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.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).
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.
Originally Posted by ditto1958
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.