Winchester Ammunition – Service Grade .45 in Wood Gift Box

z145 Auto Wood Box – SG45WB copy

Last year about this same time Winchester announced a Christmas/Gift wood box with 200 rounds of ammunition. This year Winchester is repeating that promotion which again will be 200 rounds of .45 acp in an attractive wood box.

This year the ammunition will change. All 200 rounds will be 230 grain ball ammo with military style head stamps. Winchester refers to it as military grade .45 acp. From the photo of the box you can see it has a military type theme.

These gift boxes will start shipping in October so you should be able to purchase these in November. MSRP will be announced but is said to be in the $90–$100 range.

This from Winchester:

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  • Phil Hsueh

    Ooh, nice! I might have to try to pick up a box.

  • DrewN

    Who cares about the box? My local Big 5 got a bunch of Winchester .22 in the stupid wooden box, ended up being like 12 cents a round. I guess I could see it for certain centerfire rifle calibers, but handgun and esp. 22? Why?

  • iowaclass

    Is this the right time to throw a hissy fit over Browning not saying .45 SEMI-auto colt pistol?
    John Moses Browning: the original hoplophobe.
    I’ll bet he might have even said “pass me a clip” once when he was asking for a magazine. HISSSSSSS!!!!!

    • Cymond

      I know you’re being sarcastic, but self-loaders were often called ‘automatics’ without much distinction.

  • Grindstone50k

    Over-priced gimmick.

    • Jeff Smith

      Meh, I don’t think it’s THAT overpriced. Considering that 200 rounds of .45 acp Winchester white box would run you about $80 or so, I think the fact that it’s a special run headstamp in a presentation wood box are worth another $10-$20.

      If it were just meant to be plinking ammo, I’d agree, but it seems more like something to put in a collection.

      • Grindstone50k

        Then I guess I just don’t understand the point of having ammo that you’re not going to shoot.

      • All the Raindrops

        You can get good fmj 45 for 16 or 17 per 50

        • Jolly

          Federal .45 100rd pack at Wal-Mart for 28 bucks

        • Jeff Smith

          I’ve seen ammo cheaper, but if we’re comparing apples to apples, it’s on par with Winchester’s other products. I highly doubt this ammo is intended for the sole purpose of putting holes in paper.

        • Grindstone50k

          15 for me. Local retail.

    • Kurt Akemann

      True, but this is a product intended for gifting. It would be a nice Christmas gift if you have a person who owns a gun that uses .45 ACP.

      • Grindstone50k

        And he would shoot the .45 ACP ammo up. Because that’s what ammo is for.

  • David Sharpe

    I like it, I will likely get one, or two.

  • Nashvone

    It’s pointless and I have no need for it. Which retailer will carry them first and least expensive? I’m sure I can find bulk ammo to refill a few of them.

  • RICH

    KIND OF PRICEY !

  • Isaac Shelby Baker

    Is this just Winchester White Box all dressed up?

  • Pranqster

    Im a BIG fan of Boxes. Not this kind :-/

  • Cymond

    Vaguely related: here’s some actual vintage ammo. I have no idea how old this is, it was given to me by my grandfather-in-law.

    • Grindstone50k

      I’ve got Korean War era .45 and it looks very similar. Winchester did a little more fancy print job, though, but the box folding is the same. I shot some. Smells a little funny, but shot perfectly.