Winchester White Box Failure Rate
I am not suggesting that shooters stop using WWB Value Ammo.
I am only saying that -
(1) You should probably not carry it for self defense.
(2) If you have a firearm related problem or an accuracy or stovepipe problem and you are shooting WWB - then you should absolutely test your firearm w/ a different brand of ammo before you curse out your firearm.
(3) you should probably rethink using WWB Value if you'll be shooting rapid fire at a speed that you're not likely to stop at a squib.
While I realize that all ammo can have sporadic various assorted & miscellaneous problems - even factoring in the great amount of WWB that is sold - it's reported incident rate seems to be much higher than better quality ammunition.
Yes, it is possible to fire thousands of rounds of Winchester White Box without ever having a problem.
My own early personal experience w/ WWB was (count em) 2 squibs and one solid primer strike with a failure to detonate the round - in a single purchase of 500 rounds of WWB and I never have purchased any since.
Searching on the Internet for 1.5 hours I honestly and truthfully have discovered MANY shooters that have never had a single problem with WWB Value. With the Huge Plus that it's comparatively inexpensive to shoot.
That being said...nearly every spot on the Internet where the topic of WWB is brought up there will always be a at least a few that HAVE had problems & that is something that is rarely seen with all Top Of The Line Ammo makers.
Here are some random examples found on the Internet.
These were taken from MANY different locations on the web and are NOT one single forum post and they are in no way related to each other but are all separate incidents. Let me just guesstimate that for every 10 shooters that report no problems with WWB at lest one shooter has had problems with it. Some major & some minor.
I (for sure) think that it is acceptable for general range and practice use but, unacceptable for self defense and very rapid fire.