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WWB New headstamp? 9mm

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by I.Hate.Glocks., Mar 7, 2010.

  1. I.Hate.Glocks.

    I.Hate.Glocks.

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    As I stated in the Wally world thread I picked up a box of Winnie white box in the 100 count bulk box. Headstamp has a nato cross, the number "10" and has the letters "WCC" on it. Is anybody else seeing this? My other boxes of WWB bought in the last 2 months has "Win 9mm Luger" for the headstamp.
     
  2. I.Hate.Glocks.

    I.Hate.Glocks.

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    The box also states it is 115 grain bullet weight, when the Nato stuff by Winchester is supposed to be 124 grain, Perhaps a mix-up of brass during that day?
     

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    Nothing unusual for Winchester to use excess NATO stamped brass for their USA economy brand ammo. Or it could also be that they were making NATO stamped brass and they didn't want to shut down the machinery just to change out headstamp bunters.
     
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    I've seen "WIN", "W-W", "WINCHESTER", and "WCC". It's all been good ammo.
     
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    The WWB I bought today is marked WIN 9mm.
     
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    The last couple of boxes I bought had the primer pockets crimped just like nato M882.
     
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    Maybe they are throwing the NATO rejects into the comercial boxes?:whistling:
     
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    Or maybe over-run of NATO production.

    Only way to be sure is to pull a bullet and weigh it. If it came in a box advertised as 115FMJ and the bullet weighs just that, then it's just an over-run of NATO stamped brass. If it weighs 124, then it's a possibility it's NATO ammo, but Win would be in a world of hurt if it was NATO pressure ammo and someone blew up their cheap Llama, Star, Egyptian Beretta knock-off or Argentine FM Hi-Power while thinking that they're using standard pressure target ammo.
     
  9. Aggie85

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    I pulled a bullet and it was 115gn projectiles. I do not know the process which is used on a commercial line but they may be putting the 115gn projectiles into primed and crimped brass.