7.62 Ammo Advice

7.62 Ammo Advice

This is a discussion on 7.62 Ammo Advice within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Iím getting ready to order 1000 rounds of Wolf 7.62 from Ammoman and noticed they have regular performance (122 gr.) and military classic (124 gr.) ...

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    7.62 Ammo Advice

    Iím getting ready to order 1000 rounds of Wolf 7.62 from Ammoman and noticed they have regular performance (122 gr.) and military classic (124 gr.) for the same price. Anyone in here have a preference or any advice about the two?

    Also, the price is 199.00 which includes free shipping. I have seen only a few other sites that sell for about ten bucks less but doesnít have free shipping. Are there any other sites hiding out there?

    Thanks, I always appreciate the input from this place.


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    I've always had very good luck with aimsurplus.com. Good people there, ship quickly, fair price and good reputation.

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    Good Question

    CTD also has both versions as well as a 154gr JSP in 7.62 x 39. Anyone familiar with that one or got opinions on what I should get also?

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    I can't argue about the price but I wouldn't shoot Wolf ammo in any of my guns.
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    I’ve never used Wolf ammo before, but with my recent acquisition of a Saiga, I just figured with a Russian rifle might as well go with Russian ammo.

    All the other affordable 7.62 I’m finding online is Russian as well (Golden Tiger, Brown/Silver Bear etc).

    Still would like to hear if anyone has any experience/comments between the different grains.

    The Wolf site says: 154gr. Soft Point offers improved accuracy over the standard 122gr. projectile and the Military Classics are valued priced ammunition for high volume shooter with Mil-Spec design delivering reliable functioning.

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    Wolf has a bad rep because of the lacquer they used to seal their rounds. the residue played havoc on safe queens so it got popooed a lot. They are now using acrylics and I have not heard any problems. If you are going to feed any russian rifle, just go ahead and use Wolf or any of its steel-cased cousins. They were designed for that type of ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridurall View Post
    I can't argue about the price but I wouldn't shoot Wolf ammo in any of my guns.
    Not sure what you mean precisely, but 99% of people who own a
    rifle chambered in 7.62x39 shoot WOLF and have no problems.

    MANY also use the Wolf .223 in both ARs and AKs.
    I myself have shot THOUSANDS of rounds of Wolf through my ARs
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    I use Wolf soft points in my Ak and SKS. Never had a problem with either the laquer or acrylics. Never not even one jam!! I hear many stories about the lacquer rounds but I never had that problem. As far as being dirty rounds, so what! Part of the fun of going to the range is comeing home and cleaning your weapons. I'm on my third box of 1000's and I am happy with Wolf.

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    I have never tried Wolf ammo but I am going to be buying some in the near future.

    Heck, it's an AK after all, it was designed to work with dirt and sand and other gunk in the action. How bad can some dirty ammo be for it?
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    Thanks for the input so far but one part of the question remains; any opinion about the regular performance (122gr) versus the military classic (124gr)?

    Same price, different grain. Has anyone tried both and can comment on difference…if any?

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    Zero I have shot both and see very little difference. I like the soft point because of the variance of use. But as far as accuracy i see little difference but I'm not a long distance shooter. At a 100 yards both will serve you fine but beyond that, I,m not the person to talk to. Ranges around me do not go beyond a 100 yards.

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    Thanks Ben, I knew someone in here would have experience with both.

    In regards to the soft points, what do you mean by “variance of use”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zero View Post

    In regards to the soft points, what do you mean by “variance of use”?
    I'm not Ben, but the soft points are legal to hunt with, fmj's are not.
    I agree with Ben that there is very little difference in the performance of the two rounds. My son took his first deer with the 154 gr. soft point this last fall. A little over 100 yards, one shot one kill.
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    Got it and thanks.

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    Yeah, its basically the same stuff, I'd just go with which ever one is cheaper. I just got 1000 122 gr from AIM.

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