Russian Bear Ammo


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GunLvrNLearner
October 29, 2008, 06:35 PM
What are the differences between the Brown,Black, and Golden Bear ammo?

Is this ammo decent for plinking?

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Bartkowski
October 29, 2008, 07:40 PM
Black Bear? I know of Brown, Silver, and Golden Bear...

All three are decent for plinking. The Golden Bear is usually priced a little higher and isn't the best choice if you just want cheap ammo. The other two are fine for plinking, a little dirty, and not very consistent but priced right.

GunLvrNLearner
October 29, 2008, 08:19 PM
I meant Silver not black, sorry..also thanks for the info

Blue .45
October 29, 2008, 08:31 PM
This is from amunitiontogo.com, with regard to Silver Bear.

. This ammo has a unique Zinc plated steel case, which gives you all the characteristics of nickel plated brass, at a fraction of the cost. Since this ammo is zinc plated, it functions much smoother than any other steel cased ammo, and it is much CLEANER than any other Russian brand, such as Wolf.

http://www.ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/19/products_id/1454

You can click on the other variants for a description of those as well.

https://www.ammunitiontogo.com/

MrCleanOK
October 30, 2008, 12:52 AM
With regard to Silver Bear:
This is from amunitiontogo.com, with regard to Silver Bear.


Quote:
. This ammo has a unique Zinc plated steel case, which gives you all the characteristics of nickel plated brass, at a fraction of the cost. Since this ammo is zinc plated, it functions much smoother than any other steel cased ammo, and it is much CLEANER than any other Russian brand, such as Wolf.

Silver Bear shoots dirtier than Wolf in my AR. Plus, the Silver Bear leaves a blue-ish salt deposited on the bolt and around the muzzle. Don't know what it is or if it's harmful or not, but I don't like it.

ARTiger
October 30, 2008, 01:04 AM
Brown Bear = Lacquered steel case (looks brown)
Silver Bear = Nickel plated steel case (looks silver)
Golden Bear = Brass plated steel case (looks gold)

tekarra
October 30, 2008, 08:09 PM
Last year I bought 1000 rounds of Brown Bear and my pistols ate it up without a problem. Then I bought another 1000 rounds and had one or more failures to feed in almost every magazine. Haven't purchased any since.

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