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Tula ammo question
« on: March 04, 2010, 08:59:55 PM »
Cabelas has tula .223 on sale right now. Is this stuff any good? I know its just slammo, just wondering if anyone has any experience with it. Rumor has it its just re-packaged wolf. Dont know.......
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Re: Tula ammo question
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2010, 09:04:12 PM »
Yep.  Repackaged wolf it looks like.  Baurnal is more... brownish.
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Re: Tula ammo question
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2010, 10:06:57 PM »
Yep.  Repackaged wolf it looks like.  Baurnal is more... brownish.

What he said.

But why they don't just sell it as straight-up Wolf, is what I would like to know...
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2010, 10:17:42 PM »
A rose by any other name, yes, I know.

However, putting a new face on an old product is nothing new.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2010, 02:53:46 AM »
What I've always thought was odd is that centerfire Russian ammo is cheaper than US stuff but their .22 LR is much more expensive.  I'm sure there is some obvious reason why that is but I can't think of one.  That Wolf brand 22lr is way higher than the domestic bulk stuff.

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2010, 09:04:24 AM »
Haven't used Wolf rimfire, but I am betting it is brass cased.  That would be the difference.
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 11:28:19 AM »
Also, most Wolf rimfire is match quality. I know we used Federal for practice when I was with the TAMU pistol team (Smallbore NRA), but at the contest we would either use Eley or Wolf (after sighting in, of course).
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 03:37:11 PM »
I got the ammo. It showed up today. It looks a lot like wolf, but it doesnt have the "wolf" head stamp (it has one thats hard to see), and the primers arent sealed like the wolf stuff. It says right on the package "hunting cartridges". Right-.223 55gr FMJ hunting cartridges. Good stuff..........Shhhhh. Be bewy bewy quiet- were hunting zombies.....Heheheheheheh! :facepalm
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 03:42:41 PM »
I'd use them to hunt feral hogs.

Mainly because they have no souls.
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2010, 03:59:08 PM »
I'd use them to hunt feral hogs.

Mainly because they have no souls.
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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 04:02:17 PM »
Report back and let us know if has the Wolf cat pee smell to it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 10:29:57 PM »
Report back and let us know if has the Wolf cat pee smell to it.
It didnt seem to smell like cat pee. I put about 150 rounds through a colt 6920 and a sig 556, and it ran fine. I love the sig, it takes the brass (sorry, steel) and flings it 20 yards. What a cool gun!
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« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2010, 10:36:02 PM »
Well, that's one improvement over the Wolf, then.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2010, 02:23:39 AM »
Also, most Wolf rimfire is match quality. I know we used Federal for practice when I was with the TAMU pistol team (Smallbore NRA), but at the contest we would either use Eley or Wolf (after sighting in, of course).

I've used a couple of boxes of the wolf rimfire and it seemed really accurate but I didn't put any on paper.  I've been wanting to get some more and run it through my Remington 513T matchmaster.  My rifle shoots really well with the ely tennex stuff.

As for centerfire, I noticed in my new Cabelas catalog that they were selling Russian ammo under the "Herter's" brand name.  It looks like it is colored a little different from the other Russian stuff.  The description says it is polymer coated.  What that polymer actually is they don't mention.

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Re: Tula ammo question
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2010, 11:53:45 AM »
Please keep in mind that Tula is an actual manufacturing plant, Wolf is not. Wolf is a company that buys ammo from the three big plants in Russia and marks it under their label. All of the big military manufactures in Russia will have the JSC designation. I do not remember if the exporters like Wolf are the same, but I don't think so.
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2010, 12:30:38 AM »
Cat pee smell?  Is that some trait that the powder has? 
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Re: Tula ammo question
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2010, 02:30:29 AM »
I just had a question about Wolf ammo, I've always heard that it's fairly horrible, but never an explanation of why. I'm fairly new to shooting anything other than hunting rifles and shotguns, and a few pistols (just got my first AR a couple months ago) and was wondering if it's something I should avoid using. Currently it's the cheapest ammo I can find in my area ($33 per 100 rounds)
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2010, 11:22:40 AM »
I use lots of Wolf in my AR, with one (1) ammo-related issue ever (stuck case).
People don't like it because the case is steel, the primers are berdan, so they aren't easily reloadable.  Also they used to use a laquer coat to protect the firearm from steel-on-steel erosion and people said it would "melt" off the casing when the chamber got hot enough, then (I guess?) cool down enough to stick, which has supposedly caused extraction issues.  I wouldn't know; the one stuck case I had was not laquer and may have been due to poor extractor tension.  They moved to a polymer coating that is supposed to stay on the case even during high heat.

It does smell funny but you get used to it.

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