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.
Muzzle Velocity: 2396 fps
Max Pressure: 39,800 psi
Video Transcript:Russia is a country of tough people who have defended their country against a series of invasions. They've invented simple and reliable weapons, and know a lot about producing ammunition too.
At the Tula factory south of Moscow, hundreds of millions of rounds are made each year. As you might expect, a lot of the ammunition produced at Tula is 7.62x39, the cartridge fired by the ubiquitous AK-47 series of weapons.
For this video, I shot some 124 grain hollow-points. Sometimes people buying hollow-points in this caliber want to know if the bullet used is the 8M3 SAPSAN projectile, which provides increased terminal effectiveness.
However, these bullets do not appear to have the scoring inside the hollow-point, so they're most likely not SAPSAN bullets. However, this can vary from lot to lot.
The ammo was reliable in a variety of rifles, including semi-auto and fully-auto AKs, as well as VZ-58s and SKSes.
It was easy to control and shoot rapidly, which meant general plinking was a lot more fun.
I was wondering if the hollow-point design would cause feeding problems in any of the weapons, but I didn't see any malfunctions.
The ammo wasn't especially accurate. But then again, neither were any of the firearms I shot it through. It's more than good enough for most purposes, though.
Tula ammunition in 7.62x39 is a good choice for general range use. So if you haven't tried it before, you might want to check it out.
|Manufacturer||Tula Cartridge Works|
|Bullet Weight||124 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Hollow-Point (HP)|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||No|
|Muzzle Energy (ft lbs)||No|
|Cost Per Round||25.5¢ per round|
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Posted On: 9/11/12 By: warren adolpho
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