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I am thinking about buying 1000 rounds of Wolf 7.62X39 hollow point for hunting deer. Does this ammo feed ok in a mini30? I have heard that that is ammo is very dirty? I would like to hear from someone who hunts with this ammo...
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I ordered 2 cases of Wolf .223 ammo...but I haven't shot any yet...Hope it works good...just not reloadable.
 

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I bought 1000 rounds of the Wolf 7.62 x 39mm ammo, and have so far fired about 450 of those rounds through my Mini-30. Never a single jam/misfeed (Unless I was using a lousy aftermarket magazine). I have had 3 rounds so far that the primer was faulty. I just rechambered it and they all fired on second hit.
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Magnum, I'd like to add that all of the .223 ammo I shoot through my Mini-14 is not reloadable anyway, because when the shells eject, they are struck by the slide handle, and 60-70% of the time, the neck of the shell casing gets dented inward, and the shell flys about 60 feet. Thats why I got a brass catcher. You can even see little brass marks on the slide handle where they impact.



 

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:usa:I'll just add my two cents. I've been using the Wolf 7.62x39 ammo and have found that the red paint on the round flakes off and gets all over the internal mechanisms of my Mini-30. Never had any feed jams and never had any misfires. It just takes a little more work to get the rifle spotless when cleaning after firing the Wolf ammo. I like it well enough and plan to continue using it.:usa:
 

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A friend and myself both shoot mini-14's and have had some wolf ammo get stuck in the chambers. The reason for this is that if one continues to fire, the barrel and chamber get very hot and so, the red laquer that is used on the steel casings that wolf uses
(not brass) becomes a glue like substance and thus the casings become almost glued in the chamber.

We have also torn off the head of the casing because they are of steel not brass. I belive this happens only with the ranch rifles hence the brass flying 60 feet or so.

I have also had to clean my mini14 ranch rifle extensively as well as a result of the red laquer.

I stopped using wolf for i like to feed my firearms the best that I could afford. I have swited over to PMC .223 55grain and my
mini-14 loves me for it.

That is my 2 cents!

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Thanks for your opinions on the Wolf ammo. I owen a Model 181...pre-Ranch...It doesn't eject the ammo about 8 ft. or so. I guess that is a +. I haven't shot but about 100 rounds so far thru new after market magazines and only had 1 misfeed. I shot another 10 rounds with the same magazine and encountered no further problems. I haven't had a chance to clean it yet so I'm not sure how dirty it is. It was good economical ammo and not sure how much I will shoot. I thought it might just be good to plink with during the next few years...since it will probably be hard to come by due to the 9/11 attacks. I seriously doubt if bin Hiden...I mean the murderous bin Laden will know what type ammo he's hit with...when the time comes. :rapid:

God Bless America and the fine men that President Bush has surrounded himself with!


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I bought 1000 rds of Wolf 7.62x39 JHP and 1000 rds of FMJ. Paid about $180 total WEEEEE. Went through several hundred rounds and had a few cartridges that didn't fire. The red sealant does dirty the gun a bit but no biggie. Had a guy clock with a chronometer and he was impressed by the consistent velocities.

www.wolfammo.com
 

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2,000 rounds for that price is pretty good. I've noticed that a lot of websites are out of stock. 7.62x39 must be going out of style!
Man, if the ammo industry isn't loving this war, the gunpowder manufacturers sure are!

I bought my 7.62x39 1000rnds at sportsmansguide.com - $89.97 (Came with a handy 7x11x6 steel ammo can). Try the link below - I'm not sure if this will work... but give it a SHOT. For some reason, if you use their search engine, it doesn't find the wolf ammo. Unless I don't know what I'm doing. I'm not sure which.

Sportsman's Guide

Cheaperthandirt.com is at $99.48/1000rnds for FMJ and $100.95/1000rnds for HP (no tin).
HP
FMJ

shooterscatalog.com is at $95.99
Shooters Catalog

ammoman.com is at $99.95 for FMJ and $115 for HP
Ammoman

There's more sites, but I don't want to bore you. Without a doubt, the best deal I found was Sportsman's Guide. Plus, I think you get 10% off your first order or something like that when you create an account (and an ammo can!)
 

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My ranch rifle was denting most cases with the slide handle also until i covered area of the slide that was hitting the cases with a thin layer of rubber. I cut up a rubber tire patch and used weldwood contact cement to glue it on. You can also use rubber splicing tape or an old tire tube cut neatly to fit the areas of contact. Its easy to see where the brass marks are on the slide.It works. I'll take a pic and post it when i get a chance if anyone is interested.
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ok satan--ill try to get some pics taken this week.ive also noticed that at least half of them dont eject as far also. i had one shell with a mark on it out of 40 rounds.
 
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