Originally Posted by rurak
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.