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Good Ammo??

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Mikej, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Hope this is OK in this forum, it gets more trafic.

    What's the consesus on Russian FMJ .45 ACP TulAmmo? They've got, what seems like, a real good deal at Cheaper than dirt. Doesn't say if its new or not, or I'm dense and missing it. Seems too good to be true at $125 and change + S&H for 450 rounds.

    Mike
     
  2. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    It's cheap for a reason. Most of the eastern european ammo is dirty.
     
  3. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    Its OK ammo and that's a great price. I've shot it from my glock but its very dirty. I wouldn't shoot it from my 1911's. but that's just me.
     
  4. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    Anyone have problems with squibs and this ammo?
     
  5. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    NO squibs for me just dirty...
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Just nasty cheap ammo with no QC............ I say use at own risk......
     
  7. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    Is this your experience or?... ;)
     
  8. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    I posted a similar post a couple months back trying to get feedback on the Tula ammo also. The responses were about the same as this thread, dirty ammo, people saying don't use it but couldn't answer why. But not one problem was said about the ammo other than it is dirty. I haven't bought any yet but at the price the op said it was selling for, it would be great training ammo.

    I say spend the $125 and let us know how it is. For that price, I might even do the same!
     
  9. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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  10. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Izzy.
     
  11. Izzy

    Izzy Oakridge Active Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  12. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    Still, there needs to be more discussion on what "really" is the problem with Tul.
    If it's "bad" or "crap", pistol, caliber, and malfunction should be listed. The other thread doesn't go too much further than what's being discussed here.

    I suppose a group event shooting tul with multiple weapons and calibers is in order? :D
     
  13. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I love these threads.

    Some how it always ends up being good in one gun but not in others, how is that possible?

    "Use at your own risk" meaning this stuff could do something bad...... What company is going to sell dangerous ammo in the US? Can you even imagine the liability of that? Last time I checked most places want to stay in business and keep making money.

    The answer it is cheep imported ammo. It is dirty. It may or may not be as accurate as other bulk ammo. Great if you are just plinking away but if you are looking at super accurate then you need to be looking at premium loadings.
     
  14. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    One quick question: do you own a PTR? [link]
     
  15. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    No, whats your point?
     
  16. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    You asked,
    But you didn't answer it, AFAIK.
    So, I figured you were aware of, or own a, PTR, since they have problems with certain types of ammo. ;)
    Some guns run okay dirty, others don't. Some guns run well or alright dry. YMMV
     
  17. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    The issue was safety. It does not say it is not safe to use in that gun. Things like "I will shoot it in gun A, but would never dream of shooting it in gun B". This is usually followed up by some excuse why it is ok.

    Now on to your link that was ONE persons experience with ONE gun, not really enough for a practical evaluation. Yes there are some guns that require specific ammo or specific ammo specs like bullet or shot weight. This is not the same as A particular gun not functioning with A particular ammo.
     
  18. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    On top of being dirty, it smells horrible. If you don't clean your guns after every outing, don't buy this ammo because it will stink up your safe and/or room, guaranteed.
     
  19. dmancornell

    dmancornell Portland, OR New Member

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    Since you bring up the PTR, the problem is caused by out-of-spec fluting in a half-assed attempt to increase accuracy (as if the original HK G3 wasn't one of the most accurate battle rifles).

    I've put over 1k rounds including smelly Silver Bear, tar-sealed milsurp and FGMM out of my PTR-91 GI without any issues.
     
  20. Asp

    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    +1
    I see what you're getting at.

    @ dmancornell
    Have you ran tulammo through your PTR GI?