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The iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence in 2016—a historic milestone representing a steadfast commitment to the hunting and shooting sports traditions and future generations of sportsmen. Thank you to our loyal customers who’ve trusted us in the great outdoors, at the range, on patrol and in combat. A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its most loyal customers.

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This is more than a TV

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lifestyle that has been hen you think of Winchester, your mind doesn’t go to big city

carried on by generations

living in hustling and bustling towns with infinite stoplights …

of sportsmen and women and is very much alive and popular today.” — GREG KOSTECK Director of Marketing for Winchester Ammunition

it goes to small-town America, where a gun is more than just a tool and ammunition is more than just lead in brass casings. A gun to many people is a symbol of freedom and a reminder of family traditions and heritage that connects us to the past. Winchester is The American Legend. Each episode of “Winchester Life” highlights this way of life and the hardworking men and women that live it each and every day. Our hosts will take a back seat to the beauty of small town America, the locations they hunt and the untamed nature of the animals they pursue. Join us on this ride, and let Winchester take you into the heartbeat of the American outdoors.

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inchester, Celebrating 150 Years of Legendary Excellence Oliver F. Winchester introduced a legendary brand to the world in 1866. And for 150 years since, generations upon generations across the globe have experienced life with Winchester. As president of Winchester, I am one of many stewards charged with building upon an already storied heritage. Marked as one of the most important milestones in the Winchester history books, we celebrate 150 years of business … and it is an honor. From sportsmen and women and dedicated law enforcement officials, to retired and active military warfighters, Winchester is rich in heritage but also innovative thinking. The Winchester brand is a story that includes baseball gloves and woodworking tools, trips to the White House, dramatic battles overseas like those in World War II, homeland security in the United States, John Wayne, our 26th president Theodore Roosevelt, high-profile athletes like 5-time clay shooting Olympian Kim Rhode, legendary shooting showman Herb Parsons … and much, much more. For some time, we have been sifting through the Winchester archives collecting unique facts and storylines surrounding this iconic brand. With help from the Cody Firearms Museum, long-time industry partners in the media as well as the Winchester Collectors Association, ‘The American Legend’ is well prepared for 2016. From the local outdoor retail stores that you visit, to Winchester.com and even a new television series titled "Winchester Life", we are carrying this celebration through as many outlets as possible. On behalf of everyone at Winchester, we thank you for the endless support. Respectfully,

Tom O’Keefe | President, Winchester Ammunition

Read the full story of the Winchester 150-year history on page 8.


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TABLE OF CONTENTS Varmint X now includes Shot-Lok p. 32

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2016 NEW PRODUCTS From collectible ammunition and rifles that celebrate the brand’s past, to innovative new loads that will change the way sportsmen shoot in the future, Winchester’s 2016 offerings are are truly legendary.

150 Years of Winchester History For a century and a half, the Winchester name has been synonymous with hunting and shooting, making it one of the world’s most iconic brands in history.

DEDICATED TO DEER The deer is America’s most celebrated game animal, and Winchester Deer Season XP™ is destined to become America’s most celebrated deer load.

A History of big game Hunting Excellence Wherever sportsmen roam in search of big-game hunting adventure, Winchester has been and always will be there, delivering confidence with each squeeze of the trigger.

WATERFOWl AND WINCHESTER With more than a century of innovation, introducing new powders, plastic hulls, watertight loads, Hex Shot and more, Winchester is as much a part of duck hunting as decoys and calls.

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Whether your passion is hunting waterfowl, doves, turkeys, pheasants or a host of other game, Winchester shotshells are built to perform in the challenging conditions American sportsmen face in the field.

As predator hunting continues to grow in popularity, the Winchester line of Varmint X predator-dedicated loads is also expanding with offerings in more popular calibers and even a devastating shotshell for close-range predators.

BUILT FOR THE RANGE USA Forged is the first all made-in-theUSA steel case ammunition that performs great, costs less than standard practice rounds and is lead-free for use on any range and in any handgun.

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The Legendary AA®

With more available resources than ever before and incredible ammunition technology, there has never been a better time to be a hunter or shooter.

AA shotshells hit the shotgun sports scene just over 50 years ago, and with the load’s continuous innovations, wingshooting and clay competitions have never been the same.


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20 Winchester Expedition Big Game combines the ideal bullet weights and calibers to take down the world’s toughest big game.

The Winchester commemorative 1866 Yellow Boy

WINCHESTER LICENSEES The Winchester brand covers products well beyond its famed ammunition. See what’s new for the home and the field from The American Legend.

38 WINCHESTER BALLISTICS GUIDE Centerfire rifle. Centerfire handgun. Shotshell. Rimfire. It’s the 2016 complete listing of Winchester Ammunition products and ballistics information.

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WINCHESTER 150th anniversary commemorative ammunition Winchester offers one of its most collectible sets of ammunition products in history, featuring classic Winchester artwork and embossed packaging.

WINCHESTER GEAR Visit WinchesterGear.com today and shop for the latest legendary gear. Check in throughout 2016 for special promotions, discounts and new items. WINCHESTER.COM

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WINCHESTER 150th Anniversary Commemoratives he iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence in 2016—a historic milestone representing a steadfast commitment to the hunting and shooting sports traditions and future generations of sportsmen. A world leader in delivering innovative ammunition and firearms products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its most loyal customers. Winchester offers one of its most collectible sets of ammunition products in history, featuring classic Winchester artwork and embossed packaging, making this set truly unique. Additional Winchester Ammunition products will carry special 150th anniversary markings. Look for your favorite 12 Gauge loads in popular calibers and gauges.

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A commemorative Winchester 1866 Yellow Boy chambered in .44-40 complEments the robust lineup of collectible ammunition.

With its polished brass receiver, the Model 1866 “Yellow Boy” lever-action rifle was the first ever gun to bear the Winchester name. This 150th commemorative edition salutes the role this legendary rifle has played in Winchester history.


Deer Season XP™ Word travels fast in deer camp. From the wily big bucks that slipped away to new loads like Winchester Deer Season XP, deer hunters always have time for a story. Launched in 2015, Deer Season XP set a new course in CALIBER SYMBOL BULLET WT. bullet technology with its unique, large-diameter polymer- 7MM-08 REMINGTON X708DS 140 grain tipped bullet that is designed specifically for hunting 30-30 WINCHESTER X3030DS 150 grain deer. Winchester engineers (deer hunters themselves, 300 BLACKOUT X300BLKDS 150 grain of course) developed this bullet for massive knockdown performance and precision accuracy. The unique, large-diameter polymer tip creates rapid trauma and the ballistic profile is streamlined for excellent results downrange. This combination of technology and affordable pricing sets Deer Season XP apart in a vastly growing field of ammunition choices. With new offerings in .30-30 Winchester, 7mm-08 and 300 Blackout, Deer Season XP will continue to be a favorite in deer camps across North America for many seasons to come.

MUZZLE VELOCITY 2,800 fps 2,390 fps 1,900 fps

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USA Forged

As one of the most innovative calibers introduced to the world of rimfire, the 17 Winchester Super Magnum (WSM) continues to grow in popularity among hunters and shooters. In 2016, the fastest rimfire in the world adds a 20-grain solid-copper hollow point, traveling 2,875 feet per second. The 17 WSM Power Core offers the downrange performance of a centerfire cartridge at only a fraction of the cost. Hunters can expect great accuracy and devastating performance due to the great energy deposit from this rimfire cartridge at ranges well past 200 yards.

For the millions of recreational and competitive pistol shooters, Winchester introduces USA Forged featuring precision-manufactured steel shellcases. The shellcases culminate a long development process and are proudly manufactured in Winchester’s Oxford, Miss., manufacturing facility. This marks the first time a major U.S. ammunition manufacturer has introduced a steel shellcase pistol product that is made in the USA. Winchester USA Forged is offered in a 150-round box of 9mm with 115-grain full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets that feature a high-quality brass bullet jacket. The rounds were extensively tested during development for functionality and reliability. Shooters should expect great on-the-range performance with this new product.

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It’s the high-quality ammunition at an affordable price that will extend your time spent at the range.

Features: • Noncorrosive boxer primers and clean-burning powder; perfect for high-volume range sessions • Brass jacketed lead-core bullets; range-friendly on indoor and outdoor ranges • Jacketed (nonplated) bullets; safe for use in ported, vented or suppressed pistols • Easy on-range shellcase cleanup with a magnet • Shellcases include a proprietary coating for improved reliability and corrosion resistance

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M-22 SubSonic 22 LR Winchester Ammunition continues to invest in its rimfire product line with the development of a new M-22 Subsonic. The M-22 Subsonic is designed specifically to function in semi-automatic firearms while remaining subsonic from both pistol and rifle length barrels. The new M-22 Subsonic™ features a 45-grain Black Plated Lead Round Nose bullet that has the equivalent energy of full velocity 36-grain rimfire products. In addition, the M-22 Subsonic utilizes non-corrosive priming and clean burning powder for reduced muzzle flash. M-22 Subsonic is ideal for use in both suppressed and unsuppressed firearms. In Winchester testing, M-22 Subsonic measured at 129 dB from an unsuppressed rifle, which is significantly quieter than a full velocity .22 LR fired from a suppressed rifle (138 dB). With the addition of a suppressor, M-22 Subsonic achieves a remarkably quiet 116 dB.

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The M-22 is designed specifically to function in semi-automatic firearms while remaining subsonic from both pistol and rifle length barrels. CALIBER

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After much anticipation, Winchester Varmint X now includes Shot-Lok Technology in a new shotshell load developed specifically for hunting predators. The popularity of Shot-Lok Technology in other Winchester products such as Long Beard® XR® and Rooster XR® rolled seamlessly into what is now one of the most devastating shotshell products available for longrange shots on coyotes, foxes and more. Shot-Lok Technology includes a liquid gel that surrounds the pellets in the shot cup and then hardens. The shot then launches from the barrel nearly perfectly round for extremely tight, long-range patterns. The new Varmint-X shotshell load is available in 3-inch, 1½-ounce plated BBs traveling at 1,300 feet per second (fps). At 40 yards, expect more than 12 inches of penetration along with devastating knockdown power.

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As the leader in innovative ammunition products, Winchester Varmint X with Shot-Lok Technology is the optimum shotshell for predator hunters. For more on Shot-Lok technology, visit Winchester.com.

Features: • Subsonic velocity from both rifles and pistols • Sure functioning of semi-automatic firearms • Low noise levels in both suppressed and unsuppressed firearms • 45-grain bullet weight • Available in an 800-round bulk pack and 100-round plastic bulk pack

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As predator hunting continues to grow in popularity so does Winchester Varmint X. Hunters can expect two new calibers in the already robust Varmint X centerfire rifle portfolio in 2016, the .17 Hornet and .22 Hornet. Featuring bullets proven in the field, Varmint X gives hunters a high performance, accurate cartridge for challenging longdistance shots that are common in predator and varmint hunting. Varmint X ammunition includes charcoal-colored, polymertipped bullets in each caliber that are optimized for explosive impact on coyotes, prairie dogs and other varmints.


Expedition Big Game Winchester introduces Expedition Big Game, a new brand structured around ammunition products suited for the toughest hunts in the world. From elk to brown bear, kudu to gemsbok, Expedition Big Game will include Winchester Accubond® CT® bullet technology, one of the most accurate and devastating cartridges used on animals with tough hide and thick bone. Featuring a polymer tip, bonded alloy lead core and Lubalox® coating, Accubond CT delivers controlled expansion and deep penetration with every squeeze of the trigger.

