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Old January 8, 2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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Opinions on Tull Ammo

I've been shooting Tull S&W .40 and have been told how bad it is but I have never had a problem. What do y'all think
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Old January 8, 2013, 10:54 PM   #2
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My SW1911 has function issues with .45 TulAmmo. Either the steel used for the casings are incredibly soft or they use some type of laquer on it that shaves off easily. After a few mag fulls, it can sometimes get gritty enough to actually cause a stoppage. The slide can also lock up and become difficult to loosen up again. My Kahr Auto-Ordnance fairs better, but then again the slide to frame fit is much more loose than the SW1911.

Haven't had any issues with 9mm, but then again I've only fired a couple of boxes of it through my 92fs. Still, I've seen enough that I won't be buying it again. People say this stuff is actually Wolff ammo. Personally, I think Wolff is actually superior to this junk if you can believe it.
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Old January 8, 2013, 11:55 PM   #3
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My Ruger LCP was a single shot with TulAmmo
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Old January 9, 2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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The only caliber I have experience with it in is 45 but my Rock Island 1911 ran through it without a problem. My only complaint would be that it seemed more likely to deflect off of things. That could just have been bad luck with the couple hundred rounds I fired though.
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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Many shooters find that the main issue with TulAmmo is prohibitions against firing it at the local range. See here:

FWIW even if you're using it on your own property, I would encourage you to restrain from doing so during times of high fire risk, unless you take steps to mitigate the danger.
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Old January 9, 2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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My CZ-75B runs it just fine,,,

My CZ-75B runs it just fine,,,
But it's the dirtiest ammo I know of.

It also runs fine in my Hi-Point 9mm Carbine,,,
It's good range fodder for spray and pray fun days.


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Old January 9, 2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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My experience with Tulammo is limited to .223 in a Saiga semi auto. Feeds and functions flawlessly. Not very accurate though, at around 8 inch groups at 100 yards.

For Wolf, which is similar to Tulammo, I’ve used it in 9mm, .45acp and .223. Again, feeds and functions flawlessly. Matter of fact, I used Wolf in my Beretta 92FS one summer of combat pistol competition, and made the rank of Master. So it would be safe to say Wolf 9mm is plenty accurate.

I wouldn't hesitate a bit using Tulammo in my Beretta, just have never gotten around to trying it.
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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I haven't shot any of it yet but I plan too. If you're really worried about it, I suggest you read this and notice that it went from 4 guns and 4 brands of ammo to 3 guns and 3 brands of ammo...
Really cool write up and a lot of info that's pretty useful to plinkers and serious shooters.
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Old January 9, 2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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i use it for plinking ammo in my AK-74, AO 1911 and my AR. functions fine, but dirty as all get out. its good for making noise and thats about it.
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Old January 11, 2013, 10:33 PM   #10
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I shoot the .45 acp in my two model 625 revolvers.I would not want to shoot it in my semi-auto's.
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Old January 11, 2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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No problems other than its dirty.
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Old January 11, 2013, 10:44 PM   #12
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I've shot cases of it, or its predecessor Wolf, in .40, .45 and 7.62x39. The .40 runs perfectly in Glocks, S&W Sigmas & M&P's and the .45 runs fine in properly set-up 1911s, M&Ps and Glock 21s.
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Old January 11, 2013, 11:16 PM   #13
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Never an issue yet in my ak. RR
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Old January 12, 2013, 11:39 PM   #14
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Never a issue with my .40, .45, or AK. Just keep in mind it is REALLLY dirty. Outside of that, no complaints.
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Old January 12, 2013, 11:44 PM   #15
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Only problem I've had is that it won't chamber in my pocket .380s. Other than that it's been great for me (.223 & 9mm).
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Old January 13, 2013, 12:23 AM   #16
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i have used tula in my .30 carbine blackhawk...the casings tend to stick in the cylinder quite often...can be annoying
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:12 AM   #17
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It runs fine in both my CZ-75 and S&W 1911 as well as my dad's CZ-97. My dad did have some feeding issues with it in his S&W 5906 though. While it does seem a touch dirtier, it's not difficult to clean up though in the interest of full disclosure I've not shot more than 100 rounds of it in a single range session.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:26 AM   #18
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Runs OK in my P-220. But, let me emphasize, it is filthy. No problems yet, but I make sure I stop and clean after every 25 - 30 rounds.
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Old January 13, 2013, 11:43 AM   #19
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shouldn't be a surprise that wolf an tul ammo shoot the same since they were the same company till a couple of years ago. You can count brown and silver bear in there with em as well, all the same parent company till about 2 years ago when they parted company. I don't have all the details just recall reading an article about one of them used to be a maker for the other then going on its own an using their name still to sell under since they were in a different soviet block country and litigation however complicated that is in Russia?!

I've shot both Wolf and Tul Ammo in 5.56 and 9mm
both were extremely dirty
both were what I expected for the dirt cheap price
non re-loadable casings dirty primers and crap accuracy
you get what you pay for in life an bullets
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