Ptr 91 And Steelcase Ammo


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coinshooter
April 23, 2007, 12:57 PM
Will the PTR 91 handle the steel case wolf ammo with out damage to the gun. I know it can be fired from the Saiga 308's but I like the Ptr and need something that will be reliable with what ammo is out there.

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nullandvoid
April 23, 2007, 03:28 PM
Haven't tried the wolf but I've put probably around 1000 rounds of the silver bear through my PTR with no trouble. Loves the stuff and spits it out quite nicely.

cmidkiff
April 23, 2007, 05:11 PM
I've put ~ 200 rounds of wolf through my PTR without problems. There seems to be some concern that the coating on their steel cased ammo might build up in the chamber flutes and prevent extraction. After the 200 rounds, I took a good long look at the chamber, before and after a good cleaning. I don't see any buildup.

I will continue shooting wolf... as soon as I can find some! I will also be trying Barnaul Golden Bear (brass plated) as soon as I can get some in.

coinshooter
April 23, 2007, 05:25 PM
Thanks that is what I WAS WONDERING I want something than can shoot wolf, and the other cheaper ammo. with ammo prices going threw the roof its
getting harder each day to get surplus ammo. if I am not mistaking didn't DSA
put out a warning on using it in the FAL AND Most M1Aser would not touch the steelcase ammo. The PTR might be the way to go.

Onmilo
April 24, 2007, 12:21 AM
I ended up with several thousand rounds of Chinese .308 copper washed steel case ammunition when I closed my gun shop.
I used to sell this stuff by the case to guys who bought Chinese made Norinco and Polytech M14 clone rifles, it seemed to work fine in those rifles as nobody ever returned a rifle or ammunition for replacement.

Currently I own two rifles that I shoot this stock of ammunition in.
One is a Saiga .308 sporting rifle and the other is a PTR-91.

I cannot give an absolute positive comment on the east bloc stuff because I haven't tried it but the Chinese steel case ammo works fine in both these rifles.

I would not recommend using steel case ammunition in an FAL or M14 type rifle as I blew the extractor off a Century C1A1 (FAL type) reproduction rifle using the Chinese stuff and extraction and ejection were erratic in my M1A rifles.HTH

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