Winchester "White Box"

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    Winchester "White Box"

    Has anyone used the Winchester "white box" ammo I have seen in Wal-Mart? It is so much cheaper than the rest of the ammunition, but it IS Winchester. I wouldn't think that they would sell shabby ammunition.
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    White Box Ammo

    Bravo3, I have used the Winchester "white box" for alot of my range visits or when out plinking and have never had a problem with it. It seems to be good, economical and clean ammunition. I don't normally carry it in any of my weapons when not on the range though. I prefer a tactical load when I may have to use it for defense, but I am sure many do carry it with no problems.

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    I use the "white box" for most range applications as well. A guy I know has a preference in buying the 50-round white box instead of the 100-round, even if it is a little higher. Although I haven't run a test yet, he says he gets small brass particles from the 100-round boxes that he doesn't get in the 50-round copper rounds. I have found some very fine brass particles, but haven't tried the copper yet. I am carrying Remington Golden Sabers for self defense.

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    Brass particles

    I will check mine a little closer after my range trip this weekend. I have never noticed any more than normal.

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    I did check after visiting the range

    and you *may* be right. I did in fact find some very small brass. Probably not enough to be a problem, but with oil, powder residue and dirt I bet it could become a problem if you shot very much of it between cleanings. Since I clean mine meticulously after shooting I am not going to worry too much about it. But I will keep my eye on it.

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    Brass Particles

    Yeah, Bill, I don't really think there are enough to become a problem under normal circumstances and I am not planning on using them for defense use so if they did cause a problem it would not become a real issue. It does make me wonder what their origin is, though. Are they particles left over from the manufacture of the case or a something else? I would worry more about them indicating a lack of quality assurance on Winchester's part. It is really hard to tell because the case, primer and bullet are all brass....

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    Since December 2003, I've used the good ole Wal Mart Winchester cheapies in my Beretta 96 9mm....I've fired close to 12,000 rounds of it .....hadn't had a problem yet....however, just bought a Kimber Eclipse Pro II so I'll let ya know how the .45 ammo does.

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    Has anybody else noticed that the Winchester White 100 round boxes of 9mm usually have 101 rounds?

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    Ive used it mostly for plinking or when i run out of hand loads..

    Other Day when i ran out of handloads i bought a box at the range shot it and was more like shooting a shot gun.
    Went back to range next day with reloads and was dead on again maybe i got a funky batch of 9mm but wasnt happy.

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    I use the WWB on a regular basis at the range in 9mm .40 & .38 and have not had any issues. I carry Remington Golden Sabers for self defense.

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    Originally posted by JT
    Has anybody else noticed that the Winchester White 100 round boxes of 9mm usually have 101 rounds?
    I haven't, JT, are there consistently 101 rounds or was it just a mistake made in boxing them? I have bought alot of them in 9mm but never noticed the extra one.

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    Originally posted by Tc300mag1
    Ive used it mostly for plinking or when i run out of hand loads..

    Other Day when i ran out of handloads i bought a box at the range shot it and was more like shooting a shot gun.
    Went back to range next day with reloads and was dead on again maybe i got a funky batch of 9mm but wasnt happy.
    My bet would be a funky batch. I have had virtually no problems with any of the whitebox ammo other than maybe 2 in 10,000 that failed to fire. Any inaccuracy I have noticed in them has been me, not the ammo. For carry I use Golden Sabers.

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    Originally posted by Bumper
    I haven't, JT, are there consistently 101 rounds or was it just a mistake made in boxing them? I have bought alot of them in 9mm but never noticed the extra one.
    I have had it happen 3 or 4 times at least. Iíve talked to a couple of other guys who said the same thing. The only reason I noticed is I rotate my ammo when I buy some to shoot. I reboxed the Winchester to store it better, and usually had an extra round. Maybe their quality control is to add one, to reduce the risk of being short.

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    I also use it alot in .45, no problems at all. :)

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    Works great in 45 for practice ammo!

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