Super Clean

PHEASANT: DUSAN SMETANA; MOOSE: DENVER BRYAN

Super X Upland Small Bore, 28 Gauge Winchester Super X shotshells have been a long-time favorite for upland hunters across North America. Whether busting roosters or swinging smooth on a covey of quail, the rounds deliver consistent patterns and superior results at long range. In 2016, Winchester adds a classic and comfortable Super X upland load for all hunters to shoot in 28 gauge. Chambered as a 2¾-inch round with ¾-ounce shot in No. 5s and 6s, even at speeds of 1,295 feet per second, this is a reduced recoil load, perfect for any GAUGE SYMBOL LENGTH OZ. SHOT VELOCITY SIZE 3 28 gauge fan. 28 X285 2 3⁄4” ⁄4 1,295 fps 5 28

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As an industry leader in handgun am ammunition offerings, Winchester launches two new lead-free (both airborne and downrange) pistol target and training products in 2016 in its Super Clean line. Both products feature zinc-core, full metal jacket (ZFMJ) bullets with leadfree primers, which are ideal for indoor and outdoor ranges. With the substansubstan tial increase in target shooters (nearly 50 percent growth between 2009 and 2014) in the United States, these two new Super Clean products—a 9mm Luger 90-grain ZFMJ load with a muzzle velocity of 1,325 fps and a .40 S&W 120-grain ZFMJ that flies at 1,250 fps—are offered at affordable price points, which is sure to CALIBER encourage even more 9MM LUGER high-volume training. 40 SMITH & WESSON

Features: • Affordable price point encourages high-volume training sessions • Completely lead-free – airborne and downrange • Zinc-core with standard brass bullet jacket • Suitable for use in all firearms

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150 Years of Winchester History For a century and a half now, the name Winchester has been synonymous with hunting and shooting, making it one of America’s most successful brands. By Ron Spomer

inchester is perhaps the most recognized brand in the hunting world for good reasons. One is the .300 Winchester Magnum. After 52 years of reliable performance around the world, it’s considered by most experts to be the most perfectly balanced, do-all sporting rifle cartridge ever designed. The rifle that shoots it, the Model 70® bolt-action, is 80 years old, still as strong, accurate and reliable as ever and has earned

world lore, there are the hugely popular .243 Winchester, the .308 Winchester, the famous .270 Winchester and so many more. These icons of the hunting world have one thing in common—they’re named after a man who never designed a cartridge or built a firearm in his life. the title “Rifleman’s Rifle.” Oliver Winchester wasn’t Despite this, Winchester’s Model a gun builder, but he was one 94 lever-action rifles and .30-30 heck of a smart businessman. Winchester cartridges have proven His perceptive investments even more popular. In excess of in the mid-19th century 7.5 million M94 rifles have been changed history and led to the sold, and the .30-30 cartridge is Winchester brand becoming an credited with taking more deer American icon. Winchester is than any other in the world. As if celebrated in novels, Hollywood that weren’t sufficient enough to movies and hunting camps from cement Winchester in shooting Alaska to Argentina. When the

Winchester rifles and ammunition were considered essential gear to the cowboys who worked, lived in and helped tame the American West of the 1800s. word Winchester pops up, most people instantly think of guns and ammunition, even those people who aren’t shooters.

From Shirts to Shooters Oliver Winchester was born in Boston in 1810, worked as a carpenter, ran a men’s clothing store and in 1848 started a dress shirt manufacturing company. Like many men of that era, Winchester was interested in guns and hunting, so he took interest in the developments of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company, instrumental in the development of the lever-action rifle. He was so interested in their creation, he invested in

the company in 1855, became principal stockholder a few years later and changed the name to New Haven Arms Company. The Volcanic Arms leveraction functioned fairly well as a repeating rifle, but the ammunition it fired did not. The loads used in this rifle were hollow core bullets filled with gun powder and capped with a percussion cap in the rear. The small dose of powder produced less punch than that of a typical .22 Long Rifle cartridge today. Winchester’s factory superintendent, gunsmith Benjamin Tyler Henry, worked to improve the Volcanic and in 1860 was granted a patent for WINCHESTER.COM

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what became the Henry rifle. It fired a 200-grain bullet 1,125 fps from the .44 Henry Flat rimfire cartridge, 16 of which could be loaded down the front of the magazine tube. Some 12,000 Henry’s were ultimately built with many used in the Civil War. However, by 1864, Henry had left Winchester to work on his own designs. Other Winchester engineers improved the Henry, adding a fore-end stock and a loading gate in the action so rounds could be shoved forward into the magazine tube. The Model 1866 was released by the newly organized Winchester Repeating Arms Company, and the world had its first Winchester, affectionately nicknamed the Yellow Boy.

Things moved quickly after that. Seven years later the stronger, iron-framed Model 1873 lever-action, which would come to be known as the “Gun that Won the West,” came out in .44 Winchester Centerfire, a new cartridge and the first of many to carry the Winchester name. It pushed a 200-grain bullet 1,250 fps with 40 grains of blackpowder. Chambered in revolvers as well as rifles, the .4440 helped cement the Winchester lever-action as the Westerner’s working rifle. Three years later an upscaled version was released as the 1876. It was chambered for more powerful rounds like the .45-75 Winchester and was used by Theodore Roosevelt on his North Dakota ranch.

1866 With its polished brass receiver, the Model 1866 “Yellow Boy” lever-action rifle is the first gun to bear the Winchester name.

With the release of the ’73 and the .44-40, Winchester repeating rifles became the most effective, versatile and widely used sporting repeaters in the world.

Booming with Browning Winchester Repeating Arms Company was flourishing when its founder died in 1880, four years after Custer’s Last Stand— but the best was still yet to come. Three years after Oliver Winchester was laid to rest, company

150 YEARS OF LEGENDARY EXCELLENCE Winchester has been around for more than half of this country’s existence and in that time has had a profound impact on the way Americans live, shoot, hunt and even defend our freedom.

MAY 22, 1866 Oliver Winchester establishes the Winchester Repeating Arms Company to build the finest guns and ammunition possible.

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1871 The National Rifle Association is founded in New York with U.S. Army General Ambrose Burnside as the organization’s first president.

1869 The transcontinental railroad is completed, opening the American West to settlement. This westward expansion will fuel decades of demand for Winchester firearms.

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Vice-President Thomas Bennet took a train to Utah to meet a man who was building an innovative single-shot rifle. That man was John Moses Browning, and the rifle was his first patented design. In 1883 Bennet secured the rights to that patent and two years later Winchester unveiled the Winchester Model 1885. Extremely strong and accurate, this falling block single-shot became a favorite big game hunting and target rifle.

It was eventually chambered for a greater variety of cartridges than any other Winchester had to that point. Ned Roberts, creator of the .257 Roberts cartridge, claimed the M1885 was “the most reliable, strongest and altogether best single-shot rifle ever produced.” It’s still being manufactured and is capable of handling even the most powerful modern cartridges. With a famous, highvolume manufacturer available

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The Winchester…is by all odds the best weapon I ever had, and now I use it almost exclusively...” — Theodore Roosevelt comments on his Centennial Model 1876 lever-action rifle

smoothbore Model 1873 1873 The Model 1873 lever-action rifle is introduced in 44-40 WCF. Known as the “Gun that Won the West,” more than 700,000 are produced.

1878 Winchester receives a patent for a folded type primer anvil.

1880 Oliver F. Winchester dies at age 70 in New Haven, Conn.

“Buffalo Bill” Cody’s favorite Winchester rifle is used for trick shots in his “Wild West Show.” The show launched in 1883 and would soon feature Annie Oakley.

winchester introduces new RIVAL products 1877 Shotshell components for reloaders

1886 1897 Loaded shotFactory shells in 10, 12, loaded 14, 16 and 20 ga. shotshells


to build his firearms, Browning unleashed his inventive genius. He began showering Winchester with model after model, making the famous Winchester lever-actions stronger and more durable than ever. The M1886 featured twin vertical locking lugs to seal the breech

bolt against the chamber. This permitted the use of longer cartridges like the .45-70 Govt. His lighter version of this rifle, the M1892, was chambered for smaller cartridges like the .4440 and .25-20. Browning and Winchester’s crowning glory came out two years later—the M94. Here was the perfection of the tubular magazine, leveraction rifle. Designed for the .38-55 cartridge, it proved more

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Winchester introduces its first commercial smokeless centerfire cartridges including the

.30-30 Winchester.

than strong enough to handle the new, smokeless powder .30 WCF (.30-30) introduced the very next year. This was the first commercial sporting cartridge to burn smokeless powder, and it included the industry’s first gilding-metal jacketed bullets. Light, trim, strong, rugged and reliable, the M94 has sold more copies than any other hunting rifle. I doubt Browning or Winchester had any idea the M94 and .3030 Winchester would become the most popular deer hunting combo in North America. Despite the success of the M94, neither Browning nor Winchester were resting on their laurels. Anticipating the move to more efficient, jacketed

With a famous, highvolume manufacturer to build his firearms, Browning unleashed his inventive genius, showering Winchester with model after model.

spire point bullets and higher intensity smokeless powder cartridges, Browning engineered and Winchester began building the first lever-action with a fixed-box magazine. They called it the M1895 and chambered it for the .30-40 Krag and eventually the .30-06 Springfield. Roosevelt took an M95 in .405 Winchester to Africa as his “lion medicine.” Western

When paired with the Model 1894, it’s the most famous deer rifle and ammo combination ever. 1893 Winchester begins loading sporting cartridges with the latest thing in ammunition — smokeless powder.

1883 T.G. Bennett of Winchester purchases the manufacturing rights for a new single-shot rifle designed by John M. Browning.

1894 The Model 1894 lever-action rifle is introduced, becoming the best selling centerfire rifle in U.S. history.

1886 The Model 1886 lever-action rifle is introduced to handle the large cartridges like the potent .45-70 Government.

1909 Theodore Roosevelt and his son Kermit bring

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of brand new Winchester rifles, ammunition and spare parts for a year-long African safari sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution.

1904 Winchester shooters Ad and Plinky Topperwein dazdaz zle visitors at the World’s Fair in Saint Louis.

1900 Winchester introduces Repeater shotshells.

novelist Zane Grey hunted with an M95 in .30-06. Nearly 300,000 M95s were chambered in 7.62 Russian and sold to that country for military use. During the Spanish-American War, the U.S. War Department ordered 10,000 Model 1895 rifles in .30-40 Krag, but due to the short duration of the war, none of them ever saw action. This was Browning’s last lever-action Winchester.

1904 The Model 1902 single-shot .22 rimfire rifle is introduced and becomes famous as part of the Winchester Junior Rifle Corps Range Kit.

1903 The Model 1898 breech-loading signal cannon is introduced. Chambered for a 10-gauge blank shotgun shell, it remains a Winchester-branded product.

1905 Winchester begins using the famous W/P oval proof mark called the “Hallmark of Quality” and introduces Nublack brand shotshells.

1907 The Model 1907 semi-auto centerfire rifle is introduced along with the new .351 Winchester Self Loading smokeless cartridge.

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Hunt with your boy and you’ll never have to hunt for him.”

HERB PARSONS: THE “WIZARD OF WINCHESTER”

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1912 The Model 1912 pump shotgun is introduced and becomes one of the world’s most popular and respected designs of all time. 1919 Artist Phillip R. Goodwin creates an illustration that soon becomes the trademark for Winchester.

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ecognizing the value of publicity, in 1903 Winchester Repeating Arms began to employ several outstanding marksmen to attend shooting competitions and put on exhibitions using Winchester firearms, ammunition and targets. Among the early Winchester exhibition shooters were the husband and wife team Adolph “Ad” and Elizabeth “Plinky” Topperwein. Ad and Plinky were soon followed by Herb Parsons, who in 1929 was hired as a salesman in Mississippi. He had exceptional marksmanship

— HERB PARSONS Winchester Exhibition Shooter

skills and a smooth, outgoing personality. Winchester soon had Herb shadowing Ad and Plinky to learn the finer points of exhibition shooting. When Ad retired in 1951, his duties fell to Parsons, who by then had earned the nickname, “The Wizard of Winchester.” Parsons’ marksmanship was legendary among all those who saw his act, and his exploits were immortalized in a short film entitled Showman Shooter in 1954.

1914 The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria plunges Europe into World War I. 1915 Winchester produces nearly

250,000

Enfield Pattern Number 14 boltaction rifles to equip the British Army in Europe and

Parsons is remembered for his parenting advice. “Hunt with your boy,” he said, “and you’ll never have to hunt for him.” Parsons was an avid hunter, who practiced what he preached with his own sons. His life and career were cut short in 1959 at the age of 51 from complications from surgery. But in the hearts of the millions, he is still the Wizard of Winchester.

Actor Jimmy Stewart (left) and Herb Parsons on the set of Winchester ’73 where Parsons served as an advisor.

1918 1917 Winchester modifies the Enfield Winchester engineers collaborate with John M. Browning to develop the legendary Number 14 Pattern to handle the .50-caliber machine gun cartridge. For more than a half decade, Winchester supports U.S.-standard .30-06 Springfield the war effort with over cartridge, and builds more than

500,000

870 MILLION ROUNDS Winchester produces mor than

47,000

U.S. Model 1917 Enfield rifles, the widely used rifle by American troops during WWI.

Model 1918 Browning Automatic Rifles (BARs) during WWI. The Model 1897 pumpaction shotgun is modified and nicknamed the “Trench Broom” by American soldiers.

