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wolf .45 ammo

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by redmistnmysight, May 2, 2009.

  1. redmistnmysight

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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    what opinions do you folks have on this ammo? I have used wolf before but never in .45. I have heard that they can be hard on your firearms because of the casing. thanks in advance.
     
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I used to have a M1C Thompson Carbine and broke an extractor. Kahr tech guy said it might have been because of Wolf ammo since the extractor has to ride over the casing. Other than that I've fired it through Glocks and Colts with no issues other than it is slightly dirtier that other ammo.
     
  3. kirkcdl

    kirkcdl Roseburg,ORYGUN Member

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    There does seem to be a sort of an "urban legend" out there that says the steel case will harm your gun.Think about it,the steel parts on your gun are much harder than the steel in the cartridge case,so as far as the gun is concerned,there's little difference between brass and softer steel.Russian cases are steel because that's a material that the Russians have in abundance compared to brass,so that's what they use...If the steel case legend was true,based strictly on the hardness of the metal,then you're best bet to avoid wear on your gun would be to shoot Blazer aluminum cased ammo...
     
  4. mphillip

    mphillip lebanon,Oregon Member

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    I wish someone would do a test on steel cased ammo,brass and aluminum run the same amount of ammo using the same type of gun and then compare wear and any other issues on the 3 pistols,i will say this wolf 45 ammo was the only ammo that made my glock 21 choke.
     
  5. JasonM

    JasonM Vancouver Wa New Member

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    I've shot thousands of wolfe rounds through multiple XD's, .40 and .45, glock 23 and my AK, my only complaint is that I can't keep the casings.
     
  6. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The thing about Wolf steel cased ammo is that steel combined with the lacquer or plastic coating is not as slippery as brass. During extraction, any extra friction can cause a hang up. Brass upon firing will expand to the chamber walls slightly then contract back to close to its original dimensions. Steel expands but does not contract so it puts more friction against the chamber walls. Add the lacquer or plastic into the mix and things can slow down just enough to disrupt the extraction cycle. A tight match chamber would make it even worse.

    I've heard and read this and it makes sense to me so I pass it on with disclaimer that I have no empirical scientific testing to back it up....:)
     
  7. redmistnmysight

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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    I dont know about the coating but i thinking that brass is less resistant to heat than steel and therefore gets hotter and expands to a greater size. Steel expands less, so less friction. Im not knowledgable in ammo, it just seems to make sense.


    Great info guys, Thanks.
     
  8. redmistnmysight

    redmistnmysight ..... Member

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