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dirtracer27x
10-05-2011, 11:57 AM
ok so i guess i get what i pay for,shoulda spent the extra few bucks on the wichesters from wallyworld.anyone else come across this?first experience with tula:facepalm:
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/mccraryfloors/IMG_2016.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/mccraryfloors/IMG_2014.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/mccraryfloors/IMG_2013.jpg
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k318/mccraryfloors/IMG_2011.jpg

Briancnelson
10-05-2011, 12:00 PM
That doesn't look like a bulge so much as the ammunition was crimped over the bullet too tight, swaging it a bit and leaving that crease. Or the bullet was a bit oversize with the same result.

Either way, I wouldn't shoot it, I think. (Edit: to be clear, I don't think they'll blow up, necessarily, but it just looks like a really poorly put together load, I'd rather spend the extra money and get quality ammunition.)

dirtracer27x
10-05-2011, 12:05 PM
bought 3 boxes from two diffrent stores with the same thing in each box.

Quickdraw Mcgraw
10-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Yep that ammo is total crap, made my buddys Kimber cough and spit! Jammed his Glock22 as well. As an added plus it is also SUPER DIRTY! YAY for cheep ammo!!

JeremyS
10-05-2011, 12:09 PM
If it chambers fine, I would shoot it without hesitation. I see a line like that on a lot (most) of steel-cased ammo and I have personally shot a heck of a lot of steel-cased ammo and have never had a single issue beyond the occasional hard primer. I think it's something inherant in loading the steel case, as most Brown/Silver Bear, Tula, Wolf, and others have that line.

Put it by hand into your chamber and if you don't need force to push it in, then use it with confidence.

JaMail
10-05-2011, 12:11 PM
ive shot thousands of tula .45 over the last 3 years.. had maybe 2 FTE's, 1 squib, and 1 primer that wouldnt go off. i like it, still do. pretty damn accurate for tactical shooting, i use it in the tactical pistol shoots my club does and i place pretty damn high, against people that shoot thousands of rounds a month

reminds me, im down to my last 400 rounds of tula, time to buy more.

zfields
10-05-2011, 12:17 PM
Hell, thats how a lot of brass cased reloads look also, I wouldnt worry about it, but if you want to be sure.

1. Take out your barrel
2. Drop it in chamber
3. if it goes in smooth, and comes out smooth, shoot that SOB.

Briancnelson
10-05-2011, 1:12 PM
My reloads don't look like that, unless I overcrimped. But then I don't subject my guns to Tula, because I like my guns.

c3 rolling
10-05-2011, 8:38 PM
I shoot tula and wolf through my 1911 and Glocks and never had a malfunction.

LovingTheYear1911
10-05-2011, 9:00 PM
I shoot Tula and they work for me. I suggest you buy other brands, so there will be more Tula for me!

zfields
10-05-2011, 9:04 PM
My reloads don't look like that, unless I overcrimped. But then I don't subject my guns to Tula, because I like my guns.

Why would you be crimpimg that far on the casing? The only loads that get the coke bottle shape for me are 9mm 124g plated hollow points, and its pretty common on the particular bullet I I use from what I've seen on other boards.

Dannicus
10-05-2011, 9:36 PM
I've seen that on some Tula .45ACP. It ran fine. I run the stuff alot cuz it's cheap. Runs cleaner than WWB in my experience and likely in no way wears my guns anymore than the pricier stuff. Maybe even less if you're consider the stuff is loaded a little light.

dr_communist
10-06-2011, 1:14 AM
ran a couple hundred of those rounds in my g22 and sub2k, it ran just fine, however it is underpowered

dirtracer27x
10-06-2011, 6:44 AM
i had a pretty speedy response back from the tula rep,he said they havent had any problems,but they would gladly refund me if i wanted.pretty good cust. serv.,know if my gun went kaboom................lol.im gonna give em a shot.heres what tula replied:

Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the pictures. As mentioned we have not had any complaints or are aware of any damage to firearms due to the slight bulge. As you are aware this is not "match grade" ammunition and tolerences will vary. We do not believe that this will cause any damage to your firearm but cannot take any liability.
We would be happy to issue a UPS return label for the three boxes along with a reimbursement check if that's how you'd like to proceed. We'll just need your home address. Let us know.

