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Does anyone here shoot the new polymer coated Wolf in their XD's? I'm wondering because I shoot it in my rifle and have never had any problems.
 

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Some people don't like it. For me, I like it, my wallet likes it and most importantly, both of my XDs love it. :lol:
 

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I've shot it, but i was told by the gunsmith at the range that wolf ammunition can cause long term problems. something about the coating they put on it.

so for safeties sake i spend the extra dollar and a half and get decent practice ammo.
 

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Never tried it but from what I've heard Wolf is okay to use in rifles but not recommended by most in pistols. Supposedly it is dirty and not too good for your pistol. I'd stick to the CCI Blazer and WWB for cheap ammo, myself.
 

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My understanding is the older Wolf Ammo had a laquer coating which was not good for the pistol, but now its polymer coated (is that the green coating?) which does not harm the pistol, but yes the powder may burn a little dirty, but I always clean my gun after every session so what does it matter???
 

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I've shot it, but i was told by the gunsmith at the range that wolf ammunition can cause long term problems. something about the coating they put on it.
My understanding is the older Wolf Ammo had a laquer coating which was not good for the pistol, but now its polymer coated (is that the green coating?) which does not harm the pistol, but yes the powder may burn a little dirty, but I always clean my gun after every session so what does it matter???
If this is the case why do so many people shoot it in their pistols....what is different about a rifle and a pistol in regards to the damage Wolf ammo could possibly do?
Just curious?
Edited for piss poor spelling!
 

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I shoot Wolf 7.62x39 in my SKSs all the time. It does have a funky smell to it, though. Otheriwse it shoots well.

I tried their 45acp ball once in my 1911s and it was the filthiest ammo I have ever shot. Then, I was told by my very 1911-savvy gunsmith that steel cased ammo can wear the extractor prematurely and I stopped using it. (the extractor is key to 1911 functionability)

The filthiness alone was reason enough not to use it. It seemed accurate enough, though.

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people prolly never have any trouble shooting russian ammo out of russian type ak's and sks's.....them things were designed for shooting whatever you can find layin around...prolly why the ak is the preferred weapon of our enemies
 

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I agree. If I wanted a no frills...shoot anything anytime rifle...I am grabbing one of my SKSs first. Nothing can stop those things! They would probably feed parking lot gravel, if you put it in the magazine.

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My XD has had no problems with Wolf. Until someone actually shows me proof of extra wear from the steel cases I will continue to use it. The only downside is that it is dirty and the sealer on the primers gets everywhere. I also clean my gun everytime I use it so this is not a problem. I did have a problem feeding the .380 wolf through my Bersa as it tends to be less powerful (in my opinion) than other rounds and would not cycle the slide very well. The .40 for my XD also seems lighter but cycles perfectly.
 

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. The .40 for my XD also seems lighter but cycles perfectly.
Are you using the stock recoil spring assembly?
 

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One of the BDU wearing techno-geeks at the local gunshop told me that the Croat's designed it to eat anything since they have a lot of Russian ammo there. I personally don't put any of that junk through any of my firearms....
 

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Well, I use it for my AK all the time. Never had an issue with it, but I could also totally submerge the rifle in mud and the damn thing would still fire.

You know, even though our foreign enemies use the AK, you have to admire its simplicity. Plus the amount of abuse the damn things can take.

Thanks for the replies guys. I might just stick with the WWB for the XD, but still buy the 1,000 round cases of Wolf for my SAR-1.


(BTW, it was the older lacquer coated ammo that caused all the problems. The new polymer coated doesn't have all that gunk on it.)
 

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BTW, it was the older lacquer coated ammo that caused all the problems. The new polymer coated doesn't have all that gunk on it.)
I've shot Wolf ever since it first came on the market. Never had a problem when it was lacquered and appreciate it more now with the polymer.
 

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Folks, I'm new here and haven't established credibility, but I have a horror story about Wolf .45 ammo. I swear its true, I saw the actual pieces that were left of the gun! A good friend was shooting his Marlin Camp .45 using Wolf when the rifle blew to small pieces. The stock, magazine, trigger group, receiver, everything but the barrel was gone! Good thing he was hip shooting, he ended up with several deep cuts on his side and upper leg, I shudder when thinking what would have happened if he'd had it up to his face! To add insult to injury, Wolf refused to do anything about this blowup. Wolf? NO WAY JOSE'!
 

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I have used both the old (green) Wolf and the new (gray) Wolf. I love both and never had a problem with it. It has always been reliable and fed perfectly. I find it better then the underpowered stuff sold by US manufacturers and it has a 20 year shelf life. Then again I clean my guns thoroughly every 500 rounds (one range session) or so. I would continue to use Wolf ( I have 6K+ rounds of it in my garage) except my range banned it because the El Cheapo that runs the place is too lazy to run a magnet through the brass to sort out the steel cased. Now I make a point to leave them no spent brass. I need to find a range that will allow me to shoot Wolf again.
 

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Folks, I'm new here and haven't established credibility
No problem, some people prove their credibility on there very first post.....ahhh, but then again you are "demented", hmmmmm? :?

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but I have a horror story about Wolf .45 ammo. I swear its true, I saw the actual pieces that were left of the gun! A good friend was shooting his Marlin Camp .45 using Wolf when the rifle blew to small pieces. The stock, magazine, trigger group, receiver, everything but the barrel was gone! Good thing he was hip shooting, he ended up with several deep cuts on his side and upper leg, I shudder when thinking what would have happened if he'd had it up to his face! To add insult to injury, Wolf refused to do anything about this blowup. Wolf? NO WAY JOSE'!
I sound like a Wolf ammo rep, but what did your friend want Wolf to do? and another question is what did Marlin say? did he contact them too?
 

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He sent pictures of the rifle, copies of the hospital bill along with pictures of the injuries he received to Wolf. At the hospital, they actually dug the case head from his leg. I've seen blowups caused from excessive reloads, they looked like minor versions of his. Wolf denied any responsibility for the blowup. There was no mention of a lawsuit, friend just wanted the emergency room fee he was out repaid and perhaps some help obtaining a replacement rifle. All told he lost well over 1000 bucks but gained some battle scars and a expensive lesson. Fluke accident? Possibly. But since this happened in my "backyard" and I saw the end result, there is no way I'll risk the same to save a few $$. I was told by someone that this could happen with any brand of ammo, this might be right, but until I have a blowup from Winchester, Remington, Federal or another reputable mfg. i'll stay away from what I KNOW has went boom!
 

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Dang, awful story! but.......if you don't mind.....still sounding like a sales rep for Wolf ammo (i'm not). If this was a defective round, then the wrong powder must have been put into this case or some other gross error. (not likely, but who knows?). What I am saying is that there is only so much room in the case of a .45 ACP. A small amount of powder and then the big bullet. Unless the powder was somehow compressed and double-charged. (can this be done on this caliber?). What I am getting at is that Marlin may have dropped the ball here and sent out a bad Camp Carbine. Most/Many rifles are proof tested for strength before they are sent to the consumer.
Just my opinion. :?
 
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