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Posted On: 10/26/2021
A: Thanks for reaching out Dana! Wolf makes this ammo exactly for shooters like you. Their usual bullets have magnetic bimetal jackets, as you probably know. But these black-and-yellow label rounds are loaded with nonmagnetic bullets: lead core, copper jacket, zero steel. The case is quite obviously steel, but it sounds like your range doesn't take issue with that.
Posted On: 4/10/2020
A: Hello, Dave! Purely steel jacketed bullets are exceedingly rare – when a bullet's jacket is strengthened with steel, it nearly always has a protective outer layer of copper. Bimetal jacket bullets, as they're called, don't really wear out a barrel noticeably faster than the more commonplace copper jacketed bullet. The primary reason a manufacturer would advertise that their bullet contains no steel is range compliance. Ranges often ban bimetal jacket bullets because they (A) are more likely to damage backdrops and (B) can create hazardous sparks. That means ammo like this lets shooters take advantage of economical steel shell casings at ranges that might have otherwise prohibited them!
Posted On: 2/27/2019
A: Andrew. The Polyformance line-up of ammo from Wolf is their true commercial brand. It features a polymer coating for more reliable cycling of the steel casings. These rounds are a great bargain, if you keep a couple of things in mind. Some firearms do not function well with steel cased ammo, and some ranges do not allow "magnetic" ammo to be used. We always advise customers to try a few boxes before buying a large quantity to make sure your particular gun cycles steel cased ammo reliably, and if you shoot at a range, make sure they allow the use of magnetic ammo. While this Wolf Brass does have a copper jacketed lead core projectile, the casing is still steel, and most ranges simply test the ammo by seeing if it is magnetic, and they cannot differentiate which is actually attracting the magnet, the projectile or the case.
Posted On: 8/15/2018
A: This particular product offering is traditional lead core, copper jacketed round. It does not have the bi-metal projectile that is typical of the Wolf ammo. This ammo would be indoor range safe as long as the particular range allows steel cased ammo. Be sure to check with your specific range before making a large order.