Kind regards,

Adam Whitehead
TULAMMO USA, INC.

Bug Splat
10-06-2011, 9:58 AM
Most of my reloads look like that. Never had a problem. I'd shoot them.

zfields
10-06-2011, 10:41 AM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-GOPKTnDBTK8/To3nH404S_I/AAAAAAAAAmE/9Sn33YUtpIQ/s800/sdfsfd.jpg

Hard to see it, but the bulge is there, and it aint cheap ammo

Mix of factory, and my handloads, all slight bulge also
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8u-02xXXazE/TcDDnzNAjEI/AAAAAAAAALc/iV-NeSeABKQ/s800/45compare.jpg

The "coke bottle"
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-pLxAGzeMN3Q/Ta-Ph7MVVeI/AAAAAAAAAJo/ydummzpLCO4/s912/DSC00386.JPG

As long as the round chambers, I wouldnt worry about it.

Cali-Shooter
10-06-2011, 11:02 AM
I've run TulAmmo .40 S&W thru my Glock 22 and Glock 35 without a single issue, as well as TulAmmo .45 ACP thru my Kimber, zero malfunctions, groups decently. Although the batches I used did not seem to have any deformities.

Cali-Shooter
10-06-2011, 11:05 AM
Yikes, I guess we should be more wary of TulAmmo, I just found this thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=466790).

Summary: .45 ACP TulAmmo kB! a Glock 21 after just 20 rounds of shooting.

zfields
10-06-2011, 11:23 AM
Yikes, I guess we should be more wary of TulAmmo, I just found this thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=466790).

Summary: .45 ACP TulAmmo kB! a Glock 21 after just 20 rounds of shooting.

If you went off every "my XXX blew up after shooting XXX!!!" thread, you would be shooting a potato gun. And not the cool kind with hairspray, the lame kind you jam into a potato and shoots lil potato pellets.

Cali-Shooter
10-06-2011, 11:27 AM
If you went off every "my XXX blew up after shooting XXX!!!" thread, you would be shooting a potato gun. And not the cool kind with hairspray, the lame kind you jam into a potato and shoots lil potato pellets.

It's not like I would cease all use of TulAmmo because of this incident, I am simply planning on using TulAmmo thru my non-Glock firearms such as my Kimber 1911 and Saiga AK-47's from now on. It appears from my observations that Glock kB!s are rather destructive and often total or near total losses.

zfields
10-06-2011, 11:29 AM
It's not like I would cease all use of TulAmmo because of this incident, I am simply planning on using TulAmmo thru my non-Glock firearms such as my Kimber 1911 and Saiga AK-47's from now on. It appears from my observations that Glock kB!s are rather destructive and often total or near total losses.

Its all that damn plastic : P

Personally, I stick to steel ammo in guns that its ment for, IE 7.62x39 for the AK.

21SF
10-06-2011, 11:34 AM
My 44 mags do this, and i shoot them with confidence.

Its seems the die is resizing too much and the bullet leaves a crease in the brass on seating.

Cali-Shooter
10-06-2011, 11:37 AM
^ ^ ^ Steel on steel, works for me! :) And for thousands of other shooters as well, if not millions (counting those abroad, such as Russian military, Comblock military, etc.)

5.45x39 and 7.62x39 are born steel-eaters...

californa
10-06-2011, 7:05 PM
I shot some of the .40 Tula in my XD last week and It had the same bulge. It fired fine. I did have one FTF but other than that it was fine. I think I paid like $12 for the box from wallyworld. Not my first choice in ammo but gave it a shot. Will buy more but the federal champion series is not much more expensive and they use brass.