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US Army Awards Winchester Contract to Run Lake City

Discussion in 'Ammo and Reloading' started by Sentry18, Sep 30, 2019.

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  1. Sep 30, 2019 #1

    Sentry18

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    That's quite a nice win for Winchester.


    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog...r-contract-to-run-lake-city-ammunition-plant/

     
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    Somehow, the idea of our military ammunition being produced by the lowest bidder makes me a little uncomfortable...let's hope Winchester makes Lake City ammo better than they make Winchester White Box...
     
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    Winchester makes their ammo to the quality expected of the buyer. The LE ammo is very good, as I am betting their MIL ammo will be. WWB is made for people who buy ammo at Walmart and demand the absolutely lowest price possible, even if the quality is subpar.
     
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    I've been in Winchester's ammo mfg facility....

    No smoking allowed.


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    Damn, you mean you had to put out your joint before you went in? :eek:
     
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    How do you think the astronauts felt, on top of a rocket contracted to the lowest bidders?
     
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    That's the only thing I can remember about the place..
    No Sparks or open flames....:dunno:


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    Lake City makes mil-spec ammo, not WWB.
    For ammo that may run in a MG, 1 dud in 1000 rds = a stoppage every 2 minutes which can be fatal really fast in the military world.
    This cannot be possible to happen. I'm pretty sure Winchester isn't going to screw it up.
    And it's also the reason that cheap Tulammo is so consistent.
    It's made on the same equipment that makes MG ammo....to mil-spec.
     
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