A few months ago, at an auction, I bought three boxes of the item shown below. Basically I was after on old Winchester box I didn’t have, but this is a much later ISP box than any I have so was interested. Note that the front label is a stick-on as is the back label but the ends are printed.
When I recieved the boxes, I discovered that all three boxes were filled with Soft-Point ammo, not HP as indicated on the label. The bullet ogive is typical of the ISP ammo with a more blunt ogive than most 115gr loads.
Does anyone have any ideas? I guess the ISP could have fired up the HP ammo and filled the boxes with old SP ammo thay had on hand. I expected “WIN” hsts instead of “W-W” based on the style of the label. The date code on the boxes are 99VA72 2 (27 Jan 84 or 04) and 8UF51 ( 15Jun 83 or 03). The 83/84 dates seem a little early for this style box. Can anyone confirm this???
Appreciate your thougths???
PS: I think I just answered my own question. I remembered the old ISP loads were 100gr, not 115gr. Sure enough the SP bullet rounds have a total weigh of 163gr. The Winchester 115gr loads I used for comparison were 179gr & 180gr total weight. Looks like the ISP was trying to get rid of a batch of old 100gr SPs they had on hand and used some empty boxes they had laying around on the range.
Jonnyc, I paid more than $5/box for these!!!