GUN Golden Bear 5.56

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  1. Sgt Pepper

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    Yeah, you could get Wolf.

    That being said - I consider Wolf the gold standard for shitty ammo. Golden Bear is like, brass washed/brass plated, but, who knows.

    Just don't get Silver Bear.
     
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    Personally I'd spend more, get better brass cased ammo and save it to reload. Or even sell.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Are you looking for JHPs? Or just cheap 5.56?
     
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    I'm just looking for cheap 5.56

    I know that brown bear is lacquered and can be a bitch to clean out your chamber after.
     
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    I've heard that the steel casing on wolf can fuck up your rifle or not feed/ eject reliably, have you ever had any problems?

    Is it coated in anything that melts in your chamber?
     
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    I've seen cases of brass go as low as $310 recently on river of guns. Might as well keep an eye out for cheap ammo there and sell the brass if you don't plan on reloading.
     
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    The steel casing doesn't obturate under pressure as well as the brass does, so it makes the chamber dirtier.

    It will not fuck your gun up. Anybody who says that is dumb or underinformed. Most people are when it comes to the AR15 though.
     
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    Yep, I think a lot of people have problems when they shoot wolf, or other steal cased ammo, and then shoot brass afterwards. Since the chamber gets much dirtier, the brass will have a tendency to stick, resulting in a failure to eject. Shooting cheap ammo means you'll have to clean more.
     
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    The main thing is that some people have either undergassed or overgassed rifles which makes it hard for the extractor to do it's job with the dirtier, tighter chamber.
     
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    I don't know about Golden Bear, but I never had any problems with Silver Bear.
     
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    I bought some silver bear .308 a few weeks back and ran them through my converted Mauser. Out of 20 rounds I had 3 clean neck splits. :ugh: I ran Wolf and some brass reloads that I made and had no other problems.

    I've yet to have a problem with Wolf but I have bought plenty and had good luck with Barnaul-made ammunition like Silver/Bronze/Golden Bear and Monarch at Academy. I'm hoping I got a bad batch.
     

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