Wolf .357 ammo

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  1. Loanshark

    Loanshark Member

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    I'd like to hear some opinions of the Wolf .357 ammo. I'm thinking about picking some up to feed my 4" GP100. Is it good, bad, dirty? According to specs listed @ sportsmansguide it's pretty hot. I didn't see the barrel length listed though...
     
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    Well, I have never shot any .357 Wolf, but every other Wolf caliber I have used has been dirty with a capital D. So I suspect the .357 is no different.

    What's the price?

    I can put up with the clean up if the price is right. :D
     
  3. Loanshark

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    I think it's $22 per 50 or so... If there's something else near that price I should look at, I'm all ears...
     
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    Georgia Arms makes new and remanufactured. It is good stuff in my opinion, however they are still suffering from backlog on components. http://www.georgia-arms.com/

    I've shot a lot of Wolf in 45acp and it is dirty yes, but no other complaints than that. I've started shooting it outdoor only. Indoors it just gets to thick and stinky for me lol.
    I'd saying deciding on Wolf would depend on your cleaning habits. Cleaning them is part of the hobby for me so ammo can be as dirty as it wants to be lol
     
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    can't be much dirtier than Remington UMC.
     
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    Amen-I'm shooting the UMC I have on hand just for the brass, when it will actually function in a Ruger SR-9. BTW, two boxes of Wolf 9mm 115 gr. steel case loads ran through with no issues. I've been disposing of the UMC in a Highpoint 995 carbine also, it seems to devour everything you offer it.
     
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    Dirty and hot...
     
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    I was looking tonight at some Wolf 158gr JHP's in .357 magnum, and they listed them at 900 foot pounds at the muzzle!!!!!

    Seems a might hot, most other brands for that bullet were 530-580.
     
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    huh

    that is probally FPS not lbs



    steve
     
  10. finfanatic

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    I buy the Winchester White Box at Walmart...when they have it. I think it is $26 for a box of 50.
     
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    I saw that too, it must be a 10" barrel or a carbine or something... The pressure required to do that in the shorter barrels wouldn't be safe for many guns.
     
  13. Loanshark

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    I don't have a chrono, but those wolfs have some bark and bite to them... I shot a few this weekend. Not crazy, but pretty hot. I don't thing I d enjoy them in a small frame .357.
     
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    1607 fps with a 158 grain bullet seems off the charts for a .357 Magnum.
     
  15. hoptob

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    I shot this ammo and it's not nearly as hot as Wolf claims. Wolf 158 gr. copper SJHP 357mag (mfr. #135006) clocked 1219 fps in 4" GP100; for comparison similar Rem R357M2 clocked 1263 fps (same gun, same day). Problem was that I got very high ES with Wolf - 128 fps; Rem ES was 24.

    Mike
     
  16. bodman

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    Try ammo-engine.com to find the best price on 357 or any other caliber.
    It is a great website.
     
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    Don't buy it. Leave more for me!
     
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