Down the Rabbit Hole.
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
― Frank Herbert
I just ordered 250 rounds of 147 gr. 9mm HP's. Some places were out of stock, some didn't have any issues. At least the Russian ammo shortage isn't a panic buy across the board. I don't shoot the russian stuff, jams the bejesus out of our AR's.
Max, I shoot a lot of 7.62X39. Or I did when we still had nice weather once in awhile. I buy silver bear, it's good stuff. I read a long, convoluted, too much information report some time back on the performance of Russian ammo in the AR-15. I am pretty sure it was at the Lucky Gunner, which is advertised on Ryans blog but I don't remember Lucky Gunners URL myself. It gave Wolf a clean bill of health in all aspects, mentioning only that it was dirty. I know years ago, when I was still working, the UPS guy bought an AR-15 and came in complaining that it wouldn't cycle reliably and he was going to send it back. I asked him what he was shooting in it, and it was some brand of Russian soft steel cased stuff, might have been Barnual. I told him to change over to American brass cased ammo, he did, and had no further problems. I think actually it's the powder, not the case, that causes the problem.
Max, one other thing I remembered. During World War II we produced some soft steel cased .45 ACP and it was renowned for breaking the extractors in the M1911. I don't shoot much soft steel cased ammo out of pistols for that reason.