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DJ Niner
07-11-2009, 23:51
I've seen and used the Winchester 333 bulk-packs, but yesterday was the first time I'd seen these:

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1210/win555.jpg

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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eddief4
07-12-2009, 02:58
i havn't seen any of that ammo before.

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

Graves
07-12-2009, 03:00
Thats a first for me as well.

H&K 4 LIFE
07-12-2009, 17:17
Never saw that before, but I hope to. It's probably just a new box for the same old Win. HV.

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

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

lwt210
07-16-2009, 19:09
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.

NVMYGlock
07-17-2009, 14:19
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.

jing1117
07-17-2009, 15:43
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.



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???

DarkStar
07-20-2009, 13:15
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...

GLOCKOMANIA
07-21-2009, 00:34
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.

Cruiser702
07-21-2009, 10:02
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.

rockabillyrider
07-21-2009, 10:15
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!!!

NVMYGlock
07-21-2009, 11:11
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???

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

DriBak
07-21-2009, 21:10
I'll keep an eye out, my WalMarts only have the Remington golden bullets or the Federal AM

stengun
07-30-2009, 21:14
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

Glockaholic
07-31-2009, 16:19
Here is the new Federal "Value Pack" currently at my local Walmart selling for $11+.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/epowsk/photo.jpg?t=1249078605

DJ Niner
07-31-2009, 23:47
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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bohoki
08-01-2009, 01:14
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:

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

jsm190
08-01-2009, 03:53
Here is the new Federal "Value Pack" currently at my local Walmart selling for $11+.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/epowsk/photo.jpg?t=1249078605

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.

DJ Niner
08-01-2009, 23:19
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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LongGun1
08-15-2009, 04:34
Winchester 555 velocity test, temperature 68-70 degrees F, velocities measured 10 feet from the muzzle.


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:

JERRYB
08-16-2009, 11:01
:wavey:You guys don't know how lucky you are. I live in the :50cal:"restricted" state of New Jersey. Among the many gun & ammo restrictions here, WM does not sell ANY ammo, nor ANY guns! I get :crying:envious every time that I read a posting about readily available (and low price) ammo for sale :tongueout: at WM in the more enlightened states. :steamed:

JERRYB
08-16-2009, 11:18
'Just curious: When you buy ammo at WM, (or anywhere else for that matter) what kind of ID are you required to show?
Here in New Jersey, WM does not sell ammo and in order to buy ammo from a gun shop, we are required to show our NJ Firearms Purchaser IDENTIFICATION CARD. For some reason, the dealer is required to enter your ammo purchase into a database. ... I think that the primary reason is to discourage law abiding citizens from buying ammo by making it intrusive.

LongGun1
08-16-2009, 22:00
'Just curious: When you buy ammo at WM, (or anywhere else for that matter) what kind of ID are you required to show?


Well, I have raised a few eyebrows when I bought several to many cases at once (5,500 rds per case).. :shocked:

..but other than that it is..

.. "Here is your change & Have a nice day"! :supergrin:


For me in my AO(s)..

..buying ammo is like buying groceries..

..really glad I do not live in areas where you are treated like a criminal! :thumbsup:

chester
08-17-2009, 18:20
'Just curious: When you buy ammo at WM, (or anywhere else for that matter) what kind of ID are you required to show?
Here in New Jersey, WM does not sell ammo and in order to buy ammo from a gun shop, we are required to show our NJ Firearms Purchaser IDENTIFICATION CARD. For some reason, the dealer is required to enter your ammo purchase into a database. ... I think that the primary reason is to discourage law abiding citizens from buying ammo by making it intrusive.
In good old Missouri no special ID necessary as long as you are over 21 for handgun ammo. A friend of mine just spent over $1,200 at a local Walmart and he did not clean out the shelves. He bought mostly 45, 38, and 223. He also was planning on sharing it with some fellow shooters so please don't accuse him of driving up prices. The salesclerk had to help him load it all in carts and did not even bat an eye. Personally I don't buy ammo at the local Wal-marts because they never seem to have what I want. This was true back in the good old days (last year). as well as now.
I do live about five minutes from Midway USA and check their site frequently. I have been able to stay well supplied using the internet and a few local sources during the last year.

