GUN Wolf .223, is it really that bad?

Market Garden

There is nothing wrong with Wolf ammo for general plinking. It's not going to give you match grade accuracy, and it's dirtier than other ammo, but there's no reason not to use it for plinking.
 

GPK

Groovy
Apr 18, 2007
12,806
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I've ran a couple of thousand rounds through my AR and not had a problem. I wouldn't recommend it for anything else but range use however.
 

phrozenlikwid

Active Member
Jul 13, 2007
5,544
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I find it ironic that Wolf gets such a crazy reputation for it's ammo (which I shoot the fuck out of, and enjoy), but people have no problem buying 1950's era surplus shit, to run through their 80yr old beat to fuck surplus rifles.

Just a strange paradox to me.
 

thebox

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Feb 22, 2005
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I find it ironic that Wolf gets such a crazy reputation for it's ammo (which I shoot the fuck out of, and enjoy), but people have no problem buying 1950's era surplus shit, to run through their 80yr old beat to fuck surplus rifles.

Just a strange paradox to me.
roflwerd.gif
 

thegooch

Well-Known Member
Jan 5, 2008
19,082
Anyone know of the cheapest place to buy bulk wolf 223 that will ship to someone under 21? AIM surplus is the cheapest I could find, but they won't ship rifle ammo to anyone under 21 :wtf:

Ain't nobody gonna ship it to someone under 21.
 

Market Garden

This is amazing, not a single anti-wolf comment yet. I thought everyone here shot nothing but Black Hills Sierra Match King loads.
 

MAD PUNK inDC

Sic Semper Tyrannis
Mar 16, 2000
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the machine
This is amazing, not a single anti-wolf comment yet. I thought everyone here shot nothing but Black Hills Sierra Match King loads.


I'll throw one in. The steel case can cause premature wear and lead to extraction problems in the AR 15. It's not bad ammo though, I run it through the AK all the time and never had a problem. You just need to be careful with some guns.
 

Market Garden

I'll throw one in. The steel case can cause premature wear and lead to extraction problems in the AR 15. It's not bad ammo though, I run it through the AK all the time and never had a problem. You just need to be careful with some guns.
Premature wear in what way?
 

SlowTA367

New Member
Sep 17, 2006
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This is amazing, not a single anti-wolf comment yet. I thought everyone here shot nothing but Black Hills Sierra Match King loads.

No shit, I've never used wolf because everybody talks so much shit about it. I think I may go ahead and pick some up :noes:
 

Willie J

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Jul 16, 2005
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i've shot wolf for 8 years no problem. Two of my friends had problems with it in their ARs. the throat expanded in the chamber and siezed the gun
 

Market Garden

i've shot wolf for 8 years no problem. Two of my friends had problems with it in their ARs. the throat expanded in the chamber and siezed the gun

Wat? The throat is part of the barrel. Are you talking about the case neck?
 

Market Garden

yea, i was referring to where the case is necked/ throated down for the projectile

Case necks always expand like that, that's perfectly normal. Benchrest guys will fireform their cases so they expand to the dimensions of the chamber. Most complaints about Wolf cases are that the steel won't expand properly to seal the gas pressure. I find it hard to believe that your friends' cases not only expanded further than anybody reports steel cases expanding, but they expanded with such force that they actually seized the rifle. I bet something else went wrong.
 

amill94

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Oct 5, 2003
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someone buy my wolf

:rofl:

I've got 515rds of it left. I bought a bunch and it ran alright, but then I started to have cycling problems and a case jammed in the chamber and I had to take the gun apart to get the case out.

515rds I'll sell for cheap. Let me know.
 

Market Garden

:rofl:

I've got 515rds of it left. I bought a bunch and it ran alright, but then I started to have cycling problems and a case jammed in the chamber and I had to take the gun apart to get the case out.

515rds I'll sell for cheap. Let me know.

Is it the polymer cased stuff?
 

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