Winchester Ammunition released a new line of domestically made steel cased ammo. Called USA Forged, the new line is aimed at budget shooters and should be less expensive than its current brass cased USA line of ammunition. Currently, the company is only making the ammunition in 9mm. However, I expect the company would be willing to expand the caliber offerings if the demand and margins are there.
The ammunition is being loaded in Oxford, MS. It uses a 115 gr brass jacketed FMJ bullet and loaded to 1,190 fps. It is Boxer primed, though I don’t know anyone reloading steel 9mm cases for this to be a concern.
Winchester released .45 ACP in special wooden boxes suitable for gift giving and collecting. USA Forged seems to be the opposite of that line.
Checking at a few online sites, it appears that a box of 150 rounds is selling for $31-$34. Considering I have been able to pick up new brass cased FMJ ammo online for $10.99/50, there doesn’t appear to be much savings in the steel cased stuff. There may be a more significant savings when buying at a local Walmart or at a sporting goods chain.
Has anyone seen this ammo locally? What kind of prices are you seeing on it, and how does it compare to white box, Blazer, UMC, etc.?