JERRYB
08-17-2009, 21:03
Interesting that you mention Midway USA. A few days ago, their web site offered Federal America Eagle 9mm at a decent price. When I attempted to buy 1,000 rounds, the first thing that happened was a message, limiting quantity to 4 boxes (200 rounds). OK I thought, what the Hell, I'll accumulate another 200 rounds and keep on looking elsewhere for more. When I tried repeatedly to check-out, it kept rejecting my order.

I sent them an Email, asking why they spend money advertising on "Guns 'n' Ammo TV", in Hand Guns magazine, American Rifleman, etc. if they don't want to sell me any ammo. ... To their credit, they actually responded. In essence they said that New Jersey is a "restricted" state, and before they can sell me any ammo, I must mail or Fax them a copy of my NJ Firearms Purchase Identification Card, which I did. ... However, by the time they answered and said they would keep my ID Card on file and that I could now complete my order for 200 rounds, I had already purchased 2,000 rounds at a different web site, so I didn't bother to complete the transaction with Midway USA. ... I have previously bought thousands of rounds on line from a variety of different dealers. Not one of them asked me for any NJ ID. ... Interesting story, yes?

sigpro357
08-23-2009, 09:47
You can't blame Midway. NJ has made increasingly more and more difficult for it's citizens to enjoy their guarnteed rights. If Midway had an issue with NJ I can bet the prosecutors and attorneys wouldn't turn a blind eye or use common sense. They'd attempt to bury Midway. It's just too much risk for little return.

txgunguy
09-09-2009, 17:02
Interesting that you mention Midway USA. A few days ago, their web site offered Federal America Eagle 9mm at a decent price. When I attempted to buy 1,000 rounds, the first thing that happened was a message, limiting quantity to 4 boxes (200 rounds). OK I thought, what the Hell, I'll accumulate another 200 rounds and keep on looking elsewhere for more. When I tried repeatedly to check-out, it kept rejecting my order.

I sent them an Email, asking why they spend money advertising on "Guns 'n' Ammo TV", in Hand Guns magazine, American Rifleman, etc. if they don't want to sell me any ammo. ... To their credit, they actually responded. In essence they said that New Jersey is a "restricted" state, and before they can sell me any ammo, I must mail or Fax them a copy of my NJ Firearms Purchase Identification Card, which I did. ... However, by the time they answered and said they would keep my ID Card on file and that I could now complete my order for 200 rounds, I had already purchased 2,000 rounds at a different web site, so I didn't bother to complete the transaction with Midway USA. ... I have previously bought thousands of rounds on line from a variety of different dealers. Not one of them asked me for any NJ ID. ... Interesting story, yes?

Sounds like Midway is just following the laws your awful state has set. Be mad at NJ laws, not Midway for following them.

DJ Niner
09-10-2009, 00:09
Here is the new Federal "Value Pack" currently at my local Walmart selling for $11+.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac120/epowsk/photo.jpg?t=1249078605I started seeing these 375 packs at one of my local stores last week, so I guess they will be replacing the old 550 packs as jsm190 said, above.

Neither store has had the Winchester on the shelf in the last month or so, in EITHER size. It's possible that they are getting it in, and I'm just missing it, but other calibers are beginning to accumulate on the shelves instead of running completely out between shipments...

Regular Joe
09-10-2009, 03:53
I live in Las Vegas, and we haven't had ANY .22LR in months. I had to drive over to Pahrump, where prostitution is still legal, to find 6 of those "new" 375 round boxes. In my 10/.22's, they are a bit less accurate than Rem. GB's or Fed. automatch, and they have a high percentage of weak loads. They do cycle the action almost all of the time though, so they keep me from further depleting my Rem. stock.
I would dearly love to find a "hyper" load with 40 gr. bullets that doesn't cost like the Velocitors. At 12 cents each, I may as well get a rifle that shoots .22 Mag.
The Walmarts around here have also had plenty of 12 ga. Several times now, I've stocked 12 ga. just to keep a visit from being for nothing. On the last trip, I found that they have begun to stock a new kind of heavy duty fanny pack, under the Remington name. These things have a 1.5" belt, and are just the right size to carry 100 rounds of 12 ga. ammo. IMO, that's the most intelligent way for me to package my ammo reserves. There is another heavy duty fanny pack that Walmart has had for some time, under the "Outdoor Products" label. Those are just the right size to pack either 500 rounds of 9mm or 1,100 to 1,300 rounds of .22 LR. In the front pocket of each pack, I put extra mags, and at least one Bic lighter. Keep in mind that if TSHTF, the ability to make fire can be as advantageous as the ability to return fire...

