Sunday, July 17, 2005

Sig P-220 -- Not the Sig's Fault.........

Split .45 casing

Well, here's why I couldn't get the slide back on the Sig today. This is the low-budget Wolf stuff, but I was hoping it would be OK for practice, at least. Maybe this was just a fluke?

Any feedback from you big-bore blasters out there?

11 Comments:

At Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My local range just banned Wolf ammo...

Rivrdog

 
At Sunday, July 17, 2005 9:31:00 PM, Anonymous Brandon said...

I run Wolf through the SKS, no failures as of yet, but after seeing and hearing lots of bad things, I think I'm going to stay far away from it after I finish what I have.

 
At Sunday, July 17, 2005 10:27:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Completely said...

Rivrdog: Did they say why they banned it? I know some of the guys in Coupeville swear by the rimfire target Wolf ammo.

 
At Monday, July 18, 2005 4:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya Mr. C, I shot all but 100rnds of the case that box came out of and didn't have even a single malfunction or misfeed. You might try mic'ing the case and then your firing chamber before going back out to the range with any ammo. It wouldn't be the first warped or out of round chamber I've seen.

AK

Hey RD, did they give a reason. I've shot over 5000rnds of the Wolf 45 and at least 1000 of the other popular calibers and had no problems. If they won't even allow me to bring it in for my own guns, the Oregon Blasto might have to wait until I can afford the more expensive S&B ammo.

 
At Monday, July 18, 2005 6:02:00 PM, Anonymous freddyboomboom said...

They claim it's because it's too dirty, and the steel casing will break your extractor, and the lacquer will gunk up your boomstick. But mainly because it's too dirty.

They also claim that UMC is too ditry, too...

I think it's because they want you to buy ammo there, but that's just me...

 
At Monday, July 18, 2005 8:23:00 PM, Anonymous LibertyNews said...

My experience with wolf is that its dirty, has lots of mis-fires, and the lacquer is said to be really bad for AR-15's.

I only use PMC in my guns these days and never have any problems (plus the reloader guys really like to collect my brass).

bcl

 
At Friday, July 22, 2005 2:03:00 PM, Blogger Cowboy Blob said...

They probably banned it because they can't reload it or sell it to reloaders.

I've been shooting Wolf .45 exclusively in my Box o' Gun and nary a hiccup. My S&W revolver doesn't like it, though. Neither did the palm of my hand when I almost jammed my extractor through it.

 
At Saturday, July 23, 2005 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Firehand said...

I've shot a lot of 9x18mm Wolf, never a problem. It IS dirty, more powder fouling than other stuff.

I've shot the Wolf .22 stuff, maybe a little dirtier than others. Big thing there is the priming leaves a bad smell behind, like the Eley-primed stuff

 
At Tuesday, July 26, 2005 10:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't had much luck with the Wolf either. Out of about 50 rnds I probably had 2 misfires and a dozen jams. I don't care how cheap it is, I won't be buying anymore. Anyone have experience with American Eagle?

yatalli

 
At Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:04:00 PM, Blogger Sean Anderson said...

I fire WOlf 7.62x39 in my SKS. My Chinese SKS never complains, but my Yugoslavian SKS fails to fire about one in fifty rounds (there is a big indentation in the primer, so I don't think it's the rifle's fault).

I haven't had any more serious problems, though...

 
At Saturday, April 16, 2011 6:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My WASR 10 will put up with wolf ammo but none of my other guns will ,but i have never had a casing split like that maybe its only on the short ammo ?.I moved on to Bear ammo .I've run 650 rounds with no problems with the mid price point Bear ammo .I have a match Barrel on my 10/22 so i can only run good stuff through it anyway.
slayerchain , PA

 

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