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Model 1895 Muskets for the army of Czar Nicholas II of Russia. 1911 Winchester starts loading Lesmok powder in centerfire cartridges.

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1919 The Model 52 rimfire bolt-action target rifle is introduced and it soon becomes the benchmark against which all others are measured.

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1921 Winchester introduces the legendary Super-X brand shotshell.

1925 The flat-shooting .270 Winchester cartridge is introduced and becomes famous through the writings of Jack O’Connor.

1927 Winchester introduces Lubaloy copper-plated bullets.

1931 The Model 21 side-by-side shotgun is introduced and establishes Winchester’s reputation for building top-quality sporting arms.


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Always an innovator, Winchester began dabbling in bolt-action rifles early with the Hotchkiss in 1878, selling a few to the U.S. military, 15,000 to the Chinese Empire in 1881 and offering them as a sporting arm in 1883. The Hotchkiss locked with a single lug at the rear of the bolt and fed rounds from a tubular magazine in the buttstock. Next up was the Lee Navy straightpull bolt-action of 1895 with the then unusual bore size of 6mm, the first and last 6mm cartridge of U.S. manufacture until the famous .243 Winchester of 1955. Though no one knew it at the time, both these early rifles foreshadowed what would become one of Winchester’s

greatest rifle and cartridge combos of all time, the Model 70. The Rifleman’s Rifle evolved from not just the early Winchester bolts, but a variety of bolt actions from around the world, including the famous Mauser M98, the Lee-Enfield (which Winchester manufactured in staggering numbers during WWI) and America’s own Springfield M-1903. The immediate precursor to the M70 was the Winchester M54 released in 1925 simultaneously with the .270 Winchester cartridge. Jack 0’Connor was an early adopter and played a significant role in popularizing the .270 Win., still one of the top five hunting rounds in the world. A few tweaks to the M54’s bolt handle,

1939

…THE GREATEST BATTLE IMPLEMENT EVER DEVISED.”

65,000

Quantity of the first M1 Garand rifle order for the U.S. Military. During the war, Winchester will build more than a half million such rifles.

— General George S. Patton, Jr. on the M1 Garand. Winchester built a special M1 Garand for Patton.

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Winchester’s turnaround time to develop a light military carbine and cartridge days and deliver to government evaluators. Winchester builds more than 800,000 of the six million M1 carbines made during the conflict.

1932 Dr. Fred Olsen patents a method for making smokeless powder underwater in small spherical grains. The new Ball Powder creates an instant competitive advantage for Winchester’s ammunition operation.

safety, bolt stop, magazine box and bottom metal in 1936 were enough to perfect it as the M70 and set it on its way to becoming one of the most respected and beloved controlled-round-feed actions of all time. It continues in that position, chambered for most of today’s high-energy, modern cartridges including the near-perfect .270 Win., the spectacular .300 Win. Mag., .300 WSM, .243 Win. .338 Win. Mag. and .458 Win. Mag. The only thing better than the original M70 is today’s M70 now made in short- as well as standard-length actions with stock lines that are ideal for scope use. In keeping with its history of supplying affordable rifles to everyday hunters, Winchester

1945 In June, Allied forces invade Normandy, marking the start of the final liberation of Europe.

1935 Western collaborates with Smith & Wesson to produce the .357 Magnum cartridge.

1945 After more than a half-decade of war, Allied armies are victorious.

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rounds of Winchester ammunition were delivered to American troops during the war.

1936 The legendary Model 70 centerfire boltaction rifle begins production and soon becomes known as the “Rifleman’s Rifle.”

1950 The western movie “Winchester ‘73” is released, starring Jimmy Stewart. Winchester’s Herb Parsons fills in for Stewart during the film’s trick shooting scenes.

last year introduced the XPR, the first new bolt-action since the M70. As a solid, smooth, rugged, dependable bolt-action retailing for a bargain, the XPR continues the Winchester legacy of affordable firearms built for all American citizens.

Dead and Revived Many readers will be shocked to learn that Winchester Repeating Arms Company essentially died after the stock market crash of 1929. After full-bore production during WW I, product demand actually crashed. Winchester entered the hardware business then, making or branding such things as ice skates, knives, axes, fishing reels and

1956 The .458 Magnum cartridge is introduced.

1959 Twotime national champion King Buck, bred and trained at NILO Farms and Kennels, is the first and only dog to appear on the Federal Duck Stamp.

1962 The Mark 5 shot collar is introduced, enclosing the shot column and greatly improving patterns.

1952 NILO Farms is created as part of Winchester’s ongoing commitment to product development, field-testing and modern game management.

refrigerators. But it wasn’t enough. Fortunately, John Olin and the Western Cartridge Company came to the rescue. Olin was a hunter and shooter and set about to not just save Winchester, but raise its prestige even higher. Despite the Depression, Olin oversaw improvements in quality of all products and introduced new ones like the M21 side-byside shotgun, the M70, the M71 lever-action and .348 Winchester cartridge. During this difficult era he not only kept the doors open but introduced noncorrosive primers and smokeless Ball Powder. Olin oversaw production of the trim little .410 M42 pump-action shotgun and even the .357 Magnum cartridge in collaboration with Smith & Wesson. During the 1930s

1965 Winchester introduces the legendary AA shotshell. Its durable one-piece compression-formed hull is ideal for reloading and quickly becomes the “go-to” shell for millions of clay target shooters.

1963 The .300 Winchester Magnum cartridge is introduced, filling an important performance niche between Winchester’s .264 and .338 Magnums.

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came the .22 Hornet, .218 Bee and .220 Swift, which remained the world’s fastest commercial sporting cartridge for decades. Silvertip rifle bullets came to market in 1939 and Winchester began producing M1 Garand military rifles under exclusive contract to the U.S. government.

Despite its great successes with modern centerfire cartridges and rifles, Winchester has never forgotten that it all started with a rimfire, the .44 Henry.

Rimfire Revival

fastest rimfire, the 17 Winchester Super Magnum of 2013, Big Red has kept its rimfire tradition alive and flourishing. The Browning-designed M90 rimfire was the first pump-action rimfire, and the M52 bolt-action of 1920 quickly became THE rimfire match rifle, earning the title “King of the .22s.” Winchester singleshots and a variety

Despite its great successes with modern, centerfire cartridges and rifles, Winchester has never forgotten it got started with a rimfire, the .44 Henry. It’s been at the heart of rimfire production and innovation ever since. From its high velocity .22 Winchester Rimfire in 1890 through its .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire of 1959 right up to the world’s

1965 While the “Horse & Rider” have been part of the Winchester brand since 1919, the trademark is officially registered.

1969 Winchester introduces WinChoke, one of the first interchangeable choke tube systems offered on a factory shotgun.

Revolving Door Avoided Few know that Winchester once produced revolvers, though this period was quite short. Six guns were a big part of the market

1976

24,000

The new world’s oneday record, set by a team of six trapshooters using six Winchester Super X Model 1 shotguns, crushes the old mark by 9,000 targets.

1967 Winchester opens its Geelong, Australia manufacturing facility and begins production with the famous AA compression form shotshell.

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of autoloaders kept country boys shooting and training throughout the 20th century.

1979 The first Matched Set of One Thousand commemorative rifles in Winchester history is released, pairing a Model 1894 and a Model 9422

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1981 NASA selects Winchester 209 shotshell primers to initiate the separation and parachute recovery systems on the Space Shuttle’s solid rocket booster engines.

1991 Winchester introduces the Super-X BRI Sabot Slug, setting a new standard for shotgun accuracy and terminal performance.

1985 Winchester is awarded the contract to operate the government’s Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. Over the next

15 years the plant will deliver more than

8 billion rounds of mil-spec ammunition.

in the 1870s, and Winchester might have wanted part of it. Ultimately, however, only small quantities of Winchester revolvers were made and then sold to foreign markets.

The Shotgun Approach All has not been rifles and bullets at Winchester. Mr. Browning also created the first successful slide-action shotgun about the same time Winchester started making his M90 slide-action .22 rimfire. The M93 shotgun introduced shooters to the concept of the pump-action. It was superseded by Browning’s M97 pump. This scattergun was so rugged and reliable that America’s dough boys used it as a trench

gun in WWI. Police employed it as a riot gun and waterfowlers found it so deadly that it helped end the era of market hunting while later ushering in the three-shell limit for duck and goose hunting in 1935. After the M97 came the hammerless and equally beloved Model 12 of 1912, arguably the best pump shotgun ever built. This rugged pump served American hunters through most of the 20th century and paved the way for today’s fully modern, equally durable but even faster Super X Pump guns. While Winchester pumps reduced demand for double barrels, Winchester pressed ahead with engineering and production of its Model 21

2001 The .300 WSM (Winchester Short Magnum) cartridge is introduced. The .300 WSM offers long action magnum performance in a short action rifle. Additional WSM calibers soon follow. 1998 A new era of autoloading shotgun performance begins with the Winchester Super X2

1996 The optional Ballistic Optimizing Shooting System (BOSS) is introduced, combining a barrel tuner and ported muzzle break that allows the shooter to fine tune their rifle with just a twist of the wrist.

During the first decade of the Global War on Terror, Winchester will deliver more than

TWO BILLION ROUNDS

of ammunition to support America’s Warfighters.

2005 Winchester Ammunition celebrates its new rimfire manufacturing operations in Oxford, Miss., also home to one of the most state-of-theart facilities in the world for centerfire rifle and handgun ammunition manufacturing.

2007 The award-winning Winchester Legends television series debuts with host Ron Spomer.

2003 Building on the “shorter is better” concept, the Winchester Super Short Magnums (WSSM) are unveiled.


side-by-side, producing it in five gauges from 1931 through 1991. In the eyes of double gun aficionados it remains arguably the finest American double-gun ever. In the tradition of the M21 came the over/under M101 in 1963, a modern, low-profile design still on the market, now better than ever with backbored barrels and interchangeable chokes, the same features available on today’s Super X3 autoloading shotgun. While Winchester engineers were creating new rifle cartridges, they were also modernizing shotshells. They began by selling both all-brass shotshells and brass base/paper wall shells in 1877. By the early 1900s, paper

hulls with brass bases became standard. Production continued until 1972. Shotshells became the Winchester-Western brand and innovation really took off. Western had already invented ball powder. In 1945 they began using the Super Seal plastic cup wad under the shot charge that boosted velocities about 10 percent by keeping gases from jetting through the pellets. This was followed up in 1962 with the Mark 5 plastic shot collar that improved patterns by isolating pellets from barrel wall scouring. Plastic hulls came on line in 1964 and the

1965 release of the one-piece, compression-formed AA hull pushed shotshell performance to record heights, used by American shooters to win numerous Olympic medals. Kim Rhode alone has fired AAs to win many of her three Olympic golds and two bronzes, as well as 13 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze medals in World Cup competition. Hunters benefitted from Winchester shotshell technology in 1965 with copper-plated, hard shot buffered with granulated plastic for tighter patterns. Then came the WinChoke interchangeable choke system in 1969, a first for factory shotguns. Innovation followed innovation through development of rifles slugs, steel shot loads,

2013

3,000

2010

In honor of the 200th birthday of Oliver F. Winchester, Winchester offers a special Model 1894 rifle and limited edition collectible ammunition.

2009 Based on technology developed for the FBI, Winchester Ammunition introduces PDX1 Defender personal defense handgun ammunition.

2011 Winchester Blind Side Steel ammunition, with its ‘hex’ shape shot and diamond cut wad, is named ammo of the year by Outdoor Life and NRA American Hunter Hunter.

feet per second The speed of the newly released 17 Winchester Super Magnum debuts, making it the fastest rimfire cartridge in the world.

high-density tungsten loads, Partition Gold sabot slugs and more. All this research and development led inevitably to today’s shotshell innovations like Blind Side waterfowl loads with Hex shot and Diamond Cut wads, Long Beard XR with ShotLok technology and AA TrAAcker shells with visible wads.

Pistols and Handguns Even though Winchester never really participated in handgun manufacturing, it has always built great handgun ammunition, especially today with W Train and Defend ammo, Razor Boar XT, Dual Bond and Platinum Tip hollow points for hunting and good old Super X Silvertips for darn near anything.

2014 Long Beard XR redefines turkey hunting ammunition and sets two new world records at the NWTF Still Target Competition. Shot Lok technology uses a liquid resin that hardens, keeping the shot perfectly round. Designed for the new shooter, Winchester’s W Train & Defend ammunition is matched for range training and personal defense.

