Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Posted: 1/30/2006 4:34:05 PM EDT
what make and model ammunition was the dirtiest you've ever used when shooting?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:41:20 PM EDT
Wolf and the old South African battlepacks... Both dirty and both smell like piss...

TS
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 4:42:42 PM EDT
Original Wolf is the dirtiest ammo I have fired that is commercially loaded, my dad loaded up some 45 rounds with some surplus powder he bought 40 lbs of and it was even dirtier.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 5:04:52 PM EDT
Wolf.

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 5:40:20 PM EDT
Olympic .223, It took forever to clean the Bushy.

The worst pistol ammo I've ever used was Fiocci. (yea, I know it's spelled wrong.) I was in my P99 .40cal. It spit garbage from the muzzle back past the trigger. Looked like I was carrying graphite in my hands.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:09:26 PM EDT
WOLF
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:11:00 PM EDT
Wolf takes the cake.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:22:10 PM EDT
I've never used Wolf, but have heard the feedback...

My vote is for MALAYSIAN M193. Dirty and stinky...

Rmpl
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:28:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Rmplstlskn:
I've never used Wolf, but have heard the feedback...

My vote is for MALAYSIAN M193. Dirty and stinky...

Rmpl



Well, just because Wolf is dirty doesn't mean it isn't the best plinking ammo around.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:35:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bushwacker85:

Originally Posted By Rmplstlskn:
I've never used Wolf, but have heard the feedback...

My vote is for MALAYSIAN M193. Dirty and stinky...

Rmpl



Well, just because Wolf is dirty doesn't mean it isn't the best plinking ammo around.

Wolf is the worst I have seen.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 6:59:51 PM EDT
Dirt clods from Middle Georgia clay. Circa 1958. Took forever to get clean (and they hurt like hell, too).

Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:03:44 PM EDT
A certain run of Winchester White Box .45 ACP. Man that stuff was horrid... Took forever to get the residue out of the gun.

IIRC it came with like a 5 round sampler of Black Talon ammo.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:19:55 PM EDT
Olympic rifle and pistol ammo has been the dirtiest for me.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 7:22:55 PM EDT
Wolf, for sure. Sooty, grimy, smelly CHEAP wolf! I swear I can "tell by the smell" if an AR has fired wolf, even after many cleanings... Weird.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:14:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:22:22 PM EDT
9mm pmc....some indians 5 miles away started sending nasty smoke signals my way thinking I was cussin' at them the stuff was smoking so bad. Who knew a rapid stream of 15 puffs meant that "Dances with Wolves sucked"?
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:30:04 PM EDT
Worst ammo, not to mention dirty was some A-merc .38 Special ammo I bought about 5 years ago when it came in clear plastic clamshell packaging.

It gave off so much foul, thick smoke I thought it was loaded with some low-grade blackpowder. It left a nasty residue as well. Underpowered and the bullets keyholed.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:33:33 PM EDT
wolf and blazer
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:37:21 PM EDT
Ultramax.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 10:47:48 PM EDT
MY vote for dirtiest ammo: some 9mm Greek stuff I bought in Los Angeles about 10-15 years ago... looked like my P-38 had been stored in the fireplace all winter. Feeelthy.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:01:49 AM EDT
The dirtiest ammunition I've ever used? Well, Ionce told my fiance that she was acting like her mother.

...ended up losing that battle.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:10:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 5:13:04 AM EDT by SPTiger]
I guess Wolf, but I've only fired the 7.62x39 ammo. It's the red primer sealant that gets into everything that aggravates me so much.

ETA- I handload paper-punching loads for .38 Special with 158 grain SWCs and either Unique or WW231 and they are some nasty loads. My stainless steel S&W 686 comes out solid black after a few cylinders of those things. They throw off a good bit of smoke when fired also.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:53:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 5:54:18 AM EDT by Jicky]

Originally Posted By macman37:
A certain run of Winchester White Box .45 ACP. Man that stuff was horrid... Took forever to get the residue out of the gun.

IIRC it came with like a 5 round sampler of Black Talon ammo.



Funny you mentioned WWB .45 cal...I shot some Saturday that was like that.

My top three would have to be..
Blazer
olympic
Wolf
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 6:03:50 AM EDT
Olympic, greek crap in .223, fouled the bcg in nothing flat.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:12:11 AM EDT
Miwall 44Special LRN. Dirty and the soft lead took a lot of work to get out of the barrel. You get what you pay for. Why have a nice firearm and put crappy ammo through it?
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:17:51 AM EDT
winchester white box
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 7:20:18 AM EDT
22 thunderbolt, waxy dirty sh!t
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:22:25 AM EDT
I'm surprised to see Blazer make the list. I shoot thousands of rounds of Blazer and haven't noticed it to be very dirty.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 9:31:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 11:43:13 AM EDT
25 year old S&B 9mm ball.
75 rounds... took me one hour to get the carbon/crud out of the pistol.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 12:24:03 PM EDT
CAVIM horrible, filthy, llama poop burning, smelly, and inaccurate to boot.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 2:45:23 PM EDT
Some 9mm local reloads sold by my indoor range.

