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    Posted: September/06/2020 at 07:56
123 grain bullets.  Bought a couple thousand rounds of this stuff a while back.  I'm getting a failure to fire a little more than 1 in 20.  Primer strike looks perfect... dead center and as close to same depth as those that fire as I can see.  I've checked everything in the bolt/BCG... all good.  Multiple strikes won't fire it.  
I have some 124 grain Red Army Standard that I have had no failures to fire.  I also have some reloaded "plinking" stuff that I have had no failures to fire.  
I guess the batch of WPA I have they just had a bad QC day...
The WPA is pretty accurate, about 1MOA, reloaded stuff is about the same.  RAS is a bit better.  
Price is not nearly so good when you are loosing a little over 5%.  However, it HAS improved my clearance drill.  I guess everything has some "trade-off".



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What are your running these through? I've never had a failure to fire on any of the Russian made ammo.
(Ruger American runs the Mini 30 mags.)  My preference is the Silver Bear ammo (no lacquer).

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My "AR-47" (built from upper ILya put together, sold to me quite a while back).  It's been sitting for a while, I decided to get it fully operational.  Always been accurate and 7.62x39 is still cheaper than I can load it, mostly.  The Red Army Standard shoots well, the reloaded stuff shoots well, never had any issues with Silver Bear, but have not used any in a long time... no ignition failures with anything I've tried but the Wolf stuff.  Never have had a lot of luck with Wolf ammo.  I have some 100grain 6.5 Grendel that keyholes out of my 14.5 inch(16 with staked muzzle brake) Alexander Arms 1:7 twist upper (I sent the upper back to Alexander and they sent it back...said "use better ammo".  Only shoots OK out of my 20inch barreled Grendel.  Once I shoot up all this stuff I have on hand, pretty sure I'm through with it.  Even when I'm just "plinking", I want it to go "BANG" every time I pull the trigger.  
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I've spent about 10 mags each of the Wolf and Red Army standard since last post... Wolf still has a high failure rate, RAS not a single failure to fire.   I must have just gotten in on a bad lot of Wolf, I guess.  
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More testing of Wolf vs RAS (3 10 round mags of each just yesterday morning)... Wolf exhibiting about a 32-33% failure rate.  Certainly decreases the cost effectiveness of Wolf ammo... and, makes it useless for its intended purpose.  I'll be glad when this stuff is gone.  
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Sorry its not working out for you.  I like the Silver Bear ammo best, but none of it can  be had currently.
At this point I'd say shoot up the unreliable Wolf plinking and keep the RAS.  I heard TULA ammo blew up a 9mm pistol not long ago I think they had a squib which plugged the barrel and next round caused major failure.  

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Yeah, I'm just trying to use up the Wolf stuff... darned irritating.
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