The Winchester Pattern Board App launches, a tool used to compare turkey shotshell patterns using actual data from the range.

2015 Deer Season XP debuts–the first ever Winchester product specifically designed for hunting deer.

2015 The introduction of the XPR rifle marks the first new Winchester brand bolt-action centerfire design in more than 50 years. It is a robust, reliable and affordable hunting rifle that’s intended to carry the brand forward for decades to come.

Keep On Keeping On With 150 years of success in its rearview mirror, Winchester could look back with pride, but its too busy looking forward, and the results will surely only benefit American shooters even more, regardless of whether their primary interest is hunting, competition, self-defense or simply plinking with friends on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

2016 The iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence. Winchester proudly introduces a host of commemoratives including the Model 1866 Yellow Boy — the gun that started it all 150 years ago. For a full Winchester historic timeline and more information, visit www.winchester.com.

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DEER SEASON XP D E E R

Dedicated to Deer Finally, an ammunition manufacturer designed a load made specifically for use on our nation’s most popular game animal. Is it any surprise it was Winchester?!

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By Ron Spomer

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What hunter doesn’t like deer season? This is the highlight of our year, our big chance to escape the restrictions and confines of modern life. We take to the woods and fields to glass and stalk, to sniff the forest duff and feel the crunch of leaves or snow underfoot. We steep ourselves in the long traditions of our hunter/gatherer forefathers so we can once again thrill to the ghostly shadows of deer slipping through the brush, to the stamp of hooves and the rattle of antlers, the tiptoeing of fawns and the bold rush of a leaping buck. Deer season is when we reconnect with nature and, most of all, our hunting heritage. Now there’s another reason to make our hunts even more memorable and successful— Winchester Deer Season XP centerfire ammunition.

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Deer Season XP If ever a manufacturer stuck the right label on a product, this is it. Why, I’d buy this stuff just for the promise of its name. The fact that each box also includes 20 rounds of ammunition seems almost like a bonus. But, of

course, the cartridges are the main purpose, and they’re called Deer Season XP for a reason— Winchester has engineered them for optimum performance on America’s favorite big game species: whitetails, blacktails and mule deer. They say some 10 million of us take to the fields in pursuit of deer each year. And a significant percentage of us do so with some doubt as to how our ammunition will perform when the magic moment arrives to pull the trigger. Deer Season XP is designed to remove that doubt. We’ve all heard horror stories or seen them with our own eyes. Ammo that scatters bullets far off line-of-sight. Worse yet are bullets that flatten like pancakes with insufficient penetration, break apart before reaching the vitals or zip through an animal like a hot target arrow through Jello carrying with it much of the energy needed to anchor the animal where it stands. Deer Season XP is engineered to end all of that. Winchester engineers built the Deer Season XP Extreme Point® bullets specifically for dropping deer in their tracks.

Of course, no engineer can guarantee that will happen every time, because there are too many variables in nature. Whitetails have been known to absorb elephant-stopping bullets and walk off as if untouched. But many have been seen to collapse at the touch of a light varmint bullet. What engineers can do is design bullets that shoot far, fast, flat and hard. They can build them so they expand reliably and quickly but not too quickly. They can make sure bullets remain intact for deeper penetration after impact and leave a sizable exit hole for blood trailing should the bullet shoot through. Putting all of that into one projectile is a tall order. Winchester approached it by creative thinking. How could they combine the increased impact area of a round-nose or flat-nose bullet with the sleek, pointy nose of an aerodynamically efficient bullet? The Extreme Point bullet was their solution.

we felt it was time to engineer a bullet specifically for what the vast majority of big game hunters actually pursue—

deer.” — MIKE STOCK Winchester Centerfire Product Manager

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Many hunters have long felt that round- and flat-nosed bullets, like those on the old .45-70 Govt. or .30-30 Winchester, hit harder than pointy bullets. More surface area equals more energy transfer. The downside to such profiles, however, is drag. The blunt bullet

IT’S CALLED Deer Season XP for a reason— Winchester engineered IT for optimum performance on America’s favorite big game species: whitetails, blacktails and mule deer

wastes kinetic energy by bulling its way through the atmosphere rather than slicing through it like a long, sleek, pointy-nosed bullet. Pointed bullets minimize drag much the way a bicyclist minimizes air drag by hunching over his handlebars. This might seem like a lot of fluff and stuff, but consult ballistic trajectory calculators, compare round-nose against spire point and you’ll see a marked difference in down downrange performance. Check out the comparison below of an average 150-grain round nose and a 150-grain spire point Deer Season XP, both fired from a .30-06 at 2,920 fps in a 10 mph right angle breeze and zeroed at 200 yards.

Deer Season XP VS. Conventional Round Nose Rifle Zeroed at 200 yds

These differences in ballistic performance are already apparent at 100 yards but really add up by 300 yards. The round nose is losing nearly twice the energy, dropping an additional 3 1⁄2 inches and drifting twice as much in the wind. What trajectory tables don’t show is how much “punch” is lost or gained, one way or the other. Obviously, the round nose carries much less kinetic energy downrange, but could it be hitting harder because of its greater nose surface area? Many hunters think so, especially at 100 yards and closer. Others say the spire point expands so fast and carries so much more energy that it more than compensates for any

initial advantage in surface area the round nose carries. Winchester engineers apparently skipped this argument by giving deer hunters the best of both worlds—a sharp-nosed, highly efficient, high-ballistic coefficient (B.C.) bullet that also, on impact, exposes the initial lead surface area of a round nose. They do it by increasing the base diameter of the familiar polymer tip. Instead of the tiny tip seen on most bullets, which is there to slightly increase B.C., but mostly to prevent tip battering of rounds in the magazine, Winchester gives each Extreme Point bullet in Deer Season XP a polymer tip twice the usual diameter. When this tip strikes game, it is smashed back into a

Velocity | Drop from Line-of-Sight | Remaining Energy | Wind Drift 100YDS

300YDS

400YDS

2,676 | +1.7“ | 2385 | 1.2”

2,238 | -7.5” | 1668 | 8”

2,036 | -22” | 1381 | 14”

2,419 | +2.3” | 1949 | 2.2”

1,601 | -11” | 854 | 19”

1,291 | -36” | 555 | 37”

DEER SEASON XP B.C.* .392

10 mph Crosswind

Conventional Round Nose B.C.* .186

*Ballistic Coefficient

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surface area of core lead as wide as or wider than conventional round nose bullets. This larger impact diameter more efficiently transfers energy to the target and initiates larger, more deadly wound cavities. “Ammo manufacturers for decades have created general purpose bullets,” says Mike Stock, Winchester’s centerfire product manager. “They’ve also made specialty bullets for extra large or extra tough game like big bears, buffalo and hogs. We do the same thing. We even make special varmint and predator bullets. Well, we felt it was time to engineer a bullet specifically for what the vast majority of big game hunters actually pursue—deer.”

Building the Perfect Deer Bullet When beginning their search, Winchester engineers considered a time tested and proven cartridge widely considered one of the best and most efficient calibers for dropping deer—the good old .30-30 Winchester. Since way back in 1895, this cartridge has dropped more whitetails and mule deer than probably any other, and usually quickly, if not instantly. As a boy, I shot my first two whitetails (one a massive old buck with the largest antlers anyone in our county had ever seen) with a Model 94 lever-action and Winchester 170-grain .30-30 bullets. Both deer collapsed in their tracks.

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MAXIMUM IMPACT DIAMETER

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Polymer Tip 1 Alloyed 2 Tapered 3 For flat trajectory Jacket and energy Lead Core Engineered retention Optimized for maxifor lethal penemum energy transfer tration on deer and impact power So I understand where the Winchester boys are coming from. But how do you build that kind of potential in other popular deer cartridges? The Extreme Point bullet is their answer. “We call it Maximum Impact Diameter,” Stock says. “The more bullet surface area that contacts the deer on initial impact, the more energy is transferred to the animal. According to our highspeed video of bullet impacting ballistic gelatin, these Extreme Point bullets are indeed opening quickly and carving a wide wound channel. But they’re also retaining enough mass to drive the expanded bullet deep, ensuring additional trauma. Hunter reports from the field last year confirm our tests. They reported noticeable, dramatic hits that dropped deer in their tracks.” The beauty of this bullet, of course, is that it flies like a sleek spire point despite hitting like a less aerodynamically efficient round nose. At all ranges you get maximum contact surface with a

high-energy transfer matched to the maximum retained energy, minimum drop and minimum wind deflection of a high B.C. long-range bullet. It’s the best of both worlds. “Cut off the polymer tip of an Extreme Point bullet,” Stock suggested, “and you’ll see the wide nose profile of a classic .30-30 bullet.” I tried breaking off this plastic tip, but discovered it was too resilient to break. I was able to deform it with locking pliers, but neither snap it nor tear it from the rest of the bullet. This suggests it drives hard against the flat lead bullet core that backs it and initiates that rapid expansion and energy transfer. Holding the lead core and protecting it from stripping during its high-velocity trip down the barrel is a tapered gilding metal jacket that’s built thin near the front but thickens slightly toward the rear. About halfway down it is squeezed with a cannelure (or groove) that grips the lead core.

The diameter of a bullet at impact is what initiates expansion. The larger the diameter, the more rapidly the bullet expands, allowing a higher transfer of energy and a larger wound channel.

Load Selection Made Easy Because Deer Season XP is a deer-specific load, Winchester doesn’t muddy the waters with a wide selection of bullet weights. “We chose what’s been proven over the decades to be just about perfect for deer in each caliber,” Stock explains. “There’s no need to puzzle over whether you should shoot a 125-grain, 180-grain or 165-grain in a .3006, for instance. In .30 caliber the 150-grain is perfect for deer and that’s what we load in all 30-caliber Deer Season XP ammo.” Happily, the new ammunition is proving delightfully accurate, too. Every rifle shoots a bit differently, but reports largely praise Deer Season XP for consistent accuracy. I tested it last season in a .270 Win. XPR, a .243 Win. M70 and a .300 Win. Mag. The M70 delivered 3-shot groups between .784 inch to 1.4 inches. The other loads were right there. Better yet, the ammo took eight whitetails out to 380 yards. And there was a bonus, after belly crawling within 160

Conventional Polymer Tip

Conventional Soft Point

In .30 caliber the 150-grain is perfect for deer. That’s what Winchester loads in all .30-caliber Deer Season XP ammo.

yards of a six-point bull elk, I unlimbered the .270 XPR and parked a 130-grain Extreme Point Deer Season XP load that stopped that bull within 25 yards. Hey, an elk is a deer, too, and even though Deer Season XP ammo wasn’t designed for elk,

it’s nice to know it has the integrity to stand up to one. Still, I suggest you try Deer Season XP for the species Winchester had in mind—whitetails, mule deer and blacktails. It’s deer season, and Deer Season XP can help you make the most of it. WINCHESTER.COM

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ince the second half of the 1800s, wherever men have journeyed in search of big game— whether for sport or for food, whether to distant lands or on the back 40— Winchester ammunition has helped seal the deal when the trigger was pulled on a well-aimed rifle. From the company’s earliest days, Winchester’s energy was focused on improving shooting performance— first by designing a rifle that better accommodated the .44 Henry rimfire round. That resulted in the creation of the Model 1866 “Yellow Boy,” the very first Winchester rifle. It was basically an improved Henry rifle, which Winchester as the New Haven Arms Company had designed to work better with the early load. Soon after, the company focused on developing another new rifle and chambered it with a more powerful and reliable load of their own creation. That

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combined development would take shape as the Model 1873 (later known as the Gun that Won the West) and its standard chambering, the .44-40 WCF (Winchester Center Fire). It was the company’s first centerfire cartridge, but would be far from the last. Over the next 143 years, Winchester would go on to develop and attach its name to some of the most popular, top performing hunting and big game cartridges ever created. Some of the more notable include the .30-30 Winchester, credited with being used to harvest more deer than any other caliber in American history; the .270 Winchester, favored by famed Outdoor Life legend Jack O’Connor, who was a life-long proponent of the cartridge; the .243 Winchester, a light-recoiling favorite for everything from varmints to deer; the .308 Winchester, a ubiquitous round commonly spotted in both deer camps and on long-range shooting benches; and the .405 Winchester, a favorite round of Theodore Roosevelt who called his Winchester Model 1895 chambered in the round his “medicine gun” for lions.

