Tula ammunition derives its name from its birthplace, the Tula Cartridge Works in Tula, Russia. This same plant also produces many of the products branded in the United States as "Wolf Ammunition".
The Tula Cartridge Works plant was founded in 1880 and is currently one of the largest ammunition manufacturing plants in the world. The Tula name has gained a following worldwide for its rugged, reliable, and economical product. This cartridge complies with CIP requirements and the casing features a polymer-coated steel casing with a non-corrosive Berdan Primer. The projectile features a bimetal jacket (contains steel and copper) and a lead core resulting in excellent ballistics characteristics.
This ammunition is rugged like the country where it was manufactured and keeps its qualities under temperatures ranging from -58 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit ensuring that it will perform when needed most.
Video Transcript:When you think of Russia, you might think of colorful buildings, bears, or submarines. You might also think about ammo, and you'd be right to do so. At the Tula factory south of Moscow, massive quantities of ammunition are manufactured. Even firearms have been made at Tula, especially during World War II, when the factory was critical to Soviet efforts to hold off the German Army.
Nowadays, the Tula factory is privately owned and exports ammunition to the United States under the Tula Ammo brand. One of the products they have the most expertise in manufacturing is 7.62 x 39. I fired nearly 1,000 rounds of this ammo through various rifles and found that it performed pretty well.
I did have a few problems with a Czech-made vz. 58 and a Yugoslavian AK, but the Tula ammo functioned perfectly through a Chinese SKS, a Russian AKM, a Century Arms VZ-58 , and a Hungarian AMD-65 that is a legally registered machine gun with a suppressor. In these firearms, Tula functioned without any problems. Did I mention that it worked great in a machine gun?
The bi-metal jacketed bullet used in this ammo isn't meant for great accuracy, but it's more than enough for average range day shooting or plinking. If you're looking to feed one of your Eastern Bloc rifles, buying ammunition made from the same region is a good idea. Tula is an affordable and reliable example of what Russia has to offer.
|Manufacturer||Tula Cartridge Works|
|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||No|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||No|
|Cost Per Round||25.5¢ per round|
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