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steel wolf ammo and use for 1911's

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by KillStick, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. KillStick

    KillStick

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    I have asked this question before just not on here in a specific thread. I have wondered if the steel case used by wolf is safe to use in 1911 due to the extractors being some what sensitive. I have heard mixed reviews of it being safe too don't do it the steel will damage the firearm. So I figured if anyone new the 1911 guru's would and this ammo is strictly just target and plink ammo if that helps at all. At 15.99 a box it is a good deal around here. :dunno:
     
  2. bac1023

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    I wouldn't do it, frankly.

    I hate that stuff. :whistling:

    :embarassed:
     

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    Your guns stay to pretty to shoot. :wavey:
     
  4. bac1023

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  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I've used that crap in my AK(but hell, that thing reliably feeds peanut hulls and cigarette butts:supergrin:) and some in my AR, and would probably use it in my Glocks, if I didn't have anything else. But not my 1911's. I haven't ever seen it be much cheaper than brass cased ammo anyway.
     
  6. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I will not shoot steel crap through anything, but the com block weapons they were originally made for. People can laugh all they want about getting great deals on their wolf ammo, but I'll be laughing all the way to the range with my handloads made with good components.
     
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    Not.

    If you can't afford the ammo, don't buy the gun.
     
  8. KillStick

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    Thanks joe for the kind of hateful response I suppose, I just received my order of 500 pmc bronze 45 acp and just saw they had a special on wolf. So I figured I would ask if anyone has used it in a 1911 and if it is safe. I know the stuff is dirty but didn't know if it would cause extractor problems.
     
  9. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I imagine you would get a lot of people's opinions, versus real world experience.
    I shy away from anything steel for fear of it damaging my weapons.

    I might make an exception for a Glock, but absolutely not in a 1911.
    Back years ago, the US Government loaded .45 ACP ammunition in steel cases.
    I have read there were extraction problems with the ammo, in the 1911.

    New manufactured ammo would probably be better, that ammo that was made for wartime expediency.
     
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    Thank you Jason, I respect a comment whether it is positive or negative as long as it provides some viable information instead of just some snobbery sly comment.
     
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    I've shot a LOT of steel through a Glock 17 with no wear at all. Steel can be alloyed to be very soft, such as for ammo cases. I would not think that steel cased ammo would damage an extractor unless the case expanded and was was creating excessive friction in the chamber. I have seen this question come up in 1911 forums quite a bit and I've never seen any answer that wasn't much more than some guy's superstition. If I had some steel cased ammo, I'd run it in my 1911s, but I've never seen a good deal on it so I keep shootin brass.
     
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    :agree:

    You saved me some typing Jason.
     
  13. brisk21

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    Id have to be saving alot of money to try it. Sell me Wolf .45 acp for $8 a box and Id think about it. I got a box of aluminum blazer for Christmas and it is still sitting there. I have shot alot of brass since then.
     
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    I admit that I have shot regular Blazer as well as WWB, S&B and even Wolf outta my guns...

    Lately Ive been buying a ton of American Eagle and I like it.
     
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    My experiences with Wolf steel cased ammo has been limited to .223. 1)One of my friends ran a magazine through his Bushmaster and about half way through one of the empties jammed in the chamber, got it out with a cleaning rod, next one jammed and we got it out with the rod again. quit shooting that stuff. 2) Another friend was shooting the stuff through his Weatherby and the 3rd round jammed and he put it away (he didn't want to go after it with the cleaning rod). So after seeing those two incidents I won't shoot the stuff through any of my guns.
     
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    If your gun will eat a sampling of Wolf, run it. For the pretty Baer's and such, use good ammo. For a range shooter 1911, Wolf is fine if your gun will run it.
     
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    Back when Wolf was literally 1/2 the price I shot it through several 1911s and glocks with no problems. It stinks and is messy but so what. Don't let the nancies around here scare ya. However, I dunno that it's much worth the MAYBE 10% you save nowdays.
     
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    If your gun can't handle Wolf, it is not a very good gun. I have shot tens of thousands of rounds of it through Baers. Rock River, Brown and Colt's. No issue except the old lacquer coating they used to use.
     
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    I personally just don't care for it. I never thought my 1911s wouldn't feed it or get damaged by it.

    The last time I used steel cased ammo of any kind was 7.62x39 through my old SKS. As a couple of you mentioned, its not even much cheaper these days.
     
  20. Monte#2

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    Gonna have to ditto that!