every caliber of Wolf and have no complaints.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 1:10:38 PM EDT
I just tried some Wolf .40 cal and it shoots well but there's something with the powder. With other name-brand ammo, there's a blob of flame exiting the barrel, but with Wolf there's sparklers, or powder still burning. Was hoping to use Wolf and not worry about reloading.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 1:15:07 PM EDT
I have never had any problems with the Wolf Brand...occasional stovepipe etc, but that can happen with any brand or brass. The "bad rep" is usually from people that have never used it. Most say it will harm your chamber, but Wolf claims that this is not possible...the steel in the firearm being much harder/stronger than the steel casing of the cartridge. "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." H.L. Mencken
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 7:05:42 PM EDT
What all you guys are not understanding is that this guy wants soft point hunting ammo which this Russian ammo is. The South African ammo you guys are quoting is FMJ and near useless for deer hunting. The Russian soft point is good stuff. I got some from Zanders and it shoots pretty accurate. I may even have to try it out this coming hunting season.
Link Posted: 8/21/2001 7:21:20 PM EDT
FYI for those that might not know the SA battlepacks are non-reloadable just like wolf. Never had a problem with wolf and I get 2-3 MOA in my 16" AR
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