POLYFORMANCE Wolf Ammo


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OnDuty
October 23, 2005, 04:36 PM
I am curious to see if anyone has had problems or luck with POLYFORMANCE Wolf ammo. A few people have mentioned that the polymer coating on the casings can gum up the chamber and can be difficult to remove.

This is what is listed on the Wolf site about POLYFORMANCE:

Superior Reliability: The application of the polymer creates a precision uniform coating around the casing. It produces a bullet with persistent, uncompromising, stable dimensions thus leading to smooth reliable extractions.

Better Functioning: The superior lubricity improvement eases wear in gun chambers and alleviates excessive operational and maintenance issues associated with rapid firing. The development of this polymer represents a break-through in the field of tribology, and incorporates the most recent chemistry in terms of lubricity improving molecules.

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Thrash1982
October 23, 2005, 04:41 PM
I've shot over a case of the poly coated wolf through my AR without a single malfunction. I know I'm gonna keep buying the stuff.

Jubei
October 23, 2005, 06:44 PM
OnDuty,

I think the problems you heard about was with the older Wolf ammo which was laquer coated. The laquer would supposedly melt in a hot chamber and eventually gum up the works. The polymer coating was meant to solve that problem. I never had a problem with Wolf ammo in my AR15, I just made it a habit to never leave a round in the hot chamber, I would either eject the round or shoot it dry and not re-chamber if I was not going to fire the gun right away.

lycanthrope
October 23, 2005, 06:48 PM
I like the new Wolf ammo and it doesn't seem to melt in a hot AR (I've tried). I noticed S&B is also seeming to go with mild steel coated cases.

Mannlicher
October 23, 2005, 06:50 PM
I am glad you asked. I too have been very interested in this new Wolf ammo.

Mannlicher
October 23, 2005, 06:55 PM
I have used a lot of wolf in my AK and SKS rifles but not in my ARs

larry starling
October 23, 2005, 07:12 PM
A friend and I have shot close to 1000 rd's of the stuff through several of our guns and no problems.....:D

garrett1955
October 23, 2005, 07:29 PM
i have been shooting the new greenish grey stuff, in my AK never once a jam. great stuff!

silverlance
October 23, 2005, 07:46 PM
fired TONS of wolf & s&b thorugh my ar15 when i had it. never a problem. accurate (better than i was, at least), cheap, and relatively clean (didn't have pieces of copper or other crap flying out of the port as with other types of rounds).

otow, wwb regularly FTEjected in my ar. probably because it was wimpy american stuff =-P

Dave R
October 24, 2005, 12:49 AM
FWIW, I have a buddy with a full-auto Ruger Mini-14. He had lots of troubles with the old lacquered Wolf. He bought a case of the new polymer Wolf, and said he had no trouble with it. He'll continue buying it.

Feanaro
October 24, 2005, 01:08 AM
A few people have mentioned that the polymer coating on the casings can gum up the chamber and can be difficult to remove.

People say all kinds of things, especially about Wolf. I have never seen nor heard of the polymer causing such problems. These problems were associated with the old laquer coated ammo. Though no one I know of has actually been able to melt the laquer off the cases, even with a blowtorch. It has worked for myself and many other members. Try one or two boxes and see for yourself.

Marnoot
October 24, 2005, 02:27 AM
I've put 500 rounds or so of the polymer-coated Wolf .223 through my AR-15 without a single failure of any kind. It's a little dirty, and a little underpowered compared to the more expensive fodder, but with the difference in price I plan to put nothing but Wolf through mine for plinking and casual target practice.

boofus
October 24, 2005, 09:21 AM
My select-fire FNC has not had a single problem with the new polymer coated Wolf. It rocks for range blasting ammo.

I still keep a quantity of Federal XM193 for SHTF though, the Wolf isn't loaded as hot as the milspec stuff.

OnDuty
October 25, 2005, 01:55 AM
Thanks to all who have replied! You all are a good resource. :)

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