May 17th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Parkersburg, WV
I have used the Wolf flavor of the Tula .223 in my AR-15 and had the first fired case stick in the chamber....the extractor just slipped over the rim leaving the fired case stuck in the chamber while the action cycled as normal. Tapped the empty case out with my cleaning rod. I have 3 spare bolts for the AR in my tool box, so I changed out the tight bolt with spare bolt number 1.
The gun function flawlessly with the different bolt from that point on. I bought 10,000 rds of the Wolf (10 cases)...same lot number and have been using it ever since, no problem.
Conclusion....if your gas gun has minimum headspace with steel cased ammo, you might get a stuck empty left in the chamber like the gentleman with the Mini-14 above. If you have a few spare bolts to swap, you will probably find one that will work in your rifle.
If you don't have spare bolts to play with, I would buy 1 box and try it before buying an entire 1000 rd case. Once you get it to run, the ammo is good to go...stock up.