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Posted: June 25 2018 at 5:36pm | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Okay, during my trip to the range today, as usual I
left with more empty cases then loaded ammo that I
showed up with as it is my habbit to scrounge the
cases that I can use.

I do reload steel cases, the boxer primed pistol cases
are easy to reload once you get used to them and I
scrounge them up off the range floor along with the
brass all the time.

Full length 410 steel shot-shell cases are rare to
find left by anyone else but when I see them they are
a real precious find, I figured out how to drill them
out to accept 209 shot-shell primers long ago and they
work great once converted.

I'm a little more picky about steel rifle cases,
primarily just pick up the Tula 7.62x54R and 7.62x39
cases in that order of preference. Modified to accept
209 shotgun primers with neck sizing only you can get
a lot of cast bullet loads out of them. Any headstamp
5.56x45 steel cases aren't worth bending over for.
Occasionally find steel cases in other rifle
cartridges and might pick them up if I can use them
for cast bullet loads with the 209 primer conversion.

Anyway, in my scrounging today I encountered something
I haven't run across before:

I only found those six of them but they are steel
cases that have "9mm Luger -WIN-" on their headstamp.
Case up in the upper right you can just read the "WIN"
(sorry cell phone camera didn't want to focus on them
but on the background instead for some reason).

Okay - Question - Is Winchester now making and selling
steel cased pistol ammo? All olive drab coated like
the Russian and similar Com-Block nations stuff?

I've seen plenty of nickle plated and aluminum casings
with American headstamp markings and even the
occasional stainless steel casing.

But this is the first time I've run across any Russian
style steel case ammo with an American headstamp on

Any of you guys know what kind of load these came

What part of, "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be INFRINGED" don't you understand ?!?!?

To the most serious charge of "ARMING WOMEN" I plead guilty on multiple counts.
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