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Old 02-01-2020, 05:42 PM
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How is the Wolf .45 for plinking?

Haven't been able to reload in ages, but need practice sending lead down range and quick reloading and stuff.

Has the Wolf ammo progressed overtime where it is now a reliable ammo?
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:27 PM
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I'm sure you'll have a lot of people who bash Russian ammo come along, but I have been generally delighted. I have shot a ton of 9mm, .45 ACP, .30 Carbine, 7.62 NATO, 7.62x39, 5.56 and with RARE exception, I haven't ran into the "issues" that I hear people complain about.

Of the Russian brands, I have found Wolf to be the most consistent. All are buying from the same manufacturers, but Wolf seems to buy from direct military contractors much more than the other brands do. In 9mm and 7.26x39 my experiences have been that often Wolf is better than many US makers. My SGL 20 AK shot Wolf much more accurately than Remington or Winchester by a good margin. In fact, the only load that was more accurate than Wolf was Lapua. And it was clean...VERY clean. It was obvious that the 3 cases I bought was actual military surplus because it was downright excellent.

In 9mm, I found Wolf is often just as clean and accurate as US brands; about middle of the pack. Same for .45 ACP.

As for the "other" Russian brands, here's my experience. Most is very good, but tends to use propellants that are on the dirty side. My one experience with Russian .357 Magnum was pretty disappointing. I still have both boxes, and I have yet to find ANY .357 magnum that it will work in; cases all get stuck.
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Old 02-01-2020, 06:36 PM
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I was recently given 1800 rounds of Wolf 9mm. I've fired 800-1000 rounds of it in three different guns. I've had maybe 5-6 rounds that didn't fire on the first strike but did on the second. About 2% of the rounds seemed to have lower recoil/report than normal but still had enough energy to cycle the gun.
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Old 02-01-2020, 07:18 PM
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Never had an issue with most of my guns, my Glocks sometimes light strike and my HK handguns don't like them but all my other guns don't care. Rifles love it in 5.56 and 7.62 for drills and practice, just don't use anything with lacquer or sealed primers and no issues will come up.

I usually use Tul since their poly coat doesn't melt but wolf now offers a similar product
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Old 02-01-2020, 07:50 PM
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Great info.
Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 02-01-2020, 08:43 PM
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I keep 1k of wolf 45 on hand for times when I can't reload. Always goes bang. Yes it is dirty but you are going to clean your gun anyway so who cares.

I ran 1012 rounds of wolf 45 thru my rock island with nothing more than a bore snake every 200 or so before the gun choked.
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:10 AM
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I've used it in 45 acp and 7.62x39 wasn't bad, just dirty. But like scubdad said you're going to clean your gun anyway.
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Old 02-02-2020, 10:51 AM
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Very promising.
I order a variety of ammo and will test it out.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:53 PM
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most people who have issues with getting the primer to ignite, well seem to be those who get the fancy after market light weight spring kits.

Nothing like using ammunition made for a MILITARY firing pin and MILITARY spring weight, with a lil piddly ass target style setup
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:25 PM
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most people who have issues with getting the primer to ignite, well seem to be those who get the fancy after market light weight spring kits.

Nothing like using ammunition made for a MILITARY firing pin and MILITARY spring weight, with a lil piddly ass target style setup
Stock Glocks and HKs? Well now that you mention it my SIGs, CZs and 1911s do just fine Hell CZ even point plank in writing says steel case is 100% okay
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:06 AM
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Stock Glocks and HKs? Well now that you mention it my SIGs, CZs and 1911s do just fine Hell CZ even point plank in writing says steel case is 100% okay
for the number of people using glocks and glock style triggers, im surprised they don't have a trigger safety recall like Remington just did..... every time I hear the term "dishonourable discharge? I think someone had a trigger oops...


to many companies say to avoid steel casings.
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Old 02-03-2020, 12:31 PM
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I guess I'm just an oddball. I don't buy Wolf or any other Russian-made ammo for 3 reasons:

#1 I don't care to support the Russian economy, and therefore the Russian gov't as well - they're not our friends.

