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Tula Ammo now sold at Wal-Mart

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Erik M, Oct 10, 2010.

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  1. Erik M

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    This is being discussed at some other enthusiast sites, I searched and did not see that it was mentioned here yet.

    In sporting goods this evening I noticed multiple calibers of "TulAmmo". 4.97 for 20 rounds of .223 sold me, that even beats pawn shop prices for wolf ammo around these parts by half price. I normally do not shoot steel cased ammo but I figured for that price I could put back a couple hundred rounds for hard times. I know there are online retailers that could match that price but there no $15 shipping fee involved when you buy local. Steel case, non-lacquered, boxer primed, and claims to be non-corrosive.
     
  2. Carter

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    I bought some Tula 9mm yesterday. The first round in my handgun didn't fire. Primer was struck properly, but it didn't go bang. The rest of them worked just fine though. Accuracy was a little to be desired compared to my federal, but to be expected.

    The .223 prices are tempting though. That would end up cheaper than my silver bear I have to order, plus no pesky zinc in the chamber. Too bad there is a ten box limit at my walmart.
     
  3. Vicious-Peanut

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    I wanted to post this for our southern members, Academy is selling brass cased .223 for $5.99 right now.


    $4.97 is nice, is Tula the same as Wolf?
     
  4. nevermas

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    I picked up some a few days ago, ran all of them through, no problems at all

    Wolf ammo doesn't come from one place, it is more of a conglomeration of ammo productions spread throughout eastern europe. This is why you get such differences in quality, ie some people swear by it, some people never touch it.
     
  5. WeedWacker

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    Might there be a chance they will eventually stock 5.45x39?
     
  6. Adam5

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    I almost bought some in 9mm over the weekend, but decided to spend the dollar a box to get Federal instead.
     
  7. Hanzo581

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    Decided to pick up a box of 9mm and 45 Auto from Walmart to give it a try, I'm interested to see how it runs. It is a dollar a box cheaper for 9mm and two dollars a box cheaper in 45 over the Wally Federal I have been shooting.
     
  8. wally

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    Appears to be the same except for the box (although the packing is the same), but what I got from Cheaper Than Dirt ($3.59/20) lacked the red sealant on the case necks and primers. This could be a net improvement, as lots of people complain about the sealant "building up in the chamber" although I've had no such issues.

    The boxes have a stamp indicating date of manufacture as 07-09. Good to see prices on this stuff drop below 2X what it was four or five years ago.
     
  9. Centaur 1

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    Tula is the only ammo that my LCP doesn't like. The slide won't close completely and I have to bump it forward every time.
     
  10. Hanzo581

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    I just started reading reviews on another site about TulAmmo, I sure hope I don't get a squib, having a bullet stuck in my barrel does not sound like a fun time.
     
  11. Full Metal Jacket

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    this.
     
  12. Flash!

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    My local Wally world raised the price of Federal 9mm from 9.47 to 10.47..... and now they sell the Tula 9mm for 9.47......
     
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    I might give the 9mm a shot in my Glock...
     
  14. hometheaterman

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    Yep, I saw the price increase on the Federal at my Walmart too, and see they now have this stuff. However, I'd rather pay the extra $1 and have the brass cases in case I ever want to reload them, or want to sell them to someone else to reload.
     
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    I will be shooting the .223 in my saiga. I would by .38 spec. if they had it or 357. But I don't like shooting steel in my autos.

    P.S.
    Isn't it Tul Ammo?
     
  16. briney11

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    I went to wally today and got 2 boxes of 7.62x.39 for 4.97 a box minus my %10discount because my wife works there.:evil: I will be going back for more very soon :D
     
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    http://www.wisconsincartridge.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=28&idproduct=18

    USA made, factory made, brass, clean reloads at just slightly more than Russian steel, no dirty powders either.

    You'll also wind up with brass to sell or trade.

    I used to buy 45 ACP from these guys before I started reloading myself and found it every bit as good as name brand, factory new ammo. Really the only difference is the cases have been once fired and resized.

    Yeah, there's shipping, but no tax.
     
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    No....although the logo might look like that, 'Tula' is the city where the ammo plant is in Russia.
     
  19. Erik M

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    Yes, the red and black boxes at walmart are sold under the name Tul Ammo. Like what was previously stated though, this is a referance to the Tula ammo plant in russia.
     
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    It appears that quality boxer primed 5.56 (.223) ammo is relatively inexpensive. Why screw with the Russian crap?
     
  21. Sky

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    Posts: 571 A manufactures comment about steal case Russian ammo:


    There are some differences in chambers in various ARs. The predator and Varminter Bushmasters do not like Tula or Silverbear. Usually just failure to feed.

    I like Silverbear and shoot it in my other ARs providing they are "CHROME LINED" which came about do to a conversation with Bushmaster.

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=548179

    These two Bushmasters will shoot any other "brass" ammo I have tried without problems.

    If I had to bet the problems arise do to different expansion characteristics between the two causing the carrier to either short stroke or ? Either way no worky.

    I have 4 other ARs that do not mine anything I feed them but they do not have match barrels and chambers.

    My type of shooting I will never wear any of my guns out before I go to the great tree stand in the sky; however I have changed my thoughts on ammo/weapon selection just a bit do to info I have collected these last couple of weeks.

    Just got off the phone with Del-ton. Our discussion centered on steal cased ammo. Their opinion was don't use it especially in a non-chromed lined barrel. That is two manufactures who have said the same thing.

    Also spoke about AR parts:

    All your manufactures get their parts from just a few places. I tried to find out the supplier (s) but that is propriety info.

    Several Ar manufactures were mentioned which I do not wish to repeat due to I might get them wrong and start a verbal war on mine is bigger better than yours. Just info and adds to my understanding of why there was such a back log last year and people had long wait periods; all were waiting on parts from a couple of suppliers. Something I do like about Del-Ton is their guarantee and each rifle is assembled as per an individual order.

    I only have one Del-Ton but have always considered it one of my first choices (like my CMMGs and the little short Bushmaster) for a goto weapon due to it's reliability for me. Probably a clouded evaluation due to it being the first Ar I purchased after my guns were stolen a few years back.

    Aimsurplus has some great deals on brass cased ammo.
     
  22. FatPants

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    I bought 4 boxes of the 9mm yesterday. Shot a box last night, seemed fine. No more or less accurate than the federal I usually shoot. Didn't seem extremely dirty either. It did seem to have a bit more muzzle flash than the federal from my Glock 17, and being that I shoot a night time IDPA match once a week, ill probably keep shooting the federal.
     
  23. Texas Gun Person

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    I picked up 4 boxes of it in 9mm and two in .40



    I had one shell that failed to eject from my SR9. But it was an easy fix, and other than that one everything went smooth.
     
  24. 597newbie

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    this is great info. my firearms and my budget love cheap, steel cased ammo.

    I love Wal Mart even more. Hope this ammo is in my area of TX
     
  25. Adam5

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    I picked up 100 rounds of Tul in 9mm tonight. Tomorrow I'll see how it runs through my CZ SP-01 Phantom and report back.
     
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