When I saw a pic on the History Channel not long ago about the "old girl" battlewagons resurrected from Pearl Harbor that fired support at Omaha Beach on D-Day, the belch of smoke out of those old main gun tubes reminded me of the crap that came out of my 92FS' barrel when I fired them.

I swear, the smoke went all the way to the target at 25 ft, and I had to keep reminding myself it was an INOX while I was trying to clean it afterwards.

Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:44:24 PM EDT
My experience: Wolf and American Ammo. Wolf cost me one hour to clean my AR each time i shoot it (but I usually shoot more then 500rds at a time). For American Ammo, I didn't shoot it, but see other people who uses it complains the gun and their hand turn green by powder residue! Not to mentions a lot of KB on Glocks contributed by this line of ammo.

The other ammo that's quite dirty is Fiocchi as have being mentioned. The batch of 9mm I got are not just dirty, but with a lot of hang fire too Horrible experience, will never buy that crap again either.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 3:59:37 PM EDT
Remington .22LR bulk. YUCK! I've shot pistol ammo made up with old Unique (reputed to be the dirtiest powder you can get in the States) that was cleaner.

GI 5.56mm and 9mm ammunition tend to be sooty but only lightly so. This .22 left sticky soot that was hard to clean out. And no, I didn't wait months to clean the weapons-both a Ruger Mark II pistol and my AR with an M261 adapter. The stuff didn't fire or feed as well as it should have, either.
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:04:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/31/2006 4:06:03 PM EDT by j3_]
Old yellow box Norinco. Second would be the Malaysian
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 4:12:36 PM EDT
PMC
Link Posted: 1/31/2006 5:17:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:15:18 PM EDT
I have some 8mm milsurp Romanian ammo for my Mausers that ranks right up there too.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 5:54:09 PM EDT
Some loose .50 BMG rounds I picked up at a gunstore in Flagstaff, AZ, for my AR-50. Lake City stamped, but man, super-dirty. But hey, at $0.50 a round, it's worth all the cleaning time! Thank goodness for foaming bore cleaner!
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:01:22 PM EDT
Winchester White Box
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:34:20 PM EDT
Ultramax, by far. By the second round at the range on quals, guns would start choking and throwing up. Wolf a close second, with remington 22lr (yellow bullet with beeswax on it) we used to get by the brick loose packed next. Old NOrinco corrosive smelled like Kimchi.
WW2 corrosive 45 stunk bad too.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:51:57 PM EDT


Second place went to some iron cased ammo that was either from IMI or S&B.That ammo stank almost as bad as Wolf.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 8:46:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By brouhaha:
Cavim


+1

Still have some boxes of it laying around that I refuse to shoot...
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 11:33:18 AM EDT
The old Wolf, newer wolf is much cleaner, but still dirty.
Winchester USA white box is as bad as new wolf.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 6:47:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j3_:
Old yellow box Norinco. Second would be the Malaysian



I remember back in '89 my buddy and I bought a skid (10k rounds) of the old yellow box Norinco .223 for $1.29 per 20 round box. (6.4 cents per round). That was the DIRTIEST ammo I ever shot, but sure was fun and cheap for blasting.

Dave W.
Link Posted: 2/2/2006 7:22:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By j3_:
Old yellow box Norinco. Second would be the Malaysian



Are you talking about 7.62 or 5.56 Malaysian? I just shot about 200rds of 1982 MAL 7.62x51 and about 100 rounds of Argentine 7.62 out of my new DSA FAL today and the cleanup was very quick. There was almost no fouling in the barrel at all. When I shoot my M1 Garands or M14SA the same number of rounds, I get black and later blue patches from using Barnes CR10. The CR10 today only produced light gray patches and only the slightest hint of green. It could be that since it's an Stg58 and has a surplus Steyr barrel, it is probably very smooth inside the bore and acts almost like chrome lining.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:39:07 AM EDT
This is a trick question. The answer is any .410 shotshell ever made. Makes Wolf .223 look like M193.

Sam
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 5:52:44 AM EDT
Any UMC ammo.
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 6:54:56 AM EDT
WWB aint much better than dirty Wolf.......

but I'd have to say US Mil Issued Blanks are the dirtiest Fucks on the Planet (prolly the Universe)
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 7:12:22 AM EDT
.45 Colt loaded with Black Powder in a SAA clone . Beats anything mentioned so far
Link Posted: 2/3/2006 12:38:31 PM EDT
It's a toss up between Win White Box and Wolf. My oly 9mm was filthy. The Wolf smelled nasty!
Arrow Left Previous Page
Page / 2
Top Top