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    Will I regret buying this ammo?

    Forgive me for I am AR newb.

    Tulammo steel cased 223 62gr. I ordered 400rds. Been watching some YT vids and reading comments. The comments are all over the board.
    I've never owned an AR so I'm learning. My parts should be in by the end of the week, milling the lower on Thursday. Hope to be shooting this weekend.

    TIA.
    Last edited by Pat McRotch; 06-14-2020, 11:18 PM.

    #2
    Depends on what barrel you are going to run and what the chamber is:
    223 tightest spec
    Wilde mid spec
    5.56 nato loosest chamber

    It may give you some trouble with a match barrel.
    Twist rate will affect accuracy, for 62 the ideal is 1 in 8 or 1 in 9, but 1 in 7 will work.
    Most 62 gr isn't the most accurate out there anyway.

    For plinking and range ammo you should be OK.

    A friend had an armalite ar in 223 with a 20" BBL that would not get along with the laquer coated steel cased ammo. After 2 mags it would gum up the chamber and he would have to take a chamber brush and or 45 copper brush and clean the hell out of the chamber to get it to run again.

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      #3
      Thanks for the insight.
      Barrel is a 10.5" 5.56 from PSA, 1 to 7 twist.

      Oh, and just plinking/house gun. I plan on getting better ammo but for now, this was cheap at .24c per round.
      Last edited by Pat McRotch; 06-15-2020, 12:00 AM.

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        #4
        Should eat it, but if it doesn't should be able to sell it on.
        Some ARs just don't like to run steel cased reliably, but most will.

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          #5
          never had any problems with tulammo,
          shoot their .223, 7.62, x 39, 45 acp 38 special and 9mm
          ​​but most people are ammo snobs.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jeeptj19992001 View Post
            never had any problems with tulammo,
            shoot their .223, 7.62, x 39, 45 acp 38 special and 9mm
            ​​but most people are ammo snobs.
            Nice, thank you.

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              #7
              I've got a couple of the older PSA, 1:9, chrome lined, 16" "M4," carbine, 5.56, uppers, I think they were their budget upper, before they started calling them "Freedom." Though mine didn't come with a BCG or CH, and cost more than most of their current, complete, vanilla, Freedom options.

              In short, I've got some older PSA 5.56 uppers, and they shoot steel case Tula fine. I shoot more brass than steel, the steel that I do shoot has mostly been Tula and a little Wolf. I'd guess I've shot somewhere in the 500 round range of steel case through them, I can't recall any of them not going bang.

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                #8
                I was under the impression that steel case wasn't the best thing for your rifle.

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                  #9
                  While steel case is somewhat harder on the system, and dirtier...I
                  I broke mine in on 500 rounds of cheap wolf.
                  comando klone upper.
                  My 45's mostly h8 steel case.
                  Fwiw.
                  ​​​
                  83, 22re,w56,ultimate duals,4:10 \31" arbs.
                  hopes to grow up someday

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                    #10
                    I've shot alot of tula, wolf and silver bear through my ar rifle with minimal malfunctions (they were related to lack of cleaning). But if the projectiles are steel copper washed they will be hard on your barrel. Although I don't think 500rnds is going to make a difference.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by woods View Post
                      I was under the impression that steel case wasn't the best thing for your rifle.
                      if you are shooting 100k of rounds
                      yes it will wear out.

                      my barrels are not match grade, they are shooters.

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                        #12
                        It’s hard on extractors, but it goes bang.

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                          #13
                          It’s dirty, it will stick in really hot chamber, and accuracy is not the best. But it will generally run and it’s cheap. I run some in winter so I don’t have to dig brass out of the snow.

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                            #14
                            If it cant run steel it doesnt deserve the brass. Most people who are concerned with wearing out barrels/chambers never will. Its a minor cost to replace vs the potential ammo savings

                            The biggest issue with Tul/Wolf/etc is the bimetal bullets. If you are in an area with primarily indoor ranges they typically will not allow due to risk to their bullet stops. There are non-magnetic bullet steel case that some ranges will allow. If you are shooting outdoors or just holding it for stockpile its fine.

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                              #15
                              My M&P15 Sport runs it just fine. It's just dirty.

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