Just noticed that Cheaperthandirt & Basspro have now listed this “USA forged” line of ammo from Winchester. It is steel cased, and was first announced around the end of September. I am assuming (especially based on the name) that the cases are domestically manufactured as opposed to imported from Russia. Though one would think that setting up tooling and devoting resources to producing this sort of casing domestically would wind up being more expensive, or at least potentially more expensive (depending on the eventual success of the line) than just importing steel cases with custom headstamps? We’ll find out eventually.
It is supposed to be an economy line, competing with the cheap imports, but being of a higher quality to justify what would be a presumably slightly higher price. When one does the math on the prices, which hover just over $30 for the 150 pack offering, you wind up around $200 - $230 per 1050 rds, or around .20+ cents per rd. Stuff like Pobjeda steel case, or Tula steel case are around .17 or .18 cents per rd.
Meanwhile, Sig is going with a newly “white-label” look on their otherwise entirely civilian 9mm V-Crown defense ammo to give it that “contract” look in a 50rd box: