Been out of work a few days being sick, so i grabbed a case of 500 rounds that was on sale for $149. Ive used the BrownBear 123grain 7.62x39mm thousands of times (rather literally) before with no issues. I fired off 360 rounds and had so many issues it was troubling. I thought it might be the new slabside mags or the new 20rd steelies i bought at first, so i unloaded those and loaded up some known to work Romy mags but still issue after issue. I have 6 rounds that never fired at all. Pull trigger......nothing. Duds. And multiple FTE's, im gonna say over 40 easy. Seems like the lacquer is just ridiculously thick comparing them to older stuff i have on hand. Seems quality control is slacking in Mother Russia these days. The slabsides do look sexy as hell on Abigail though, they fed perfect with TulAmmo, and i dont have to baby them like the old Izzy bakelites. Once i gave up and broke open a case of TulAmmo i didn't have a single problem. If your gonnabe down may as well shoot stuff!!