The .300 Win. Mag., arguably the best all-around caliber for hunting big game (remains among the most popular of the .30-caliber hunting options today. Its praises are echoed by such modern outdoorsmen as writer and outdoor television host Tim Herald, “I say it is the best North American big-game cartridge ever,” and Winchester World of Whitetail host Ron Spomer, who in this same catalog suggests “it’s considered by most experts to be the most perfectly balanced, doall sporting rifle cartridge ever designed.” In American Rifleman, gun expert and writer John Haviland wrote, “of the dozen or so .300 magnum cartridges, either short or tall, fat or slim, the .300 Win. Mag. is far and away the most popular.” Meanwhile, the .300’s big brother, the .338 Winchester Magnum and its opportunity for heavy weight payloads well over 200 grains has also garnered its legion of fans, many who place it at the top of the list as a true North American big game-getter where elk, moose and brown bear are being

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pursued. “Many of my shooting and hunting pals are proponents of this cartridge for one reason or another, and they own a rifle chambered in .338 Win. Mag. that has become a pet rifle,” Gun Digest columnist Philip Massaro recently wrote. In modern times, Winchester’s focus continues to evolve, with their engineers working on obtaining even more performance from this legacy of proven calibers. “Over the last decade or so, we’ve transitioned a lot of our effort from cartridge and caliber design to optimizing our bullet designs,” says Mike Stock, centerfire product manager at Winchester. “There are a lot of great

calibers out there. We are finding ways to make those calibers work more effectively on big game and meet the needs of the hunters who hunt with them.” Part of that effort is not just in making bullets better, but also in making their ballistic benefits easier to understand for the average guy standing in the ammo aisle of his local sporting goods shop and deciding what to buy. In 2016, that effort and performance takes another leap forward—continuing Winchester’s 150-year legacy of providing the best ammunition for the American hunter.

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perform.

Big game hunting in North America is big business and often requires quite a bit of investment on the part of the participant in obtaining gear, preparing mentally and physically for a hunt and in actually paying for the hunt. Quite often, it involves all three. With so much involved to make each hunt a success, it’s no time to scrimp on effort or quality. However, what is perhaps the most important part of the planning and execution of a hunt-of-a-lifetime is somehow overlooked by some hunters. A guy plunks down $5,000 (or more) for a guided hunt. He’s maybe already spent more than a couple grand on his rifle and scope; hundreds more on a license and airplane ticket. Even on a do-it-yourself hunt, a hunter can have hundreds, if not thousands, spent on gear, gas, lodging, you name it. So why when it comes to ammo, some guys cut corners and take the cheap route? Good ammunition, after all, is the most critical link between you and the game you hunt. It is the one physical piece of this huge equation that most directly connects the hunter to the hunted. “Many things are important to keep in mind when getting close to an animal, but when it comes to the moment of truth, nothing is more critical than the ammunition you are using,” says Melissa Bachman, a world-renowned hunter and

host of Winchester Deadly Passion. “You’ve done all the hard work to get within range, you’ve stayed undetected, and now you need the confidence to know your bullet will perform. This is the last step in making a successful hunt and by far the most important.” With Winchester’s new Expedition Big Game loads, this important step is made easier than ever. The company’s proven Accubond CT bullets are now packaged in the Expedition line to help hunters understand the best use for each round. With a focus on North American big game and African plains game, these new loads follow the simplistic approach by combining the best bullet weight and caliber for both continent’s big game species. The Lubalox coating reduces barrel fouling and keeps bullets in like-new condition, which also aids in smoother travel down the barrel and some increased velocity. “You really want a tough bullet for some of the biggest critters,” says Stock. “You might plan on a long distance shot at an elk when hunting the open country of the West, but if you call one in close, that bullet is going incredibly fast and is going to be tested with a high impact velocity at 30 yards. You need the toughest bullet you can buy, because you don’t know exactly how close or far you are going to need to make a shot during the hunt of a lifetime.”

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ake your practice fun,” says Melissa Bachman, host of Winchester Deadly Passion. “It’s great to spend as much time on the range as possible but also make it enjoyable!” She suggests taking a new person out shooting, bringing your kids or family and making the shooting regimen exciting by changing up targets or turning things into a mini competition. “The more time you can spend with your guns and ammo in the off-season, the more productive and successful your hunting season will be. And the more fun your shooting practice is, the more you will go out and do it,” she says.

Targets like the Do-All Outdoors Impact Seal 3D Prairie Dog (right) and the Birchwood Casey Ground Strike Hex Ball (below) keep things light and fun on the range.

I want something that will bust through heavy hide and bone, causing extreme trauma and hold that weight all the way through, giving me quick clean kills on the biggest game.” — MELISSA BACHMAN host of Winchester Deadly Passion AMMO OF CHOICE: Power Max Bonded

More Big Game Options While big game hunters will be excited about the new Winchester Expedition Big Game loads, they still have other tried-and-true Winchester options. For those value-obsessed hunters who still seek a level of proven performance, Power Max Bonded® come in a variety of calibers and bullet weights and also boast a bonded hollow-point bullet for both penetration and controlled expansion. “My favorite thing about the Power Max Bonded bullet is the high retained weight,” says Bachman. “I want something that will bust through heavy hide and bone, causing extreme trauma and hold that weight all the way through, giving me quick clean kills on the biggest game.” Stock notes this is an ideal load for large deer all the way up to elk. Another big name hunter who puts his trust in Winchester loads is Bob Foulkrod, a self-

avowed long-range shooter on the range and a highly skilled marksman in the field. “The ammo is absolutely critical no matter what you are hunting. It is what actually kills the animal, so you want your ammo to perform,” says Foulkrod. “Winchester in recent years has really broke it down for the hunter so they know exactly what to choose.” Regardless of what cartridge Foulkrod is shooting, he prefers a .30-caliber 180-grain bullet. “I know how it will perform in the wind, at elevation and on various game,” he says. And while he has extensively used Winchester’s entire line of ammunition, for general hunting for deer and similar game, he confesses a fondness for the company’s Ballistic Silvertip bullets. “They are super accurate,” he says. “When one hits something, all the energy transfers for rapid knockdown power.”

The ammo is absolutely critical no matter what you are hunting. It is what actually kills the animal, so you want your ammo to perform. Winchester has really brokeN it down for the hunter so they know exactly what to choose.” — BOB FOULKROD Television Show Host AMMO OF CHOICE: Ballistic Silvertip

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Delivering innovations in shotshell technology since its earliest days, Winchester is as much a part of the duck hunting tradition as decoys and famed retrievers.

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Winchester is always moving forward, offering modern waterfowlers the newest in technology based on 150 years of experience Since prehistoric man first bit into a duck

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ncient hunters threw sticks and spears, while the Egyptians were known to trap and snare ducks and geese. Lucky for us modern-day waterfowlers, Winchester came along in the late 1800s and made life in the marsh a lot more enjoyable, not to mention successful. It’s probably not a coincidence the rise of waterfowling’s popularity parallels the 150-year history of the Winchester brand. While rifles were first to roll off the company’s line in 1866, it was just a few years later that they introduced the level action Model 1887 shotgun, followed by the iconic Model 1897 pump action shotgun which quickly

1900 became a favorite of bird hunters looking for quick, reliable follow-up shots. Always innovating, Winchester soon got into the ammunition business, offering paper hulls and shotshell components to hunters across the country. In 1886, the first loaded Winchester shotshells found their way into the duck boats of waterfowl hunters along the Mississippi River as well as along the Eastern Seaboard. Subsequent ammo introductions quickly followed, including Winchester’s Star line, which coincided with the appearance of the lever-action 1887 shotgun that same year.

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From there, Winchester’s shotshell lines grew, and as the 19th century came to a close, the company catered to its customers, offering their shells loaded in either black or the new smokeless powpow der. In the very early 1900s, boxes of Winchester Nublack featured a trio of rising malmal lards, attesting to the desire of traditional waterfowlers for an efficient blackpowder load. Still, modern technology was creeping into the sport and Winchester kept pace. Marketed as “the finest smokeless powder shell science can produce,” Winchester’s high-brass Leader was a hit with wingshooters looking to

1905 Nublack Waterfowlers in the early 1900s witnessed the first of many advancements in shotshell technology, courtesy of Winchester, with the introduction of the company’s Repeater and Nublack loads.

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take down high-flying ducks and geese, as was the Repeater Speed shells that boasted “the utmost in long-range, powder loads.” As a good friend and hunting partner of John Olin, conservationist and writer Nash Buckingham would ultimately have a hand in the development of early shotshell technology that would fuel Winchester’s waterfowl loads for decades to come. The famous waterfowler’s opinions were important, and as such he was among the first to test Olin’s experimental 3-inch shotgun shells, which

f all the famous hunters associated with the He used his Winchester brand, perhaps none is as famous, or honored, head in the as a dog. King Buck was no wild, just ordinary dog, not in eyes of his owner John Olin, founder and as in trials. president of Winchester’s parFrom his ent company, or his trainer T.W. “Cotton” Pershall, who led the first wild black Labrador Retriever to an impressive 83 finished national duck shoot, field trials out of a possible 85. he was Before or after, no retriever has completed more than 62. beautiful to As famous as King Buck was as a field-trial dog, he was watch.” just as accomplished in the — JOHN OLIN field. John Olin, who knew a thing or two about such matters, was heard to brag that King Buck was “one of the finest wild hanks to the efforts of conduck retrievers I have servation-minded hunters ever seen. In spite of his and companies like Winchester, intense field trial training, today’s duck and he loved natural hunting. goose hunters King Buck appeared He used his head in the are enjoying on the 1959 Federal wild, just as in trials. From golden times in Duck Stamp. his first wild duck shoot, terms of the numhe was beautiful to watch.” ber of birds that Even the field wasn’t big enough to contain migrate each fall. King Buck’s reputation. In 1959, the Lab, by then Duck counts are retired and living a good life at Olin’s Nilo Kenat historic highs nels, was bestowed perhaps the greatest honor and urban-dwella duck-hunting dog could aspire to when it was ing geese offer featured as the subject for the 26th Federal Miearly-season gratory Waterfowl Stamp. Artist Maynard Reece’s opportunities iconic painting shows King Buck in his element, that weren’t even standing regally with a mallard in his mouth. To this day, it is the only Duck Stamp not to John Olin (pictured with his champion retreiver King have featured a species of waterfowl, and is Buck) was an avid sportsman who set the tone for arguably the most famous of them all.—D.D. Winchester’s support of wildlife conservation.

eventually came to be known as Super-X. Today, the Super-X lineage can be traced to Winchester’s Xpert Hi-Velocity, shotshells that continue to lead the industry in value and performance, and Drylok, an extremely water-resistant load with a lacquered primer, sealed shot cup and plated steel shot for hunters who regularly find themselves in those tough waterfowling conditions that, not incidentally, make for the best hunting stories. From Buckingham’s Beaver Dam to Maryland’s Eastern

Shore and Horicon Marsh to the Great Salt Lake, waterfowling is a pastime that leans heavily on the tradition of those hunters who came before. However, that emphasis on history doesn’t mean the waterfowler’s chosen pursuit is stuck in the past, far from it. Today’s duck and goose hunters are constantly adjusting their tactics and techniques with innovative, new approaches, responding to both pressured birds and an increase in hunters who have discovered waterfowling as one of the most exciting and challenging hunts around.

For more than 20 years, Winchester has been a dedicated dreamed partner about just a of Ducks decade ago. Unlimited. In the early

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20th century, facing decreased populations of migratory birds like ducks and geese, hunters themselves started the modern conservation movement through the development and passage of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 and Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act of 1934. Both of these acts, which were fully supported by hunters, placed otherwise absent regulations on the harvest of ducks and geese, and generated funds dedicated to wildlife and habitat conserva-

tion by the purchase of the required Federal Duck Stamp. Early on, Winchester recognized the importance of preserving waterfowl for future generations and giving back to the resource through habitat and wildlife management. For more than 20 years, Winchester has been a dedicated partner of Ducks Unlimited, working closely with them to fund and develop the organization’s many important wetland and wildlife projects. Winchester today is the only ammo manufacturer permitted to include the famed DU duck head logo on its packaging. —D.D.


