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Posted: 10/12/2002 1:20:30 PM EDT
After having read here about Walmart having 100 round Winchester 115 grain FMJ 9mm ammo for $10.95 a box, I went to my local one and picked some up.

Just curious, the rounds have a silvery colored coating rather than copper- is this stuff brass or something, and am I in for more difficult cleaning than with copper jacketed ammo?
Link Posted: 10/12/2002 4:20:28 PM EDT
Thats the new Werewolf defence load they have come out with. It is pure silver for use on the foul beasts.

Remember, shot placement is everything!

I won't put Winchester ammo in my guns so sorry, I havent seen any. A lot of European ammo comes this way, I have shot it extensively and have noticed no problems.
Link Posted: 10/12/2002 5:33:44 PM EDT
I use that ammo in my Glocks all the time. It is factory reloaded stuff thats a little bit under powered. I havent run across any of it having any silver coating over them at all. It works just fine for me.
Link Posted: 10/12/2002 5:59:23 PM EDT
That is the only 9MM ammo I buy. I've shot several 1000's of rounds of it with no problems. No extra cleaning needed. As for it being underpowered, it knocks down steel at IPSC matches fine.

The reaction I got from the clerk one time I bought 1000 rounds at a time was priceless. LOL
Link Posted: 10/12/2002 6:19:21 PM EDT
I dont doubt it has enough power for knocking down a post or killing a bad guy. But they are underpowered compared to brand new factory stuff.

I need to try to get a reaction outta the clerk here. We have really old people at the Walmart here who freak that I buy 200 rounds because I'm only 21. Heh.
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 9:10:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ED_P:

Just curious, the rounds have a silvery colored coating rather than copper- is this stuff brass or something, and am I in for more difficult cleaning than with copper jacketed ammo?



The bullets are brass jacket. New manufacture 9x19. Used a bunch in a "loaner" TASK M-11/9 slowfire gun, all ran fine, though M-11 run on weenie loads anyway.
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 10:42:54 AM EDT
I'm not disputing 7_11 but I would think brass jacketed bullets would cost more not less. Why brass ?
Link Posted: 10/14/2002 12:08:54 PM EDT
My experience with doing scrap as a sideline is that the recycle place pays out more for copper than the brass. Typically get 48-52 cents/lb of clean copper cable, 38 for copper tubing, 30-32 for brass whatever.
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 6:16:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Philadelphia_GunMan:
That is the only 9MM ammo I buy. I've shot several 1000's of rounds of it with no problems. No extra cleaning needed. As for it being underpowered, it knocks down steel at IPSC matches fine.

The reaction I got from the clerk one time I bought 1000 rounds at a time was priceless. LOL





I know what you mean. I cleaned out their entire stock of the stuff when I bought 700 rounds one day. For that price, you'd think they'd have more on hand than that!
Link Posted: 10/16/2002 7:17:17 PM EDT
I wish they'd carry the 40 cal value packs here. I heard they are $18. Not as good of a deal but still cheap for store bought ammo.
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