I put some wolf through my M9 a couple months back without a problem....I'm inclined to try it some more given the price. But it is dirty!....and indoor shooting will leave you with a nasty filmy taste in your mouth, and you'll be hocking crap up all day....(i'm a non-smoker, so for me this is not the norm....)
I'm really not so woried about the steel cases, I don't shoot enough right now to worry, and with Steyr seemingly about to go big into the US market, support should be on hand if something goes wrong.
Went shooting over the weekend and got 1 FTE with WWB (200 rounds through)...easy enough to clear...not a major problem.....got it from Mag#6...will be watching that one from now on.
pondering loading a bit of flitz into my extractor to see if that will loosen it up since mine too is not really moving with finger pressure....anyone have any thoughts on this idea?
On another note entirely....finally got my Ruger 10/22 out to the range....heavy barrel, trigger worked down to 2.5 lbs, nice simmons scope....sucker is keeper!....nice tight groups (didn't measure, but i am pleased with it).....eats cheap ammo all day...under 2 cents a shot.....fun as hell.....time to build another one!
I buy the Blazer non-reloadable all the time and have never had any problems with them thru my G17 or my M9. I love the stuff and it is only pennies more that Wolf. I still have a hard time spending money on anything made in Russia.
most of the time, the cheapest i can find is about $12 for a WWB 100 count at Wally world.....i recently found some Blazer at 5.70 a box and stocked up a bit. I know i can get wolf cheaper...but not by a lot....
i think at this point i may just use whatever is cheapest that day....the only thing my M9 has choked on was WWB, and it has only done that twice in about 700 rounds.
I feed my S40 anything cheap. But Barnaul Silver Bear 180gr .40 seems to not feed well. A few rounds hung up inside the mag nose down slightly. Others had a delay blowback where I felt the slide almost seize up. It goes bang but not reliable IMHO.
Wow, would you feed your kids some generic food or your dog some kind of low quality dry food simply because its cheep?
I have over 1500 rounds through my M-40 and I stick with Blazer .165 FMJ for target practice. Its cheep, its quality, and I haven't had a single FTE or FTF since I purchased my pistol almost two years ago now. I've read more than my fair share of posts on this forum about people who had the intelligence to buy the Steyr pistol, but experienced FTE problems due to poor quality ammunition. A few more cents per box of ammo wont bankrupt ya. So, why take a risk...why risk a FTE or FTF that may cause some type of unwanted wear and tear on your pistol? Mr. Steyr loves you...do you love it?
I have lots of 9mm blazer stocked up now....so i don't need to buy much ammo right now....and this price on blazer at Natchez looks pretty darn good.
i'm going to start laying in piles of 22....that damn 10/22 of mine flies through ammo right and left....waiting to put together another one...plus i'm scoping my buckmark pistol.....i'm going into to 22 mode....HA!
If anyone lives near an academy sports the blazer aluminum is $3.86 a box!!!!
I was going to come back w/ a few thousand rounds last time i went up to pensacola (only academy in FL) but they were out
natchez price is good, but shipping kills the deal unless buying serious bulk.
I just got in 1000 rounds of the lancer 147 that jng247 is always hyping. It's $1 more per 100 rnds after you factor in shipping. It will be for match and drills night use and i'll supliment it w/ blazer or wwb for the range.
On a side note the 500 rnds of lancer 180gr .40 I got is cheaper than i can get it at even wal-mart so I came out spending the same.
I WILL NOT USE WOLF OR BEAR IN A STEYR. that is just me though.