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VASH1456 02-07-2012 11:04 AM

Tula ammo
Does steel casing ammo (tula .223 ammo) mess up your shell extracter are a AR-15?

Quentin 02-07-2012 12:21 PM

No, but extractors are cheap anyway.

purehavoc 02-07-2012 12:23 PM

Over along period of time its possible but your talking about a $15 extractor , you will more than save that on your first 200 rounds of ammo . And were talking about thousands and thousands of rounds before it might need an extractor . You will also want to make sure your gun will shoot steel cased ammo , it may be all thats available in a SHTF scenerio and you want your gun to be able to shoot it . I have run roughly 1900 rds of steel cased ammo thru my gun since dec 24th and the extractor still looks like new and functions flawless . Do yourself and favor and save some money unless your gun FTF, FTL or FTE with this ammo . you wont know until you try it .

mjkeat 02-07-2012 05:20 PM

Even if your AR won't run Tula as is you can play w/ different weight buffers to get the timing right.

I just finished off some of it and would have purchased more but I had a hard time finding it at that time.

VASH1456 02-08-2012 06:06 AM

Thanks for the info.... It shoots steel casing just fine. The reason why I was asking this question was because my friend has a AR as well and he told me that it was bad to shoot steel casing out of it. I'm just going to alternate between brass and steel.

vmkeith 02-08-2012 06:24 AM

The only issue I've heard about steel case ammo is about expansion in the chamber. Other than that just try it.

ZombieKiller83 02-08-2012 04:08 PM

I've put 500rds of steel cased through mine with zero issues, she runs like a top with that stuff :cool:

cfraga1978 02-08-2012 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by VASH1456
Does steel casing ammo (tula .223 ammo) mess up your shell extracter are a AR-15?

In the past two months, I have ran 2000 rounds of tula and 500 rounds of federal brass case sometimes in the same magazine. I have zero malfunctions at all and I pull my extractor to inspect it after every range trip. I have not seen any excess wear on my extractor at all. Like others have said its only a $15 fix anyway.

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