and I'll never buy the damn things again. Specifically Tula.
Back during the drought, I ran across a case(5000) of their small pistol primers and grabbed it. I was low, they were the first I'd seen in a while, so worth it, right?
Sort of. Out of every 100 I've had about two that will not fire. At all. And usually a couple that'll fire on a second or third strike. And twice now a real problem: a primer fires just enough to push the bullet out of the case and into the throat, but not enough to fire the powder. Which means you need a rod to push the bullet out before you can shoot again.
Possibly the powder? Nope. Very sure of this because the absolute WORST primers I've ever bought were some Tulsa small rifle. Again, due to the drought and thank God I didn't get but 500. The failure I mention above happened multiple times with those, and propellant from the same bottle loaded with CCI primers fired every time. I got rid of the damn things. The small pistol were relegated to 'non-critical uses only', there being too many left to just toss them. So I'll keep using them, and make sure whenever I'm shooting ammo loaded with them I have a rod long enough to deal with this on the rare occasion this happens.
In contrast, of the I-have-no-idea-how-many thousands of CCI and Winchester and Federal primers I've used over the years, I've had ONE that failed to fire, that about a year ago(probably due to pushed-to-the-limit production).