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    You do have a point (that I missed). This thread has grown a Beardicon.

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    The bi-metal jacket wears your barrel faster than copper jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeep View Post
    The bi-metal jacket wears your barrel faster than copper jacket.
    but only if you are shooting up hill in the rain
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    Its bloody awful.....

    Took my semi Mk II up to the range yesterday. Used a bunch of 1951 RG surplus which worked fine, one failure to fire in every 120 rounds or so, which to be honest isn't terrible.

    Switched to the wolf steel cases and immediately wished I hadn't. Out of 10 rounds, 5 cases ended up with case head separations at the neck. 4 of the times the next round feeding into the barrel ended up not seating (obviously) and pulling the ruptured case head out when I recocked the gun. The 5th one I had to use the old ruptured case extractor (which always works a treat )

    I would not recommend this ammo to anyone.
    The greatest LMG to ever see service in the British Army...........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    Is this ammo any good ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tr63 View Post
    Is this ammo any good
    You can read the comments on the advertisement...glowing...

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    I have no issues with the wolf steel cased ammo in my semi auto MKII, I have a spare barrel from IMA to use so I dont wear my numbered barrels. I have had zero case head or neck splits with it after 500 rounds, uses the same gas setting . I picked up some of that MEN stuff from SG, havent tried it though, it does have bi-metal bullets like the Wolf so if you are a volume user its a little tougher on the bore. But the brass case is easier on the gun overall..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpj53 View Post
    I have no issues with the wolf steel cased ammo in my semi auto MKII, I have a spare barrel from IMA to use so I dont wear my numbered barrels. I have had zero case head or neck splits with it after 500 rounds, uses the same gas setting . I picked up some of that MEN stuff from SG, havent tried it though, it does have bi-metal bullets like the Wolf so if you are a volume user its a little tougher on the bore. But the brass case is easier on the gun overall..
    You lucky bugger !!!

    Iím going to run an inspection on my Mk II barrel and bring a spare with me next time as well.

    Iím glad it worked okay for you, Iíll give it another go next range day

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmarcher View Post
    You lucky bugger !!!

    Iím going to run an inspection on my Mk II barrel and bring a spare with me next time as well.

    Iím glad it worked okay for you, Iíll give it another go next range day
    It works OK in all three of my barrels, but I have only used the one for quantity shooting. I just fired another 100 rounds (Wolfe) yesterday and no issues except loading the first round. The rim drags on the mag so I have to pull the handle twice on the first round, after that its fine (I usually load a mag with 20 rounds). Will probably polish the feed lips on one mag just for the steel ammo.

    Only problem is its cheaper so I fire a lot more rounds now, used to fire 40-50 of brass when I took it out and now I fire 100

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