Shot some Brown Bear for the first time yesterday. It really does smell. The gun still smells even after cleaning. But it worked except for one round that required a double strike (which is really odd, I had the same thing happen with Wolf). Wolf doesn't seem to have the same smell so I think I'll be sticking with it. Nothing beats the deal on Federal at Wal-mart though. The one time a year you can find it. The Glock eats anything and everything.