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    Tulammo have hard Primers?

    I bought a box of 380 Tula ammo and noticed on the first shot and many after, though not all. there was no bang. I had to double strike the bullet. My remington and Hornady bullets gave no problem.
    Anybody else have seemingly hard primer issues from Tula??? The gun I was using was a Bersa 380. Thanks for replies.

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    Yes, I've had the same problem with both .380 and 9mm. The 9mm won't fire at all in one of my guns, and in another it's fine. The .380 I have one gun that's erratic and one that works fine. Some guns will work fine with it.
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    Yes. I believe the cups are harder. Even though they function fine in my FNP-9, they don't in the 24/7 DAO pistol my wife uses. And my Kel-Tec S2K doesn't function well with them either.
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    Had a few problems with them in my AR in 5.45x39 without a heavy spring. Havent used it in anything else but have heard of issues with it
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    I have shot a fair amount of Tula ammo, mostly 9mm and .45acp. I have yet to have a problem. That being said I have read a lot of question just like this one. So is it the Tula ammo or the individual pistol being used is the question. I think most gun owners would prefer to blame the cheap, dirty, off brand ammo that they bought trying to save a few dollars rather than the more expensive pistol being used.

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    Could it be due to Tula having Berdan primers while most other manufacturers use Boxer primers? Since Berdans sit just below flush in the case, it's entirely possible that it's not getting pushed in far enough because the firing pin is at the recoil point of the pins spring system. Using a double strike may allow it to get that extra push on the primer against the internal anvil to create the spark needed to fire. Some guns make deeper primer strikes than others, my Hi-Point will make anything in 9mm with an unsed primer go bang. But in the case of a TCP, Bersa .380, or any other gun having trouble with them, i'd be willing to bet on that being the case. It's just a thought, i could be wrong though.
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    I have had problems while shooting 223 tula ammo in my AR15 when I am using a lighter hammer and trigger spring, federal ammo works great with my light spring set up. When I have the factory spring in my AR tula fires every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montkun View Post
    Could it be due to Tula having Berdan primers while most other manufacturers use Boxer primers? Since Berdans sit just below flush in the case, it's entirely possible that it's not getting pushed in far enough because the firing pin is at the recoil point of the pins spring system. Using a double strike may allow it to get that extra push on the primer against the internal anvil to create the spark needed to fire. Some guns make deeper primer strikes than others, my Hi-Point will make anything in 9mm with an unsed primer go bang. But in the case of a TCP, Bersa .380, or any other gun having trouble with them, i'd be willing to bet on that being the case. It's just a thought, i could be wrong though.
    REsponding late because I just saw your post, montkun. I have not had a prob with Tula, but I only buy 9mms and 7x39s for paper-punching. (Too hot to handload this time of year) I HAVE noticed that the 7x39 are lower than flush, BUT the 9mms are flush. Neither one has ever caused a FTF and I've gone through hundreds.

    What I was thinking was this - - - - - it maybe that the 7x39s are loaded BELOW the flush level. Most AKs, including mine, do not have a firing pin return spring, so it doesn't retract neatly, like a 1911. Which means--at least in theory--the bolt closing on a round COULD fire the round prematurely if the primer was even a whisker high. Knowing that, while I've noticed the deep-set primers - - - - - - I figured it was intentional to set them this way.

    JUst a cheap theory.
    Last edited by chuck_in_texas; 09-30-2012 at 04:21 PM.

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    I had trouble with Tula 380 in my TCP738 and Bersa Thunder, never tried it in my Beretta.
    I don't buy it any more.

    edit: by trouble- I mean non fire, and some multiple strike required.

 

 

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