An earlier thread was about someone who used non-corrosive surplus ammo in his Garand. He left the barrel for about a week and it corroded.
He discovered the "non-corrosive" ammo was not what it claimed.
Ques: I use Wolf ammo in my mini-30. But clean it, usually, the same day.
But has anyone had problems with Wolf? I know it's from Russia and used to be military surplus.
Thanx in advance.
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September 20, 2004, 12:51 PM
I've used nothing but Wolf ammo in my AK. There have been times that I've not cleaned it knowing I was going to use it again then next weekend and I've never had any corrosion in it at all.
September 20, 2004, 01:57 PM
I've never had a problem, even after several weeks without cleaning. That includes a .45, .223, and 7.62X39.
September 20, 2004, 01:59 PM
I know it's from Russia and used to be military surplus
Wolf is new production ammunition, and non-corrosive.
EDIT: The polymer stuff works great. Ran like clockwork through my AR.
September 20, 2004, 02:02 PM
AFAIK, Wolf is current production non-corrosive. They even make it with a new polymer coated case, replacing the lacquer on the steel cases which would sometimes melt in a hot chamber.
September 20, 2004, 03:58 PM
The new Wolf stuff has worked well in the calibers I normally use, and less of that nasty red residue it used to leave. For calibers I don't reload and shoot semi-seldom (or more often but reloading isn't an option for), it works.
September 20, 2004, 10:46 PM
I've shot a fair amount of Wolf in Com-bloc rifles, both new and old ammo, and it works fine about 99.8% of the time. On the very few jams I've had there was no obvious sign of an ammo problem, so it could have been the gun or the ammo--I don't know. I've also shot a pretty small amount of the Wolf (less than 200 rounds) through US pistols and rifles and I can't remember a single problem, but it would not be my "go to" ammo for those applications. Finally, I prefer Barnaul to Wolf and they're priced virtually the same, but I'm happy with either.
September 21, 2004, 02:10 AM
I shoot Wolf and Norinco ammo out of my Yugo SKS. Left it sitting for three weeks once w/o cleaning, and no problems.
I also shoot Wolf heavily out of my Springfield GI .45, with absolutely no problems.
September 21, 2004, 02:03 PM
PinnedAndRecessed, I believe the surplus that you are refering to is the Korean surplus .30-06 (Pusan?). Some of it comes on Garand clips and bandoleers and some in boxes in .50 cal ammo cans.
I have used it a lot, and it IS corrosive. Its cheap, (last check about $80 for 400 rounds) and great for plinking. Just clean ASAP.