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Old March 4th, 2010, 01:33 AM   #1
 
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At the last local gun show it was amazing to hear the talk in the hall about ammunition that failed to fire. Are there brands that should be avoided?



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Old March 4th, 2010, 02:51 AM   #2
 
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Yeah I bought some 9mm a few years ago and had a ftf every 6-10 rds. I think it was PMP or something like that.
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I stay away from Winchester...Had 9mm ammo fail to fire and found out no anvil in primers..and some 10mm silvertip that would not allow round to clear barrel, had it not allowed the next round to go in far enough to go into battery, it would have been a mess...They do not have a grasp on what QC is.
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I've had problems with Winchester White Box ammo and shooting them through a Glock 22. Must have been hard primers. They not would go off on the first try. My guess is the primers were bad on those rounds too.

When I tried some Speer Gold Dots they went off fine after that in the Glock 22.

So I just keep that in mind with Winchester White Box.
There is a reason it's so cheap..

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Wow. I have been "collecting" Winchester for my SP101 .357. I wish I had asked sooner.

Has anyone tried to contact Winchester when a round fails to fire?
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I shoot Winchester all the time ,ive never had a issue . Its not great stuff, kinda generic but does goes bang everytime.
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I've never had a round of the 9mm Winchester white box to not go bang either.
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I've had problems with Winchester White Box ammo and shooting them through a Glock 22. Must have been hard primers. They not would go off on the first try. My guess is the primers were bad on those rounds too.

When I tried some Speer Gold Dots they went off fine after that in the Glock 22.

So I just keep that in mind with Winchester White Box.
There is a reason it's so cheap..
Must be the Glock
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White box Win 9mm goes bang in my Glock 35 with a Lone Wolf conversion Barrel every time I pull the trigger. Bought a bunch 3 years ago but QC may have gone downhill since then.
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That's strange about the Winchester, I recently got some old boxes in 10mm, shot them all without a glitch. I also use the white box stuff in a G23 with no problems. I don't like the Wolf stuff much and prefer my reloads.
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Must be the Glock
Never a problem shooting WWB in my G22...
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I see some bad things mentioned about Winchester White Box Ammo, also I see positive thngs mentioned also. It doesn't mean that certain ammo is bad or good.....but for example I have a Springfield Ultra Compact 1911 in 9mm I have shot Winchester White Box, Blazer Brass, and also Indenpence ammo. But when I use Sellior & Bellot ammo in this same gun it jams! Does this mean that S&B ammo is bad no what it means is certain guns like one brand of ammo while other brands do not work. My friend and I went out shooting my 1911 didn't like the S&B ammo but my friends Glock 19 liked the S& B just fine. My Mini 14 has shot anything I have put thru it when it comes to the lower cost ammo. The Wolf Steel Cased .223 ammo I never have any problems yet I have read from owners of certain brands of AR15's have trouble with the Wolf Ammo. So what ever ammo works thru your gun I guess you can say its good ammo if you pull the trigger and your gun goes BANG!!!!!
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WWB always worked for me.

Now I do not like Independence ammo, it always goes bang, but, recoil from rnd to rnd can be different and also noise. Accuracy is erratic.
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I have never had a problem with Winchester WB 9mm - but I don't shoot a lot of it.

I have had terrible results with Remington 22lr bulk pack ammo. 1 out of 10 often fail to fire. Sometimes I can run the round back through and it fires, sometimes I can strike it 2 or 3 times and it will not fire. This happens in my Ruger 10/22 and my Ruger Mark III 22/45. I have been told that rimfire ammo can be damaged by rough handling during shipping that breaks the primer compound loose from the rim. Don't know, but this box is the last Remington 22lr for me.

I watched a friend shooting Wolf .223 ammo and having FTF on at least 20% of the rounds. He was bragging about the great buy he got before we starting shooting, then he was kind of embarrassed when there were so many FTF's.

I don't shoot Wolf or other low ball foreign ammo in any of my guns.
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I recently bought some Wolf .45s at a local gun show that had 2/7 in first clip FTF....not good!
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