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Got a good deal on a BUNCH of .223 Tul Ammo, steel case rounds....but apparantly my AR doesn't care for them....while shooting today, I was running a bunch of it, and it was running fine...until my last mag....charged the weapon, fired the round, and nothing....cleared it to find the shell still in the chamber, and it was stuck really bad.

The gunsmith at the range finally got it out...the extractor had almost ripped the shell apart. Was told it was because of the coating on the steel shells to keep them from rusting.

Has anyone else had this problem, and if you have, what did you do to cure it....other than sell the ammo off and buy brass.

FYI...I will not be buying any steel case rounds from here on out!!!
 

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The manual that came with my DPMS .308 warned against using any ammo coated with shellac as it will melt and build up on the chamber walls, and can be extremely difficult to remove. I'm not sure about the polymer coatings. I usually relegate the Russian stuff to my SKS or AK.
 

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This is a common problem. Tula is notorious for, and synonymous with problems like this.
 

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Since the steel doesn't expand as well as brass, you'll get more blow by and usually a dirtier chamber. Dirty chamber can cause cases to stick. I think the newest coatings are tough enough that they don't melt off when you're doing rapid dumps, but there's always the possibility.
 

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Don't shoot as much of it in a range session and clean the chamber well.
 
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The first round I ever fired through my AR was Tula and yep that freaking happen to me. I've had it happen one other time in the past few years. I don't shoot Tula all of the time through her. switch up once and awhile.
 

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I haven't had any problems in my ARs and Mini. But I don't run a TON of it and try to keep chambers relatively clean. Some ARs run it fine, some don't.
 
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