Difference in Wolf ammo?

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    Difference in Wolf ammo?

    is there a real difference in wolf ammo when it comes to

    124grain FMJ 7.62x39mm Military Classic
    WOLF Performance Ammunition - WOLF Military Classic

    and

    122grain FMJ 7.62x39mm Polyformance
    WOLF Performance Ammunition - WOLF Polyformance

    and dont say the difference is 2 grains

    they are priced the same
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    The military classic comes in a tactical camouflage box
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    The military classic comes in a tactical camouflage box
    Yep, thats the only difference I can see too, other than 2 grains


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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    The military classic comes in a tactical camouflage box
    ...and its 66 FPS faster giving it that military tactical edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    ...and its 66 FPS faster giving it that military tactical edge.
    Err, the polyformance is rated @ 2396fps, the military at 2330.. Just saying.

    In the end the poly gives ~60 ft/lbs more muzzle energy. For the same price, it's your call, it's a 4% increase. I prefer heavier, slower rounds, but thats OMO
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    You all probably know this stuff, but I'd rather start from the beginning so I don't forget a step --
    Wolf started as a green lacquer coated round, then they got complaints about sticking in AR chambers so they went to the gray poly coating.
    Then, they couldn't get enough production for demand, but they could still get the "old" green ammo. To differentiate, they called it Military Classic. And it cost less than the black box Wolf.
    Then, the plant making the green ammo started shifting to gray..... the last time we opened black box and camo box ammo, they looked identical (that was maybe a week back, most recent shipment from Wolf). Cost went right up to the black box.

    I am sure I've left some out because it's been a while since I heard all of the Wolf story, but the end result will probably be that everything will have the gray coating. No idea on the boxes though.
    Hope this helps. They both seem to shoot the same to me.

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    I find that when I shoot Wolf thru Glock 26 it smokes to much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David III View Post
    You all probably know this stuff, but I'd rather start from the beginning so I don't forget a step --
    Wolf started as a green lacquer coated round, then they got complaints about sticking in AR chambers so they went to the gray poly coating.
    Then, they couldn't get enough production for demand, but they could still get the "old" green ammo. To differentiate, they called it Military Classic. And it cost less than the black box Wolf.
    Then, the plant making the green ammo started shifting to gray..... the last time we opened black box and camo box ammo, they looked identical (that was maybe a week back, most recent shipment from Wolf). Cost went right up to the black box.

    I am sure I've left some out because it's been a while since I heard all of the Wolf story, but the end result will probably be that everything will have the gray coating. No idea on the boxes though.
    Hope this helps. They both seem to shoot the same to me.
    Sounds like the best info to me! I don't see much difference actually. Only Wolf ammo I shoot is the match 22lr's. I have more than enough Norinco to last quite a while. I do have some green steel case of Russian decent that is not legible for a brand name or manufacturer. Most of which has a steel core. That would be these in the blister paks.

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    I have had bad experience with Wolf ammo in general and would not recommend it. The biggest thing is that the cheap Wolf .223 is too lightly loaded to ever cycle my 16" AR. With the longer barrel ARs it cycles but jams plenty.

    I don't have an AK so I can't know for sure about 7.62x39, but I still wouldn't trust it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWRedDragon View Post
    I have had bad experience with Wolf ammo in general and would not recommend it. The biggest thing is that the cheap Wolf .223 is too lightly loaded to ever cycle my 16" AR. With the longer barrel ARs it cycles but jams plenty.

    I don't have an AK so I can't know for sure about 7.62x39, but I still wouldn't trust it.
    I will say this. I pick up more seemingly unfired Wolf ammo in .223 when I visit my local range than anything else. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HITCH KING View Post
    I find that when I shoot Wolf thru Glock 26 it smokes to much.
    I think it's designed for good cheap plinking ammo.

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    I've fired over 3,000 rounds through my guns (2000 through two .45's and the other 1000 through the SKS). I've had zero FTF, FTE, etc. It is accurate (for it's purpose) in my guns. I don't think it smokes any more than other commercial cartridges. I've hear it's dirty. DUH! What round doesn't leave a residue in your barrel? I clean my firearms after each range session so the primer and related residue isn't an issue. I cannot attest to any other calibers, but I've shot both the black box and the camo box in each weapon without issue. It's good to plink with and I've got a bunch of it if SHTF. It goes bang every time and it WILL punch through clothing and skin if needed.
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    The web links also say "Mil-Spec sealant around case mouth" for the Military Classic, if that's any big deal.

    I just started shooting 7.62 recently, so no extensive experience, but it works fine in the Saiga. I've been told by folks on other forums to stay away from it in handgun calibers since 1) it's filthy, and 2) the steel casing can contribute to feeding and/or extracting issues.

    Best used in the commie guns it was designed for, I guess.
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