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Still Moving Forward Winchester, too, is always moving forward, offering modern waterfowlers the newest in technology, all based on 150 years of experience, of course. This is true whether we’re talking about the advancements in the Winchester family of shotguns or Winchester Blind Side—the most innovative waterfowl load since the development of smokeless powder. I got my first taste of Blind Side on a product-testing hunt in 2010, a year before the load’s introduction to the public. True to form, Winchester wanted to make sure such a radically different load was ready for mass consumption. We were gunning at another historical waterfowling hotspot near Cape Girardeau, Mo., where the ducks stacked up on Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge. These birds had obviously seen a few things during their migration down the Mississippi River as they were flying high coming off the refuge in singles and pairs. The four of us in the pit could barely make them out through the cold November mist, but our pleading calls were enough to pull a few into range, if not exactly back-flapping into our decoy spread. Still, at extended distances, the ducks didn’t stand a chance against Blind Side. From my first early-morning shot until we finally put a limit on the strap in the

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The shot cloud is designed to hit waterfowl like a swarm of highvelocity tumbling bricks—preventing over penetration and maximizing energy deposit.

The Diamond Cut Wad contains three rear deploying petals that stabilize the shot cup for truer flight.

Because the HEX Shot is less aerodynamic, it’s contained in a single, unsplit shot cup that holds patterns together longer for deadlier patterns.

Cut wad. The stacked cylinder eliminates wasted space found in a shot cup packed with round pellets, resulting in a larger, heavier payload with up to 15 percent more pellets. Think of it as a swarm of little cubes—all with multiple cutting surfaces created by the hexahedronal shape—that impact the target in a tighter, denser shot string. To say Blind Side has deeppenetrating knockdown power is an understatement. Since its introduction in 2011, Winchester Blind Side has

The ducks didn’t stand a chance against Blind Side.” late afternoon, I was amazed at the lethality of this unique, new load. Put bluntly, when we were on target, Blind Side killed those ducks dead. That effectiveness is a direct product of Blind Side’s unique HEX Shot stacked into a specially designed Diamond

Blind Side ammunition combines ground-breakground-break ing, stacked HEX Shot techtech nology and the Diamond Cut Wad in the most deadly Winchester waterfowl load available.

developed a loyal following of believers who previously would have scoffed at the idea of square shot. Sure round pellets do fly straighter, but thanks to modern technology and a shot cup that keeps the six-sided pellets together as they exit the muzzle, Winchester’s engineers were able to advance decades of shotshell technology to the next dimension and create an advantage out of shot with a completely different shape. Blind Side is just a glimpse of what the future holds for Winchester, and for waterfowlers. Although hunting will

always stay true to its roots in the traditions that are passed down through generations, hunters, and the companies that support them, won’t shy away from innovation, either. Just like graduating from stones to shotguns, blackpowder to smokeless, lead pellets to leadfree shot options, waterfowlers will continue to embrace new tools and products, all while never forgetting the storied history behind them. WINCHESTER.COM

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For 150 years, wherever hunters and shooters gather to shoot flying targets, Winchester has been right there. By Jeff Johnston

it was september of my 12th year, and due to my unblemished safety record, dad let me pick my own spot in the neighbor’s field and hunt doves by myself. I remember it vividly.

I poured a box of yellow, 20-gauge Winchester Super-X shells into my right-hand bel bellows pocket and drained another into the left. Then I filled the shell loops for good measure. The limit was 15 doves; surely I could get there with 70 shots. Laden with my full-choked Stevens single-shot and a mountain of No. 8s, I set out across the field and burrowed into a hedgerow on the far side. Oh man, were the doves flying! Everywhere I looked I saw a bird, so I’d cock the hammer, fire the gun, eject the hull, load another shell, swing the barrel up, cock the hammer and fire again—as fast as I could. And man, were those doves tough to hit! Meanwhile, across the field, my dad grew worried. From his position he couldn’t see me but was only able to hear the incredible barrage of gunfire. It was obvious to him that some other hunters had horned in on

my hunting spot, so he walked over to make sure I was ok. But before he’d made it to me, I’d exited the hedgerow and met him in the freshly turned field. “Is everything ok, son?” He asked. “Are the other hunters taking all the shots?” I looked at him, confused. “What hunters?” I asked. “It sounds like a small army near you,” he said, just as four doves darted overhead. He raised his shotgun but was too late. “Well, where’re ya going?” he asked as I began hustling. “Back to the truck for more shells!” I said.

Made for Hunting and Much More For as long as I can remember, hunting with friends and family has been part of my heritage. For me the smell of smoke whisping upward from a warm shell signals fun, food and memories … and I suspect it’s the same for the millions of

American sportsmen, past and present, who’ve not only used Winchester shotshells, but who have elevated them to legendary status. Why? Because who can recall a Winchester product ever letting him down? In the 1930’s Winchester began generating game-changing innovations. Millennials don’t know it, but Winchester’s watertight, plastic shells were a big deal back when other firms were still loading paper that was easily damaged by moisture.

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Consider that WinchesterWestern’s low-brass Ranger shotshell line was marketed to hunters as a value load that folks could count on; today it saves lives as a law enforcement line. Leader was a high-brass (high-velocity) line while Super X Heavy carried a massive payload making it especially deadly for bird hunters. Its Super Speed line pushed velocities to never before seen shotshell speeds and afforded target shooters less lead. Winchester AA target loads with its plastic hulls—still the gold standard for reloaders everywhere—are nothing less than iconic. Around my house when they weren’t being shot and reloaded and shot again they were repurposed as Christmas tree ornaments. Now that’s versatility. Remember the Winchester DryLok shell for waterfowlers that could be fished out of a soggy duck boat and fired the next season as if it were new? I do. Winchester is still pumping them out and they’re still downing waterfowl across the country. What about the new AA TrAAcker loads made so shooters can see where they miss and improve. I wish I’d had those way back when!

The Legacy Marches On Today Winchester continues its legacy with new offerings for upland and turkey hunters that increase range and lethality provided hunters do their part. Take, for example, Winchester Rooster XR; it’s one 30

of the most advanced loads Blind Side is the culmination of more than a century of for upland hunters ever waterfowl shotshell innovations designed. While wads and and is developing a cult-like buffer material have done following among serious duck much to maintain pellet and goose hunters. uniformity at ignition and therefore pattern integrity downrange, Winchester Shot Lok technology re-ups the bar. Essentially, a liquefied resin is injected into the loaded shell that seeps between each pellet, replacing any air pockets. There it dries into a brittle solid that holds the shot column in a tight cylinder. Upon firing, the resin receives the setback forces and disinteMillennials don’t know it, grates, releasing the pellets without damage to their but Winchester’s watershape. When round pellets tight, plastic shells maintain their uniformity and spatial relationship were a big deal back in flight, they tend to fly true as a group and retain when other firms were still higher downrange velocity. loading paper, and they’re Dense, uniform patterns deliver a shotshell’s maxstill a big deal today. imum energy downrange. But don’t take my word for it; pattern some of these shells nations I’ve ever seen. Although few things remain the same. for yourself. Then try it on game. I’m reluctant to shoot a turkey at Our respect for the animals For turkey hunters who rank 70 yards for fear I’d take the fun does not waiver, nor does our among the pickiest when it comes out of calling him in close, nine passion for the hunt. For 150 to ammo, Winchester Long Beard pellets in the vital zone at that years, the Winchester brand has XR technology is a no-brainer. range lends supreme confidence. tromped afield with us, helping Twenty years ago, 40 to 50 yards I wound up shooting a giant feed our families while blazwas a long shot at a gobbler. In eastern bird at 43 yards with ing lasting memories. It’s done the spring of 2015, I bought a box Long Beard XR, and it seemed this by producing workhorse of Winchester Long Beard XR like cake. ammunition sportsmen trust 3-inch No. 6s because I’d heard of As the times continue to while continuing to push the its effectiveness. Using a factory change for hunters—costs rise, performance envelope—just as full choke, it patterned like few technology evolves and even it always has. out-of-the-box gun/load combithe land itself morphs—but a For shooting clays on

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Blind Side boasts tightly packed Hex Shot, designed to hit hard for maximum lethality on waterfowl.

Christmas day with the kids, buy a case of Super Target loads—they’ll do just fine. But when you demand the best on your pheasant hunt, pour a box of Rooster XRs into your vest pocket. Then, if you’re like me, fill the other just for good measure.

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ombined with extensive testing before ever reaching the market place, Shot-Lok technology has been helping turkey and pheasant hunters make once near-impossible shots look routine for the last several years. Turkey Tested Few game species require the tight-patterning, hard-hitting punch necessary to effectively take down a wild turkey tom. With thick breasts and heavy feathers, turkeys are well protected when shot in the body, especially at distances farther than 20 yards. For that reason, the only ethical—and reliable—kill shot are those aimed smartly at the head and neck. But to cover vitals roughly the size of a human fist and wrist farther out, a load needs to pattern tightly, fly even and travel with suitable energy. For many years, shots at turkeys have been largely self-limited by ethical hunters to right at the 40-yard mark, thought to be the maximum reliability of traditional lead or copper-plated loads of No. 4s, 5s, or 6s. Even nontoxic, alloyed alternatives, while touting a number of performance benefits, have done little to push this envelope into the realm of reliable expectations. Sure, turkeys have been shot out to 50 yards and even farther, but no manufacturer nor group of hunters would consider shots at such distances as reliable. With the introduction of technology in Long Beard XR, however, all of this changed. At the heart of ShotLok is is a liquid resin poured into the wad just prior to the load of copper-plated lead pellets. The resin hardens upon drying, filling all of the air gaps and spaces between the pellets, turning the load into a solid mass. This hardened resin protects the pellets from deforming when setback forces are unleashed with the burning of the propellant. Typically, the sudden forward motion of the shot load causes the pellets to crush backwards, much like your head and body when sitting

1 A liquid resin is poured into the wad just prior to the loading of pellets. The resin then hardens upon drying, filling any air gaps between the pellets.

in a car that suddenly accelerates. The problem in a typical load, however, is during this millisecond of setback, the pellets in the rear become the most crushed and deformed, thus degrading pattern consistency and causing flyers— pellets that fly wide of the pattern. With Shot-Lok, the hardened resin protects the rear pellets from deforming, while at the same time fracturing as it travels down the barrel. This action keeps all the pellets more round and thus the pattern intact, eliminating ragged areas of missing pellets that can cause a turkey’s vitals to be missed. The pellets also fly truer, straighter and retain more velocity to fly farther. Shots out to 60 yards and even farther are realistically achievable; and all at the same, affordable price as most copperplated lead shot.

2 The hardened resin protects pellets from becoming deformed upon firing and then fractures as it travels down the barrel acting as a high-tech buffer. The protected shot flies tighter and farther as a result.

With Shot-Lok, the hardened resin protects the rear pellets from deforming, while at the same time fracturing as it travels down the barrel. This action keeps the pattern intact, eliminating flyers. With the pellets initially unified as a single mass, they fly truer and farther.

Next Up: Pheasants With the first Shot-Lok built loads of Long Beard XR dropping gobblers around the nation, Winchester moved on to aid hunters of another feathered creature prone to flushing far and wide and presenting super tough shots—pheasants. Winchester Rooster XR was designed specifically to help those upland bird hunters who pursue wild pheasants, which can often flush wildly 40 and even 50 yards out from a hunter. In an earlier interview, Winchester’s Senior Shotshell Product Manager Brad Criner noted the chief differences between the Shot-Lok loads made for wild turkeys and those made for pheasants. “Turkey loads need heavier shot weight and lower velocity,” he said. “Pheasant loads require a lighter shot load, but higher velocity.” And that’s exactly what Winchester did. Rooster XR is designed to deliver higher velocities and lighter payloads (1,450 fps with a 1¼-ounce No. 6 in Rooster XR versus 1,050 fps with a 17⁄8 -ounch No. 6 in Long Beard XR), with patterns flying quickly and accurately downrange for great terminal performance downrange.—DH WINCHESTER.COM

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he mid-March day was still fresh and cool; the morning sun just breaking the horizon and jabbing golden rays of light through the otherwise shadowy forest of slash pine and scattered oaks. Another South Carolina turkey season has arrived and my hunting partner, Tom, and I were thrilled to find no one else hunting the tract we had planned to hit first that morning—or so we thought. Gobbles had greeted us almost as soon as we slipped from Tom’s truck, and we hastily donned our turkey vests and loaded our shotguns before eas32

ing quietly down a wide logging trail. It sounded like a couple of birds were on the edge of a swamp that bordered the higher ground of the pine plantation, so we followed the trail in that direction and set up as we drew near the gobbling pair. Inside, we were all smiles and optimism. We listened for awhile, allowing the forest to brighten with the rising sun, and as it got close to time for the two gobblers to fly down, we first offered a few soft tree calls followed with some excited yelps. Tom complemented the act with a convincing flydown cackle accompanied by the flapping of his hat on the ground to mimic the

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wings of a landing hen. The still roosted longbeards shot back with a fury of gobbles. Moments later we heard one, then the other, noisily flap from their roosts. Both gobbled as they landed indicating they were probably a little less than 100 yards away. We hit them with more calls, they appropriately responded and then we waited. Adrenaline coursed through my body. In the anticipatory silence, I tried to keep my heart rate even and my breathing calm. My eyes searched the woods and trail in front of me for any tell-tale sign of movement. Suddenly, a series of loud warning putts broke the silence,

and I caught one gobbler dashing through trees to my right, another clumsily took flight and went skyward and out of sight in front of me to my left. “What the…?” I swiveled my head toward Tom wondering if he had moved or even if I had done something to spook the birds. Or had someone slipped in on our setup? The thought crossed my mind, and I instantly went on high alert. If it was another hunter, I wanted to be sure he knew we were there. At that moment, I caught more movement out the corner of my eye; a shadow emerged from the trees and stepped into the trail less than 25 yards away.

inding a load that delivers the right balance of terminal performance downrange as well as up close without damaging precious pelts can be a challenge for any varmint hunter. But that’s exactly what Varmint X is designed to do. The lead core bullet boasts an alloy-jacket and polymer tip to create a sleek profile for long-range accuracy. Upon impact, the bullet expands rapidly for violent fragmentation that drops predators in their tracks and limits pelt-damaging pass-through shots. From the smallest varmints to the largest coyote, Varmint X boasts a load for the most popular predator hunting calibers.—D.H.

