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Hey, Sorry for all the posts, but it's hard to ignore the wealth of knowledge that this forum has.


I was thinking of attending some handgun courses through the Tactical Defense Institute in Ohio. The level one, two, and three classes would require that I bring close to a 1000 rounds with me. I would like to stay away from wadcutters if possible. I shoot Wolf ammo through my SKS and love it. It's cheap and performs well. A little dirty though.

So the question how does the .45acp Wolf ammo hold up? I have read everything from "it's crap" to "I love it". I found the Wolf .45 ammo at $120.00 for a 1000 rounds FMJ.

Any suggestions would be helpful.
 

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a_kayaker: You're right, it's crap! It is dirty and fouls all my guns. I started using it in pistols and it was so dirty it would jam my Beretta after half a box. If my 45s weren't to government specs, they would have jammed up on this stuff too. Some guns seem to shoot the stuff without problems, but not mine.

I would expect the SKS and the Ak to handle that stuff without problem - they are built to military specs and meant to operate under adverse conditions. I would classify wolfe ammo as an adverse condition.

If you are going to a defensive pistol training course that will require 1000 rounds of ammunition, please let me suggest Sellier and Bellot (S&B) - it is inexpensive, clean buring and reloadable. It is made to original specifications for both European and American loadings. It is reliable. I use it and carry it. 500 rounds of S&B ball hardly dirties my guns at all. I would also suggest ball ammo over hollow-points or soft-noses to assure reliability.

Sorry, but good luck in the training course. Mikey.
 

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Thx guys. I found the S&B and some others on the Proload website.

The price is close to the Wolf and if the S&B is reloadable.... well that makes all the difference in the world. It just so happens that the next thing on my list is to learn how to reload.


Thx again
 

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I got some Wolf the other day ... I couldn't resist the price at Midway ... fortunately, I only bought 6 boxes ... my Springfield Loaded Fullsize tolerates it OK, so I can use all six boxes, but it's dirty and smokey and must not completely burn in the 5" barrel, 'cuz it throws lots of sparking stuff out the end of the barrel too :eek: I'll use the remaining 5 boxes, but I won't be buying any more ... my reloads are cheaper and much better!

Learn to reload ... even if you just get the bare minimum setup from LEE, you'll still be ahead of the game ... and pistols are a good place to start as straight walled cases are much easier than bottlenecked cases to reload.

By the way ... make sure to get the LEE Factory Crimp Die ... even if everyone tells you to stay away from all the other Lee equipment ... the FCD is first rate and it WORKS! They sell a 4-die set that includes it.

I size all my brass on a full-sized press (it's just easier), but I still do the bulk of my reloading with my old Lee hand press ... it allows me to load at the kitchen table ... and since I am still in the house, my wife doesn't complain that I'm always off in the garage! Mind you, while a hand press will let you load high quality ammo, it will NOT let you load 500 rounds an hour like many can on their progressives :wink:

Good Luck,
Saands
 

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Alice Cooper: well, at least we don't have to worry about French ammo - they don't drink the water over there so I wouldnt' worry about any of their ammo going 'Le bang'. Mikey.
 

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One thought on ammo at your Tactical School is to use CCI Blazer if you can find them on sale. That way you can concentrate on the training you are paying for, and not worrying about getting all your brass back. If the school is to prepare you for honest to goodness encounters, you wouldn't/shouldn't be worried about your brass.
 
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