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At the indoor range last week. Ran about 40 rounds of Winchester 5.56 62gr Soft points. Switched to White Box 55 gr. 5.56 ( what we qualify with) and the charging handle jammed . Long story short, Range guys helped me unlock the charging handle and re-lube the bolt etc. Loaded the mag, charge the rifle and zip.... nothing. Ok took it all apart... well in the lug was brass. Range guys picked it out and low and behold , its what left of a White Box 5.56 primer. Reloaded and bang , one round down range. Pulled the gun from duty and at home took it apart. Found yet another piece of brass in the lug from the 5.56. OK anyone ever heard of White Box ammo shearing off a primer? No more White Box on duty for me. We can carry the 62 grain soft points , if we purchase them.
Posts: 299 | Location: Chicagoland  | Registered: September 15, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Go ahead punk, make my day
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Yeah fuck that ammo - might want to ID the lot and all Winchester. Sounds like it could be loaded hot and be popping the primers, although WWB is typically light loaded IME
Posts: 45673 | Registered: July 12, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Wait, what?
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I agree, sounds like a bad lot to me. I reload .223 and some primers feel like they go in very easily and I've never had one pop out.

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WWB is notorious for quality problems. I would suggest you buy Federal or Magtech.

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Posts: 2054 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: September 27, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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yeah...say no to Winchester white box
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