There was indeed another hunter among us—and it was in the form of a four-legged, predatory critter. The large coyote bounded into the open lane of the trail, and I instinctively rolled my shotgun in its direction, hesitating just enough that I missed my opportunity to shoot as it disappeared back into the trees. “Dang coyotes,” I muttered as we gathered our gear up. I vowed to return—with a rabbit squealer rather than turkey calls—but as I eyed the trees around me, I realized rather than a good varmint rifle, the shotgun would be the better tool for this environment.

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For hunters who love to call their quarry in close, the Varmint X line is bringing its tight-patterning Shot-Lok performance to shotgun shells.

Varmint Hunting’s Golden Age The coyote, that iconic denizen of the Western landscape, has wreaked havoc for decades throughout the rolling terrain and woodlots of the Midwest as well as the wide plains of the prairie. More recently, they’ve established an increasingly visible presence throughout the Eastern half of our country as well, wreaking debatable havoc on turkey and other small game populations and quantifiable havoc on white-tailed deer populations. One study suggests coyotes can account for as much as 75 percent of fawn mortality in some areas of the Southeast. With fewer people trapping and an ample supply of food courtesy of successful conservation efforts by sportsmen and wildlife agencies, coyotes, foxes, bears, raccoons, possums and a host of other predators and varmints have seen their numbers increase and with it, an increase of aggravation and concern among farmers, hunters, biologists, landowners, land managers and even home and pet owners. As a result, interest in predator hunting has exploded. Today, it’s one of the fastest growing types of hunting in the country. “Predator hunting has skyrocketed in popularity,” says Mike Stock, centerfire product manager at Winchester. “It’s a good gateway activity for younger and newer hunters

because it’s cheaper to do since it doesn’t require a lot of specialized gear, it’s easier to find access to places to hunt predators, it’s more interactive and you can hunt year round.” And that was exactly why Winchester developed the Varmint X line of ammunition a few years back. “Varmint X grew out of a desire to give the new hunter everything they needed to make the right decision on which ammunition to buy for whatever gun they were shooting,” says Stock. “If you got the calls right and the wind is right, you shouldn’t have to worry about your ammo.” Varmints can range in size from large, agile coyotes to small, distant prairie dogs and every everything in between with shots stretching from 20 to 30 yards out to hundreds of yards. Regardless, today’s predator and varmint hunters need a bullet with accu accurate long-range capability and explosive performance upon im impact. Enter Varmint X. The poly polymer-tipped bullets deliver high ballistic coefficients for accuracy even in tough conditions, and also help trigger rapid expansion of the thin alloy jacket for instant fragmentation of the lead core upon striking the target. Initial offerings came in several of the most popular predator chamberings available including .204 Ruger (32 grain), .22-250 Rem. (55 grain), .223 Rem. (40 and 55 grain) and the .243 Win. (58 grain).

New Additions to Varmint X As Winchester enters its 150th year as one of the most respected and recognizable brands in the world, it will continue to build on that legacy of providing today’s shooters and hunters with the best ammunition for their sport. And today’s growing legion of varmint hunters have definitely been at the forefront of Winchester’s vision. For 2016, the company is expanding its line of rifle caliber offerings with the ever-popular .22 Hornet and the new .17 Hornet. For hunters who love to call their quarry in close or who hunt eastern terrain that force close shots, the Varmint X line is bringing its tight-patterning Shot-Lok performance to shotgun shells. These 3-inch shells will be packed with 1 ½ ounces of plated BBs, launching from the muzzle at 1,300 fps capable of delivering 12-plus inches of penetration as far out as 40 yards. What’s even better is with the new technology does not come the usual accompanying hike in price. Suggested retail for a box of ten will come in right at $13. “We wanted it priced right yet still deliver that Winchester quality hunters expect from our loads. This pricing makes the new shotgun loads economical, while at the same time improving a hunter’s odds of success…at least when he pulls the trigger,” says Stock. “We can’t help him call one in.”

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ith predator hunting among the fastest growing types of hunting today and mission-focused products evolving to meet the needs of this savvy, dedicated audience, Shot-Lok technology in a devoted close-quarters predator and varmint load was a natural next step. Winchester’s initial Varmint X Shot-Lok offering will come in 3-inch shells loaded with 1½ ounces of plated BBs. They’ll leave the barrel at around 1,300 fps designed for effective, yet deep-penetrating patterns beyond 40 yards—the perfect shot option for predator and varmint hunters, who like many turkey hunters, love to call their quarry in close for that added thrill and feeling of accomplishment.—DH WINCHESTER.COM

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Bullet Wt. (Grs.) B.C.

Muzzle

Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500

Symbol

17 Hornet 204 Ruger 204 Ruger 204 Ruger 218 Bee 22 Hornet 22 Hornet 22 Hornet 220 Swift 222 Remington 22-250 Remington 22-250 Remington 22-250 Remington 22-250 Remington 22-250 Remington 22-250 Remington 5.56mm 5.56mm 5.56mm 5.56mm (180 RP) 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington 223 Remington

X17P S204RLF X204P X204R X218B X22H1 X22H2 X22P X220S X222R S22250RLF SBST22250B X22250P X222501 X222502 USA222502 S556M** X556TG Q3131 USA3131W S223RPDB++ S223RPDB2++** S223RLF SBST223B S223WB** S223M2** X223R2BP** X223LF** X223P1 X223P X223R X223R2** USA2232 USA223R1 USA223R3**

20 32 32 34 46 45 46 35 50 50 35 55 55 55 64 45 77 55 55 55 60 77 35 55 64 69 64 64 40 55 55 64 45 55 62

0.185 0.228 0.210 0.167 0.130 0.130 0.130 0.109 0.200 0.175 0.201 0.267 0.255 0.197 0.251 0.185 0.340 0.267 0.267 0.267 0.208 0.319 0.201 0.267 0.247 0.297 0.231 0.247 0.200 0.255 0.197 0.257 0.185 0.255 0.283

Varmint X Ballistic Silvertip Varmint X Hollow Point Hollow Point Soft Point Hollow Point Varmint X Pointed Soft Point Pointed Soft Point Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Varmint X Pointed Soft Point Power-Point Jacketed Hollow Point Match BTHP Three Gun - Comp Ready Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Defender Defender Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Razor Boar XT Match BTHP Power Max Bonded Power Core Varmint X Varmint X Pointed Soft Point Power-Point Jacketed H. P. Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket

3650 4000 4000 4025 2760 2690 2690 3100 3870 3140 4350 3680 3680 3680 3500 3950 2750 3270 3270 3270 2750 2500 3800 3240 2920 3060 3020 3020 3600 3240 3240 3020 3600 3240 3100

3078 3490 3449 3339 2103 2042 2043 2271 3310 2602 3729 3272 3253 3137 3086 3336 2488 2898 2898 2898 2329 2236 3251 2871 2549 2740 2616 2641 3073 2854 2747 2656 3033 2854 2762

2574 3036 2962 2751 1551 1502 1504 1591 2816 2123 3189 2900 2867 2656 2708 2802 2240 2555 2555 2555 1947 1988 2766 2531 2208 2442 2246 2293 2605 2500 2304 2320 2533 2499 2448

2122 2625 2526 2232 1156 1128 1129 1127 2373 1700 2711 2558 2511 2222 2360 2356 2007 2238 2238 2238 – – 2330 2215 1894 2163 1908 1971 2181 2172 1905 2009 2085 2172 2155

1721 2250 2129 1775 961 947 949 924 1972 1350 2280 2240 2183 1832 2038 1900 1789 1943 1943 1943 – – 1935 1923 1610 1902 1605 1679 1801 1871 1554 1724 1687 1869 1884

1383 1907 1770 1393 850 840 841 – 1616 1107 1890 1946 1880 1493 1744 1529 1589 1675 1675 1675 – – 1586 1657 1367 1664 1347 1425 1471 1598 1270 1473 1356 1597 1636

592 1137 1137 1223 778 723 739 747 1663 1094 1470 1654 1654 1654 1741 1559 1293 1306 1306 1306 1007 1068 1110 1282 1211 1434 1296 1296 1151 1282 1282 1296 1295 1282 1323

421 865 845 842 451 416 426 401 1226 752 1081 1307 1292 1201 1353 1112 1058 1025 1025 1025 723 855 813 1006 924 1150 973 991 839 995 921 1003 919 995 1050

294 655 623 571 246 225 231 197 881 500 790 1027 1003 861 1042 784 858 797 797 797 505 676 588 782 693 913 717 747 602 763 648 765 641 763 825

200 490 453 376 137 127 130 99 625 321 571 799 770 603 791 541 689 611 611 611 – – 417 599 509 716 517 552 423 576 443 574 434 576 640

131 360 322 238 94 90 92 66 432 202 404 613 582 410 590 361 547 461 461 461 – – 287 451 368 554 366 401 288 427 295 423 284 427 488

85 258 223 146 74 70 72 – 290 136 278 462 432 272 432 234 432 342 342 342 – – 193 335 266 424 258 288 192 312 197 308 184 311 368

223 WSSM 223 WSSM 223 WSSM 225 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 243 Winchester 6mm Remington 243 WSSM 243 WSSM 243 WSSM

SBST223SS X223WSS X223WSS1 X2251 SBST243 SBST243A X2432BP X243WLF X243P X243DS X2431 X2432 X6MMR2 SBST243SS SBST243SSA X243WSS

55 55 64 55 55 95 100 90 58 95 80 100 100 55 95 100

0.276 0.233 0.233 0.208 0.276 0.400 0.372 0.354 0.250 0.363 0.255 0.356 0.356 0.276 0.401 0.356

Ballistic Silvertip Pointed Soft Point Power-Point Pointed Soft Point Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Core Varmint X Deer Season XP Pointed Soft Point Power-Point Power-Point Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Power-Point

3850 3850 3600 3570 3910 3100 2960 3100 3850 3100 3350 2960 3100 4060 3150 3110

3438 3367 3144 3066 3493 2854 2708 2828 3398 2834 2955 2697 2829 3628 2905 2838

3064 2934 2732 2616 3114 2626 2470 2571 2991 2583 2594 2449 2573 3237 2674 2583

2721 2541 2356 2207 2766 2410 2244 2329 2619 2346 2259 2215 2332 2880 2453 2341

2402 2181 2011 1838 2444 2203 2031 2099 2276 2122 1951 1993 2104 2550 2244 2112

2105 1851 1698 1514 2144 2007 1829 1884 1959 1910 1670 1786 1889 2243 2045 1897

1810 1810 1841 1556 1867 2021 1945 1920 1909 2027 1993 1945 2133 2013 2093 2147

1444 1384 1404 1148 1489 1719 1628 1597 1487 1694 1551 1615 1777 1607 1780 1789

1147 1051 1061 835 1184 1455 1355 1321 1152 1408 1195 1332 1470 1280 1508 1481

904 704 789 581 789 574 595 412 934 729 1225 1024 1118 915 1083 881 883 667 1161 949 907 676 1089 882 1207 983 1013 794 1270 1062 1217 991

