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This is a discussion on I obviously wasn't paying attention within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I've read plenty of times that Wolf ammo has a habit getting stuck in the chamber of AR-15s. I've read countless times that you should ...
I've read plenty of times that Wolf ammo has a habit getting stuck in the chamber of AR-15s.
I've read countless times that you should always bring a cleaning rod to the range.
I knew these things, but I guess I thought it could never happen to me.
About half an hour ago, I fired about 40 rounds and the last one failed to extract. Now I get to wait until I go home tonight before I can fully clear the weapon.
Boy do I feel stupid.
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I have never had a problem with wolf but do seem to recall that people have malfuntions when they mix the types of casings: shooting brass and then going to steel or vice versa. It has to do with the different expansion properties of the casings and usually gun powder in the chamber causing the case to stick.
I've not dealt with a stuck casing before but here's my plan:
Hoppes #9, cleaning rod, small hammer. After; a detailed scrubbing of the chamber and a stiff drink.
It's a good night to clean the guns methinks.
Daddy Warcrimes, were you shooting the Wolf varnished rounds or the newer polymer coated stuff?
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Never had a stuck case either , but I like to go prepared.
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The varnished stuff has a bad habit of transfering the varnish to the inside of your chamber when it's nice and hot, effectively under-sizing the chamber for the next round, especially after it cools and hardens.
Some manufacturers even have a stipulation that voids your warranty if you shoot laquer-coated ammo, like Wolf.
Hope you get the casing out.
Wolf ammo is from Cobra supply, you need to be carefull with it. It does OK in Cobra weapons like the AK/SKS but the tighter tolerances of Joe guns (AR) just doesnt like Wolf. Duke has had lots of problems with it, and General Flagg is going to issue orders soon to stay away from Wolf and do not depend on it.
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The ammo was purchased withing the last couple of months, I estimate it was their newer stuff.
The casing was removed without too much effort. A couple firm smacks on the rod handle was all it took (my wife hid the solvent). I gave the chamber a good scrubbing. I still have about 100 rounds of the stuff which I may or may not fire with this rifle. I'm never buying the stuff again for an AR (don't think it really matters in an AK).
My wife just bought me a display table (36" round, 6" high)that I'm going to make into a field diorama and display the 40 or so Joes I still have in storage. Man, I used to have a small room full, all good-excellent condition........ Had to sell them, in a move- like selling Superman #1for $10.
I've seen 2 AR15s leave the range and go to gunsmiths with wolf cases (or live ammo nobody knew) stuck in the chambers. I've also been in a gun shop where somebody came in with an AR15 that had a case stuck in it.
I don't shoot Wolf in my AR15s.
Strange, I've shot Wolf in all of my AR's for years without one single issue.
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