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First of all I would like to say this is my first thread and post at Handguns & Ammunition. Hello everyone.

Now, Just for the record I have only been shooting for about 3 years now. I just purchased some TulAmmo for the first time. I got a 100 round box of 9mm 115gr FMJ BrassMAXX. It is pretty dirty as many have said on the net, and I have shot 90 rounds of it so far with no issues. Looking at the last 10 rounds I noticed some powder in the box and then my eyes gazed on this beauty. Attachment Below.


Has anyone ever seen anything like this from factory ammo?
 

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I've never seen anything like that. Probably a good thing you saw it before loading. No telling what it would of done.
 

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Is it the Brassmaxx made in Italy or the stuff that comes from the Balkans? I've had zero problems from the ammo made in Italy. Welcome to the forum.
 

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I haven't had any trouble with the Balkan/brass TulAmmo, but rounds like that were unfortunately too common with good old American-made AMerc ammo.
 

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I also have some of the Italian Tula Brass Maxx. I'll be sure to INSPECT any and all Tula ammunition before loading in my magazines. All I need is the time to go shooting. Seems the man (my employer) wants me to work a gazillion hours of O.T. to keep the turbine turning.

Any way, you should inspect any and all ammunition before you shoot it. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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Damaged cases like you found are not common but they are not un-heard of either... I have seen them over the years in most major brands... it is simply a matter of the bullet not being correctly aligned when being seated...

I've also found ammo with no primer and primers seated upside down...

FWIW

Chuck
 

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Thanks for the replies folks. Seems like this just happens sometimes and I was lucky enough to catch it and unlucky with this batch of rounds. Will be inspecting each round from now on.

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Well, you leave more for the rest of us.
If you read the thread, you would see that it mentions ammo from a number of countries, but Russia is not even discussed.
Use whatever ammo you want, but try to actually read a thread before you post some vague, negative comment.
 

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I've never seen a damaged round in factory ammo, but since demand is up I'm sure a few will slip by now and then. Quality control seems to have slipped in general. Glad you caught it before you attempted to shoot it.
 

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This coming weekend heading down to the farm in W.V. and do a little BHP & M1 Garand shooting (and visiting immediate family also). I'm curious also about this Turkish ammo. I have about 400 rounds about ready to be going down range. Pictures and amateur reporting to follow up.
 

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Chamber tolerances being so tight im not convinced that round would have even chambered. But it sure makes a good case for reloading so you can controll quality.
 
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