At first glance Wolf and Tula (in this case, small pistol) seemed the same. I read somewhere in a forum that both are Russian made and that they are made in the same manufacturing plant (unsubstantiated). The forum writer went on to say that they were likely the same only with different brand names. (After buying and using both, I found this not to be true).
Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Vibratory Case Tumbler
If you are going to reload your own ammunition you are going to have to clean your brass first. Using a Frankford Arsenal Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler makes this quick and easy. I’ve had my case tumber for almost 3 years and have cleaned over 18,000 cases with it. I have had no problems with it and it’s still running fine. I WOULD RECOMMEND this case tumbler to other re-loaders.
Cleaning and polishing is easy with this tumbler. All I do is take it out to my garage, plug it in, add the media, the brass and the polish then turn it on. I usually let it run for an hour and a half then I check the brass to see if it is clean enough. If I want it super shiny, I let it run longer but I really just want brass that is clean on the inside and won’t dirty up my hands when I touch it. Being shiny really doesn’t matter with regard to functionality and besides who is going to see it. The main reason I clean my brass is to have a clean primer pocket and to have it case clean on the inside so that old crud won’t contaminate my new gun powder when I reload it.
Product Description – Clean, attractive brass should be the goal of every reloader. Cleaning by tumbling is the economical, safe first step in assembling quality hand-loads. Besides ensuring long life for the most valuable component of your ammunition, cleaning your brass will help reduce wear and tear on your expensive reloading dies, not to mention the chamber of your firearm. Grit and grime from uncleaned brass can become imbedded in the inner surfaces of your sizing dies, scratching and marring every subsequent case. The same grime can be expected to accelerate wear in the chamber and feeding system of your rifle or handgun. The Frankford Arsenal Tumbler Kit includes all components necessary to tumble brass with professional results.
Product Features – Includes Quick-N-EZ Case Tumbler, Quick-N-EZ Rotary Media Separator, 4 oz Polish , 3 lbs Cleaning Media, and Plastic Bucket
COMMENTS & QUESTIONS
February 18, 2012
Feedback & Comments
HOW MUCH CRIMP ON A 9MM RELOAD? General consensus is that “crimping” for 9mm Luger cases is not required and is a misnomer. For 9mm Luger straight wall pistol cases it is close tolerances and press fit (case mouth tension) that holds the bullet to the case. An actual crimp is not needed and should not be used. All that is required during the “crimping process” is to flatten the case mouth flare against the bullet to allow it to load and eject smoothly during the firing process.
Two Factory Loaded Bullets on Left
I recently purchased 20,000 Tulammo (also known as Tula) small pistol primers from Powder Valley (10,000 for me and 10,000 for my friend). I usually buy Russian made Wolf primers (because of the cheap price) but Powder Valley does not offer them anymore. In their place they offer TulAmmo and are also Russian made and are very cheap.
Looking for Winchester AutoComp Ball Powder Reloading Data for 9mm Luger 115 gr. FMJ Bullets? Trying to find it can be frustrating. The Hodgdon Reloading Data Center only lists 115 GR. LRN and 115 GR. SPR GDHP for 9mm Luger. There is no data for 9mm 115gr. FMJ, so I had to do my own testing and recipe analysis.
If you reload ammunition you probably have a small quantity of bulk smokeless powder (gun powder) in your home.
It is essential that know and use safe handling and storage procedures for the safety of your
The following is “my take” on the information that I researched on the proper handling and storage of it before I started reloading ammunition in my home.
Don’t take this as legal or 100% factual information (because it was mostly pieced together from various sources from the internet). I hope this helps some future re-loaders.
The Lee Classic Turret Press is a solid and reliable reloading system. I purchased mine about 4 years ago and have since loaded over 20,000 rounds of 9mm Luger ammunition without any problems. You have to lubricate it once in a while and keep it clean, but that’s all it takes for maintenance. To see lots of pictures of Lee Turret Press Operation .
When I first looked for a press one of my main criteria was that the press be solid and dependable. I wanted one that would last a long time. This one does.
I purchased my Lee Chamfer Tool #90109 when I first began to reload my own 9mm Luger ammunition. I was new to reloading at the time, so I wasn’t sure what equipment I needed. My initial research found that some re-loaders recommended buying one. Since it was so inexpensive I added it to my list of accessories to buy.
Note: I can’t recommend this product because I never used it. I reload 9mm Luger ammunition using a Lee turret press and as it turns out, you don’t need one. The dyes of the press do everything for you. (more…)