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Wollff ammo? whats the consensus?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by David S, May 22, 2003.

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  1. David S

    David S Member

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    whats the general opinion on Wolff ammo?
    Centerfire has a case of 1000 for sale for a very good price
    we are talking 115gr 9mm para.......

    its steel cased , is that bad?
    it SAYS non corrosive primers, but are they?
    how dirty is it?
     
  2. Andrew Wyatt

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    yes, it's non corrosive. it's not particularly dirty. steel cased won't hurt your pistol.
     
  3. Wildalaska

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    Junk, be careful. Penny wise pound foolish.
     
  4. arinvolvo

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    David...my thoughts on wolf ammo.....go to walmart, and get the winchester stuff for $9.97 per 100.
     
  5. davidtdm

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    I've only used Wolf for my AK and Nagant. It's cheap, but it is Dirty. So far very reliable. My guess the same would apply for handguns also.

    Just my $.02,

    Dave
     
  6. Bravo11

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    Wolf ammo feeds OK for me but seems to leave residue.
    I don't like that laquer finish.
    I've heard that steel casings can be rough on extractors but I don't know. I don't reload so I don't need the brass so CCI Blazers work great for me and about the same price as Wolf.
     
  7. Pocket Pistol

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    Only tried the 380 wolf in my NAA 380.
    It did not like my gun much.
    It did pack a good punch, and noticeably hotter then other 380 ammo I had shot
     
  8. cordex

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    Never tried the 9mm stuff.
    Burned a little .45ACP, though. It worked, but I didn't much care for it.
    I use Wolf 7.62x39 exclusively in my SKS.
     
  9. 12 Volt Man

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    I feel that Wolf is great in Russian or Russian Type guns. Makarovs, AKs, Nagants etc........ This ammo was designed for those guns. I have shot many many rounds of Wolf through my AK and only a few through my MAK (only had it a couple weeks). It is less expensive which is a plus. Many people complain about the laquer that is on the cartridge. From what I have learned, this is not an issue unless you go full auto for a long time. My main concern in using this ammo would be wear on the extractor. When the shot is fired, a brass case seems to have more "elasticity" (for lack of a better word). This means it returns closer to it's original diameter, making it easier to extract the spent case. The steel case tends to expand out in the chamber when fired and then remain that size, making it more difficult to remove the spent case. Many people think that over time, this causes excess wear on the extractor.
    Since you are talking specifically about 9mm, I would stick with the Winchester Value Packs from Wal Mart.
     
  10. fatboyclone

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    Wolf ammo is pure crap.
     
  11. Dorrin79

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    I have shot a fair amount of Wolf 7.62x39 ammo through my SKS.

    No problems, and it's fairly accurate.

    As long as Winchester White Box is available at $10/100, I can't see any reason to shoot it through a 9mm.
     
  12. 444

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    Well how much is the ammo you are looking at ? I need some.

    This subject has been covered at least a thousand times in the last couple hours on the internet gun forums. For the most part, people parrot what they read on the last thread about the same subject. But, let me add my two cents just like I do every time. I have shot Wolf ammo in 9mm Mak, 7.62x54, 7.62x39, and .223 Rem. In .223 Rem I have fired over four thousand rounds out of my various AR15s. My actual experience is that it is reliable, accurate ammo at half the price of any thing else I can get (in .223). I have fired it extensively and I have fired it for groups on paper at 200 yards. I have fired it at reactive targets at 400 yards. I have used it in a four day formal shooting class. I have not had any issues with extractors, I have not had any issues with laquer, I have fired it out of all nine of my ARs, I have fired it out of several different handguns, I have fired it out of a number of different rifles in 7.62x54. My conclusion at the end of all this actually testing of the ammo is that the vast majority of what I have read on the internet is BS pure and simple.

    I want to get a few cases of Wolf in 9mm to run thorugh my Sten. Let me know the details of what you are looking at.
     
  13. 10-Ring

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    STAY AWAY FROM WOLF AMMO!
     
  14. bountyhunter

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    Only shoot it in the guns designed for it: Russian, baltic, and Chinese junkers that are loose enough to tolerate the garbage buildup in the barrel throat.
     
  15. denfoote

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    Commie ammo for Commie guns!! My Maks love it!! My SKS loves it!! The only other guns that I have that love the stuff are my Rugers: P97 and P95!!!
     
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    Wolf = Excrement
     
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    Decent ammo, but awfully dirty. Some people have had problems w/ the lacquer coating & extraction, but I haven't seen it first-hand. My 1911 doesn't like it.

    A better choice would be S&B, PMC, Magtech, or Winchester White Box...
     
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    Havent ever shot any pistol rounds of it. But 7.62x54r in my Mosin-Nagant....probaly around 60 rounds now. It isnt all that dirty IMHO....Alabama Ammo in my .40 now thats dirty. But like most say.....Russian arms Id have no problem shooting it in. I probaly wont ever shoot it in my .40 but thats just personal opinion. Plus Winchester White Box isnt all that expensive anyway. Or just wait till the next months gun show rolls around and stock up cheap then
     
  19. George Hill

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    Sure, it's fine...







    Just don't shoot it in a gun you like.
     
  20. cool45auto

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    I shoot it in my P97DC and my SKS. I haven't had a problem with either.
     
  21. Tropical Z

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    Wolf ammo is fine.If my Hi-Point can digest it without disintegrating as so many would have you believe,then any gun should be able to use it successfully.That is unless my Hi-Point is somehow superior to guns that choke on the stuff.Dont believe all the lacquer B.S.either-thats all it is.BBBBBB.SSSSSSSSSS.!!!!!
     
  22. Tamara

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    Cheap to shoot; main downsides are that it's dirty (even dirtier than MagTech) and guns with match chambers may not like it.
     
  23. gudel

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    yeah tropical z has a point there. i ordered some wolf for my brand new xd40. let see what happens.
    i also noticed some members reported success with their ruger. i do have a ruger, maybe i'll try it too :)

    i find it unusual for the remark: commie ammo... for commie guns.
    anyone married to people from communist countries? i suppose they're for commies as well.
     
  24. Ky Larry

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    Wolf Ammo

    My AK eats 7.62x39 Wolf ammo with no problems. My CZ 75B has no problems with it. Accuracy is so-so. No problems with laquer build up. I tried shooting a Wolf .223 steel case in my T/C Contender. The case wouldn't extract .Had a heck of a time getting the case out.
     
  25. WhoKnowsWho

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    Wolf for my SKS? Sure.

    Wolf for my Makarov? Sure.

    Wolf for everything else, I'll pass.
     
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