Does Tulammo not go by SAAMI specs?

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  1. justin 561

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    I too have shot thousands of tula x39, 5.45, 9mm, .223, 54r and have never had a problems. I have seen people have problems with it sticking in chambers of ARs, but I think that is more of the coating on the outside of the round.

    In my M&P sport I have tested shooting 2 mags of tula and then switching to brass and have never had a problem with it. I have even went as far on testing by having tula on one side of the mag and rem .223 brass cased on the other. The fellow who sat next to me being pelted with gold and black cases wished we had problems. As always, YMMV.
     
  2. denton

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    We did some work for a major US government contractor, which had the task of buying non-standard ammunition. One of the main things they bought was 7.62x39 from comm-bloc countries. I don't know which suppliers. But when they complained about lack of quality, the response was, "Ees like good ammo, da."

    Since Tula and others supply government contracts, I suppose that they reasonably conform to accepted standards, though I suspect that some of the lots governments reject end up being sold to individuals, as Lake City does here in the US. I have seen Tula 9mm cartridges with no powder, and the lacquer coating on rifle ammunition requires a little attention to cleaning the chamber.

    For me, it's a non-issue. I'm still reloading and shooting an ammo can full of Lapua 7.62x39 that I bought years ago.

    BTW, CIP and SAAMI are voluntary organizations that cannot force compliance. They do publish cartridge and chamber specifications, maximum peak pressure, standard muzzle velocities for various bullets, and industry test procedures. In the US, there is strong motivation to comply, since compliance is a shield in liability suits.
     
  3. Schofield3

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    My thoughts exactly, I know for a fact DPMS warns against using Tulammo in some of their rifles and have seen proof that the low quality powder they use puts erratic and excessive wear on barrels.
     
  4. dogtown tom

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    The lacquer coating has nothing to do with it.
     
  5. M-Cameron

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    Do you often believe information you receive from random people in Walmart?.....
     
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    ;) Youbetcha! I work at one, you should hear some of the things I hear......:eek:


    I sure try not to; especially the ones in the blue vests...:p
     
  7. fireman 9731

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    I have fired thousands of rounds of steel cased ammo in various calibers. The only problem I ever had was with some copper washed 380 that a Taurus TCP didn't like. I have even reloaded steel cased 45acp before. I have gotten amazing accuracy from steel cased TulAmmo 122 grain fmj 7.62x39 before. I love the stuff. Its affordable and it works.

    I will never purchase a gun from a company that says using steel cased ammo will void the warranty. That is just ignorant and an excuse for their poor manufacturing.

    I think American companies should start producing more steel cased ammo.
     
  8. JERRY

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    I've found Tul ammo to be loaded lighter in 9mm and .45acp than other ammo brands.
     
  9. Ignition Override

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    With Tula 9x18 (black box), I've had about two FTFire on the first primer strikes in about 300 rds. total.

    The gun is a 'new' Bulgarian Makarov in excellent condition.
    Given the retail price for using it as 'training' ammo, no complaints here.
     
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  10. Tcruse

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    yes, very good. Some is from Serbia and some is from Italy.
    Tula manufactures more ammo than Winchester, Federal and Remington. Also, they sell cases and primers to many of the US makers. The Brass Maxx is aimed at US customers.
     
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