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Tula ammo Why shouldn't I buy it

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by cooldave52000, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. cooldave52000

    cooldave52000 Oregon Member

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    Price 14 bucks per box of 50
    Salem area
    Can I do better with pricing?
    No online prices as shipping most often off sets the price

    I do not reload so no need to respond to reloading

    Good or bad for the gun and why?


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  2. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Tulammo isn't all that bad. Steel casing are fine but they're dirtier to shoot than brass because it doesn't expand as much as brass. Hence it doesn't seal as well from the residue blowback. Of course you'll have some FTF or FTE if you shoot enough of any brand of ammo. As far as pricing though $15 is about right. Bimart will sometimes have sales that will bring the prices to $15 or you can go to any local gun show and get that price too. What are you shooting this out of?
     
  3. JackThompson

    JackThompson Valley of the Demons Well-Known Member

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    I fire this stuff from my SKS all the time. I love it. It's super cheap, and no better/worse than any other ammo I've fired.

    We all (Had better) clean our guns, but I hear the SKS is much more tolerant of a dirty barrel.

    I'm picking up some brass to reload as well, but for training and even for defense it's a fine choice.

    I see FMJ and HP ammo available from Tulammo. I've thought about picking up a few boxes of hollow points to keep around for defense and maybe even hunting.
     
  4. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Brass is always better than steel. It's easier on your gun and is cleaner. Still, I have no problem with 7.62x39 or 5.45x39 in Wolf or Tula. AK's and SKS' were made for steel on steel. I have seen steel cases break 2 AR bolt's.
     
  5. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    In AKs its perfect, usually low price point and not all that dirty.
    Hornady actually went and made "Match Ammo" with steel. Now I know they use better powder but still, just goes to show you that if you're going to shoot or stock up quite a bit on ammo steel would be a good option. Brass is great if you reload or if you're shooting firearms that can't handle it.
    I say go for it.
     
  6. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Good plinking ammo, but be wary of squibs! I have shot my whole life, and the only squibs Ive ever had were from recent Russian steel cased ammo. 7.62x39 and .223. Both from Tula and Wolf. Not too huge a deal, just something to keep in the back of your mind.
     
  7. Steve06

    Steve06 Oregon Active Member

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    I have shot cases of Tula and Wolf. Yes, it is dirty. Yes, it stinks. Yes it is hard on extractors. Yes, it is relatively cheap. My experience is primarily with 9mm, 9x18, some .45, a lot of .223, a lot of 7.62x39. There are a lot of tales about this ammo and yes, I have had a couple of squib rounds and a few FTE's but not much worse than Winchester White Box. Tula/Wolf seems to be a little hotter than the Winchester and accuracy is about the same with pistol calibers. Where is seems to lack in consistency is with 223 if you compare it to M193/855. I intend to continue to use it as range ammo. I would not consider it for SHTF except for Russian weapons.
     
  8. Zepoll

    Zepoll Keizer Active Member

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    On a recent time out I had an average of about 1 or 2 FTF per magazine using TulAmmo 9mm

    One could say that's a negative, or you could say it's a good training tool to experience a surprise FTF every now and then.
     
  9. cooldave52000

    cooldave52000 Oregon Member

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    Thanks for the feed back
    sounds like good plinking ammo
    Range report after this weekend
    is there any other factory ammo to stay away from?
    I looking for plinking ammo only
     
  10. cooldave52000

    cooldave52000 Oregon Member

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    Shot over 100 rounds and not one miss fire or jam or dirty powder


    They worked great
     
  11. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    I shoot it in 9mm at $9.99 a box and 45acp at $14.99 a box. Never a prob YET. :)
    Dave
     
  12. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Here a reason. A 9mm Tokerov just every couple of shoots with it. Gun runs flawless, according to owner, with brass
     
  13. Aero Denezol

    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    I shoot this stuff out of my SKS/AK all the time, no misfires or FTE yet. From time to time I also shoot it out of my 1911, no complaints!

    I think it's the AR15s people are worried about. When I had an AR I played it safe and kept to brass because I kept hearing these stories of broken extractors.
     
  14. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Also note, the parts in your rifle and/or pistol are hardened the steel that they use for the case is not. A hardened surface cannot take significant damage from an unhardened material. Plinking ammo or not this stuff gets the job done.
     
  15. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Made in Russia.

    Buy American.
     
  16. billstaf

    billstaf Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    None of that junk is going through any of my guns. I paid a lot for my guns. I don't mind paying a bit more for good ammo. Especially 5.56.
     
  17. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    I had two boxes of wolf steel hull. Shot with my Walther P-38; case failed to extract twice. Other than that, no problems
     
  18. cooldave52000

    cooldave52000 Oregon Member

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    After cleaning my gun
    I was happy to see the little powder that was in there
    After reading how dirty this ammo shoots
    This not a true
    The powder burn is clean
     
  19. PaulZ

    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    :paranoid::huh:
     
  20. cooldave52000

    cooldave52000 Oregon Member

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    Shot another box last night and not one bad round or feed

    What interesting was all the boxes in the garbage looks like alot of folks are using the ammo

    Best price Walmart