At least for 7.62X39, Tula is steel core while Wolf is lead core. In my experience anyway. I like to shoot steel targets with my AK's so I look for Wolf so my targets will last longer.
It can depend on the caliber as to the differences. Different factories make Wolf and Tula ammunition. In my experience (and for a lot of people) Wolf works better and is less problematic than Tula.
WOLF Performance was an early importer of Tula (TCW-Tula Cartridge Works). TCW was the first to produce the Polyformance coated ammo for WOLF. Their Military Classic ammo is made by Ulyanovsk (last I checked).
Neither brand or any manufacturer is importing steel core 7.62x39 as BATFE has ruled that such ammo is armor piercing handgun ammo, and just recently the 5.45x39 with the penetrator tip has also been deemed AP handgun ammo and can no longer be imported into the U.S.At least for 7.62X39, Tula is steel core while Wolf is lead core. In my experience anyway. I like to shoot steel targets with my AK's so I look for Wolf so my targets will last longer.
I bought the last box of federal aluminum. This was the next cheapest thing.$11/box (50 round) for 9mm Tulammo, right now, is a ripoff. Do not pay that.
The $10/box Aluminum case Federal at Walmart is one of the better deals available in person by the box. You can order online and get even better ammo for just a little bit more, about $215-$240 per 1,000 shipped for the likes of Speer Lawman, PPU, Fiocchi, RWS Geco, etc.
When Tulammo handgun ammo is the least expensive available I will buy it. It has run fine in my Glocks as have the various "Bear" steel case commie rounds. But it is dirtier and isn't particularly hot and the cases can't be saved to eventually reload or give to a reloader so I tend to avoid it unless it's a really good deal.
I have reloaded the Tulammo boxer brass 2 times now. I shot the second round of reloading through my G26 and Taurus 92. Every last round has the Glock Smile. You can tell which brass was shot in witch weapon as the Taurus Smile is smaller but just as pronounced as the the Glock rounds. This was a fairly low pressure load that should have held up quite well. I did run them through the re-sizer and just threw it all in the trash as the case bulge is below the area that hits the sizer die. It will not pass the plunk test unless it is oriented correctly. Test is over - It is a waste of time.I haven't bought any in over 10 years. Back then you could expect a few light loads and it being very dirty. Not sure about anything made this century.
I have gotten some boxer primed Tulammo 9mm brass in my inventory. I keep it segregated. I started with 49 and only 46 made it for the first reloading. It is now on it's second reload and I now have 41. I am using a "middle-of-the-road" load with this brass trying not to over-stress it. I was just curious on how durable it was compared to Blazer, WIN, or any of the other brass I have. It is failing at a much higher rate than anything else. I believe if I loaded it towards the +P range it would all fail.
same here.It is cheap, dirty, stinky, inconsistent and steel. But if nothing else to shot I will get it anyway.