#2 Most of their pistol ammo has bimetallic jackets that many indoor ranges won't allow you to shoot - if the bullets stick to a magnet, they're a no go.

#3 Most of the Russian-made ammo has non-reloadable cases and I reload most of my ammo.

BTW, Wolf is mainly manufactured by Tula so their characteristics are pretty much identical.

JMHO
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Old 02-03-2020, 02:09 PM
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I guess I'm just an oddball. I don't buy Wolf or any other Russian-made ammo for 3 reasons:

#1 I don't care to support the Russian economy, and therefore the Russian gov't as well - they're not our friends.

#2 Most of their pistol ammo has bimetallic jackets that many indoor ranges won't allow you to shoot - if the bullets stick to a magnet, they're a no go.

#3 Most of the Russian-made ammo has non-reloadable cases and I reload most of my ammo.

BTW, Wolf is mainly manufactured by Tula so their characteristics are pretty much identical.

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Old 02-04-2020, 04:32 AM
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...and for some (like me), there is just something odd about shooting "commie" ammo out of the famous, legendary, 1911! Just sayin'...
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Old 02-04-2020, 09:03 PM
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Wolf steel case fired fine in my XD45. It would at times turn the gun into a single shot. The steel case was sharp enough that they would hang up on the inside of the double stack magazine. Shot fine in my PT1911.
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Old 02-06-2020, 10:14 AM
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I guess I'm just an oddball. I don't buy Wolf or any other Russian-made ammo for 3 reasons:

#1 I don't care to support the Russian economy, and therefore the Russian gov't as well - they're not our friends.

#2 Most of their pistol ammo has bimetallic jackets that many indoor ranges won't allow you to shoot - if the bullets stick to a magnet, they're a no go.

#3 Most of the Russian-made ammo has non-reloadable cases and I reload most of my ammo.

BTW, Wolf is mainly manufactured by Tula so their characteristics are pretty much identical.

JMHO

I'm with you, and honestly the cost isn't that much less.
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Old 02-06-2020, 05:44 PM
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The only Wolf ammo I use is .22 LR Match Extra, which of course is brass but, it is also made in Germany. It's a great target ammo and it's pretty clean.

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Old 02-08-2020, 12:55 PM
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The only Wolf ammo I use is .22 LR Match Extra, which of course is brass but, it is also made in Germany. It's a great target ammo and it's pretty clean.

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The Wolf .22 is surprisingly very good.
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Old 02-08-2020, 01:04 PM
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Just a quick update.
500 rounds Wolf .45
500 rounds Wolf 9mm
Not a single issue.
Very impressed.
Did some additional calculations.
Per 1000, the .45 saves $80
Per 1000, the 9mm saves $40.
That is almost another case of 9mm ammo.
It may not be for everyone, but this may actually work out well for me.
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Old 02-08-2020, 02:43 PM
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I have shot several hundred, but less than 1,000, rounds of Wolf in various pistol and rifle calibers. Had zero trouble.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:01 PM
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Haven't been able to reload in ages, but need practice sending lead down range and quick reloading and stuff.

Has the Wolf ammo progressed overtime where it is now a reliable ammo?
I've never had a problem with anything from Wolf personally. I've heard of people having failures and severely decreased accuracy, but I've shot close to 2,000 rds of WPA .45 and haven't had an issue with a single round.

They're not going to perform like Hornady or Federal, but you can't go wrong for simple target shooting.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:03 PM
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The Wolf .22 is surprisingly very good.
You think they'd work in a .22 conversion for an AR?
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:09 PM
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You think they'd work in a .22 conversion for an AR?
No idea as I have only used it in a dedicated .22 bolt action.
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:43 PM
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The Wolf .22 is surprisingly very good.
You think they'd work in a .22 conversion for an AR?
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Old 02-08-2020, 04:47 PM
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Never mind that second question. Forgot I sent the first. I've gotta give them a try $50 for 500 isn't bad for target 22s.

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