G&R Tactical
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Quality Commercial 5.45x39 Ammo?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    358
    Feedback Score
    21 (100%)

    Quality Commercial 5.45x39 Ammo?

    Does anyone have any good recommendations for quality commercial 5.45? I've been shooting 7N6 for the past 6 years and fortunately I stocked up when 7N6 could be bought by the crate for just over $300, but I just finished off a spam can of it and realized I only have 3 crates left.

    Anyone have any luck with any of the commercial offerings currently available?
    Quote Originally Posted by RichDC2 View Post
    That rifle has won trophies for its game face alone!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    367
    Feedback Score
    0
    Deleted
    Last edited by bfoosh006; 08-29-17 at 19:24.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    788
    Feedback Score
    5 (86%)
    It's been a while since I've gotten out of 5.45, but back when I did shoot it, my choice was Golden Tiger 5.45 and Silver Bear.

    The GT has been gone for a while, but it looks like it made a come back just recently. I see SGAmmo also caries Wolf Lacquered 5.45 now too.

    I have used the same Wolf in 7.62, and it was about just as good as Bear and Tiger.

    SGAmmo has them right now I believe.

    FYI, these are steel cased economically priced options. They're reasonably clean and accurate, but I would not consider these to be the best defensive or match ammo out there.

    Considering you mentioned 7n6, I have seen it mentioned that Golden Tiger is close to the real military stuff. So you can give that a try.

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/golden...orrosive-new-p

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/545x39...er-and-sealant

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/545x39...-non-corrosive

    There's more options on the website. These are just some examples.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    2,307
    Feedback Score
    20 (100%)
    I have found wolf milspec lacquered to be excellent.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    358
    Feedback Score
    21 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by bfoosh006 View Post
    Respectfully, what is you budget and what is your criteria in context to quality ?

    Hornady has a 5.45x39 Hornady V-max 60 grain Steel Case ammo round that I would consider quality.


    http://www.sgammo.com/product/hornad...case-ammo-8124
    I'm just looking for a good all around training round with reasonable accuracy and performance, in other words something to replace 7N6 as my primary range round. That being said, the V-max is a bit overkill for what I'm looking for.
    Quote Originally Posted by RichDC2 View Post
    That rifle has won trophies for its game face alone!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    358
    Feedback Score
    21 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by w3453l View Post
    It's been a while since I've gotten out of 5.45, but back when I did shoot it, my choice was Golden Tiger 5.45 and Silver Bear.

    The GT has been gone for a while, but it looks like it made a come back just recently. I see SGAmmo also caries Wolf Lacquered 5.45 now too.

    I have used the same Wolf in 7.62, and it was about just as good as Bear and Tiger.

    SGAmmo has them right now I believe.

    FYI, these are steel cased economically priced options. They're reasonably clean and accurate, but I would not consider these to be the best defensive or match ammo out there.

    Considering you mentioned 7n6, I have seen it mentioned that Golden Tiger is close to the real military stuff. So you can give that a try.

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/golden...orrosive-new-p

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/545x39...er-and-sealant

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/545x39...-non-corrosive

    There's more options on the website. These are just some examples.
    Thanks for the suggestions. I researched some more and found that the Golden Tiger is generally considered a decent round, closer to "mil spec" than most other commercial 5.45 loads. That being said I ordered a case of Golden Tiger as well as a case of Wolf lacquered mil spec from SGAmmo to compare in my rifle.

    I also ordered a few boxes of Silver Bear, Red Army Standard, Wolf Military classic, Tulammo, and Wolf performance just to get a point of reference and see how they shoot.
    Last edited by amd5007; 05-21-17 at 09:55.
    Quote Originally Posted by RichDC2 View Post
    That rifle has won trophies for its game face alone!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    788
    Feedback Score
    5 (86%)
    No problem.

    And you'll be happy with the Wolf Lacquered and GT. There's been a revival of decent 5.45 and 7.62 ammo thru SGAmmo lately. Hopefully it'll keep coming in. I know that Sam managed to get some Tula 8m3 clones brought in. It could be possible that he gets a 7n6 clone for the 5.45 users soon too.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    36
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    I'm also a big SGammo fan. Good prices and great service. I have had really good luck with the IMI 5.56 55 gr ammo I bought through them as well as some German MEN 5.56 ammo. If you buy a few thousand at a time the shipping is pretty reasonable.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    2,061
    Feedback Score
    6 (100%)
    Darn shame Lapua isn't loading it. I'll also be interested in any definitive answers here. I found the 7N6 to be more accurate than the commercial loadings. Too bad it turned out to be evil. I have some of the Hornady but have not tried it (like only a box or two). One would guess it would be accurate but I imagine it's a far cry from 7N6 'good old days" prices.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    788
    Feedback Score
    5 (86%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Christiansen View Post
    Darn shame Lapua isn't loading it. I'll also be interested in any definitive answers here. I found the 7N6 to be more accurate than the commercial loadings. Too bad it turned out to be evil. I have some of the Hornady but have not tried it (like only a box or two). One would guess it would be accurate but I imagine it's a far cry from 7N6 'good old days" prices.
    I don't have any experience with the Hornady 5.45, so I can't comment on the accuracy. I wouldn't doubt that it's accurate, but yeah it's pretty far from the old 7n6 prices.

    http://www.sgammo.com/product/hornad...case-ammo-8124

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •