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I was in Walmart tday (man there ammo shelves were almost empty) But they did have some Tula 45acp 230g steel jacketed for $16 a box of 50 the assistant said its pretty dirty ammo but it's good for range time , anyways I thought what the hell so I bought two boxes. This may have been discussed before but have any of you guys used Tula ammo in your 1911's if so how did it perform?? not sure about steel as opposed to brass .


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I have used about 10 boxes in my PCII 45 and I didn't have an issue at all.It was a little dirty,but not much more than any other ammo.The only thing is you will see a puff of smoke with each round fired.Also,check with your local range you shoot at to make sure it's okay to use since most don't have anyway to separate the brass casings from the steel when they clean it up off the range floor for sell back to the mfg plants.
 

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Tul ammo works. I do believe it is quite a bit dirtier them most ammo I've used. I'm not a fan of steel cases. I currently don't reload but I'm going to start. You can't reload steel.
 

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Used it before, not a fan.
 

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Unless you do a lot of shooting,reloading doesn't pay itself off.I/we shoot 400 rounds every week,and I have done the math of reloading vs buying new and it just doesn't work $$$ wise.
I don't know, I was at the range today with my shooting buddy who reloads. He's shooting 45ACP for about 20 cents a round by his calculations. You made a comment somewhere earlier that sounded like you're not allowed to pick up the brass where you shoot. That would definitely add to the cost.
 

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I don't know, I was at the range today with my shooting buddy who reloads. He's shooting 45ACP for about 20 cents a round by his calculations. You made a comment somewhere earlier that sounded like you're not allowed to pick up the brass where you shoot. That would definitely add to the cost.
My range allows picking up any casings.Some don't allow steel casings because they don't want to separate the brass from the steel.As for as your .20 cents a round goes,he must reload a ton of ammo.By the time you buy all the equipment and all the other things that go with reloading,it's just not cost effective if you're shooting 300-500 rounds a week.
 

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My range allows picking up any casings.Some don't allow steel casings because they don't want to separate the brass from the steel.As for as your .20 cents a round goes,he must reload a ton of ammo.By the time you buy all the equipment and all the other things that go with reloading,it's just not cost effective if you're shooting 300-500 rounds a week.
Well like I said my buddies numbers. The cheapest 45 ACP I've found around here is around $25-28 for fifty rounds. If you're shooting as many as 500 rounds a week, reloading would to way to go I would think. Sure the initial investment would set you back for a while, but in the long run I'd think it would pay for itself. I'd like to hear from the reloaders here to see what they think.
 

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There are far too many people buying foreign manufactured items just because they are a priced slightly less than the American made equivalent. Everybody whines about American jobs going overseas while driving down the road in their Toyota or Honda. :(

Yes, I've shot Tul Ammo (Somebody gave it to me because they hated it!). It sucks. It is filthy and by my experience, not very accurate. The performance difference between it and American manufactured ammo is well worth the slight extra cost. Also a lot of that stuff has a lacquer coating on the casings to assist in chambering rounds. It melts as the barrel heats up and cobbs up the chamber with a filthy residue that is hard as hell to get out!! :mad:

My bottom line is: I ain't sending any of my money to Vladimir Putin and his friends. I will do all I can to purchase American made products. I'm retired, so the job I save, may be YOURS!!!!:eek::eek::eek: I'm just sayin'........:cool::cool:
 
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I'd have to be pretty desperate to shoot that crap in my guns. For the most part I use Freedom Munitions Reloads for my range ammo. $18.20 for a box of 50, manufactured in America using American components. I buy it in 500 round lots for $168.56.

 
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Well like I said my buddies numbers. The cheapest 45 ACP I've found around here is around $25-28 for fifty rounds. If you're shooting as many as 500 rounds a week, reloading would to way to go I would think. Sure the initial investment would set you back for a while, but in the long run I'd think it would pay for itself. I'd like to hear from the reloaders here to see what they think.
I was a reloader, I have everything I need to load rifle, pistol and shotgun shell. Back when I was shooting competitively it paid to reload both to save money and have a higher quality made round. Today it's hard to improve on what the big companies are turning out and I don't shoot enough to make it pay for itself, I shoot from 150 - 200 rounds a week. The one thing people always forget to factor in when adding up the cost of doing something is their time. My time is valuable and I put a dollar amount on it, unless you have time when you have absolutely nothing to do but sit on your butt bored out of your mind then the labor isn't free.
 

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+1 on Freedom Munitions. Another good purveyor is Georgia Arms. I've had good luck with both. I tend to shoot 124 grain from these guys because I have had a few experiences with what I would call light loads with there 115 grain.
 

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First of all, to each his own. If something works for you, good...it doesn't affect me. I'll do what I want to do. Second, I've never used TulAmmo, so I can't have an opinion about it anyway. Shooting, especially large caliber rounds, is pretty expensive—since Christmas, I've spend almost as much on ammo as it cost to buy my Kimber, so if saving money is important to you, cheaper Ammo is a good solution. What you save can go to your kids braces or whatever.

I don't know as much about weapons or ammo as most of you guys, but I prefer to find ammo I like and be consistent with it, if it is available. I like Federal American Eagle 230gr FMJ for targets and that is all I buy now. I'm pretty sure my Kimber thanks me in its own way. It doesn't like CHANGE. Or HOPE for that matter.
 

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For what its worth I found a decent online deal for Blazer 230gr with aluminum cases for $18.99 with free shipping. They had a 10 box max order so of course I orders 10. I will post the link below. My order was $189.90 shipped for a .38/rd cost.

I have also considered reloading but the initial cost is quite a hefty chunk. Typically if I shoot brass cased ammo I pickup my own brass, and anyone around me that doesn't mind, and have been throwing them in a box just in case I get the urge over this next winter to pull the trigger on a reloading setup.

Link to Blazer deal:
 

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For what its worth I found a decent online deal for Blazer 230gr with aluminum cases for $18.99 with free shipping. They had a 10 box max order so of course I orders 10. I will post the link below. My order was $189.90 shipped for a .38/rd cost.

I have also considered reloading but the initial cost is quite a hefty chunk. Typically if I shoot brass cased ammo I pickup my own brass, and anyone around me that doesn't mind, and have been throwing them in a box just in case I get the urge over this next winter to pull the trigger on a reloading setup.

Link to Blazer deal:
Thanx for the link..no free shipping though :(
 
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