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Wolf Gold 357mag

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Antihero, Apr 8, 2007.

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  1. Antihero

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    So i read awhile back that Wolf says this ammo is supposed to hit 1607fps out of a handgun and was quite interested in trying it. So fast forward to yesterday when i see a box at a gun show. I bought it, brought it home and fired it thru my chrony and what did i see....

    An average of 1225fps. That doesnt really qualify as "whoa" in fact it barely registers a "hmm". Its accurate and it keeps in the long Wolf tradition of using the smelliest powders known to man and crappy packaging but really a real life loss of almost 400fps from what the ammo company said is pretty sad.

    I also bought some 30-30 Wolf gold and not only is it slow,it barely breaks 2000fps with a 150gr bullet, and not really all that accurate,but it doesnt like to eject and is showing flattened primers! Yeah sign me up for more!
     
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    What did you pay for the .357? I don't expect anything Wolf to be top of the line. But in the category of cheap plinking and practice I am not above saving a few bucks. That velocity does not seem out of line with other commercial brands. Bill
     
  3. Antihero

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    I paid $15 for 50 so its more expensive than the Blazer brass. I wasnt too impressed with the Blazer though, it wasnt accurate and i had one round that didnt fire on the first strike and it wasnt a light hit.

    I didnt expect Wolf to be the best either but i was hoping fpr something in the same general range as what they claimed velocity wise.
     
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    I wasn't even aware Wolf made anything in revolver calibers. Thanks for the warning. Is this steel cased or brass cased?
     
  5. go_bang

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    Antihero, what revolver were you firing this Wolf ammo in?

    As for the claimed velocity, from what I could find out I think they are using a 8" test barrel. However, I don't know if that is a universal test rifle or whether the barrel was vented to simulate the barrel gap in a revolver or not.

    I got a box of this stuff at a recent gun show as well to test in my Rossi 971. I have yet to fire it over a chrony though.
     
  6. Antihero

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    Its brass cased

    I shot it from my GP100 with a 6" barrel
     
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