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Old 06-17-2016, 11:33 AM
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Question Tulammo steel case 223.... is it worth a damn?

I am seeing ads for Russian Tulammo 223 in steel case.

It sure is cheap ... but is it worth a damn? If I run this stuff should I plan on buying a new receiver and barrel?

TulAmmo .223 Rem. 1,000 Rounds, HP, 62 Grains, TA223103


Brand: TULAMMO USA
MFR #: TA223103
UPC: 814950016086
Item: AMM-2917
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Caliber: .223 Remington
Bullet Weight: 62 Grains
Bullet Type: Hollow Point Projectile
Muzzle Velocity: 3025 FPS
Non-reloadable Steel Casing
Non-Corrosive
Berdan Primed
Bimetal jacket will attract a magnet
1000 Round Case Consisting of 10 Boxes, 100 Rounds per Box
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:42 AM
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You didn't post the price that you are seeing.
It has its place one of my guns won't shoot it I'm assuming it's not chrome-lined but several others I have no problems with it shoots great always ejects no failure to feed goes bang every single time and some say a little on the dirty side but that's not a big deal as you should clean your gun anyhow.
I just purchased a thousand rounds for $219

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Old 06-17-2016, 12:02 PM
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My two Aero lowered / PSA uppered AR'S love it.

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Old 06-17-2016, 12:03 PM
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I don't know either. But I bought 2 cases of the same stuff just to see for myself.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:16 PM
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I have been using the steel rUssian stuff for many years with no fire arm issues at all. I waiting for the GT from SG next week and will scoop up some of that and probably dump some of the Tula I have.
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Tula and wolf are my preferred brand. Everyone cites the lucky gunner text as an example of how steel case ammo eats barrels but consider that the test was like 10k rounds shot all at mag dump speed. For reliability I usually put one brass case round as the last round in the mag. The brass case expands fully and acts as a scraper to scrape out all the carbon thst gets past the steel cases. Using this method I've gone through 2k rounds of wolf/tulammo without one issue.

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The pricing I saw was on Cheaper than Dirt. Advertising 21 cents a round.
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For the life of me I don't understand why people want to buy cheap, crappy ammo and send their money to Russia, of all places.
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I have had no issues running them at all. Good, cheap, plinking ammo. I just keep my chamber a little oily to keep the rounds from sticking.
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For the life of me I don't understand why people want to buy cheap, crappy ammo and send their money to Russia, of all places.
I think you answered the question, cuz its cheap. Unfortunately there aren't any manufacturers here that make it that cheap. I myself reload so I usually buy factory reloads to fire and then save the brass. I think most people don't understand crappy steel, to some as long as it goes bang they're happy. I prefer brass personally but to each his own on what they can afford

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Old 06-18-2016, 12:28 AM
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Ruger Mini-14s tend to hate it...
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For the life of me I don't understand why people want to buy cheap, crappy ammo and send their money to Russia, of all places.
Kinda ironic coming from someone who chose "comrade" in Russian for their screen name.
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Spend a little more and you can get Wolf Gold (Taiwanese Brass Cased). Seen for $0.30/rd shipped
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Ruger Mini-14s tend to hate it...
One guy I know with a Mini-14, made in the year 2000, swears by (no, not at) Wolf and Tulammo for use in his rifle. He used to use Golden Tiger before that until that became scarce in his area.

The older Mini-14's have a reputation for reliability, though not precision shooting. Hey, they're truck-gun ranch rifles that work. :-)

On the other hand, I have another buddy with a Ruger SR-556 piston-drive that doesn't reliably cycle with Tulammo. Every 3rd or 4th round or so, it would stovepipe. So, we tried Fiocchi in it, and the stovepiping went away.
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My friend bought a case of it to try out at steale peakea and about every other case jammed in the chamber on his mini.

The same happened to my ARF with the DPMS 24" SS bull barrel upper- CHAMBERED FOR .223. Then I got a Hardened Arms upper for the ARF and it ate everything and it was chambered in .556...
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Yeah, my ARs and SU-16CA hate Tula, so I plink with it in my Savage .223 bolt gun. Accurate enough for that.
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Cannot use this ammo on blm or most of ranges in socal.
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Cannot use this ammo on blm or most of ranges in socal.
Steel case ammo isn't the same as steel core. The Tulammo that the OP references is fine to use on BLM and Socal ranges.
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The post says magnetic projectile.(BI METAL JACKET WILL ATTRACT MAGNET)

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Will it destroy a barrel? I don't know. Will it destroy a barrel in 1,000-2,000 rounds? I don't know. Does the cost savings allow me to buy a new barrel? Yes.
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You shall not reload steel case...
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You shall not reload steel case...
That in itself is enough to make me NOT buy it. Truth be it I don't buy too much ammo, I reload most all of it.
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Reloaded by me less than 20 cents a round for non magnetic 55 grain brass cased.....reloaded by me 75 grain match for less than 30 cents a round.


I would not mind a case or 2 of the steel stuff to stash back....but not to shoot regularly.
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Just shot it yesterday....it was fine until I got 2 consicutive rounds got stuck in the chamber won't eject.....found that the casing broke......then I tried brass ammo.....everything then is ok.......That being said....I never had problem with tulammo until yeaterday.

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Kinda ironic coming from someone who chose "comrade" in Russian for their screen name.
I know, right? I like Russian culture and am into Soviet firearms but I would not send them a dime.
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Just shot it yesterday....it was fine until I got 2 consicutive rounds got stuck in the chamber won't eject.....found that the casing broke......then I tried brass ammo.....everything then is ok.......That being said....I never had problem with tulammo until yeaterday.

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