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Old 03-20-2012, 15:21   #26
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Grabbed 2 boxes each today of 55gr HP and 62gr FMJ TulAmmo. All are head stamped TulAmmo, and the box says boxer primed. Box also says "manufacturer: OJSC". ???

I'll be trying to get out this weekend to see how they perform and feed.
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Old 03-20-2012, 15:29   #27
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Originally Posted by scubadad View Post
i stand corrected. i have not shot any wolf in y mini due to the berdan primers.
Do you have a 30? Wolf 223 that I have shot had "boxer primed" or "boxer primer" printed on the package.

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Old 03-20-2012, 16:07   #28
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Here is some thing I found when checking if they were making 6.8 SPC ammo this year.

news tulammousa.com

Scroll down to the Test of brass vs steel cased cartridges. Now mind you the test was done in two ARs.

Also lower a disclaimer that they are not WOLF.
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Old 03-20-2012, 16:26   #29
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crow my mine is a mini 14. i have seen some wolf boxer primed but most of what i see around here is berdan primed. my ds arms fal says no steel cased at all. there was some bad wolf atound a few years that blew up some guns(you can see pics on the fal files) now there are guys who are using brown/silver bear with no problems.
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Heres a rundown on Wolf ammo.
WOLF Polyformance
.223 55 & 62 grain FMJ & HP are boxer primed
.223 77 grain HP is Berdan primed
.40 S&W & .45 acp Boxer primed
All 7.62 x39 and All other calibers are Berden primed

WOLF Military Classic
All calibers are Berden primed

WOLF Gold
All Boxer primed
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Have run about 500 rounds of Tula through my mini and haven't had any ejection problems .. can get a box at Wally world for $4.97
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Originally Posted by Ruger View Post
how about hittin a AR 15 ?
The Tula runs like a watch in my Mini (A little on the chaotic side for accuracy), but my 20" Hbar refuses to run it as anything but a bolt action.
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I bought a case of Tula .223 and have not yet shot any of it, so I can't comment. I have shot over 1000 rounds of Tula 9mm through my Glock 19 with no problems. Goes bang and is as accurate as any ammo.
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Originally Posted by shootnpoot View Post
Have run about 500 rounds of Tula through my mini and haven't had any ejection problems .. can get a box at Wally world for $4.97
The questions is, does steel cased ammo cause more wear and tear on the Mini 14s bolt, extractor, and firing pin?
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Originally Posted by Cole125 View Post
The questions is, does steel cased ammo cause more wear and tear on the Mini 14s bolt, extractor, and firing pin?
Probably. Brass on steel sounds better to me than steel on steel, coated or not.
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There was a factory review about 7-8 posts above that says different.
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Originally Posted by SublimeBoa View Post
There was a factory review about 7-8 posts above that says different.
OK, but to be fair, that test was for wear on chamber and bore. I think the bolt and extractor would take more of a beating, myself.

Plus, do you really think that they'd post the results if it showed otherwise?

Not trying to sway anyone away, but I like to mention that I have had problems with this ammo in the past. Wolf is another story....never any problems with it, I just like the brass better.

I see it kinda like feeding your kids. Sure, Mcdonalds is nice and cheap, but I'd rather make a healthy meal for them. To each their own.
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Fair enough.
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Originally Posted by Cole125 View Post
The questions is, does steel cased ammo cause more wear and tear on the Mini 14s bolt, extractor, and firing pin?
I'm going to say probably. I have shot and will shoot steel cased .223 in my Mini 14 and AR's. It's not bad practice ammo and its cheap. We do some high volume shooting here and I can get Wolf, Herter's and Tula cheaper then I can reload. Then theres the time reloading large quantity's of ammo. I just don't have that kind of time.

I have not yet had a failure to extract shooting steel, and that will probably kill an extractor faster then anything. Also extractors are a wear part and replaceable. I have an extra one and its spring for my Mini and a couple for my AR's. Most all my extra AR parts were given to me from my smith and the guys I shoot with. So far I have not needed any of them.
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OK, managed to get out and try out those 2 boxes of TulAmmo I picked up. And after consideration of the facts surrounding my experience, I'll have to say IT SUCKS! Out of 20 rounds of the 55 gr HP I had one fail to extract, and inconsistent patterns on the target. With the 62 gr FMJ I had 2 fail to extracts, although the patterns were a bit more consistent. And yes, my weapons are always clean before shooting. But they were pretty dirty after a mere 40 rounds of this Russian ammo. You'd think I shot 200 rounds by the looks of the chamber and receiver.

With all 3 fail to extracts, the extractor ripped the lip right off the cartridge, causing me to have to find the missing piece of metal in the magazine before continuing, so I could make sure I wasn't feeding it back into the chamber after extracting the casing with a cleaning rod.

I have 840 rounds of M855 on the way. No more bi-metal or epoxy coated rounds will ever see their way into my Mini again.
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Tried to warn ya....
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LOL, Yeah, you did.
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i don't use russian ammo because i heard it's terrible for all rifles other than russian, i spend a dollar or 2 more for salt lake city ammo or buy armscor ammo for like 5-6 dollars/20 rounds, it's not as dirty and shoots fine in my mini.
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Not having done my research I picked up 200 rnds of Tula FMJ 55 gr at Walmart a couple weeks ago. My local range does not allow steel anything so thus far I have not been able to shoot it. Regardless of how it does I doubt I will buy it again. A couple bucks either way is not worth it to me.

Yesterday I shoot PMC 55 gr 223 back to back with AE X193 55 gr - WOW the 556 rocks!
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Amen Brother

The 556 does indeed ROCK!
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Well, some REAL ammo arrived today. Tempted to get me a couple more cans since they dropped their price $30 a can. Naturally, right after I buy mine, it goes on sale.

Got 5 loaded mags on standby, and this left over. Fun times ahead.

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