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|Manufacturer||Tula Cartridge Works|
|Bullet Weight||158 Grain|
|Bullet Type||Full Metal Jacket (FMJ)|
|Ammo Caliber||.357 Magnum|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1280|
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Garbage steel cases that bulge & stick in the gun's cylinder! JUNK! by Satchmoeddie on 3/26/2018
This ammo is truly the bottom of the barrel trash, made with the lowest quality materials available. Scrap steel casings...
1 person found the following review helpful
I tried this Ammo for my GP 100. It was terrible. Very flashy when firing. Does not sound like .357 and as other commentors have stated, them empty cartridges seem to get stuck in the Cylinder. Though, I think it is heat expansion. After you wait a bit the empties do pop out..but that is lame. I would not ever buy this ammo again.
Garbage steel cases that bulge & stick in the gun's cylinder! JUNK!
This ammo is truly the bottom of the barrel trash, made with the lowest quality materials available. Scrap steel casings, and even the lead bullets have scrap steel filler in them. This stuff is utter trash. If you value your gun, don't buy this ammo. I have had these bullets start a fire, due to scrap steel inside the lead projectiles. I will N-E-V-E-R use this trash again. Free is too much to pay for this junk! The steel casings are BARELY ADEQUATE for .38 Special, so when Tula made .357 from the same casings, they bulge out and you wind up driving the spent casings out of your gun's cylinder. This can ruin the crane, bend the crane, and damage your gun, and using this steel cased garbage will void your factory warranty. I don't care how cheap it is. I also have no problem charging a $200 bench fee, plus hourly, to fix your gun, either.
Don't walk, but run away!!!!!
Bought 4 boxes of 50 rounds, went to the range today. Fire 6 shots through my Taurus Model 65 and just like most every other review here, all 6 cases had to be pushed out of the cylinder with a screw driver. I order from LG a lot, and this is the first time I have been disappointed, I will still use LG faithfully, but will just do better research before ordering.
Same experience as others
Bought 100 rounds of this ammo. Came back home after having fired 8. The reason for 8 is that my 8 shot 627 couldn't eject any of them so I had no choice but to go home. Phillips screwdriver fixed the situation however. No problem shooting 38 special from tula however.
Warning ,terrible ammo , do not buy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All cases swell and do get stuck in chamber, do not buy ! price is good but not worth the hassle, beating on extractor rod to expel cartridges. This stuff is junk, Tula should pull from the market. This stuff is absolute crap !!!!!!!!
Stuck in Cylinder of S&W 686 Plus
I bought 100 rounds of this ammo this morning for a quick trip to the range. I left the range with 98 unfired. After pulling the trigger on my second round, the cylinder on my 4" 686 Plus became jammed. Luckily the cylinder release still worked, and I was able to get the five unfired rounds out. The steel casings on the two fired cartridges had swelled and become lodged in their respective chambers. It took a fair amount of force and patience to remove them with the ejector rod. One of the cases had moved rearward slightly after firing, and the rim contacted the frame of the weapon, which wouldn't allow the cylinder to rotate any further. I wouldn't recommend this ammunition for use with revolvers, it may be fine in lever action rifles and single-shot pistols, but not a firearm with precision lockwork and tight frame to cylinder tolerances.
sticks in S&W 686 cylinder
The .357 Mag shell has a bulge that can be seen before it is shot and causes the sell to stick in the cylinder. Some will not properly insert fully and interfered with the cylinder's step ... safety issue??? I didn't figure this out until I got into better light. I also bought 38 Spcl which worked fine.
I bought these rounds for the price but after shooting 3 boxes I discarded the remaining 2 boxes of ammo. I have a Ruger GP 100 .357 magnum and the casings were extremely difficult to remove. The GP 100 is an amazing revolver and I've never had this issue with other rounds. Quality is definitely a "1" and performance gets dragged down to a "1" as well because how easy it is to get casings out of the revolver is part of performance in my opinion. You definitely don't want these rounds in a self defense situation.
