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Tula Brass Maxx ammo

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by zhix, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. zhix

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    Walmart had some Tula Ammo Brass Maxx in 45 ACP 230gr FMJ and .40 170gr FMJ. According to the box this stuff is made in Italy. Both were about $20 per 50rd box and I have a good supply of both calibers so I didn't buy any; has anyone used this ammo and is it any good?
     
  2. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    :shocked: You found ammo at Walmart?!?


    Sorry, but I had to. Anyways, I've never heard of the stuff and am curious as well.
     


  3. vetmedglock30

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    I noticed it yesterday at Walmart. At $.40 a round it is to expensive at this point for me. Maybe when my stockpile dwindles. ;)
     
  4. skud_dusty

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    My local Wally world had it in .223 for $17/50. My Russian buddy says it's good stuff. Haven't used it myself (yet)
     
  5. arclight610

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    Sounds like it.
     
  6. zhix

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    They had probably 20 100rd boxes of WWB 9mm a few days ago of which I bought the 3 box limit since the price was ok at about 24.50. I should've asked to look at the box to see exactly what the Tula was and who made it but I was in a hurry
     
  7. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Sounds like TulaAmmo's version of Wolf's Gold line which is made in Serbia by Prvi Partizan. I'll say that $20 for 50rds of 45acp isn't too shabby right now considering the ammo shortage.
     
  8. DonD

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    No ammo for many weeks a my local Walmart. No signs of that situation improving. Don
     
  9. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Its been tough to find brass .45 for less than $20 for a year or so now. The exception being steel cased ammo.

    I would buy some for that price and give it a try.
     
  10. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    So would I for the price. I've got plenty stocked up but if it ever appeared at my local Wally World, I'd buy some.
     
  11. ESAFO

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    i noticed a bunch of it @ 1 of my local wal-marts, i did'nt buy any just because of the name.
    it deff caught my eye because of the flashy colors on the box & that was pretty much all they had on that perticular shelf.
    i've heard a few reports of guy's having no troubles with the tula brand, but then there's the other side of the story & getting actual reports from dealers refusing to sell it.
    so i guess it's a enter at your own risk kinda deal..
     
  12. I saw Tula Brass 40 S&W at a Wal-mart near me. They wanted $20 for 50 rounds. High for Tula, but okay when you take into account the current shortage issues.

    I passes on the 40 S&W and picked up a 500 round brick of Winchester 22 long and 3/20 boxes of Olin 5.56. Both 22 long and the 5.56 were not at Walmart. Found them in a gun store in St. Louis.
     
  13. i would have bought a few boxes, we have nothing here:wow:
     
  14. Ruggles

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    Wal-Mart just stretching their acquisition net far and wide to get ammo to bring to the stores.

    [​IMG]

    The ammo itself looks ok although the brass itself is not nearly as quality looking or feeling as American ammo. Looks a little less quality than say the brass ammo from Wolf.

    In today's world for the price it is a great deal.
     
  15. mingaa

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    Yeah - I did a double take when I saw it in 40 & 45 at Wally. Not something I needed but I almost bought a box of each to see what was up?!
     
  16. I ran 150 rounds of Brassmaxx through my Gen 3 23 and had zero issues. I'd buy it again, but I've not found it in stock since the day I bought my first three boxes.
     
  17. ESAFO

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    i picked up 1 box of .40 tula brass the other day, it was the only .40 they had on the shelf.
     
  18. DJ Niner

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    I ran 50 rounds of this load through my piston AR last week, with no stoppages or any other problems. Averaged 2-inch 5-shot groups at 100 yards (off a sandbag rest on a concrete table, using a zero-power optic), which is about par for this gun (rarely shoots better than that with anything). Ejection wasn't as forceful as M193/XM-193 5.56mm stuff; about the same as the Federal .223 black-box FMJ.

    @ $17 for 50, I'll buy it again (if I ever see any; I bought this 3-box batch about two months ago).
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2013
  19. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    What ammo shortage?? I'm still happily loading 45acp ball for $9/50 rounds.