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Thumbs up TulAmmo primers

I purchased some of the TulAmmo SP primers from Midway and loaded approximately 300 rounds of 9mm last evening.
The first thing that I noted was that every primer in the 100 pack was oriented in the same direction-I didn't have to use the flip tray. The primers seemed very uniform and loaded smoothly via the primer system on my Dillon.
There were no problems with high primers but I did crush one primer in a crimped primer pocket (my fault, not the primer).
Today I went to the range and fired 120 rounds though an XDM 9mm and a CZP01. There were no FTFs (no double strikes required) or apparent weak ignitions. The rounds all hit where I aimed them (at 7 yards-not an accuracy test).
It would be impossible for me to tell the difference between these TulAmmo primers and the CCI 500s which ignited the last batch of 9mm ammo that I shot through these same 2 pistols 2 days ago.
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I bought a case (1000) LP from the Fredericksburg gunshow and I have spent about 600 of them now. I have no issues with the TA primers at all. Clean, no FTF, no priming issues. Nothing but success with them here. I paid $22.00 for the box and it was an excellent investment. I have used these in both large pistol and .270, .30-06 and .300 win mag reloads. Nothing but fire.
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The Russian primers are very good. Best of all, they cost less!
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Off topic, but related; I'm very impressed with Tula's steel cased 75gr. .223 and 9x18. Quality stuff, for sure.

ETA: I forgot the reason I wanted to post. Thanks Doc...I'm in the market for SP primers, so I'll take advantage of the nice price point.
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Thanks for the heads up/range test Doc. I'm looking for primers right now to be honest. Going to start making the .40 S&W reloads in the near future.
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Ive had very good results with wolf primers as well lately. Very good quality and half the price of cci

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They are made at the same plant.
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I use Tula in all my 9mm 1000s of rounds no trouble
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I usually have little regard for commie QC, but it seems as if capitalism has made inroads with Tula/Wolf. I used 1k of Tula .45 Auto steel-cased ammo and it was more accurate than Aguila brass, as well as functioning perfectly. I've used 6k Wolf SRP with no problems at all. I've been very impressed, especially considering the price.
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I loaded 200 rounds of 115g 9mm with federal primers. My Sig liked them fine, but my son using his XDM had several primer strikes without percussion in the first couple rounds and decided to use his factory stuff. Any thoughts? Are the XDMs finicky?

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I loaded 200 rounds of 115g 9mm with federal primers. My Sig liked them fine, but my son using his XDM had several primer strikes without percussion in the first couple rounds and decided to use his factory stuff. Any thoughts? Are the XDMs finicky?

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Hammer vs Striker fire systems, hammers "tend" to be more "forceful" but my buddies full sized older xd eats anything. Typically they recommend non hard primer loaded ammo (wolf, magtech and a few others) for striker fire guns, but federal is a very light primer so he may have seated the primer too deep or they were contaminated and went bad (too much hand touching with oily fingers can naturalize a primer, or it's an old batch)

And also toss it up to sigs are better than sliced bread, I got the signess too
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Has anyone cronographed a pistol handload with TulAmmo primers, to see how they compare to CCI, Rem, Win etc?

Id be curious to know how hot (or not as hot) they are, as well as consistency.

None of the gunshops in my area, and the surrounding area carry them. One shop stated they can get the other brands of primers, for pretty close to the TulAmmo, so they dont bother with getting them, and carry the "better quality" primers.
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Deep Creek Rock,

I haven't tried the Tulammo primers in my pistol reloads but did do a comparsion in 50 BMG this summer with CCI primers at a few different loads, N=30 rounds. I would alternate 5 shot groups, shoot 5 with Tulammo then 5 with CCI, 5 with Tulammo then 5 with CCI, etc.

Average Velocity in tested loads:

Tulammo 2590 ft/sec
CCI 2515 ft/sec
which is about a 3% difference.

however Average MOA at 300 yds:
Tulammo 1.08
CCI 0.86
which is abotu a 21% difference.

I was kind of surprised at the MOA difference.

The Tulammo's must be softer also as they seated with less effort than the CCI's.

I still have some Tulammo's and may test run them again sometime. They costs about 40% less.
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Just looking at the price, I may have to give these a whirl in my .45ACP and 300BLK loads.
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Deep Creek Rock, what kind of prices are they charging?
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My web search found them to be around $22 per 1000. It's the hazmat that is holding me back...


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I loaded 200 rounds of 115g 9mm with federal primers. My Sig liked them fine, but my son using his XDM had several primer strikes without percussion in the first couple rounds and decided to use his factory stuff. Any thoughts? Are the XDMs finicky?

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Seated the primers more carefully (had set them too deep) and reduced the crimp. Problem solved except for a couple stove pipes in 100 rounds. Looking to bump the powder up a tenth of a grain and will try it again. Thanks for the tip.
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