Winchester White Box Kabooms

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by crazycharlie2, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    How many of you have PERSONALLY had kabooms with this pistol ammo? What caliber, bullet weight and what pistol manufacturer? I'm not interested in hearsay.
     
  2. noylj

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    KaBooms

    All the KaBooms I keep "hearing" about are Glocks and .40S&W reloads.
    Unless some other gun leaves rectangular primer marks, I have found some .40S&W fired from a Glock that showed slight bulges.
    If white box has any KaBooms, and as I said I haven't heard of any, it is probably within known statistics for factory ammo but since EVERYONE shoots WWB, they might tend to show more.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    I shoot winchester white box when I'm in need of brass and do not know of any kabooms directly associated with the ammo's fault.
     
  4. Bigdog57

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    Never had or known locally of a 'kaboom' associated with WWB ammo.
    BUT.... I once did have a box of WWB 9mm Luger, and experienced TWO blown primers in my Maadi Cadet pistol (commercial Helwan). Checked the box, and three more rounds had their primers in their pockets SIDEWAYS. No bull. I refused to buy WWB 9mm for years after.
    Also, I have seen new boxes of WWB .45ACP with packaging glue stuck to a few top-most rounds in the box. Had to be rubbed off before the shooter could load them.

    I chalk it all up to poor QC. This is personal first-hand experience, NOT hearsay.

    NEVER had a problem with Rem/UMC.
     
  5. DrumJunkie

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    I've never seen any WBW loads go wrong. Most I hear have to do with the Glock unsupported chamber thing. Through in my Glock days I never seen a case that was bulged and I used tons of factory and reloads. So I'm not too keen on the bad chamber thing being a downside to a Glock. Now that I think about it I can't remember hearing any modern factory ammo having problems like this. Seen some wore out chambers leading to buldges but those mostly where well abused rifles.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I've used it for years with no issues. I've shot 9mm and .45ACP. I don't know about the other calibers, just the two I've used.
     
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I've shot 45, 9mm, 38 Special, 357 mag, 44 mag which adds up to I don't know how many thousands of rounds without a single problem. The 45 has a couple thousand to itself, same for the 9.
     
  8. M14sRock

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    I've had no issues with WWB and I shoot a lot of it (a few thousand rds per year). I have had a few rds of the USA (Win) 7.62x39 fail to fire, though. All through my CZ527.

    Many years ago I saw a box of PMC .357Mag that had all 50 primers upside down. Turned me off PMC for many years.

    My shooting partner is with a Federal agency currently using Federal 135gr+P .40SW. In the last year or so, they have had 4 guns (HK's) KB shooting this ammo, and several squibs. The squibs have no powder residue or smoke inside the brass, indicating there was no powder loaded. Prior to transitioning to the Fed 135gr .40's they used 9mm 124gr Speer Gold Dots for a couple of years and before that the Win 147gr SXT for a few years. Never had a single problem with any of the 9mm ammo.

    Does that stop me from using Federal ammo? Not at all. Having a dozen defective rds out of a couple of million fired is a pretty low failure rate.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have never had any problems with WBW. (.38spl, .45, 9mm, .40)
    But I don't shoot Glocks. ;)
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    That is the key right there, my friend.
     
  11. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    Thanks for your replies.
    I've had no problems with WWB either.
    On the XD forum there was a negative statement about this ammo in a kaboom in a .45. It was a blanket statement like 'no wonder you had a problem' you used WWB.
    I've use nothing but WWB in my 9mm P1 and have not found any problems with it in my S&W .40 Sigma.
    I think it's reliable and when I see it at 'Wallyworld' I usually snatch some up for a rainy day.
     
  12. jbd

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    I have not had a problem with wwb. I've shot about 2,000 rounds of 9mm in just the last couple of months without one problem. It sells for about 10.99 a box here so a lot of my shooting friends use it and I have not heard or seen those guys have any trouble. 10.99 a box for 9mm.
     
  13. NGIB

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    I've shot many thousands of rounds of WWB in 9mm, .40 S&W, .38 Special, and .45 ACP - with nary a problem. (I don't shoot Glocks either)...
     
  14. M14sRock

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    Most of my pistol shooting IS with Glocks, and I have had no issues with WWB.