Tulammo

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by bonefamily, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. bonefamily

    bonefamily Active Member

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    With the recent ammo shortage going on, I was able to find some Tulammo in .380 acp. Has anyone run Tulammo in their BT380's? Success or fail? We have found that ours did not like Blazer Brass - fail to feeds. Curious about the Tulammo as it is about all we can find locally at the moment.
     
  2. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    Tulammo works well in my Thunder 380 but not until after a few hundred rounds went through it. I had FTE issues. Changed over to Winchester Ranger 124 gr. for break in. The 380 worked flawless. My neighbor is in law enforcement and uses this ammo exclusively. I had to tweek the clips for the 380 and I left them full of rounds while in storage for break in.
     

  3. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw Well-Known Member

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    Your gun uses Clips?
     
  4. ctvarner

    ctvarner Nothing is ever simple.

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    Mine uses magazines.
     
  5. millsriver

    millsriver Member

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    I have heard that Bersa does not "recommend" using steel cased ammo like Tula. However, it does not appear to void any terms of their warranty. I have fired some during the break-in period and noticed that it is the only ammo that never, ever causes any problem. Every round fires and cycles perfectly, while some of the cheaper brass cased rounds to jam. I would not use it for SD, but for target practice, Why not?
     
  6. bonefamily

    bonefamily Active Member

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    Thanks for the info, guys. I'll give it a go after a box or two more of the UMC.
     
  7. hotshott

    hotshott The "Bass-Tard" Son

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    My mistake. Tweek the mags.
     
  8. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've shot that TulAmmo stuff in my BTs before. Didn't care for it.
     
  9. bonefamily

    bonefamily Active Member

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    Thanks, David. Did it cause any malfunctions or just innacurate (or both)?
     
  10. ctvarner

    ctvarner Nothing is ever simple.

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    Went to the range today, BT380 I bought used a few weeks ago. I shot 50 Tulammo FMJ, 65 Winchester flatnose FMJ (Walmart white box) and about 10 Hornady JHP. One factory mag, one brand new ProMag, alternated between them.

    With the Tulammo, the last round in the mag failed to feed, virtually every time, and I ran at least the last 18 loading only three at a time (using both mags). I don't quite know how to describe it - essentially a stovepipe, I guess, but the round wasn't sticking partway out the ejection port, it was contained inside but sort of trapped, almost vertical, against the back end of the barrel.

    Zero malfunctions with the Hornady; one semi-stovepipe FTF with the Winchester.

    I guess the Tulammo was accurate enough to poke holes in paper, but with all the misfeeds, I'll never buy that crap again.
     
  11. BersaOwner

    BersaOwner Well-Known Member

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    When it first came out I bought a case of .223 & 7.62x39.
    My AK shot the 7.62x39 OK, but it was real dirty.
    The .223 started to FTF & FTE and finally one case stuck in the chamber of my AR. I gave the rest of the ,223 to a buddy that was at the range with his .223 Saga.
    I agree with you ctvarner "I'll never buy that crap again."
     
  12. 9UC

    9UC Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    IIRC, isn't that the Russian made steel cased ammo. If it is, I was advised some years ago on another Bersa site to stay away from it due to heavier than usual wear on the extractor. IMHO, rule of thumb I was given for BT380 was decent grade, American made, Brass cased, and round nose. No JHPs or flat nose until 250-300 rounds sent down range.
     
  13. ctvarner

    ctvarner Nothing is ever simple.

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    Yes, Russian steel-cased. I too have read that Bersa and/or Bersa enthusiasts recommend against steel-cased ammo. I figured one box couldn't do that much harm, and I already had it & couldn't return it, so ...