Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Jackal, Mar 11, 2012.
They aren't. At least not in my experience.
Only for Lee Enfields.
All other rifles are designed to take the full thrust of a maximum pressure cartridge ignoring all case friction.
Those that don't, you can't fire them in the rain, because the case is slick, and the locking mechanism can't hold the load.
I have edited the original post with the update from Tula customer service. Its unfortunate this happened, but I am pleased they are willing to make it right.
Glad you're okay. Shame about the Enfield.
I have shot 1000's of rounds of Tula in my Saiga's. Not one single issue. Will continue to shoot Tula as it is cost effective and reliable.
I am not aware of one single ammo manufacturer who has never had a issue. Should we not buy anybodies ammo then?
Put the correct ammo in for your gun and you are usually OK. But first be sure your gun is within spec for the ammo you are planning on using.
I still carry three Enfield parts in my body. Nobody in this family will fire any Enfield.
It took 123 rounds remotely fired from a locked in rest to duplicate the first incident with original factory ammo, but it was not the ammo. The Enfield can be caused to fire out of battery.
If I can find all the old photos and the report I'll post it here. I've heard 1,000 Enfield ownrs call BS on this one, but I'm alive and the incident was duplicated by the Sheriff's dept.
Very glad it wasn't worse, OP. It very well could have been.
*That should have been "The original issue ammo of the time" *
I believe some of it is and I also believe Wolf gets their ammo made to their specifications from a number of different Russian ammo plants. I had a bunch of Herter's .223 from Cabela's that had Wolf head stamps on the cases, the more recent Herter's .223 is head stamped Tula. I have been in contact with Wolf over the Herter's ammo and I believe they are getting into a lawsuit over it. i know they want any wolf head stamped ammo thats not Wolf packaged back. Heres a link.
Yup. Bolt lug recess is freshly pushed back. Bolt now has a fair amount of setback. Bolt will not close all the way.
A big Kudos to the factory for taking care of me.
This gun was headspace checked when I purchased it at a retail location. Headspace was in check, though now I am sure it will not likely be, due to the fresh set back. I have fired Tula ammo from this rifle before, never had a problem or any bad signs. This rifle has always been perfect. It is not the guns fault. I fail to understand why so many cant believe that an ammo manufacturer cannot produce a bad round out of millions. In fact, I also had a Tula .45acp round squib in my Taurus .45. Lets face it, its not quality ammo. Will I use it again in other weapons such as SKS and Ak's? Perhaps, but with brass case being available for only 5-10 cents more per round in most calibers, I think I'll spend the extra and enjoy having my face intact.
Best of luck.
I for one am greatly interested in hearing your story particularly the circumstances surrounding the explosion.
It would probably be best done in a dedicated thread.
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Its not uncommon to assume that factory ammo will be within spec.
Think of cancer, most people know little about, until they get it.
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