Matt VDW
09-10-2009, 18:45
Isn't there a market for 40 grain, round nose, standard velocity .22 LR ammo? All I see in the stores is the high velocity stuff, usually copper-washed and/or hollow-pointed.

CCCPsoldier
09-14-2009, 19:09
You can't blame Midway. NJ has made increasingly more and more difficult for it's citizens to enjoy their guarnteed rights. If Midway had an issue with NJ I can bet the prosecutors and attorneys wouldn't turn a blind eye or use common sense. They'd attempt to bury Midway. It's just too much risk for little return.

there is no such law here in nj that disallows you to order ammo.it shouldn't be any different than shipping to any other state.even nj state police have stated mail ordering ammunition isn't illegal.recently i've ordered 4 boxes of ammo from midway with no issues.

Fanner50
09-27-2009, 20:47
I've seen and used the Winchester 333 bulk-packs, but yesterday was the first time I'd seen these:

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1210/win555.jpg

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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Check your local Academy Sports and Outdoors. They sell the Winchester 333's and 555's too. They work great in my 10/22's.

DriBak
02-02-2010, 15:47
I just picked up 2, 15.97 + tax. Anything has got to be better than the Remington 550 bulk crap

Jason D
02-02-2010, 17:10
You used to be able to buy it in 555 packs at Kmart like 10 years ago. I burned through quite a lot of it during my .22 rifle phase. If I remember correctly they were a copper washed bullet, and were bulk packed in silver and black boxes.

It made me think they were super x rejects.

diode
02-02-2010, 17:41
'Just curious: When you buy ammo at WM, (or anywhere else for that matter) what kind of ID are you required to show?
Here in New Jersey, WM does not sell ammo and in order to buy ammo from a gun shop, we are required to show our NJ Firearms Purchaser IDENTIFICATION CARD. For some reason, the dealer is required to enter your ammo purchase into a database. ... I think that the primary reason is to discourage law abiding citizens from buying ammo by making it intrusive.

Yep! it sucks to live on the left or right coast. Sorry for your luck, just like is mentioned on other forums, you could always move to a more 'gun friendly state'

Havasu
02-02-2010, 17:58
The local Wally World here on the Colorado River never has the same stock of ammo 2 days in a row. Inventory is so sketchy, they limit you to 3 boxes per purchase. We have some fun laws, though. You can buy rifle ammo at 18, but handgun ammo buyers must be 21, so when you ask for .22 ammo the clerk asks you what kind of gun you're going to use it in.

Chuckles
02-05-2010, 02:07
'Just curious: When you buy ammo at WM, (or anywhere else for that matter) what kind of ID are you required to show?
Here in New Jersey, WM does not sell ammo and in order to buy ammo from a gun shop, we are required to show our NJ Firearms Purchaser IDENTIFICATION CARD. For some reason, the dealer is required to enter your ammo purchase into a database. ... I think that the primary reason is to discourage law abiding citizens from buying ammo by making it intrusive.

Here in SW Washington, which is much is very diffirent than Seattle when it comes to attitudes towards guns, the cashier is required to check id if they think the buyer is under 30sh. With me, the Bi-mart cahiers knows me very well and after seeing my id a couple of times, they don't even raise an eyebrow when I buy 5K of Federal .22LR. Actually, they never bat an eye when anybody else buys 5K of ammunition unless the shelf stock is getting low or you're buying Remmington Thunderbolts :embarassed:

JFrame
02-05-2010, 07:30
i havn't seen any of that ammo before.

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


Heh...Similar experience at my Wally World. I wound up with a box of Federal 9mm's and a couple of boxes of CCI CB shorts, just for the halibut.

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unit1069
02-12-2010, 09:25
My local Wal-Mart has different size bulk packs in stock, depending when I go there.

Sometimes it's 333 in Federal and Remington and sometimes it's the 550 Federal and 555 Remington or whatever.

FWIW, I've had better luck with Federal bulk ammo in that I've had fewer misfires than with Winchester or Remington.

trob
02-12-2010, 10:33
have not seen the 555 count. thanks

arclight610
02-12-2010, 17:50
The Winchester Bulk ammo works well in my Marlin 60, but won't feed in my Star FR Sport. The flatness of the nose keeps getting caught up on the feedramp. Every other rounder nosed bulk pack feeds fine though

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a193/Teamcompound/S7305552.jpg