(18.9¢ per round)
Quantity – 20 rounds per box; 50 boxes per case
Manufacturer – Wolf
Bullets – 55 grain full metal jacket (FMJ)
Casings – Berdan-primed steel
Steel cased ammo has got its drawbacks, but it owes its great abundance to one very big advantage that it has over brass: its price tag. If you’d like to stow a massive quantity of cartridges somewhere or are planning the mother of all range sessions, that awesome low cost is sure to put a smile on your face.
Wolf manufactures an astounding amount of steel cased ammo, and they do it in Russia which has a long-standing tradition of producing the stuff. This 223 Rem cartridge’s casing does have a thin layer of PolyFormance polymer that works to address steel’s reputation for not extracting as reliably as brass, and it protects the round from corrosion as well. This round’s 55 grain full metal jacket projectile is just like what you’re probably most used to firing out of an AR, but note that the layer under the copper jacket may contain steel that will attract a magnet.