Monarch ammunition is made for Academy Sports and Outdoors, it is there store brand. Most of it is made by Prvi Partizan, but the steel case stuff is made by Wolf. Wolf is made in The old Soviet Union, where ever they can have it made, and Prvi is made in Serbia. I never shoot steel cased anything in anything I own, but if I were to own a Chinese or Russian AK they are made for steel cased ammo. I stay away from Academy also (I worked there for a time for the discount they had) but they thrive on children in high school and college, and management deals with them by being pushy and just fire a prt time employee if they don't like them (the unemployment insurance is cheap) and most of the stuff they sell is Chinese crap anyway. Being retired from the Army I will never let some small minded little czar push me ever again, LOL, got my fill in the Army.