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Hi, everyone,

I've recently read on other Internet sites that national brand ammunition sold at Wal-Mart is inferior in quality to the same ammunition sold in other stores. Because of the monopsonistic nature of Wal-Mart, these otherwise well-respected ammunition manufacturers are forced to make cheaper, inferior quality product for Wal-Mart. Is this true, or just another Internet hoax? Has anyone here had any problems with ammunition bought at Wal-Mart? Thanks,
 

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I don't think Winchester retools and sets up to make crappy ammo just for Walmart. It is the same ammo that is sold in other locations. I have never had any problems with Walmart ammo. I have even carried WWB JHP ammo for self defence. According to the Winchester web page the ballastics are identical to Silver Tip.
 

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WWB will be the same no matter where you buy it. I could definitely see how a gun store would spew that kind of crap rumour to make customers buy their products. I've never had any problems. Most report WWB to be dirtier than a lot of other types, but since most of us clean our pistols after each range trip and don't shoot thousands of rounds at a time, that is hardly a problem.
 

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Our guys buy the WWB from Wallyworld all the time and have no problems with it. Doubt the original post.
 

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Howdy All :)

I shot probably close to a 1000 rounds of the Winchester 125 GR FP's from Wal-Mart getting started with my M357-A1. Where I live, there's not much choice and local retail gunshops don't carry much in the way of 357 SIG ammo or reloading supplies. I never had much trouble with the Wal-Mart Winchester ammo, and that was through the break-in period, but I really didn't have anything else to compare it to. I can remember gathering some once-fired brass from an indoor range in Walsenbergh, CO and I distinctly remember sorting through the 1000's of rounds of the SIG brass and finding R-P brass with obvious setback issues, and a few Winchesters, as well. I'm thinking that probably a lot of the negativism about Wal-Mart ammo is indeed a reaction from small retailers voicing their discontent having to deal with a retailer that can undercut their prices by as much as 50%. <shrug> Anyway, hava great weekend.

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I've shot 1,000's of rounds of WalMart bought Winchester through my Beretta and have had very few misfires/no-fires.

I think this is a hoax/backlash.
 

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It's absolutely true.
Wal-Mart had Winchester set up a factory just for them in China so they could sell ammo cheaper than anyone else.

It's inferior to regular US made Winchester and the extra profit is kpt in a special account to cover the law suits that will result from using sub standard ammo. :roll: :roll: :roll:
 

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madecov said:
It's absolutely true.
Wal-Mart had Winchester set up a factory just for them in China so they could sell ammo cheaper than anyone else.

It's inferior to regular US made Winchester and the extra profit is kpt in a special account to cover the law suits that will result from using sub standard ammo. :roll: :roll: :roll:
I can't comment on that. But, I buy the Blazer at Walmart, cleaner, more accurate and cheaper than the Winchester and UMC value packs. I have NOTHING bad to say about the Blazer. If I can't find Blazer I shoot UMC.very few problems with that.
I walk if all they have in stock is Winchester White Box.
 

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madecov said:
It's absolutely true.
Wal-Mart had Winchester set up a factory just for them in China so they could sell ammo cheaper than anyone else.

It's inferior to regular US made Winchester and the extra profit is kpt in a special account to cover the law suits that will result from using sub standard ammo. :roll: :roll: :roll:

Hehe... :lol:

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All the FTEs I've had have been with Wally World WWB 165 gr FMJ. I've shot about 300 rds and for about $17 for a 100 rds that is what I was shooting mostly. But the Wally World Remmington 180 JHP for under $22 per 100 rds fired flawlessly.
 

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I have never had any problems with the WWB...since theire was a price increase I switched to CCI Brass Blazer...seems to be cleaner than WWB.
 

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Hi, everyone,

I just fired a box of Wal-Mart WWB 115-grain FMJ through my M9A1. I had no malfunctions. The ammo looks solid. The only problem was that this 100-round box had only 98 rounds. Thanks,
 

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most wwb 115gr 100 rounds packs I have bought had 101-102 rounds.

I just fired a box of wwb 115gr the other day. it was loaded on the warm side the primers flattened and flowed a little. ran flawlessly.
 

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My local WalMarts here in VA quit selling Blazer. I guess now some stores around the country carry it...and some don't. I miss it! Now all WM sells here is WWB and UMC.
 
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