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Old 07-11-2009, 23:51   #1
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New Winchester bulk-pack ammo at Walmart?

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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Old 07-12-2009, 02:58   #2
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i havn't seen any of that ammo before.

hell, the only ammo at the walmarts near me are .22shorts and .32
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Old 07-12-2009, 17:17   #3
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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.

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hell, the only ammo at the walmarts near me are .22shorts and .32
Damn those .22 shorts mocking me on the shelf!
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Old 07-16-2009, 19:09   #4
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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.
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Old 07-17-2009, 14:19   #5
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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.
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Old 07-17-2009, 15:43   #6
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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.


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???
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:14   #7
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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!
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
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i havn't seen any of that ammo before.

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

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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Thats a first for me as well.
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Old 07-20-2009, 13:15   #10
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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...
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Old 07-21-2009, 00:34   #11
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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.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:02   #12
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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.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:15   #13
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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!!!
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Old 07-21-2009, 21:10   #14
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I'll keep an eye out, my WalMarts only have the Remington golden bullets or the Federal AM
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Old 07-30-2009, 21:14   #15
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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.

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

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Old 07-31-2009, 23:47   #17
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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.

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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Old 08-01-2009, 03:53   #18
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Here is the new Federal "Value Pack" currently at my local Walmart selling for $11+.

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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.
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Old 08-01-2009, 23:19   #19
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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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Old 08-15-2009, 04:34   #20
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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.

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
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