I would never recommend this ammo to anyone. The accuracy is fine but the fact that you need work your shell casings out of the cylinder is absurd. The first time I shot this ammo was through my ruger gp100 and to those die hard s&w fans out there it's Not because it's a ruger..I own a s&w 686 and the ammo is the same..bottom line good company but I would not recommend buying at least the .357 caliber from them
Like many of the other reviews state, the rounds load/shoot fine, but every round becomes stuck in the chamber and requires some sort of tool to remove. I have shot the 9mm in an auto with no issues, but this particular caliber binds in the chamber every time. Spend a little more and avoid these if you are shooting a revolver. I am using a Ruger SP101.
Not for a revolver
As other s have stated, it shoots well, but has to be forcibly removed from a revolver. 38 special from Tulammo shoots well also and does not become stuck in the cylinder.
Love the service from Lucky Gunner. Have never waited more than three days for the ammo to arrive at my door. I'll continue to buy from them, just not 357 Tulammo.
Tula needs to work on this round
When I ordered this ammo, I did so because of the price. I had read the reviews with extraction problems from some shooters. I experienced this problem. Because I read the reviews I took a tool with me to the range. Weapon is a S/W model 19-3. Ammo shot good and was accurate. I have shot other calibers of Tula ammo with no problems. In .380, 9mm and .45. Function and accuracy have been good.
Experience no problems with my order of any of the other products. Will order again from LG. Congrats on the Law Suit outcome.
Cheap, but not worth it. I use Tula in my bolt action rifles and glocks with no problems, but when it comes to a revolver, these are very bad rounds, because the steel casing tends to crack rather than expand like brass always does.
In bolt action and semi autos, it's not too much of a problem, because the cracked shells just get ejected if you're using a loose gun like a glock or mosin. In a revolver, or probably a tight fighting semi, the cracked casing needs to be hammered out with a punch or chopstick, because the surface area is increased due to the crack/rupture and it will jam your weapon.
Not good for the health of your weapon, and not good for you if you actually grabbed these for a defense situation.
failure to eject
Rounds shoot and are accurate. Problem was they jammed in the cylinder. They had to be forced out with a tool. After reading the other reviews I took a tool to the range, just incase. Weapon is S/W model 19 in good working order. Experience no problems with other brand I had.
Cheap but flawed...will not buy this again.
I shoot cheap ammo in my Ruger SP101 and it doesn't have a problem with any other .38 Special or .357 Mag I've ever used...but the empty cases of this Tula ammo ended up wedged so firmly in the cylinder that I almost needed pliers to get some of them out. I'm just glad I managed to extract them without any damage. I won't be buying any more of this kind.
Clean shooting, much cleaner than "White Box". Good enough for range plinking, pretty consistent.
Great service from Lucky Gunner as always.
Those were the plus's
Not up to full .357 charge, can be hard to eject when shooting fast.
I am using a 70's vintage Model 28 S&W that has had more rounds through it than I can begin to count, it chews them up just fine.
Will order more
I am going to buy from luckygunner again
As far as luckygunner they were quick fast and gave me exactly what I ordered no mistakes. The ammo I got was cheap but all we were doing was target practice so a few squib loads were no big deal, thats why i go the cheap ammo. I am will order from luckygunner again and i have friends that i told about their service and prices and they have already ordered from there too.
the savings not worth the hassle
they were cheap so i thought i would try them. shot fine, but ALL casings failed to eject. had to pry out each one. tried again, all 6 stuck. tried again, all 6 stuck. one last time , same results. maybe it was just one bad box, but i dont want to shoot the rest because it takes so long to get the casings out. switched to Blazer and had no problems.
shot is dead on at 50yards
This ammo is great for target practice, gun was pretty clean after 50 rounds. However I had a problem with my new Taurus that the steel casing bind in the chamber. I have been told that after 1000 to1500 fired rounds that this ammo will work great in the gun. So if you have a new Taurus I would make a different selection but if you have a broken in Taurus or other make than this is a great choice.
You're reviewing: 357 Mag - 158 Grain FMJ - Tula - 50 Rounds
Posted On: 4/27/2019 By: Ken Murray
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