Wow, Our country will ban a company that sells ammo all around the world (including Iran). But if one of our Fortune 500's does business with Iran then that is ok..... (I'm talking about GE) It all comes back to money.It came from an LA Times story stating that the Russian Military Ammo complex which owns WOLF was being banned for doing business with Iran. THere is a link on this site to the story. There are several other Russian companies importing here. Monarch being one.
We've already beat this into the ground, please for the sake of our sanity, stop rehashing topics that we've already beaten into the ground over and over again.
WOLF AMMO IS NOT BANNED....
NOW RAISE YOU RIGHT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME......
I (OlympicArmsFan), DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT FROM THIS DAY FROWARD, I WILL CEASE BEING A DOUCHE-BAG-UBER-TOOL AND I WILL ALSO FOREVER REFRAIN FROM SPREADING INCORRECT AND UNFOUNDED PANIC AND FEAR VIA THE INTERNET.
I believe that the factor that makes steel core ammo not acceptable depends on if a firearm is available for sale in pistol form in the U.S, the steel core ammo for its caliber is banned.Wait...so that 5k rounds of surplus 7.62x54 I just paid for is banned? Damn, I'll just have to shoot it real quick so I can reload it with lead core.
So is that supposed to make you better than everyone else or just special in your own little world?RON L here = SERE SURPLUS
This is 100% false. Steel core ammo is not Armor piercing, (even though it can pierce thin armor) and the ban you cite is no longer in effect and has been superceeded.Here is an article that takes you through each step of why the steel core ammo (in 7.62x39mm) was banned (thanks to Olympic Arms). The reason the ammo was banned was just as I described, rifles were made into pistols therefore changing the status of the rounds to armor piercing which is restricted to law enforcement use.
Until someone makes a pistol that uses 7.62x54 your off the shelf steel core supply is safe.
The real reason Wolf ammo is getting scarce is high demand,,, as it is imported and Wolf doesn't maintain operations in the US they are limited on how much they can bring into the US. Now in case everyone hasn't noticed, in the past handful of years there has been a GLUT of surplus 7.62x39 rifles being sold across the nation, (aks and sks), and wolf is the cheapest ammo available for it,,, just two to three times the cost of .22lr purchased in small quantities. So the demand outpaced the supply, how many other calibers and manufacturers ammo can you shoot for less than twenty cents a round? The next closest competitor is over twice the price.LOL I can handle it.
I should have looked better on the board for a thread on this but I didnt see it. I just posted asking a question about it. I know wolf last year was harder then I dont know what to get in my area. I know shops that took a year and half to get it in and still in low count.
One shop here will only sell you five boxes at a time of it. I see most are getting Hot Shot the white box stuff. I've read that a lot of people wont shoot that in their AR's but will wolf. Thats funny and a debate that could go on as long as the AK VS M16 one.
I also have not seen Golden Tigar in any shops in my area and if Im not mistaken thats part of the Wolf company. I also dont see Brown Bear any where. The ammo in my area for the AK is really hard and the AR is easy to find altough higher but easy to find.
I guess I will buy it when I can in my area watch it and see if it goes up and if I can beat it on the net with deals there. So far one shop in town has the same prices as AIM's and somtimes better for ammo.
I wish I would have bought wolf when it was a 1000 rounds for 89-99 bucks then also when it went to 115 bucks. Im kicking myself for not doing it.