Tula ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by gearhead396, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Any opinions on steel case ammo especially Tula? My metro arms 1911 won't even cycle more than one round without jamming and my 25 is fail to fire every round....anybody else had this issue or not?
     
  2. wyoprepper

    wyoprepper New Member

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    I run it through my ar every now and then with no fails ever. but some guns are just more picky then others. Im sure someone will be stopping by with a better explanation
     

  3. big_blue79

    big_blue79 New Member

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    I've ran it through the .40cal Hi-Point and the PT-1911 listed in my sig, no FTF's or jams in either, they just ate them and kept going.
     
  4. Josh1158

    Josh1158 New Member

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    There so so in my sks. I get a ftf sometimes and it jams the bullet further into the case. I can get them for 5 bucks a box though. Ya can't beat that
     
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  5. irockglock

    irockglock New Member

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    They're legit. No issues with my G19.
     
  6. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    My Glocks shoot well with Tula. But my DD AR15 hates it, will FTF for sure. Don't know why ;(.
    Tula is cheap ammo good for target practises.
     
  7. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I primarily shoot TulAmmo through my Hi Point 4595TS carbine and never had an issue.
     
  8. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    I would stop shooting it asap!!!! Send it to me and I will properly dispose of it for you :D


    All kidding aside, I have run it through just about all my weapons and it has performed excellent. Make sure its clean and lubed well.
     
  9. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    How bad on a chamber and extractor is steel Tula, on a 1911 style pistol?? Lucky gunner had 500 rounds for $157. Would it eat the extractor off??
     
  10. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    You will probably stir a lot of opinions on that KyTB , I have never been afraid of running steel ammo in my weapons. The way I look at it, If i have a gun thats ammo picky i am not gonna trust my life to it with any type of ammo.

    I have noticed no ill affects of any type. How much is an extractor ? prob under 30 bucks ? how many thousands of rounds til you wear it and how much ammo savings would that be ? HUGE!!

    Now I dont give my Kimbers a steady diet of steel cased but they have fired some with no ill affects. Would I run it through a lower end 1911, hell ya. If I spent 2500 bucks on a nighthawk, I prob wouldn't skimp on ammo.
     
  11. purehavoc

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    If it would what does a extractor cost ? $20-$30 Im not a 1911 guru so i dont know much about them . extractors are hardened steel the steel casing are not its going to take a long time to wear out the extractor . For practice and pllinking it doesnt take much to save yourself money
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    If your 1911 extractor is working right there should be very little wear at all from steel case ammo. The case rim should slide up under the extractor hook on a properly radiused and tapered extractor face behind the hook. Once fired the hook just pulls back on the rim.

    Now if you try steel cases ammo that doesn't work in your gun you should either not use the ammo or tune the gun to run it.

    Tula is some of the lowest quality Russian ammo out there but if it works for you then it is a cheap alternative. I've had better luck with brown bear and silver bear in rifle ammo. Those are loaded at the Barnaul plant that has a bit better rep than the Tula factory for ammo.
     
  13. michigan0626

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    I bought my wife a Savage Edge in .223. I have a feeling she is going to want to shoot the snot out of. Good for her. On Centerfire Systems website I found some really cheap bulk ammo. It is of the Tula brand. There are 5 different selections that come in 1000 round cases.

    FMJ, 62 Grain $240
    FMJ, 55 Grain $240
    HP, 62 Grain $250
    HP, 75 Grain $250
    HP, 55 Grain $260

    It probably is, but the last one (HP-55GR) does not mention being polymer coated. Of these 5 which would be the best to shoot from the bolt gun? Or should I just go for the cheapest? If so, 62 or 55.

    The prices seem a little sketchy. For 20 rounds the 55 HP's are cheaper than the 62 and 75; yet at 1000 they are more expensive.

    Would either the FMJs or HPs be adequate to hunt with? Down here in Florida the deer are pretty much large dogs. We'll definately be going for neck or head shots if that makes a difference.
     
  14. purehavoc

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    I might suggest skipping the tula for the savage. Every shot in my axis, previously the edge locked up in the chamber upon firing it and required a rubber mallet to the bolt handle to get it out. Remington umc and pmc has some pretty cheap accurate .223 ammo that works great.

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  15. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The Russian steel case is excellent practice ammo.
     
  16. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

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    Im glad you mentioned axis, now Im not sure if its the edge or the axis. Does it matter?

    I believe and trust what you are saying. So, for taking that into account, I think I will just buy a 20 round box of each type and see what is compatible with her rifle. I dont want to pass up the chance to be able to use really cheap ammo if it does work, but with your warning I will limit my overall exposure to maybe $30 of possible unusable ammo versus $250. Thank you.
     
  17. purehavoc

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    The Edge is now called the Axis , Same ol girl just a new dress . My buddy has a edge and his is the same deal his fired about 5 rds before it locked up . Maybe it will shoot from yours , I would try it for sure because you never know but just a heads up go buy 4-5 boxs of it and see if it will work before you buy 1000 rds and cant use them . , If it does lock up no biggy a few taps with a rubber mallet will get it out . My AR's eat Tula up but not my bolt gun :( .
     
  18. michigan0626

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    What would cause the bolt gun to gum up, but not the AR. I figured the bolt rifle would be able to feed a larger variety of rounds.
     
  19. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Brass expands and contracts in the chamber the steel does not ,it just expands and swells in the chamber . Nothing really gumming it up