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This is a discussion on Tulammo 9mm within the Ammo Dump forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Originally Posted by OhioBrian Ok, so most us agree that TUL ammo is fine for shooting. Now lets try a differnet tact. List the type ...


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Old March 26th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #31
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Ok, so most us agree that TUL ammo is fine for shooting. Now lets try a differnet tact. List the type 5 ammo brands you would recommend for range shooting and maybe the top 3 for personal defense.
That's actually not a bad idea for a thread.



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I'll start by listing the three best for personal defense...........Tula, Wolf, and Magtech.
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That's actually not a bad idea for a thread.
Ok, will do!
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Some people will shoot ANYTHING out of their firearms, just to shoot.........I choose not to...........I also use mid grade gasoline, others choose to use the lowest grade....do they both work? Yes, but studies have shown that in most cases, higher octane is better for your vehicle in the long run, because it burns faster and cleaner. I choose not to use cheap ammo, because I think it is better for my firearm and lowers the chances that I will have a malfunction. If you want to shoot cheap ammo, shoot away. I won't, just for the sake of shooting.
The engineer in me needs to address this point. Depending on your vehicle, running 89(or midgrade) octane gasoline will actually be more detrimental to the vehicle. Whatever the manufacturer recommends for an octane is what you should run. Unless you have a forced induction system on the vehicle, or other supported improvements, running 89 octane instead of 87 octane will do nothing. Cleaner?, very speculative. Nothing standard maintenance like TB cleanings, etc won't take care of.

In my case, I have a sports car as an everyday car. While my car can run on 87 octane, the fuel and timing map in the ECU is set up to change parameters based on many factors, one being knock. Using 93 octane my car will product 6 more horsepower and 9 more ft/lbs of torque consistently throughout the powerband. Most vehicles this is not the case. Will it hurt my car to run 87, no. But I don't drive a sports car to drive slow, and for the extra $3 per tankful, it's worth the performance boost.

Unless you have a car capable of changing similar parameters, for a performance improvement, you will see no difference. Maybe a slight, slight increase in fuel economy, or reduced pinging, if the vehicle is very high mileage. We're talking tenths of a mile per gallon.

As far as a gun, an sr9c is a $420 gun. I've probably shot 1000 rounds through it, saving $3-4 per 50ct of ammo. Gun still shoots perfectly, and I've saved $60-$80. So if I continue shooting my "cheap ammo" to 5-6k rounds, I'll have saved the price of the gun. Who cares if after 20,000 rounds tulammo may or may not wear something out faster, I'll have saved twice or more what the gun is worth. I'll take my savings, buy another one, and still be ahead, and have a new gun, again!

That's my outlook. If we were talking about super rare guns or something non replaceable, I might have a different opinion. But to spend extra on something easily replaceable, to maybe in a small minute way improve it's life cycle, and spend more than it's worth, seems counter productive to me. Just wanted to explain my methodology.
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I happen to have a couple engineer friends, and have had the opportunity to work with a few.........engineers always think that something designed on paper should work exactly the way they design it, but in reality, those who have to use or repair these things know better.
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The engineer in me needs to address this point. Depending on your vehicle, running 89(or midgrade) octane gasoline will actually be more detrimental to the vehicle. Whatever the manufacturer recommends for an octane is what you should run. Unless you have a forced induction system on the vehicle, or other supported improvements, running 89 octane instead of 87 octane will do nothing. Cleaner?, very speculative. Nothing standard maintenance like TB cleanings, etc won't take care of.

In my case, I have a sports car as an everyday car. While my car can run on 87 octane, the fuel and timing map in the ECU is set up to change parameters based on many factors, one being knock. Using 93 octane my car will product 6 more horsepower and 9 more ft/lbs of torque consistently throughout the powerband. Most vehicles this is not the case. Will it hurt my car to run 87, no. But I don't drive a sports car to drive slow, and for the extra $3 per tankful, it's worth the performance boost.

Unless you have a car capable of changing similar parameters, for a performance improvement, you will see no difference. Maybe a slight, slight increase in fuel economy, or reduced pinging, if the vehicle is very high mileage. We're talking tenths of a mile per gallon.

As far as a gun, an sr9c is a $420 gun. I've probably shot 1000 rounds through it, saving $3-4 per 50ct of ammo. Gun still shoots perfectly, and I've saved $60-$80. So if I continue shooting my "cheap ammo" to 5-6k rounds, I'll have saved the price of the gun. Who cares if after 20,000 rounds tulammo may or may not wear something out faster, I'll have saved twice or more what the gun is worth. I'll take my savings, buy another one, and still be ahead, and have a new gun, again!

That's my outlook. If we were talking about super rare guns or something non replaceable, I might have a different opinion. But to spend extra on something easily replaceable, to maybe in a small minute way improve it's life cycle, and spend more than it's worth, seems counter productive to me. Just wanted to explain my methodology.
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The owners manual for my cars state that if I use anything other than 87 octane fuel I am wasting my money. Seems the engines were designed to run on 87 octane, so I run 87 octane.
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The owners manual for my cars state that if I use anything other than 87 octane fuel I am wasting my money. Seems the engines were designed to run on 87 octane, so I run 87 octane.
Some cars will even run worse on higher octane unless you re-tune for it. Best to run the octane the manual says. I have a 1970 F250 and it takes the highest octane I can find or it pings.

Now back to Tula ammo.
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Now back to Tula ammo.
I thought it was TulAmmo
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I thought it was TulAmmo
TulAmmo is made by Tula Cartridge Works. We are both correct.
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Some cars will even run worse on higher octane unless you re-tune for it. Best to run the octane the manual says. I have a 1970 F250 and it takes the highest octane I can find or it pings.

Now back to Tula ammo.
Thank you. This is what I was getting at.

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The owners manual for my cars state that if I use anything other than 87 octane fuel I am wasting my money. Seems the engines were designed to run on 87 octane, so I run 87 octane.
Very true.

Still think Tulammo is fine for going to the range, or getting that pesky rodent in the yard.
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Me too. My gun likes it.
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Thank you. This is what I was getting at.

Very true.

Still think Tulammo is fine for going to the range, or getting that pesky rodent in the yard.
I would shoot it.
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Its amazing how you ask one thing and get totally unrelated answers or opinions from posters who don't even have or use the item in question. I try to only give reviews if I own the firearm in question (LC9) or use the the item in question (Tulammo 9mm).
Again I have a LC9, and I have shot a great deal of Tula ammo in it, and have never had one malfunction, and it seems to be as accurate as anything else in my particular Ruger. Plus, its cheap, and I still find it available in stores from time to time.
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