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wolf ammo ok to shoot?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Ridgeway, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    Just curious if wolf is ok to shoot through a glock & or sig...I know it works ok in some guns but not others...ordering ammo online and it's so much cheaper...
  2. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    Please try a search on this topic. It has been discussed many, many times and the same arguments start in each thread. I just gave it a whirl and came up with 14 pages of threads mentioning Wolf ammo.
  3. Spieler

    Spieler Well-Known Member

    Gotta agree with 444, this is one of those .223 vs. .308, 9mm vs. .45, AK vs. AR, revolver vs. auto topics that many have strong feelings about. Wolf ammo seems to work for some and not for others. I have used it only in .45 and 9mm through various handguns, including Glocks, and have had no problems with it. It's one of those things that you will just have to try and find out for yourself.
  4. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    I don't mind sharing my opinion of the stuff...STAY AWAY FROM IT! IT'S CHEAP FOR A REASON! DANGER, BEWARE!
  5. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    My Colt Lightwight Commander Enhanced is 100% reliable with everything EXCEPT Wolf. With Wolf I get a FTE about once every 3 magazines or so.

    I still buy it and use it for plinking though. I have an area where I can do walk and draw and general soda can bouncing type stuff. I use the Wolf for this because I don't have to worry about losing any of the empty cases.

    I have known people who said their .45s just gobbled it without a hiccup.
    I, personally, would not trust it for anything serious however.

    Just my tuppence, your results may vary.
  6. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Well-Known Member

    Ran a box through my CZ-97 without incident. AKs love the stuff.

    It's not "bad" ammo per-say; I mean, it's consistent, and it goes bang, and it's non-corrosive.

    The two questions you need to consider are:

    -Will the steel cases hurt my gun's extractor?
    -Will the laquered cases cause gunk buildup that might cause a jam?

    Would have to fire a lot of rounds through your gun to decide if either of the above are the case. Fortunately, Wolf is cheap, if you want to do a real test.
  7. RWK

    RWK Well-Known Member

    Nightcrawler - "YES" to both questions (for most weapons).

    Ridgeway - Also search the TFL archives. There must be at least fifty threads re Wolf ammunition. The upshot of all is simple: Some folks have had no problems; many have had problems; why risk Wolf when there are lots of QUALITY, inexpensive brands (S&B, Federal American Eagle, Winchester USA/white box, and so forth). Nothing like damaging a $500+ weapon to save pennies on ammo!

    Anyway, my “two cents†worth. Regards – Roy
  8. Okiecruffler

    Okiecruffler Well-Known Member

    I ran literally thousands of wolf 9mm thru my P-11 and even more 7.62X39 thru my SKS with out any real problems. Then I bought a case of .223 for the handi-rifle I bought. Poor accuracy and more trouble extracting than I care to think about. Traded it to a fellow with a Rock River who swore it would eat anything he fed it. Last I heard he still had a half a case left shoved somewhere in a dark closet never to be spoken of again.
  9. Ridgeway

    Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    yeah sorry, I remembered to search it after I posted

  10. cool45auto

    cool45auto Well-Known Member

    My SKS is on a Wolf-only diet as well as my Ruger P97DC. No problems so far with either gun.
  11. hansolo

    hansolo Member In Memoriam

    Cry Wolf

    My SKS loves Wolf...the one time I bought "expensive" 7.62X39 ammo(UMC), it had one misfeed after another. So.....I only feed my Russian-designed rifle the cheap Russian ammo! I have read so many stories about jammed Wolf steel cases in "nice" handguns, damaged extractors, etc., I am reticent to use it in my handguns. Other CZ owners LOVE it.
  12. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Well-Known Member

    No problems here.

    I've run several thousand rounds of Wolf through my Springfield XD9, Springfield 1911 Loaded Long Slide, Ruger P90, and Taurus PT 111 without any failures or obvious signs of wear. Aside from the distinctive smell I've found it to be good, inexpensive ammunition.

    And yes, this subject has been worn out.

  13. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    I shoot the 102gr 9x18 rounds in my Makarov.

    I shoot the 122gr 7.62x 39 rounds in my SKS.

    I have shot the 115gr 9mm in my Ruger, but do so no longer. The Wallyworld Winchester WB is cheap, on hand at any Wal-Mart, I can get it on demand instead of mail order, and it's brass cased, which does not FU the extractor!!

    Commie ammo for commie guns, I say!!
  14. Andrew Wyatt

    Andrew Wyatt Well-Known Member

    I have one gun that's only reliable with wolf. (180 series mini-14, which is going to get fixed soon)

    I've never had any problems with it, but i clean my weapons after every outing.
  15. MMcCall

    MMcCall Well-Known Member

    Yet another example of why we need a THR FAQ.
  16. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

    Riddle me this: your extractor is made of steel. If it's a 1911, it's soft steel because it has to be springy. Which will make the extractor last longer:

    1) Pulling on the rim of a brass case?

    2) Pulling on the rim of a steel case?

    Now, add to the mix the fact that that steel case has lacquer on it that can stick to the inside of a hot barrel throat and..... SNAP goes the extractor claw.

    The guns designed to cycle that junk have very loose throats and hardened extractors.
  17. benewton

    benewton Well-Known Member

    I'm on denfoote's side in this fight.

    Besides, I can't reload 7.62x39 for the case cost, per round, of the Russian fodder.

    Besides, since I only fire it in the 4 year old MAK90, $200 NIB, I'm not all that concerned....
  18. AUTIGER04

    AUTIGER04 member

    No problems here either. I shoot alot of Wolf ammo through my Mak and other surp guns. Everything looks ok. I have the slightest idea about Glocks or the Sig. Sorry that I couldnt help.
  19. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter member

  20. Pepe Domingo

    Pepe Domingo Well-Known Member

    I was a big Wolf defender for a long time. All of my guns loved it (9mm and .223) and I laughed at all of the "DANGER" posts.

    Then I was shooting my new Para-Ordnance 9mm. "Bang...Bang...Bang...BOOOOOM!!!!!" Wouldn't you know it, I had one of those blow ups that you only read about. Case head seperation. My mag blew out the bottom and the slide cracked. My hand stung, but I was fine.

    I contacted Wolf (actually their importer) and I must say that they were really professional about it. It was almost like they deal with it all the time. Got a refund for the ammo and they paid Para to fix the slide. It actually worked out to my benefit as Para upgraded me to adjustable sights for free.

    I guess this can happen with any ammo. I am sure that even top of the line ammo goes boom every million rounds or so. However, I do have a very strong feeling that is backed up by my stinging hands that Wolf goes boom much more often than higher priced ammo.

    Forget about ruining the gun. Wolf will replace it. It is just a piece of metal and plastic. Think about your face,hands,eyes and brain. They are not replaceable.

    BTW...I hated to make my first post a Wolf bash....I'll try to post something constructive next time.

    Pepe Out

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