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Wolf
June 1st, 2004, 09:31 AM
KY Imports has this ammo for sale. Its $140 per case, does anyone know if this is a deal or a ripoff?

Amish_Bill
June 1st, 2004, 10:38 PM
Israeli meaning IMI?
Israeli meaning Q3131a?
Israeli meaning Samson?

Oh... Israeli meaning unlabelled bulk Israeli. :-(

no idea

[ June 01, 2004, 22:15: Message edited by: Amish_Bill ]

sct1886
June 10th, 2004, 11:33 PM
My experience with Izzy ammo is it often tends to be loaded hot. I have seen double cycling in HKs, AKs.

GaryM
June 11th, 2004, 04:18 PM
I know a lot of israeli ammo is made by Sierra here is the good old USA. I don't know the headstamp but from what I know about the Israeli military I would think it would be very good stuff.


I learned about Sierra making ammo for the Israeli's when I took the Sierra factory tour in Sedalia, Missouri. If you ever gt the chance, do it. It is free and quite interesting.

Prometheus
June 12th, 2004, 12:56 AM
I got some tarnished Izzy 18 onths ago and aside from a little dirty, it's accurate ammo.

Apparently, some batches were 'bad'... but if it's IDF approved it should be top notch.

John_Wayne777
June 17th, 2004, 08:47 AM
Israeli Q3131A is good stuff, equal to M193 ammo here at home. As far as I know it about as good as Lake City ammo (which I still have an unopened case of in the den...Ammo conservation is a good thing...)

Frankly I don't think any of it is much better than PMC's 55 grain FMJ ammo. Except maybe for the waterproofing the LC and M193 rounds go through. (Some of them)

I soaked a round of LC in a glass of water for a week, and it still went boom at the range. Guess I should try that with PMC....

Hoot_223
May 2nd, 2005, 08:05 PM
wolf 62grn Ammo goes Faster then PMC

Prometheus
May 2nd, 2005, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by Hoot_223:
wolf 62grn Ammo goes Faster then PMC I haven't cronoed the wolf .223 as I'll never shoot it in that caliber again, but the wolf 9mm is about 50fps SLOWER than winchester white box. :eek:

davechng
May 3rd, 2005, 06:50 PM
For comparison sake,

I chrono the WInchester Q3131 M193 is 3150 fps from my 16" 1:9 twist Bushmaster,

The WOlf Chrono at 2750 fps ! What a big difference.

These are average 5 rounds on a 75 degree day, on a Shooting Crhony Chronograph.

DaveC!