Originally Posted by lobo2gun
I bought 1000 rds of wolf for Y2K in 2000. last year I went to bang out 500 or so rds ( Keep in mind it was stored in a gun safe for 10 yrs with a dehumidifier ) I had a dud every other shot and in the end after trying to fire off all of it 300 rds where so dead they would not fire even with 10 or more strikes on the primer . I pulled the ammo apart and reloaded it in brass cases with new cci primers and it then worked fine but the old primers where for sure bad . My Point is if you buy ammo to store for long periods of time make sure you spend the extra to buy good ammo . Wolf is great for plinking but not for long term storage and survival .
This is huge news if it applies to more than a few lots of Wolf. If you don't mind, what caliber(s) were they?
This is the first I've heard of such a failure rate for Wolf or any other commercial centerfire ammo, Russian or otherwise. We have to keep in mind that true military surplus does not equal ammo sold on the commercial market. Military surplus ammo, even if intended for full-auto fire, tends to be very reliable with minute of man accuracy. OTOH, there's no compelling reason to believe commercial ammo commonly used for plinking is manufactured to medium to long term storage spec. One would hope it would last at least ten years, but lobo2gun's experience raises a troubling question. Does anyone else have any experience with Wolf or other Russian commercial ammo after ten or more years of storage?
(yeah I know this isn't really the right forum for this discussion, but it is where it is
Have some carcinogens with your new world order