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Picked up a 9mm box of TulAmmo at my local Wal-Mart today, for only $9.47 (50). Does anyone have any experience with this ammo? Never seen it before, but will fire it next week. :???:
 

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The Tula ammo sounds like a good deal. If your buying Russian surplus ammuntion you may want to avoid Wolf ammunition. My friend bought some for his PT92 and it caused jamming
issues. Some of it also had weak powder charges and we were afraid he was going to have a squib in his barrel. He will never buy anymore Wolf 9MM after that experience.
 

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ncfarmer said:
The Tula ammo sounds like a good deal. If your buying Russian surplus ammuntion you may want to
avoid the Wolf ammunition.
My friend bought some for his PT92 and it caused all kinds of jamming
issues. Some of it also had weak powder charges and we were afraid he was going to have a squib
in his pistol. He will never buy anymore Wolf 9MM after that experience.
Wolf is not surplus ammo; it is new manufacture.

FWIW, I have not experience any "weak" powder charges.
 

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Mea culpa. I assumed it was surplus ammunition because my friend said he bought it in bulk.
Thank you for setting me straight. The shooting problems were real though, I witnessed that
myself. He may have gotten a bad box of ammo, no manufactuer is perfect.
 

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ncfarmer said:
Mea culpa. I assumed it was surplus ammunition because my friend said he bought it in bulk.
Thank you for setting me straight. The shooting problems were real though, I witnessed that
myself. He may have gotten a bad box of ammo, no manufactuer is perfect.
Ain't that the truth.
 

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no exp with tula, it's probably along the same lines as wolf.

my advice is if you can't get brass for 9.50 a box.. then see if you can find some cci blazer, it's alumium cased, can't reload it, but i've never had a problem with it and i feel comfortable shooting it in any gun.

i'll only feed wolf to my hi-point.

also although wolf coats their cases with either lacquer or poly being that it's steal it's more likely to rust.. brass can corrode also and even aluminum.. but i was just going though my ammo stash the other day and had a few rounds of wolf left.. 2 of them had rust starting on the case.

probably a non issue for most people but long term storage might be problematic compared ot traditional brass or cci blazer.
 

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Tula is the same as Wolfe, Wolfe is the importers name and the manufacture is Tula on the steel cased ammo. For the past two years or longer, the Tula has been polymer coated instead of laquer coated which has eliminated some jamming problems caused from the build up of laquer in the chambers. About the only thing I have ever noticed is the primer shells are a little on the hard side, and there are light primer strikes with a striker fired pistol from time to time. It is ok ammo but as general practice, I only fire it in my Commie made guns, AKs primarily. I have shot some pistol ammo, probably about 5 boxs total and had two misfires, and no jams. I can usually scrounge brass cased ammo for the same price.
 

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Noticed the Tula ammo at my local Walmart also. Picked-up a box of 40cal. and ran it through my 24/7 DS with no problems. Will try 9mm on my next trip to range. Looks like Walmart is replacing the Federal w/ Tula.
 

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Looks like Walmart is replacing the Federal w/ Tula.
Too bad! :(

I generally don't buy Russian Pistol Ammunition, but I've not had problems with it when I have used it. Just not my prefered range food for my pistols.

Don't mind running Russian Ammunition thru my Egyptian AKM, Chinese SKS, and Ruger Scout Mini-14. As these are Military Designs they are more tolerant of it.
 

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I hope Tula is OK, just pisked up 600rds of it for $8.50/box (my cost) at WW. Will let you know in 8 days
 

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I kind of find it amazing that Wally world would select to sell a Russian brand of ammo. Hell the best ammo they sold was RWS at about $12 a box of 50. Now that is excellent ammo in that it isn't tuned down like the Federals they sell, 124 gr, shoots clean and is very accurate. I was told by the two local Walmarts in my area that no one will buy it say it is foreign made, go figure since it is rated one of the best ammo makers on the planet. Here it seems the Federals an Remington both are all they can sell. Even Federal doesn't list the stuff they sell at Walmart.
 

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im surprise anyone wants it at that price, i know i dont.. maybe things will change but i can still get brass for less.
 

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i bought a 500round of 55 gr 5.56 er .223 from CTD not too long ago.

bad powder that looked like it had dirt in it and underpowered to the point only about two rounds of three would cycle the AR-15.

another weird thing after a couple rounds were fired the barrel got really hot---far hotter than normal ammo.

i pulled the bullets , dumped all the contaminated powder and reloaded the remaining rounds with my off the shelf powder and they all shot fine.

i may have just been unlucky. though i have been shooting russian made wolf brown bear and what not for decades and never ran across any that didn't have enough go to cycle the rifle.

also MV was down around 2000fps??

lot 4-p715

not ain't in any hurry to buy more that is for sure.
 

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sounds like the ammo was loaded high on phosphates, REALLY cheap ammo is loaded high with it.. it burns real hot, notice a lot of fire at the muzzle? or grey residue on the muzzle end?

they're messy and they heat your barrel up really quick.

i dont know if thats the case with tula but im just saying thats what it sounds like from what you said.
 

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yep that is a good deduction. lots of muzzle flash lots of heat. very low muzzle velocity and pressure.

some white/light gray residue.

i don't think ALL tula is this bad. but they have shipped some very bad batches at times though.

one of my buddies got some in 7.62x39 that had similar problems in his ar-15. he thought it was a problem with his rifle. i told him to try the ammo in his SKS and it started short stroking too!

check over at CTD they do have reviews of this ammo some of them pretty scathing!
 

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I find this very interesting considering .45 acp in the Houston area is getting very very expensive. I think I might pick up a box or two of this Tula and see what it can do and how dirty the gun is after. Has anyone fired it through a 1911?
 

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tyw469 said:
I find this very interesting considering .45 acp in the Houston area is getting very very expensive. I think I might pick up a box or two of this Tula and see what it can do and how dirty the gun is after. Has anyone fired it through a 1911?
Maybe some Russians who own 1911s unless they know better! :D
 

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Went to the range today with my 600 rounds or TULA. Between my son and I we shot it all and 200 rounds of Federal. NO PROBLEMS AT ALL! Yes gun is filthy but that is to be expected. I will be buying more.
On another note out of about 200 rounds I fired of Remington golden bullet, 22lr had around 20 ftf's ftl's....wont be buying them again
 
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