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Old 01-26-2017, 08:19 PM
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Have a number of you had not so great results when shooting these ? I ask because I am trying to sell some and seemingly no interest at all ---- I have used the Winchesters in both a CZ rifle and my Smith model 48 without any problems so maybe I have just been lucky ? Do these have a questionable reliability issue?

So just curious as to what kind of reputation does this ammo have --- because if a number of you have had problems with this, then I'll switch to another brand as it's available ---- thanks , John
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Old 01-26-2017, 08:37 PM
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Have a number of you had not so great results when shooting these ? I ask because I am trying to sell some and seemingly no interest at all ---- I have used the Winchesters in both a CZ rifle and my Smith model 48 without any problems so maybe I have just been lucky ? Do these have a questionable reliability issue?

So just curious as to what kind of reputation does this ammo have --- because if a number of you have had problems with this, then I'll switch to another brand as it's available ---- thanks , John
Winchester makes quite a variety of JHP ammo... SuperX, Varmint LF, Varmint HE, PDX1, etc. Of these I've only shot SuperX and found it reasonably accurate and reliable. I have a box of Varmint HV but haven't had a chance to try it yet.

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Old 01-26-2017, 09:04 PM
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This is the Winchester Super X, varmint and small game, 40 grain, full metal jacket at 1910 fps ---- they had a stack of them at Sportsman's Warehouse and so I bought 10 boxes --- I paid $12.98 a box and I'm asking $14 plus I pay shipping so it seems pretty fair to me ----
Just a little surprised at the lack of interest but then I thought maybe others are having doubts about this particular brand of Winchesters --- way back when, a shooting buddy and I ran into some older bricks of Winchesters, the "white box stuff" and had a lot of failures to fire, but I've had no problems with any of the current red box long rifles or these magnums ---- John
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Old 01-26-2017, 09:26 PM
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This is the Winchester Super X, varmint and small game, 40 grain, full metal jacket at 1910 fps ---- they had a stack of them at Sportsman's Warehouse and so I bought 10 boxes --- I paid $12.98 a box and I'm asking $14 plus I pay shipping so it seems pretty fair to me ----
Just a little surprised at the lack of interest but then I thought maybe others are having doubts about this particular brand of Winchesters --- way back when, a shooting buddy and I ran into some older bricks of Winchesters, the "white box stuff" and had a lot of failures to fire, but I've had no problems with any of the current red box long rifles or these magnums ---- John
SuperX comes in both FMJ and JHP, both 40 grains. The white box ammo you mentioned is probably Dynapoints. Those are pretty low quality plated plinking rounds.

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Old 01-26-2017, 10:11 PM
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Seems like the Winchesters in bulk, the 333 rounds, 444 and the 555 bricks were some of the suspect ammo, but we also ran into problems with some of the cheap Winchesters in the 50 round boxes. So we switched to CCI's and Federals -----no more problems --- John
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:51 AM
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Always had good luck with the 40 gr JHP, accurate and I don't recall ever having a misfire. That is the only Win rimfire I will buy, nothing but trouble with all the rest of their rimfire ammo.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:49 AM
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Have a number of you had not so great results when shooting these ? I ask because I am trying to sell some and seemingly no interest at all ---- I have used the Winchesters in both a CZ rifle and my Smith model 48 without any problems so maybe I have just been lucky ? Do these have a questionable reliability issue?

So just curious as to what kind of reputation does this ammo have --- because if a number of you have had problems with this, then I'll switch to another brand as it's available ---- thanks , John
Why are you trying to sell it? It sounds like you haven't even shot it to see what it will do. If it works I sure wouldn't be selling it. Every gun has a favorite ammo, mine only likes Winchester's 40 grain and nothing lighter.
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Old 01-29-2017, 12:21 AM
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Farm boy, i have used this ammo a good bit, mostly in my Smith model 48, no misfires, no problems --- I don't need this last batch, all of a sudden it appeared on the shelf at Sporstmans Warehouse so I bought it in three separate batches, can't buy but three at a time.

I have a pretty good stash of CCI and Gold dot, along with more of the Winchesters so I felt that i could spare this amount---besides I'll need my $35 transfer fee and scope ring money here in about two days when my trainer gets here ----

So, this seems to be good ammo, has worked well for me let me know is we can make a deal ----------------- john
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:29 AM
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I paid $12.98 a box and I'm asking $14 plus I pay shipping so it seems pretty fair to me ----
I've walked past it for several weeks at that price from Cabela's, I gave $10.87 for it at Wally World recently.
It seems to be fairly available at the same or cheaper $ is probably why no one seems interested in it.
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Old 01-29-2017, 04:07 AM
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Problem is that it has been sporadically available in the preferrable JHP version at walmart for $11 and you are trying to get out of it without taking a loss. You can't get a premium on FMJ ammo because it's just not in demand like JHPs. I would just use it for target practice and not worry about selling it if it works for you.
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I had a lot of problems with the Winchesters. First box was wildly inaccurate-4+" group at 50 yards and of the 5 rds fired almost every case split halfways down the side. E-mailed Winchester about it and other than a generic "we recieved your email and a customer service specialist will be in touch" notification, no response.
Thinking it was just a bad batch tried another box from a different lot. Accuracy wasn't any better but at the least none of them split. Tried several other loads from Hornady, CCI, and Armscor and didn't have a single split case from over 200 rds fired plus every other brand was much more accurate.
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I had a lot of problems with the Winchesters. First box was wildly inaccurate-4+" group at 50 yards and of the 5 rds fired almost every case split halfways down the side. E-mailed Winchester about it and other than a generic "we recieved your email and a customer service specialist will be in touch" notification, no response.
Thinking it was just a bad batch tried another box from a different lot. Accuracy wasn't any better but at the least none of them split. Tried several other loads from Hornady, CCI, and Armscor and didn't have a single split case from over 200 rds fired plus every other brand was much more accurate.
Exactly my experience with the last batch I bought. I have been using it with excellent results for many years but this last batch is JUNK. Called Winchester and they sent a return label for me to send the 4 boxes back to their quality control dept. 4 misfires and one split case in 15 rounds fired!
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They might just repackage their free ammo and put you on ignore.
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Old 03-28-2017, 01:15 AM
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Winchester 40 grain j.h.p. is all over the net if one knows where to look
for 22 to 26 cents a pop.
I've taken a truck load of groundhogs with that load.
Still the most accurate load in my firearms.
I once took a groundhog at 100 paces with a Ruger Single Six.
Pure luck! The boolit had to hit something I guess.
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