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macywouldgo
07-13-2009, 10:25 AM
not sure

Timberwolf
07-13-2009, 10:28 AM
its in the same category as Wolf - crap. If you want LR hunting ammo you can't go cheap.

Alaric
07-13-2009, 10:29 AM
not sure

Assuming you mean Brown Bear ammo, the stuff made in Russia? Nope, it's not known for its accuracy. It's cheap, and that's about it.

reidnez
07-13-2009, 10:50 AM
For casual target shooting, it's just fine. I buy silver bear by the thousand for my Saiga and AR, and have no complaints (just wish more ranges would allow it.)

Now, for match or hunting use, why would you cheap out on ammo when it matters most? Assuming you're using an accurate rifle, why would you handicap it with inferior ammo? That's kinda like putting 87 octane in a Formula 1 car.

Vtec44
07-13-2009, 10:56 AM
I have silver bear ammo, and can hit my 10x17 steel target from about 150 yards with standard iron sites on my AK. I don't hunt or focus on grouping so I don't know if they're that accurate.

Brutish
07-13-2009, 11:33 AM
Are you a troll ( http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=202584 )or just a inexperienced and lazy (not doing research)?

What are you planning on hunting?????

Perhaps you should learn the basics before doing any "long range hunting." http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=198301

Richie Caketown
07-13-2009, 12:13 PM
i used 62gr silver bear and i like it . 2in groups at a 100yds isnt too bad. like the other guy said , i just wish more ranges would allow it

the only thing about silver bear is , it doesnt smell as good as the cheap wolf ammo after its been spent:43:

technique
07-13-2009, 12:25 PM
Sure....But what cartridge size are we talking about here...And what distances is long range to you?

I would feel confident at 300yrds with brown or silver bear taking game with a .308.

aplinker
07-13-2009, 12:29 PM
LOL

OP, you need to ask now if Tiger ammunition is good for sniping.:rolleyes:

IsaacGlass
07-13-2009, 1:16 PM
Wolf and Brown Bear pretty much shoot the same. Only good for paper hunting.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=202584

technique
07-13-2009, 1:32 PM
Keep in mind though people...marketed "hunting ammo" ain't "match ammo"...its still less accurate.

Brown bear or silver bear really isn't all that bad depending on what cal. we are actually discussing here.

macywouldgo
07-13-2009, 2:23 PM
Sure....But what cartridge size are we talking about here...And what distances is long range to you?

I would feel confident at 300yrds with brown or silver bear taking game with a .308.
223

aplinker
07-13-2009, 2:24 PM
223

what game?

technique
07-13-2009, 2:25 PM
and how far?

macywouldgo
07-13-2009, 2:26 PM
LOL

OP, you need to ask now if Tiger ammunition is good for sniping.:rolleyes: thats good

hoozaru
07-13-2009, 2:28 PM
my silver bear 7.62x54R are extremely accurate.

I have compared American Eagle 7.62x39 with silver bear 7.62x39, no difference in accuracy, US made ones are just nicer and cleaner.

not sure about 308 win and 223

Timberwolf
07-13-2009, 2:36 PM
my silver bear 7.62x54R are extremely accurate.

I have compared American Eagle 7.62x39 with silver bear 7.62x39, no difference in accuracy, US made ones are just nicer and cleaner.

not sure about 308 win and 223

define extremely accurate - American Eagle is nothing more than plinking ammo - to me extremely accurate is 1.25 to 1.5 MOA for a given range under field conditions

hoozaru
07-13-2009, 3:19 PM
I got three shot 1 inch group at 50 yards with my Finnish M39 and silver bear 7.62x54R, that's "extremely accurate" for me.

if AE is just plinking ammo, then do you know a match grade 7.62x39? :p

Timberwolf
07-13-2009, 3:34 PM
Match grade and 7.62X39 is generally not used in the same sentance. There is however match grade 7.62X54R ammo available. That said, the OP is asking about .223 ammo (at least thats what he said in his similar thread about Wolf ammo) and there is alot better ammo available for 200 and 300 yard applications than Wolf and Bear crapola.