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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by mosin, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. mosin

    mosin Active Member

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    Two quick questions
    3.12 cents a piece a good price on small rifle primers? Seems to be the cheapest I can find after hazmat & shipping.

    Are TulAmmo primers good? I'll be buying 5000 (If you do it, do it big right?) of them so I'd rather not be stuck with a big box of duds.

    EDIT: This is going to be for a 223/556 AR
     


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  2. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I have heard mixed reviews about Tula stuff. My only first hand experience with Russian primers have been the wolf branded stuff. With those, I have cooked the tip off of two AR firing pins from pierced primers. Supposedly the Magnum and AR specific primers are fine for the AR 15 but the others aren't. Go figure. When I read SR on the box, I thought they were good for small rifles, not everything but AR15s. I don't know if the same is true of tula primers. At the end of the day, every one of the Wolf primers I shot went bang and had similar consistency to any other primer out there. If you are loading for a rifle that does not utilize a floating pin, I am sure you are GTG. For an AR or other military type rifle, IDK. IME, it is worth holding out for a decent name brand like CCI, federal,Remington or Winchester. Lastly, over 3 cents a primer is bordering on too much. Not long ago they were 1.79 to 2.5 cents each, especially for Russian components. However, some is more than none, so a cent more should not become a deal breaker.
     
  3. mosin

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    It'll be for an AR. I hear yah on the "not long ago" I absolutely decided to jump into shooting at the wrong time, but was tied up with cars and other hobbies and only so much cash to piss away.
     
  4. reddog

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    I shot thousands of Tula primers, not a miss once. DAGammo.com is where I get all of mine, the owner/operator is a disabled vet, good guy to work with.
     
  5. shortround

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    Too early to tell. I'd stick with the tried and true Winchester, Remington, Federal, CCI. On the other hand, if that is all you can find -- roll the dice.

    I've found Federal, CCI, and Remington primers at Cabela's lately, and they don't carry Wolf or Tula primers for some reason. Academy now sells Winchester primers.

    Mail/Internet hazmat fees will eat you a$$ unless you order more than you will ever load in your lifetime.
     
  6. rushthezeppelin

    rushthezeppelin TGT Addict

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    I've youve got an Academy nearby they should have winchester in individual packs and bricks ($36 for the brick iirc). Mine at least had the small rifle last time I looked.
     
  7. rushthezeppelin

    rushthezeppelin TGT Addict

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    Actually it was 39 a brick today when I grabbed my small pistols. I actually didn't see small rifle there so actually they might not have them at your local.
     
  8. Paul5388

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    Most ARs will do better with military type primers, unless you like double fires when you don't expect them.
     
  9. schmellba99

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    Tula and Wolf are made in the same plant over in Russia - just get put in different packaging. I've pumped several hundred wolf .223 primers through my AR without a hiccup that was not my own doing (loose primer pocket on a reload that I knew was loose when I loaded the round up).
     

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