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Old 05-27-2011, 04:40 AM   #11
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I'd say the biggest problem is the cleaning afterwards, that carbon from these is a b!tch to get off.

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Old 05-27-2011, 04:49 AM   #12
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I'd say the biggest problem is the cleaning afterwards, that carbon from these is a b!tch to get off.
A good Kroil soak overnight helps.
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I am using Tula almost exclusively at the moment. Theres guys that are very knowledgeable w/ the AR who use Wolf and Tula in high round classes w/ good results all the time.

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Funny this came up, cause I've been doing some Tula/Wolf shooting as well lately. I've had a few dozen boxes laying around since having problems with it (so I thought) in 2 of my ARs. One was with "Scrapy" when he had a 16" barrel w/ rifle gas system (bad design) and the other was my 14.5" BCM middy and I attribute that to a mag issue and the front sight/gas block being re-installed canted by a Slouchie gunsmith (hate to even use that term for him).

So after [B]both/B] guns have been shooting GREAT with anything brass that I've fed them, I thought I'd take a couple hundred rounds of Wolf and Tula (both 62gr .223) to the range. "Scrapy" cycled about 100 flawlessly. Even when I alternated them in the mag there was no problems! The grouping was about 2-3x larger than typical Federal XM193, but I could still ding the 10" gong @ 100 yards most of the time.

The gun is very fouled up, but I use quite a bit of lube, so I'm hoping a good soaking, followed a good spray of some sort will take care of it.

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Glad you wer able to fix the problems you were having.

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ive had nothing but bad luck with steel im my rra upper , my baby has expensive tastes and eats up brass like nothing but you put that ruskie garbage in and whammy malfunction (and yes i clean the crap out of my firearms)

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ive had nothing but bad luck with steel im my rra upper , my baby has expensive tastes and eats up brass like nothing but you put that ruskie garbage in and whammy malfunction (and yes i clean the crap out of my firearms)
Hate to tell you but more than likely you problem is the RRA not the Russian ammo. You may want to take a look at the weight of your buffer and make sure you are lubing your rifle correctly w/ a good product.

My LWRC, DD, Spikes, and custom builds take in a steady diet of Russian bi-metal ammo. My cleaning regiment isn't even that intense. Its usually a wipe down and a quick bore snake.
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Hate to tell you but more than likely you problem is the RRA not the Russian ammo. You may want to take a look at the weight of your buffer and make sure you are lubing your rifle correctly w/ a good product.

My LWRC, DD, Spikes, and custom builds take in a steady diet of Russian bi-metal ammo. My cleaning regiment isn't even that intense. Its usually a wipe down and a quick bore snake.
Again, I have to agree with MJ... My two ARs love the cheap stuff even though I've backed way off from that white glove military cleaning regimen my DIs taught me all those years ago. Quick & slick, that's the way I do it now and run a lot of the 20 cent stuff. Most ARs should be able to handle the cheap stuff.
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good point ,,, been thinking of upgrading to a hydro buffer for some time ,, might cut it down,, but regardless i still have a bad taste in my mouth after having so many malfunctions on that bi metal

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A lot of people bash Wolf ammo because it uses a berdan primer (has mercury) and say it will destroy your barrel. So will normal gunpowder if you don't clean it. It shoots and feeds just fine, and its a LOT cheaper if your not into reloading (I'm not yet).

The casing isn't high quality, but they go bang. Saves a lot of money though. Would I trust it for Home Defense? Eh, no. I'd rather use American ammo, (Remington UMC for me). So if your looking for a plinking round, its good to go.

Out of the first 90 rounds I shot of a 500 round case, I've had one misfire so far, but no failure to feeds or magazine problems.
Mercuric primers dissapeared before WWII. The EPA would not allow those primers in the U.S. .
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