Originally Posted by LONGHAIR
Yes I noticed a lot of RUSSIAN ammo on the shelf of WAL-MART the other day...IS it worth buying or is it cheap crap???...Russian ammo has killed alot of people over the years...but it just seems to jam-up alot in my automatics....Seems like it's a grade down from our american ammo.......What is your input???....and WHY??.......
I have a ruger p95, had an old bersa 380, both of which I have shot quite a bit of russian crap through. My ruger will shoot the stuff forever and the 380 liked it more than good quality american ammo. An up side, its cheap. a down side, its dirty, very very dirty. Which guns of yours dont like it? Some with real tight tolerances may get too much friction due to carbon build up, slowing down your action and causing problems. All depends on your gun.
My ruger is built like an ak, kinda loose but always shoots. For me, when im low on money and want to shoot, russian will do the trick. I dont mind cleaning my guns regularly but i am always amazed at how dirty they get even after 50-100 russian rounds.
Ive rarely had any jams , hang ups or extraction issues. Only one out of almost 1000 wolf/brown bear misfired (primer fired, powder didnt). In all , unless the gun is an heirloom or meant to be forever perfect, shoot what you can afford, unless it doesnt work.
What about people being killed by russian ammo???