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Old October 6th, 2012, 04:36 PM   #1
 
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Will Tula Ammo 9mm be bad for my gun?

Does shooting steel cartridges such as Tula Ammo harm guns? At $9.99 for 50 the price sure is attractive.

Academy also has Monarch 9mm in steel for the same price. Monarch brass is $2.00 more. Is it worth it?



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hope somebody here answers your question, because i had the exact same question about a week ago when i was at my favorite outdoors store... just hadn't bothered posting it yet. here's hoping it's ok-- i agree, the price is VERY attractive!!
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Does shooting steel cartridges such as Tula Ammo harm guns? At $9.99 for 50 the price sure is attractive.

Academy also has Monarch 9mm in steel for the same price. Monarch brass is $2.00 more. Is it worth it?
Not to me. I find 9mm all the time for $9.99 to $10.99.
You just have to look.
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Not to me. I find 9mm all the time for $9.99 to $10.99.
You just have to look.
any particular brands you look for? or do you buy primarily in bulk from gun shows? even at wally world i can't get below $11 for 9mm where i live.
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I have shot plenty of TulAmmo .40 S&W in my glock with no problems. I don't see why it would be any problems shooting in a Ruger...The best thing to do is give it try and see how it works in your gun......
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I've shot Tula in all sorts of calibers including 9mm in my SR9 and .380 in my LCP and Bodyguard. They shoot fine. I haven't had any problems with them and the price is awesome. Shoot a box and see what it does in your 9mm.
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I just paid 199.99 for 1000 rounds at the army navy store in Stockbridge. independence made by CCI. His Federal was 213.00. It is always limited to what's on hand and the price changes and new inventory arrives. Most I've ever paid for 1000 bulk 9mm so far is 233.00.

I have about 3000 rnds in the safe now... But that's about to drop by a few hundred later today.
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I've shot many rounds of TulAmmo 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .380 ACP, and .223 Remington. They all fire just fine. It used to be that TulAmmo was the most foul shooting of the affordable ammo. Now, all affordable ammo such as WWB, FC, etc.. seemingly foul at the same rate. Every once in a long while, I'll encounter a hard primer that requires a double strike to light off. It happens so infrequently, I don't remember the last time it happened.

Some will claim that TulAmmo isn't accurate. I call B.S. Accuracy is dependent on the nut pulling the trigger. I've found TulAmmo to be accurate when I keep up my end of the bargain.



^100 yds. TulAmmo 55gr HP .223. AR15, 14.5" barrel, iron sights, forend on a bag, bag on a wobbly bench.

There are some things to keep in mind when buying TulAmmo:
1. The projectile (bullet) is lead surrounded by a bi-metal jacket. The jacket is copper over another metal. This projectile can cause sparks against a metal backstop. This can ignite dust, causing a fire. For this reason, some ranges prohibit the use of Russian steel case ammunition.

2. Steel core rounds can damage backstops. Some ranges use the magnet test to rule whether or not certain ammo can be used. Because TulAmmo's projectiles will fail the magnet test, some ranges will prohibit the use of TulAmmo.

3. The general consensus is that steel cases can not be reloaded. (This is debatable). Some ranges use spent casings as a revenue stream. They don't want to go through the extra labor to separate steel from brass cases. For this reason, some ranges will prohibit the use of TulAmmo.
Before you make a bulk purchase of TulAmmo, make 100% sure that you have a range that will allow you to shoot TulAmmo (or any similar ammo).

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Monarch brass is $2.00 more. Is it worth it?
If and only if you have even the smallest inkling that you might reload ammunition in the future. Even if you don't have that inkling, pick up and save your spent brass cases for trading fodder at a gun show.

If you really want to save money on ammo and you can look long-term, investigate reloading / hand loading. My current batch of 9mm costs me:
  • 8.8 per round.
  • $4.39 per 50 rounds.
  • $87.82 per 1,000 rounds.

With the ever increasing price of factory ammunition, reloading/handloading becomes a more viable choice.

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