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New Winchester bulk-pack ammo at Walmart?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by DJ Niner, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    I've seen and used the Winchester 333 bulk-packs, but yesterday was the first time I'd seen these:

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    May be old news to some, but I've been in 4 different Walmarts in the last week, and only one of them had these. Anyone tried these yet? I only bought a couple of the Win 333s before they disappeared, mostly for plinking, so I haven't done any rigorous testing or anything.

    Price was $15.97.


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  2. i havn't seen any of that ammo before.

    hell, the only ammo at the walmarts near me are .22shorts and .32:dunno:
     


  3. Graves

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  4. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Never saw that before, but I hope to. It's probably just a new box for the same old Win. HV.

    Damn those .22 shorts mocking me on the shelf! :supergrin:
     
  5. lwt210

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    I saw quite a few of those at the WM closest to my house.

    I was going to buy six boxes of it.....till I noticed four lonely boxes of Federal Automatch sitting in the next counter. I opted for the tried and true AM as it does excellent in all my rimfires.

    But the next time I run in there, I am going to snag a box or two of that Winchester and try it out.
     
  6. NVMYGlock

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    I have not seen the 555 count, but have shot some of the 333 count Winchester in the same style box. I shot it with my S&W Model 22A and it did poorly. Lots of duds, failures to eject and failure to rack the slide. I was not pleased, however, there was a recall recently on the Model 22A I have and it could have been the culprit. It is back at Smith and Wesson now.
     
  7. jing1117

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    Not seen the 555 box either but I would like to see them in my WM store as well.

    By the way, what year model was your S&W 22A???
     
  8. DarkStar

    DarkStar Neue Regal

    My local WM has just started getting the 555 bulk packs in, I bought 3 last Friday to try them out. I burned through one 555 pack yesterday in 2 Browning Buckmark URX's, no malfunctions whatsoever. Neither URX was abnormally dirty so it appears that the 555 bulk pack is a decent alternative to the Federal 550 bulk packs WM usually carries...
     
  9. I bought the remaining 6 boxes at my local Walmart and tried it on my new Colt M4 .22lr. I shot about 300 rounds with only 2-4 duds. It had no feeding or FTE issues.
     
  10. The 555 round bulk pack is a new Winchester offering along with their new Hyper Speed HP load. It's a very hot load that matches the ballistic characteristics of the CCI Velocitor round. The Hyper Speed HP, like the Velocitor, features a copper plated 40 grain hollow point bullet. The bullet has a published velocity of 1435 fps at the muzzle, which works out to be 183 ft-lbs of muzzle energy.
     
  11. rockabillyrider

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    Picked up almost 5000 rounds yesterday of the "555". Basically the same as Remington Golden Bullets which I have not seen at Wally World for the last few months. It actually ran as well as G.B. in the AA kit. I'm happy!!!
     
  12. NVMYGlock

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    Not sure about the year right off, but it is a 4" in all black with the rubber grip.
     
  13. DriBak

    DriBak GUNS UP Millennium Member

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    I'll keep an eye out, my WalMarts only have the Remington golden bullets or the Federal AM
     
  14. stengun

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    Howdy,

    I have seen those before. My local WM usually carries the Win Xpert in the 500rd boxes. It's about the best shooting of the bulk ammo.

    Paul
     
  15. Glockaholic

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    Here is the new Federal "Value Pack" currently at my local Walmart selling for $11+.

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  16. DJ Niner

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    Interesting.

    Winchester went from 333 to 555 rounds in THEIR bulk pack, and Federal went the other way, 550 to 375. Different focus groups, obviously. :supergrin:

    The cynical side of me says they are changing to these oddball numbers in their bulk packs only to disguise price increases. I can't believe ANYONE thinks 555 or 375 is a nice easy-to-remember round number, but it does conceal an increase from about .333 cents a round to .34-something quite well.


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  17. bohoki

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    the win xpert-hv is not plated

    my wally hasnt had 22 for like 3 months

    i have 9 bricks of federal left from when i was buying one every trip for a rainy day its been the monsoon

    i reload all my centerfire stuff

    its a shotgun paradise though no walmart is ever out of 12ga

    people with saiga 12s and drums are fat and happy
     
  18. jsm190

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    Mine is still selling 550 Federal and 333 Winchester, I have not seen either of these. It is posible that they stock from different distribution centers and I will be seeing these as old stock runs out.
     
  19. DJ Niner

    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Winchester 555 velocity test, temperature 68-70 degrees F, velocities measured 10 feet from the muzzle.

    Smith & Wesson model 317 revolver, 3-inch barrel:

    958
    947
    962
    955
    968
    969
    932
    949
    958
    982

    Avg 958 FPS.

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    Browning Buck Mark Camper autoloading pistol, 5.5-inch barrel:

    1039
    1027
    1086
    1066
    1015
    1008
    1072
    1078
    1039
    1048

    Avg 1048 FPS.

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    Ruger 10/22 autoloading rifle, factory 18.5-inch barrel, blue steel:

    1178
    1196
    1182
    1182
    1202
    1158
    1143
    1189
    1210
    1200

    Avg 1184 FPS.

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    Remington model 572 Fieldmaster slide-action rifle, 21-inch barrel:

    1202
    1190
    1199
    1183
    1169
    1205
    1205
    1175
    1196
    1260

    Avg 1198 FPS.

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    No stoppages or malfunctions of any kind were noted while using this ammunition.



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  20. LongGun1

    LongGun1 StraightShooter

    Thanks for the data..

    Going to try some of these out..

    Real hard these days to find the Remington "Golden" Bulk Packs my integral suppressed autoloaders like. :upeyes:

    Was trying to put back an extra 132,000 rounds of it recently..

    (20 "Tall .50" ammo cans hold 6,600 rds each)

    ..& the WalMart supply in NE La & E Tx ran bone dry at around 50,000 rds :miff: