Missed the forums for awhile, did I miss something new?new Silver Bear ammo,,,,, 95gr JHP with zinc plated case.
This is the stuff I was shooting: http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/9X18_Makarov.htmlMissed the forums for awhile, did I miss something new?
I’m aware of the old Silver Bear 115 gr JHP from LVE, and the
Silver Bear 94 gr bmHP from Barnaul, but I’m not aware of
New Silver Bear 95 gr JHP??
Who is it made by, and who is selling it? Couldn’t find any info in ‘Search’. TIA, Tm
I found with the 94 grain rounds, it was casing diameters where the bullet is pressed in, that was inconsistent. Some of them were even pressed crooked. I have shot over 800 rounds of the stuff and have another 1000 of the FMJ (well, only about 600 left), it has the same issues, and I only use it for plinking. I did a post on the old forum about it with measurments. The lengths of the rounds were to spec on all the ones I measured.Silver & Brown Bear 9x18 Mak ammo have had more reported feeding problems than any other 9x18 Mak I can recall. The problem is the OAL, and will probably present itself when loading the magazine.
I'm biased due to having read of so many problems over time, but if you use this ammo for self-defense, please load and unload your mags a time or two to ensure the cartridges are not too long. Most of the problems were with 115 and 120 grain Bear ammo, but I'd check it all, no matter the load, if using Silver or Brown Bear for self defense.