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rurak 10-02-2012 10:20 PM

Cheaper than dirt
 
Was just browsing cheaperthandirt.com and saw 500 round bulk cases of .223 Brown Bear for 129.95 ...... seems cheap to me. Anyone use it at all? It's laquer coated steel case. Also saw Tula 500 rounds for 109.79. I have shot Tula before with no problems. I just cant make myself spend the money for brass.

slog 10-02-2012 11:49 PM

I used the brown bear 7.62x39. Steel case similar to wolf ammo. Actually seems lower quality than wolf by comparison. I wouldn't run it on a DI gun unless you enjoy cleaning. AK no problem. Can't attest to accuracy, but I wouldn't expect much. It shoots.

Gatoragn 10-03-2012 01:14 AM

I can find WPA (Wolf) steel case on sale locally for about 23.5 cent per round out the door. WPA is up to 28 to 29 cents per round when not on sale.

The deal you refered to is 26 cents per round before freight. Not an outrageous cost, but I would want to try a couple of 20 round boxes before I bought 500 rounds. It should work fine, but ...

Olympus 10-03-2012 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Gatoragn
I can find WPA (Wolf) steel case on sale locally for about 23.5 cent per round out the door. WPA is up to 28 to 29 cents per round when not on sale.

The deal you refered to is 26 cents per round before freight. Not an outrageous cost, but I would want to try a couple of 20 round boxes before I bought 500 rounds. It should work fine, but ...

Yep. Just bought 500 rounds of WPA hollow points from Wideners for like $121 before freight. Steel cases with no lacquer.

PanBaccha 10-03-2012 12:01 PM

I usually buy from them and SGAmmo Golden Tiger 7.62x39 at low price.

Brennan16 10-03-2012 12:08 PM

I bought 2 boxes at my LGS and it ran flawlessly through my EAA AK.

rurak 10-03-2012 03:24 PM

How is the stuff with no lacquer? Will it corrode if i dont shoot it all in a short amount of time. 500 rounds lasts me almost a year. I have limited time to shoot.

slog 10-03-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by rurak (Post 962849)
How is the stuff with no lacquer? Will it corrode if i dont shoot it all in a short amount of time. 500 rounds lasts me almost a year. I have limited time to shoot.

http://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-Advanced-Design-Vacuum-Sealer/dp/B0044XDA3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349278145&sr=8-1&keywords=food+saver

Vacuum packing for long-term ammo storage. It says food saver, but you can just cross that out and write "ammo saver" on it.

Olympus 10-03-2012 03:54 PM

Depends on where its stored. A damp basement would be a bad idea probably.

fsted2a 10-05-2012 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by rurak (Post 961967)
Was just browsing cheaperthandirt.com and saw 500 round bulk cases of .223 Brown Bear for 129.95 ...... seems cheap to me. Anyone use it at all? It's laquer coated steel case. Also saw Tula 500 rounds for 109.79. I have shot Tula before with no problems. I just cant make myself spend the money for brass.

It just depends on your rifle. Some are picky eaters, some not so much so. Mine will shoot about any brand, steel or not. I use the cheapest stuff I can find for target practice, then when it counts, I zero with the good stuff and I am good to go. Just remember it is easier to clean shortly after you fire than waiting for hours later after the carbon has set in and hardened. I keep a jar of solvent (diesel fuel) at the range, so as soon as I am done firing, I drop the BCG in it, spray the gas tube and chamber with brake cleaner, then pack up and go home. Take a few seconds for lube when I get home, then put everything back together and I am done. Between lube and cleanup, I only spend about 5 minutes or so. But enough mindless drivel, back to the original issue: Wolf and Brown Bear are both Russian brands, and since Wolf has been good to me, I would have to say it sounds like you would be looking at a pretty good deal. Cheaper than dirt is where I get my ammo, and I don't have any issues with their ammo. I just don't recommend you get any AR parts from them. Good on ammo, not so much so with parts.


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