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Old May 4, 2013, 10:58 PM   #1
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TulAmmo Primers?

Anybody ever use them? It's mostly gonna be for practicing. Just looking for the standard ones: LR, LP, SR, SP.
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Old May 4, 2013, 11:39 PM   #2
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After loading thousands of Tula SPPs, I had 1 fail to ignite.
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Old May 5, 2013, 05:42 AM   #3
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All the LP and SR that I have used over the past few years. I like them but even they are hard to find now.
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Old May 5, 2013, 06:11 AM   #4
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I use them all the time everywhere the application doesn't call for soft Federal primers. They work great for me, seem to be very consistent.
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Old May 5, 2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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I haven't had any issues with them that I could directly relate to the primer being defective. I had "one" that didn't ignite a month or so back, but when I pulled the bullet, and checked, the primer was intact and hadn't even broken up the compound. I figure since I was pushing to get the rounds loaded before heading out of town, I probably didn't seat it all the way. First time that has happened in years of loading.

Other than that, several K in rifle, and handgun have all gone off and shot great.
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Old May 5, 2013, 06:46 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.
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Old May 5, 2013, 07:52 AM   #7
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I have been using the SP, LP and SPM primers and they have worked well. I have only used 5k of the SP and LP. Probably only 2k of the SPM primers. I have yet to have one not work. It does feel like I'm using a little more effort to seat them on my press. It isn't much of a difference but just enough to be noticeable.
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Old May 5, 2013, 08:11 AM   #8
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Been using them on and off for a few years without fail. Thankfully I snagged 10,000 last fall before the madness started. Oh and at the time they were only $14 per k.
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Old May 5, 2013, 09:45 AM   #9
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Those primers are made in Russia at a plant a ways east of Moscow. First imported to the USA and labeled by PMC, later Wolf, and now Tula. I've no idea why the marketing and ownership is so much like a drug addict's mind; mixed up and always changing.

Ne're the less, they've been popular with comptitive shooters since their entry into the USA markets. Be sure your firing pin's strength is up to snuff (factory specs to +15%)as well as the pin protrudes between .055 and .065 inch from the bolt face at its stop. Otherwise, they won't perform properly and consistantly.

I've used them and highly recommend them.
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Old May 5, 2013, 02:37 PM   #10
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They work good for me too. So far have used them for my 45acp and 38 special.
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Old May 6, 2013, 12:55 AM   #11
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Thanks for the tips. I usually stick with Win or CCI's but beggers can't be choosers right now lol.
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Old May 6, 2013, 02:13 PM   #12
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I've been having a few issues with Tula SPPs.
Had my first ever failures to fire with .357 magnum using Tula primers.
Seems they don't fit my Win brass very well. Very stiff seating, and I ended up leaving a few high.
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Old May 7, 2013, 11:37 PM   #13
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I use the SP, LP, SR, LR and they work for me.
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