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Is it the White Box or is it me?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ChickenHawk, Oct 26, 2003.

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  1. ChickenHawk

    ChickenHawk Member

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    I like to buy the 100 round value packs of 9mm (at Wal-Mart).

    Every time I shoot a box I have an extra round left over after loading my final 10 round magazine.

    I went to the range today and shot 2 boxes. Happened again. Both times.

    I count while loading each magazine, and usually count while shooting them so it sure seems to me that I always have 10 in evey magazine.

    So, is there [/U]really[/U] 101 in every box, or am I just crazy? :confused:

    Cheers,
    ChickenHawk
     
  2. HogRider

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    I had only 99 in my last Winchester white box. You must have got one of mine then :D
     
  3. Sven

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    Been getting 100 most of the time, but got 101 a couple times. Then again, my Glock springs ARE tight and I might have thought the mag was full when it wasn't yet fully charged...
     
  4. sm

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    I buy mine from Sports Authority.
    Bought 3 boxes , 102, 102,103 rds respectfully.
    No, I don't count rds...but when friends kid is learning to count, and at the range...teach them well I say. :)
    Make stacks of five, of ten, count by 2s and 3s...beats the heck out of apples, flashcards and such...all for the kids education you understand:)
    Plus .60 a box less.
     
  5. AUTIGER04

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    Do you guys find the White Box ammo inaccurate and troublesome? Ive had several strange incidents with this ammo.:confused:
     
  6. sm

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    Nope
    thousands of rds of 9mm and 45 ACP -nary a hitch.
    Using P-11s, BHPs, Glocks, for the 9mm and too numerous varieties of 1911 style to list.
     
  7. ChickenHawk

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    Autiger04,

    I've put thousands of rounds through both of my Glocks and never had a problem, accuracy or otherwise.

    Cheers,
    ChickenHawk
     
  8. Top_Notch

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    I average 101 rounds in my white boxes. I know because I can't stand unorganized rounds and put them in divided 50 slot plastic storage containers after purchasing them. (Obsessive/compulsive I guess). Those orphan rounds drive me crazy...no where to put them. I'm trying to buy enough white boxes to have the orphans fill their own box.

    Never had any problems shooting them.
     
  9. cool45auto

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    Happened to me Tuesday. I went thru three boxes and had 4 rounds left over (I'm keeping count for some reason :rolleyes: ). Also had a friend on www.berettaforum.net mention problems with white box ammo, too.
     
  10. caz223

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    Yup, I use 100 round plastic boxes to keep them organized.
    There are more boxes with 101 than 100 or 99.
     
  11. WonderNine

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    I'm sure when the machine dumps them into the boxes it goes by weight so I guess sometimes you'll have 99 rounds that are slightly "heavier" grain or 101 that are slightly lighter grain. And I'm sure the machine isn't accurate to the nearest .000 lbs. :)
     
  12. forquidder

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    round count

    You guys must have gotten my rounds. I've only bought 2 boxes of Winchester white box 9mm. One had 99 rounds, the other, 98! :mad:
     
  13. ChickenHawk

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    LOL!

    Well, I can't think of a time I ever got a 99 round box, but I can see the day is coming.

    Cheers,
    ChickenHawk
     
  14. Ukraine Train

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    Do they make the white boxes in .40? I'm still debating if the cost difference between .40 and 9mm is negligible.
     
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    Yep, 100rds of 40cal are available.
     
  16. Arub

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    I haven't bought any, but if I remember right, the .40S&W, is around $1496 at Wally's (Winchester value packs).

    I have bought a couple of their .45auto value packs at $19.86 or $19.96 (good way of getting brass for reloading). 100 counts every time. They pack them in a styrofoam tray with individual holes for each round, sort of like a double deck box of 50.
     
  17. Dorrin79

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    not sure, but I accidentally dropped a box yesterday and got to spend 15 minutes colelcting them from all over the bedroom (wood floors, so lots of rolling action)

    I counted 101 when I gathered them back into the box.
     
  18. ChickenHawk

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    Actually, one of the reasons I like the value pack in the 9mm is because they don't do that!

    I just dump out the box on the table in front of me and start loading mags. That seems easier to me than having to pick each round out of the styrofoam.

    Also, if the box has been bumped around then bits of styrofoam come out of the box on some of the rounds, and then I'm having to brush them off while reloading.

    Anyway, just a matter of preference (not to mention the price benefit!)

    Regards,
    ChickenHawk
     
  19. Brad Johnson

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    Maybe they started counting at zero instead of one. You know 0, 1, 2, 3,... 100. Just like the folks who celebrated the new millenium a year early....

    :D

    Brad
     
  20. 4v50 Gary

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    Maybe instead of using machines or weighing the box, they use high school drop outs instead to fill the boxes.
     
  21. WonderNine

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    The .45ACP 100 round "value packs" for $20 don't seem like much of a value. :uhoh:
     
  22. 10-Ring

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    In the last couple of years, I"ve shot 1000's of these rounds. For the most part, they're okay...a little smokey, I've had 2 duds in all the rounds I've shot but the rounds have been acceptably accurate & not too dirty to clean. Yeah, sometimes I get 98, 99, 103, or surprisingly 100! :eek: But for the price, I can over look these blips.
     
  23. Dr.Rob

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    That bulk pack 9mm makes reloading.. well a questionable practice.

    Sure its cheaper to reload, but if you factor in the time you could spend reading a good book or playing with the kids or whatever... Ten bucks is pretty darn cheap.

    Never thought it was 'dirty' ammo... though the brass jacketed stuff leaves yellow residue on my mag followers. Good stuff.
     
  24. Bainx

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    All of my chokes with my 1911 were with Whitebox. I finally figured it out and switched to Blazer. Yes Blazer [about the same price]. And, no problems since.
     
  25. Zer000

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    I've never got 99 before (knock on wood) although, I did get one with 104 once! I've never had a problem with WWB at all, except for the brass dust I get all over from the "Jacket".
     
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