I picked up a couple boxes of tulammo. For those that don't know(I don't suspect there are any in this category), they are russian made steel cased.
I got them as they seem to be the easiest to find right now (not by much) and are a little cheaper. For punching paper I figure this works fine. I have never used steel cased ammo so I figured I'd give it a shot.
Well, gotta say I will most likely not purchase tulammo again.
Accuracy seemed to be off, but that could very well be me, so I ignored that. I was shooting outside at a friends house so I laid a large tarp on the ground to catch as many casings as I could. As far as shooting I didn't notice anything adverse. Once I was getting ready to leave I was picking up the casings, I noticed one was split. I'm not incredibly adept in the firearm world so I know this could be a thin/brittle case, an "out of round" barrel, or (I think) over pressure. I'm going to check my brass cases for bulging to hopefully rule out a bad/out of round barrel.
Next thing I noticed was one of the bullets sitting in the tarp. No, this is not a misuse of terms, it was the actual bullet. Where it was laying meant that the bullet had to of been ejected from the gun along with the case, but it was loose enough that it fell out of the case either on the way to the ground or once it hit the ground.
Well once we were all done I was retreiving my target and while looking over his backstop I found one of my bullets sticking out of the plywood. I know its mine as this is a relatively new backstop and he has only shot .22lr and .223 since he put it up.
So to sum it up, one unfired (but ignited) bullet, one split casing, and one bullet with not enough force to go through one 3/4" piece of plywood.
On the plus side, not knowing how the Tulammo would perform, I did bring some WWB to shoot. I used this to sight in the SR, so now the sights are good,