Originally Posted by therewolf
Tulammo is what it is. Cheap ammo. People are
somehow delighted to pay half as much for it, then
pissed off, at the range, when it doesn't perform as
well as ammo costing twice as much. HOKAY...
Good point. But it looks like there can be confuaion over what TulAmmo is exactly. Kind of like Wolf, which also gets a lot of complaints. TulAmmo seems to be more of an importer, and not a manufacturer. There is indeed Tula arsenal in Russia that makes a lot of steel cased ammo and sells it to Wolf and TulAmmo and Bear, and other importers. But Wolf and TulAmmo seem to import from other sources as well.
For example: Wolf Gold is mostly Prvi Partisan ammo. Prvi Partisan and Sellior and Bellot also make ammo that is imported by Winchester or under the Prvi Partisan name itself. Wolf Match .22 is some high quality target ammo that is made in Germany. Wolf alos imports other inexpensive steel cased ammo from Ulyanovsk.
So, this Italian made ammo from TulAmmo, has an unclear pedigree as far as I can tell right now. It looks like it may be sourced from Fiocchi, but I'm not familiar with too many othe Italian ammo manufacturers, that may be producing this stuff. But Google seem sto show that Fiocchi UK carries this line of ammo.
But then people associate a problem with one line of ammo from one source in a importer's catalog, and all of a sudden it all has an internet reputation as being crap if it has that importers name on it, when the true problem may be only with the one manufacturer.
I've used Fiocchi with no problems in the past. So I imagine this will work fine for range practice, and still give me good reloadable brass.