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Old 12-29-2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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tulammmo use in sig 556 rifles

I just got back from the first day at the range with my 556 and M400 hunter. I took a bunch of Tulammo 223 I got a waltmart last summer..
What a disappointment.. it would not cycle the actions of the guns.. I thought damn all that money... I had one box of winchester 556.. it cycled perfectly so to my relife the guns are fine but I have to wonder how picky they are on Ammo? Any feedback?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:40 PM   #2
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Good to hear it was just an ammo issue.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #3
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I have shot a lot of TULAmmo thru my 556 and my 556R - I haven't had any issues ... yet?
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
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Tulammo runs through my 556 classic just fine. It is a little dirty but that is the only problem that I have had with it.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:23 AM   #5
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Hmmmm, on the m400 I got fails to feed. It Would not cycle the action..... Then it was hard to eject the shells. The 556 would eject every other one. Back to the range tomorrow.
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Get it scrupulously clean, then lube it in the right areas, then break it in with ammunition that has decent power. After your rifle is well-broken-in, it should feed Tula just fine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:47 AM   #7
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Snake, I was thinking the same that was probably the root of it.. thanks.
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:01 AM   #8
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My M&P cycles it fine. The only problem I have is the laquer build up on the BCG and chamber. I heard of other people having trouble with Tul and they sprayed them down wit WD40 and they cycled fine afterwards. Try that it may help. At least they'll be shootable hopefully.
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:57 AM   #9
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I have never used it and never will.
A friend, at the range with a clean Sig 556.
After 30 rounds it looked like it had not been
cleaned in a year.

I have the same rifle (almost)
After a day of shooting with Lake City GT XM 855/62gr.
A very light film over some parts.
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Old 01-17-2013, 02:35 PM   #10
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I would never shoot that dirty crap in my rifle no matter how cheap it was.

I have to laugh when I hear guys say they're ready for the Zombie Apocalypse cuz they got 2,000 rounds of ammo and I ask them what type. Tulammo they say . Yah, they're ready all right...ready to die. That's all you need...run dirty steel cased crap through your gun and pray it doesn't jam up on you or get a steel case stuck in your chamber just when a hungry zombie is about to take a chunk outta your neck .
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I would never shoot that dirty crap in my rifle no matter how cheap it was.

I have to laugh when I hear guys say they're ready for the Zombie Apocalypse cuz they got 2,000 rounds of ammo and I ask them what type. Tulammo they say . Yah, they're ready all right...ready to die. That's all you need...run dirty steel cased crap through your gun and pray it doesn't jam up on you or get a steel case stuck in your chamber just when a hungry zombie is about to take a chunk outta your neck .
Really, zombies? OK wildbill, thanks for the input.
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the REAL ISSUE is the significant barrel wear caused by bi-metal ammo jackets (copper/steel) used in much of the Russian steel cased ammo.

Please see my other post today below;

Steel case vs Brass ammo- 40,000 rds of real data



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This is not intended to be rued to the OP. Something I don't understand is, you have a $2000 dollar sig 556 and you are trying to run the worst/cheapest ammo in the world in one of the most amazing rifles. If I owned a 70,000 dollar racing corvette, I would not be putting in 85 mid grade to save a few bucks. You have a tried and tested battle rifle variant from the Swiss. I would treat it as such. This is just my .2 cents and hope that helps.
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I have tested : Federal GT, MFS, PPU, Arms Corp.

10 round at 4 different targets @100yards.

If I did not mark the targets with the names above
you could not tell which was which. From bench rest all hit in 6" Diameter.

Federal has a stronger report & recoil that was the only difference.
Years back the imports were not up to American ammo standards.
From my test-those days are over.

As for tulammo -I have not fired it and all I have heard was negative.
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I think ammo is so scarce right now folks are shooting what ever they can find. I just got into reloading the 223, and am having a very hard time finding SR primers.

As far as steel case goes, I used to buy only Silver Bear HP. My range only allows HP or SP rounds to be shot there, and buying hunting brassed ammunition just to shoot at paper did not make a lot of sense. IMHO Silver Bear shoots pretty clean as far as Russian steel case goes and it is Zinc coated instead of Lacquer. Now that Silver Bear, if can be found, is selling for 70 cents around, I am sticking to reloading HP bullets.
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