Headstamp jargon

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Natty Bumpo, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo Well-Known Member

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    What does the "P" stand for in the "R-P" on Remington brass?

    And why, when I've bought Winchester brass, is it sometimes headstamped W-W Super? I used to assume Winchester and WW Super brass were identical. Then I weighed some .223 Remington cases and found one was significantly heavier than the other (I can't remember which, WW Super or Winchester).
     
  2. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    The P stands for Peters. Used to be Remington Peters ammo. The W-W is for Winchester-Western.
     

  3. anachronism

    anachronism Well-Known Member

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    Usually, Winchester brass manufactured for sale to reloaders is marked "Winchester", and Factory ammo is put up in cases marked "WW Super". There are likely variations to this statement, but I believe it's still basically correct, although I seem to remember some special lots of ammo put up in cases marked "Winchester".
     
  4. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    All of my 6mm Remington brass says WW Super. (bought it new in bags)
     
  5. anachronism

    anachronism Well-Known Member

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    Another great theory shot all to hell.