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Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Tier1Mike, Mar 25, 2009.
Anyone have any experience with Brown Bear 9mm ammo?
Yes it is good cheap practice ammo! A little dirty just clean your gun!
How does it rank as far as WWB and CCI Blazer Brass, which are a staple for many of us here? I have heard it being mentioned once or twice. Since I have not been able to get any Winchester White Box or Blazer Brass, I have been purchasing Magtech and Federal American Eagle 9mm. I have not shot any of the American Eagle yet.
I shoot alot of it in 9mm Makarov and it is the cleanest ammo for that gun I have fired yet. No unburnt powder and much less cleaning. 300 rounds of Brown bear is LESS dirty than 100 rounds of S&B 9x18mm.
Barnaul (brown bear) has always been the cleanest, most consistant ammo I have used from Russia...
Of course brown bear has steel cases, and cannot be reloaded. It is excellent and reliable practice ammo. Just as WWB or Blazer Brass. Academy is selling it under their Monarch label for $8.99 a box of 50.
Brown Bear 9mm works perfect in all my Glocks. Thats really all I have been shooting lately. I have shot probably about 500+ through my G17 and about 300 through my G19. Decent stuff.
I have used Silver Bear in 9x18mm and it was good stuff. I've used brown bear 7.62x54R in my M44 and it's a great alternative to corrosive mil-surp.
Make sure to check the sizing on your ammo before you shoot it. I have had some that would jam my pistols.
I load up Brown Bear 9x19 in my G18 magazines for super plinking out of my G17. It's cheap, dirty and reliable. What more can you ask out of practice ammo?
why the hell do the casings have a lacuer coating on them? my uncle just bought a box but Im scared its going to blow up in my hand. Cheapest lookin ammo Ive ever seen.
Maybe because it's a steel case and without a protective lacquer coating the steel would probably rust in short order? Just an educated guess...
I have shot cases of this stuff through a few Glocks. Have no fear. I've found this stuff to be very accurate and stinky. I like it. It doesn't leave red stuff caked up on the breechface like Wolf does.
I'm glad I found this post. I've been looking high and low for some 9mm. Other than the occasional box here and there I haven't been able to buy any bulk. I just scored two cases of Brown bear and I'm glad I did now. I've never used it before, but I'm optimistic. As far as the ammo frenzy, I recommend the on-line auctions for anyone who wants to pick up a case. The prices are not all that crazy right now.
Reviving this thread from 2009.
Brown Bear prices are down.
Is this stuff still running without issue in Glocks?
I have never had any issues with it, I kinda like the smell of it to.
Where do you guys get your ammo from? aimsurplus has them for $8.50 for a box of 50 or $8.25 if you buy 10 boxes or more. shipping is about 12.00, was thinking of getting 500 rounds, alot cheaper that the 23.xx I spend at walmart for a 100 pack of winchester. Even though the winchester is better ammo w brass cases. I dont reload anyways.
I've gotten good results testing brown bear 145 grn HP, and it's been very reliable in my p-95 (but not good in my Skyy, which doesn't seem to like steel cased ammo). However the Brown bear that I shot was all HP with copper washed cases, if the current stuff is laquered it may not be from the same factory.
I think the name is misleading. The words "brown bear" and "9mm" should ne'er be used in the same sentence. Go take down that charging grizzly with your G19. LOLS!