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View Poll Results: Does your AR digest Tulammo?
Yes, and I have not experienced any problems at all. 30 42.86%
Yes, but I have experienced a few problems per thousand rounds. 13 18.57%
Yes, but only intermittently due to consistent malfunctions every few rounds. 2 2.86%
No. That stuff is poison for my AR. 6 8.57%
Never tried it but believe I have the ability to create uninformed opinions that matter. 19 27.14%
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:54 AM
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Hey folks. Saw at Wally-World the other day they have .223 Tulammo for $4.97 per 20. I know it's not as a good a deal something online but in a pinch it's probably the best deal I can get locally.

Here's my question: Does your AR run it? If so, what problems, if any, have you encountered? If not, what are the failures you experienced?

This question is for AR owners and AR owners only! I don't care that your Mini-14 or Saiga has the ability to digest anything and everything. Also, let us know what kind of AR you have and if it's DGI or GP operation and what your frequency of use has been with it.
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Yes mine will eat it up as fast as I can feed it. So will the one I built in 7.62x39 it will use the tula and beg for more.
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I have a Colt AR15A3 that loves it. I on the other hand do not care for steel cases so I try not to use it that often. But for plinking, you can't beat the price.
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my carbine eats everything I feed it without a hitch.
Mine is a build- started as a Bushamster but grew up and got LMT and BCM parts, barrel, bcg, the only thingy Bushy left is the lower receiver.

I haven't had any problems with Russian ammo at all, I shoot a couple of hundred rounds a week- range day is Friday afternoon for me.
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Ive run a few thousand rounds of wolf and the other russian stuff, yes its dirtier. That being said it works beautifully in my AR's
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Some rifles eat it great, some..... Not soo much. Buy about 100-150 rounds and see if it works for you man.
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My Armalite M15A3 carbine and Stag Arms AR15A2 rifles handle Tula and Wolf brand ammunition without a problem, in fact I just went through a Zombie Shoot last month and pushed about 1K rounds of Tula through one of the A2s without a hiccup. The only problem I ever had was a couple of years ago was when I used a mixed 30 round magazine with brass and steel case .223. It failed to feed when it transitioned from brass to steel and vise versa. Needles to say, I now stick with just one or the other during a shooting session. As far as quality of Tula, its not match grade, but what do you expect for the price and I dont find it any dirtier than UMC or Remington.....
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Had a lot better luck with Brown Bear
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spend the .02 cents more get silver bear if your going to feed your american AR russian ammo. Stick to the motto: "American weapons, American ammo, Russian Weapons, Russian ammo." You can pick up 62gr SS109 420 round ammo can on stripper clips for 150...why would you feed your AR russian ammo??????
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spend the .02 cents more get silver bear if your going to feed your american AR russian ammo. Stick to the motto: "American weapons, American ammo, Russian Weapons, Russian ammo." You can pick up 62gr SS109 420 round ammo can on stripper clips for 150...why would you feed your AR russian ammo??????
Because Russian ammo is $219 at your door for 1000 rounds.
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Only Rusky steel-cased I've shot through my Spikes is 62 gr. Silver Bear (zinc plated),but it's been reliable and accurate, with minimal grubbiness.
I keep LC for SHTF, but for general blasting, unless you're rolling in money, there's no reason to ignore the cheaper steel-cased stuff.
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My dpms made it through 2 mags then it failed to extract. I had to hammer it out with a cleaning rod
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Because Russian ammo is $219 at your door for 1000 rounds.
I'm not saying your wrong or going to argue. I think having 1,000 rounds of crappy ammo at your disposal is alright, but I'll use that for plinking,(which I don't believe in, being that I say train how you fight, use the ammo at the range that you'll use in a fight or hunt with) I'll keep my self defense rounds, my brass cased, hand loaded, HPBT ammo. Again, the price is appealing, don't get me wrong, but for that same price I could hand load match ammo for almost the same amount, give or take a hundred.

I say, if your going to stock up, and have the time. hand load, if you don't have the time, buy the best you can afford, if tula is the best you can afford for 219 for 1,000 spend the 219 on 500 rounds of match.
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I'm not saying your wrong or going to argue. I think having 1,000 rounds of crappy ammo at your disposal is alright, but I'll use that for plinking,(which I don't believe in, being that I say train how you fight, use the ammo at the range that you'll use in a fight or hunt with) I'll keep my self defense rounds, my brass cased, hand loaded, HPBT ammo. Again, the price is appealing, don't get me wrong, but for that same price I could hand load match ammo for almost the same amount, give or take a hundred.

I say, if your going to stock up, and have the time. hand load, if you don't have the time, buy the best you can afford, if tula is the best you can afford for 219 for 1,000 spend the 219 on 500 rounds of match.
How in the world can you handload a matchgrade .223/5.56 for .22 cents a round? Cheapist I could ever make that would be .40-45 cents.
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How in the world can you handload a matchgrade .223/5.56 for .22 cents a round? Cheapist I could ever make that would be .40-45 cents.

Powder 19.95 makes about 500 rounds = 0.0399 a round
Brass = Free = 0.00 a round
Projectile 16.95 for 100 of 60gr HPBT = 84.75 for 500
Primer = Free (I got thousands upon thousands from a buddy for some work I did, ALL small rifle. I build really good decks )

So each round costs me approximately .19 Cents a piece. However, I do only have a single stage loader....soooo it is time consuming. But worth it, if I have prepped brass ready to load I can do 75-100 rounds an hour If I went nose to the grindstone non stop, but I'll do brass prep for about 5 hours, that's about 500 shells, then the next day or week, I'll do 100-500 rounds that week. this is my zen time, you do not disturb me during my zen time! NO BULLETS FOR YOU!...lol
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Well see, for you it's better to just reload. But most people dont reload and I have to pay for my brass and primers sadly. I cant even go to the somewhat "local" range and pick up 5.56 brass... They wont let me! So I have to buy it.
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Well see, for you it's better to just reload. But most people dont reload and I have to pay for my brass and primers sadly. I cant even go to the somewhat "local" range and pick up 5.56 brass... They wont let me! So I have to buy it.
Can't pick up brass! That's the biggest bunch of BS I ever did hear. Out here you'll get cited for NOT picking up your brass for littering, So I do my "civic duty" and head out the range bright and early 3 times a week and get hundreds of casings of all different calibers, I prep the one's I don't use and sell it or give it away to friends if they ask nicely. Brass is my art. Once I'm done setting up my shop...again. ( I Moved) I'll be selling it below cost probably on here for trading/bartering or other places. I put it in the hoppes cleaner in a vibrating pan, then air dry, tumbler with premium media, lube, trim, chamfer, deburr, resize. I look at each one and say....ahhh, I've completed another one...this is my zen time my relax time, some guys go fishing, some guys go hunting....I make bullets, my works of art....due to red tape I will never sell the ammo, just the brass. Okay I'm rambling again...sorry.



Tula is okay for shootin cans I suppose.
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Don't leave a fired case in a hot chamber. It will heat up the lacquer and melt it to the chamber. Itncan be difficult to remove. Other than a little dirty you should be fine.
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My Armalite M15 like it just fine. I've shot nearly 1000 rounds of Tula. I bought it for some cheap trigger time. I also shoot PMC, but not at the same time. I usually only run 120 rounds of tula in a range session. I've been told that the problems come when shooting ALOT of it in a session. So I plan to limit its use to short range sessions and brass cased stuff like my PMC for classes and zombie problems.
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FWIW, I already have shot a bunch out of my Sun Devil custom without a hitch. Really just wondering about others' experience.
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