How Accurate is Wolf Gold? VSO Tests

Nathan S
by Nathan S

VSO (Vigilant Spectre Operations) gun channel tests Wolf Gold a common “cheap” ammo loading typically from Asia to M-193 specifications. To give viewers some perspective, they also test PMC Bronze (also loaded in Asia, typically South Korea), which shoots roughly similar out of the test rifle.

Now, the test results are from a single gun at a single day that may or may not skew the results from an average performance standpoint, but its a compelling video that even “cheap” ammunition can be accurate when employed correctly. Each gun (and even down to each individual barrel) will shoot ammo differently.

For example, one of my 3-gun team-mates shoots Wolf Polyformance 55-grain and swears its steel-seeking steel ammo.

Title photo from TheBangSwitch, which also has a detailed review of the ammo and accuracy results.

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Tim Barrera Tim Barrera on Jul 31, 2015

    I know there is no way to substantiate claims made online, so you can either take me at my word or not, your choice, but I swear by Wolf Gold. I used to run it purely as training ammo, but decided to do accuracy testing with it in a new Mossberg MVP rifle that my brother just purchased.

    The rifle was stock from the factory, with cheap rings and a simple $200 vortex scope on it.
    It was my brother's second time shooting the rifle.

    At 100 yards, the groups were consistently less than 1 moa. Best group was .715 inches.

    We pushed out to 300 yards where it did open up a little more, but we consistently ran 3.1 inch groups at that range.

    Its not high grade black hills sierra match ammo, but at a third the cost per round, it makes for some incredibly accurate practice ammo, even for precision shooting.

  • William King Drummond William King Drummond on Aug 02, 2015

    I run Wolf Gold 55gr exclusively in 3-Gun matches, and have been for the past two years. Never a FTF or FTE. At the last match we shot a stage with 12" plates from 50 to 350 yards, and IPSC silhouette plates at 400, 450 & 500 yards. Shot a Stag Arms 16", 1:8 M4 barrel, standard D-ring held fore-end (not an accurized free-floated set up) with a 2 MOA Aimpoint red dot. Had the fastest stage time in limited division (tac-irons), and went one-for-one on the first 5 plates out to 400 yds (only 2 shots needed for the 450 & 500 yd plates). I'm very impressed with the quality and value of this ammo.