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Posted: 12/22/2005 3:21:37 PM EDT
I was wondering how many of you use the cheap wolf ammo, and if anyone has problems, or if there is another cheap alternative with brass instead? Thanks in advance for your replies and help.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:34:06 PM EDT
Use wolf... 1000 rds under 110 bucks, cheapest practice stuff out there.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:36:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:37:39 PM EDT
I use wolf for blasting and short range work. Georgia Arms Canned Heat is the best deal on brass ammo at $150 per 1k. Otherwise, the next step is surplus or Walmart White Box Winchester ammo at around $200 per 1k (the surplus cost is rising, though).
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:43:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 3:43:58 PM EDT by feral]

Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
I use wolf for blasting and short range work. Georgia Arms Canned Heat is the best deal on brass ammo at $150 per 1k. Otherwise, the next step is surplus or Walmart White Box Winchester ammo at around $200 per 1k (the surplus cost is rising, though).



+1 on the vote for Georgia Arms.

Good plinking ammo though not suitable for any attempt at accuracy.....at least IMO.

Last time I ordered, orders over $500 had free shipping.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:49:28 PM EDT
I've had good luck and decent accuracy with the Malaysian 55g stuff. Some people have had primers pop out and fall into the lower, but over 1k and not a problem.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:54:16 PM EDT
Personally... Wolf is shit.

For plinking, I use Federal.

For accuracy, I use Black Hills.

To each his own.

-Covert

P.S. I've never had a Federal or Black Hills jam up on me... EVER.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 3:25:46 AM EDT
i've had suprisingly good luck with the new wolf ammo, fwiw.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 6:15:00 AM EDT
+1 for AE223
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:24:03 AM EDT
I also have had great luck with Wolf .223. I just bought 1000 rds the other day, and I have to say that when comparing any 20 rounds of wolf with 20 rounds of XM193, it quickly becomes apparent that the Wolf ammo is well made.

Another great option for plinking is Remington UMC, which can be bought at your local Wal-Mart for less than $4.00 a box.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:33:03 AM EDT
See signature line about Wolf. My carbine won't run it reliably. It tears the rim off the case every 10 rounds or so. Same thing with South African. Mind you my chamber is sparkling clean. Personally I reload my own plinking ammo. It can be loaded for about 14 cents per round using once fired Winchester brass and Hornady bullets. More accurate than surplus and just as cheap. I really like Black Hills or my 75 gr. match rounds when utmost accuracy is needed. MJD
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:41:24 AM EDT
Reloads.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:53:07 AM EDT
Buy a few boxes of wolf and run it through your rifle and see. I have heard of some people who's rifle didn't like it, but most people's shoot it fine.
If your rifle does O.K. with it, buy a 1000 rounds and don't look back.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 8:04:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By forgiver:

Another great option for plinking is Remington UMC, which can be bought at your local Wal-Mart for less than $4.00 a box.




I use Remington UMC and Win. white-box (both 55gr). In fact, that's all I've really ran through my AR!
I'll try a box or two of black hills sometime though. But to me, it seems I have much room to improve with the cheap 55gr. stuff. Especially since most of my shooting has been 100yrds. max.

Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:20:38 PM EDT
wwb>ae>ss109

I really like WWB , and federal's stuff. I choose not to use wolf in my ar15 , nor will i ever. Why? I just don't like the idea of steel ammo in my ar15 , i'd prefer to shoot the brass, save it for reloading. That way when i get alot stocked up , i can load it and get about 1/4" groups.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:23:38 PM EDT
Wolf is the only ammo that my bushy has had any trouble with and not that much. 3 FTE's in about 2000 rouds of it. That said I dont like dicking around with even that rate of failure so I use PMC and federal now. Don't know if it's any better but it runs in my gun better. Hard to beat that wolf price but after a 30 round mag dump I can't even see the target
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:34:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By feral:

Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
I use wolf for blasting and short range work. Georgia Arms Canned Heat is the best deal on brass ammo at $150 per 1k. Otherwise, the next step is surplus or Walmart White Box Winchester ammo at around $200 per 1k (the surplus cost is rising, though).



+1 on the vote for Georgia Arms.

Good plinking ammo though not suitable for any attempt at accuracy.....at least IMO.

Last time I ordered, orders over $500 had free shipping.




You won't get .5" groups with it, but w/ iron sights @100 yards rapid fire it all pretty much stays in the black for me
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 9:37:12 PM EDT
I use Wolf exclusively for plinking. I have bought more than I can remember and only had one documented issue. My AR ripped a rim off once during extraction. Only malfunction I have ever had though, out of thousands of rounds.
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 10:11:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DaFuzz:
I was wondering how many of you use the cheap wolf ammo, and if anyone has problems, or if there is another cheap alternative with brass instead? Thanks in advance for your replies and help.



Here is the luck I had today with wolf ammo

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=262033
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:14:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Covert8645:
Personally... Wolf is shit.

For plinking, I use Federal.

For accuracy, I use Black Hills.

To each his own.

-Covert

P.S. I've never had a Federal or Black Hills jam up on me... EVER.



I agree. Although to add, AE223 stuff is supposedly good, but I haven't tried it yet.

And anymore, with relation to XM193, Black Hills Blue Box 55gr FMJ is the same price.
Link Posted: 12/24/2005 1:52:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 7:51:34 AM EDT by JoeInCT]
My Yanks (AR-15, M1 Carbine and M1 Garand) get FAE.
My Ruskies (VEPR-K, SKS, Mosin) get Wolf.

All are happy, and so am I.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 6:12:20 PM EDT
WWB and Black Hills blue. I don't buy Wolf because I reload. WWB and BHBB is great ammo and has good brass to reload!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:02:04 AM EDT
Wolfies for me
17k and going strong.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 2:48:49 PM EDT
I bought a case of the IMI .223 REM and I'm about half way through it. Seems to be pretty good stuff so far. An alternative to Wolf, but still more expensive. I run Wolf too, but doesn't run 100% in my SBR.
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 2:56:58 PM EDT
Use it all my guns... no problem what-so-ever!
Link Posted: 12/26/2005 6:54:47 PM EDT
Wolf for plinking

XM xxx or Radway for seriouse SHTF etc

I have never had Wolf jam on me, EVER! Can't beat the price either
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 5:53:52 AM EDT
WOLF

I've ran it through all kinds of different rifles and MG's w/o any problems.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 6:59:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JeepDriver:
WOLF

I've ran it through all kinds of different rifles and MG's w/o any problems.



Same here. For the money it can't be beat. All my guns, pistols rifles and MGs digest it in all calibers with no problems.
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