541 418 410 280 562 850 743 709 494 769 495 708 792 614 882 799

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

Bullet Type

Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps) 100 200 300 400 500

Cartridge

Trajectory, Short Range Yards 50 100 200 300 400

Trajectory, Long Range Yards 100 200 300 400 500

-0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.4 -0.2 -0.5 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.1 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.7 -0.6 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-2.2 -1.4 -1.4 -1.7 -6.6 -7.1 -7.1 -5.5 -1.7 -3.7 -1.0 -1.8 -1.8 -2.1 -2.2 -1.7 -4.1 -2.7 -2.7 -2.7 -3.7 -4.2 -1.8 -2.7 -3.9 -3.2 -3.6 -3.5 -2.2 -2.8 -3.2 -3.5 -2.3 -2.8

-9.7 -6.5 -6.9 -8.0 -28.2 -30.1 -30.0 -25.5 -7.8 -15.3 -5.5 -7.7 -7.9 -9.1 -9.1 -7.8 -15.2 -10.7 -10.7 -10.7 – – -8.2 -10.9 -15.0 -12.2 -14.2 -13.7 -9.6 -11.2 -12.9 -13.4 -10.1 -11.2

-25.1 -16.8 -17.8 -21.4 -75.6 -80.3 -80.1 -72.6 -20.2 -39.1 -14.7 -18.9 -19.5 -23.3 -22.4 -20.5 -35.0 -25.7 -25.7 -25.7 – – -21.1 -26.3 -35.8 -28.7 -34.4 -32.9 -24.4 -27.0 -32.5 -32.1 -26.1 -27.0

1.1 0.7 0.7 0.8 3.3 3.6 3.6 2.8 0.8 2.2 0.5 0.9 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.8 2.1 1.6 1.6 1.6 – – 0.9 1.4 1.9 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.1 1.4 1.9 1.7 1.2 1.4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – – 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.4 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.3 -0.3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-3.1 -1.5 -1.6 -2.0 -2.2 -1.4 -2.8 -3.3 -2.9 -1.5 -2.8 -1.7 -3.3 -2.9 -1.2 -2.6 -2.8

-12.0 -6.6 -7.2 -8.8 -9.6 -6.3 -10.6 -12.2 -11.0 -7.0 -10.9 -6.9 -12.4 -11.0 -5.6 -10.1 -10.9

-28.4 -16.5 -18.3 -21.8 -24.2 -15.9 -24.4 -28.1 -25.6 -17.5 -25.3 -15.7 -28.6 -25.5 -14.3 -23.4 -25.3

1.5 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.7 1.4 1.6 1.4 0.8 1.4 1.3 1.9 1.7 0.6 1.3 1.4

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-6.4 -4.5 -4.7 -5.5 -18.2 -19.4 -19.4 -17.1 -5.2 -10.0 -4.0 -5.0 -5.2 -6.0 -5.9 -5.3 -9.0 -7.0 -7.0 -7.0 – – -5.5 -6.8 -9.1 -7.4 -8.8 -8.4 -6.3 -7.0 -8.5 -8.2 -6.7 -7.0

-20.6 -14.1 -14.9 -18.1 -62.4 -66.1 -65.9 -61.5 -16.7 -32.3 -12.7 -15.4 -15.9 -19.2 -18.0 -17.1 -26.7 -21.0 -21.0 -21.0 – – -17.5 -20.8 -28.1 -22.4 -27.2 -25.9 -20.0 -21.4 -26.7 -25.1 -21.4 -21.4

-46.8 -30.6 -32.9 -42.0 – – – – -37.1 -73.8 -28.2 -32.8 -33.9 -42.8 -38.6 -38.8 -55.3 -44.2 -44.2 -44.2 – – -38.9 -44.3 -60.5 -46.9 -59.2 -55.8 -44.6 -45.9 -59.6 -53.6 -48.7 -45.9

-7.4 -22.3 -47.1 -4.4 -13.6 -28.8 -4.9 -15.1 -32.8 -5.7 -17.7 -38.5 -6.2 -19.7 -43.6 -4.3 -13.1 -27.7 -6.4 -18.9 -38.4 -7.3 -21.6 -44.3 -6.7 -19.8 -40.9 -4.7 -14.5 -31.0 -6.6 -19.6 -40.4 -6.5 -19.8 -42.3 -7.8 -22.6 -46.3 -7.0 -20.4 -41.7 -3.9 -12.0 -25.5 -6.2 -18.2 -37.1 -6.6 -19.7 -40.5

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Cartridge

Symbol

25 WSSM 25 WSSM 25 WSSM 25-06 Remington 25-06 Remington 25-06 Remington 25-06 Remington 25-20 Winchester 25-35 Winchester 257 Roberts +P 6.5 Creedmoor 264 Winchester Mag. 6.5 x 55 Swedish 6.5 x 55 Swedish 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 Winchester 270 WSM 270 WSM 270 WSM 270 WSM 270 WSM 270 WSM 270 WSM 270 WSM 280 Remington 284 Winchester 7mm-08 Remington 7mm-08 Remington 7mm-08 Remington 7mm-08 Remington 7mm-08 Remington 7mm WSM 7mm WSM 7mm WSM 7mm WSM 7mm WSM 7mm WSM

SBST25WSS SBST25WSSA X25WSS SBST2506A SBST2506 X25061 X25062 X25202 X2535 X257P3 S65CM X2642 X6555 USA6555 S270WET S270CT SBST270 S270WB X2705BP X2704BP X270WLF X270DS X2705 X2704 S270SET S270WSMCT SBST2705 SBST2705A X270SBP X270WSMLF X270SDS X270WSM SBST280 X2842 SBST708 X708BP X708LF X708 X708DS S7SET S7MMWSMCT SBST7MMS X7MMWSMBP X7MMWSMLF X7MMWSM

85 115 120 85 115 90 120 86 117 117 140 140 140 140 130 140 130 130 130 150 130 130 130 150 130 140 130 150 130 130 130 150 140 150 140 140 140 140 140 150 160 140 150 140 150

0.333 0.446 0.344 0.333 0.446 0.259 0.344 0.191 0.213 0.240 0.580 0.384 0.450 0.513 0.459 0.472 0.433 0.360 0.340 0.387 0.360 0.450 0.372 0.344 0.459 0.472 0.432 0.496 0.340 0.360 0.450 0.344 0.485 0.364 0.454 0.408 0.416 0.360 0.484 0.498 0.512 0.460 0.393 0.416 0.346

Bullet Type

Muzzle

Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Positive Exp. Point Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Positive Exp. Point Positive Exp. Point Soft Point Power-Point Power-Point Match BTHP Power-Point Power-Point Full Metal Jacket E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Razor Boar XT Power Max Bonded Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Power-Point Power-Point E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Power-Point Ballistic Silvertip Power-Point Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Core Power-Point Deer Season XP E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Core Power-Point

3470 3060 2990 3470 3060 3440 2990 1460 2230 2780 2710 3030 2550 2550 3050 2950 3050 3060 3060 2850 3060 3060 3060 2850 3275 3200 3275 3120 3275 3275 3275 3150 3040 2860 2770 2800 2800 2800 2800 3150 3050 3225 3200 3225 3200

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Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps) 100 200 300 400 500 3156 2844 2717 3156 2844 3043 2717 1195 1866 2411 2556 2782 2359 2382 2841 2751 2828 2794 2779 2614 2794 2848 2802 2585 3055 2989 3041 2923 2980 2996 3050 2867 2842 2609 2572 2578 2582 2549 2612 2952 2862 3008 2948 2985 2915

2863 2639 2459 2863 2639 2680 2459 1031 1545 2071 2407 2548 2176 2220 2641 2560 2618 2544 2515 2389 2544 2642 2559 2336 2845 2789 2820 2734 2704 2734 2837 2601 2653 2371 2382 2367 2375 2312 2432 2763 2682 2810 2710 2758 2648

2589 2442 2216 2589 2442 2344 2216 932 1281 1761 2263 2326 2002 2065 2450 2378 2416 2307 2266 2176 2307 2447 2329 2100 2645 2579 2609 2554 2445 2487 2634 2350 2471 2145 2200 2165 2176 2087 2159 2582 2509 2603 2484 2542 2396

2331 2254 1987 2331 2254 2034 1987 859 1096 1488 2123 2114 1836 1916 2267 2203 2224 2082 2032 1974 2082 2261 2110 1879 2454 2413 2408 2380 2200 2253 2439 2113 2297 1933 2026 1974 1988 1876 2093 2408 2342 2414 2270 2337 2157

2088 2074 1773 2088 2074 1749 1773 798 984 1263 1989 1914 1680 1774 2092 2035 2040 1871 1814 1784 1871 2082 1904 1673 2271 2236 2215 2213 1968 2032 2253 1890 2130 1734 1860 1793 1813 1679 1934 2241 2182 2233 2066 2140 1933

Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500 2273 2392 2383 2273 2392 2364 2382 407 1292 2009 2283 2854 2021 2165 2685 2705 2685 2702 2702 2705 2702 2702 2702 2705 3096 3184 3096 3242 3096 3096 3096 3304 2872 2724 2386 2437 2437 2437 2437 3304 3306 3233 3410 3233 3410

Ballistic Coefficient (BC): The “Ballistic Coefficient” or B.C. of a projectile (bullet) is a measure of its efficiency in flight or how well it is able to overcome air resistance. The higher the ballistic coefficient, the less velocity a bullet will lose over distance — resulting in less drop at longer ranges and more energy on target. So, for long range hunting or target shooting, the higher the B.C. the better.

1880 2066 1967 1880 2066 1850 1967 273 904 1511 2030 2406 1730 1890 2329 2352 2309 2254 2229 2275 2254 2338 2267 2226 2693 2779 2669 2845 2563 2591 2685 2737 2511 2266 2056 2066 2072 2020 2121 2903 2911 2812 2894 2770 2830

1548 1778 1612 1548 1778 1435 1612 203 620 1115 1800 2018 1472 1642 2013 2038 1978 1868 1826 1901 1868 2015 1890 1817 2336 2418 2295 2490 2111 2157 2332 2252 2187 1872 1764 1741 1752 1661 1838 2543 2556 2438 2446 2365 2335

1266 1523 1309 1266 1523 1098 1309 166 426 806 1591 1682 1246 1429 1732 1757 1685 1536 1482 1577 1536 1729 1565 1468 2020 2097 1964 2172 1725 1785 2002 1839 1898 1533 1504 1457 1472 1354 1586 2220 2237 2106 2055 2009 1911

1026 1298 1053 1026 1298 826 1053 141 312 576 1401 1389 1048 1223 1483 1508 1428 1252 1191 1297 1252 1475 1285 1175 1738 1810 1673 1886 1396 1465 1717 1487 1640 1244 1276 1211 1228 1094 1361 1931 1950 1812 1716 1697 1550

823 1099 838 823 1099 611 838 122 252 415 1230 1139 877 1049 1263 1287 1202 1011 950 1060 1011 1252 1046 932 1488 1555 1416 1613 1119 1191 1465 1190 1410 1001 1076 999 1022 876 1162 1672 1692 1550 1421 1424 1245

Trajectory, Short Range Yards 50 100 200 300 400 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 -0.4 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 2.1 0.6 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-2.0 -2.8 -3.2 -2.0 -2.8 -2.3 -3.2 -23.5 -9.2 -4.5 -3.8 -3.0 -4.8 -4.6 -2.8 -3.1 -2.8 -3.0 -3.0 -3.6 -3.0 -2.7 -2.9 -3.7 -2.2 -2.4 -2.3 -2.6 -2.4 -2.4 -2.2 -2.7 -2.8 -3.6 -3.8 -3.7 -3.7 -3.9 -3.6 -2.5 -2.7 -2.3 -2.5 -2.4 -2.6

-8.3 -10.6 -12.2 -8.3 -10.6 -9.4 -12.2 -79.6 -33.2 -17.2 -13.7 -11.4 -16.9 -16.3 -10.6 -11.5 -10.8 -11.3 -11.5 -13.3 -11.3 -10.2 -11.2 -13.8 -8.8 -9.3 -8.9 -9.8 -9.6 -9.4 -8.8 -10.6 -10.6 -13.5 -13.7 -13.7 -13.6 -14.3 -13.1 -9.5 -10.3 -9.1 -9.8 -9.4 -10.2

-19.7 -24.3 -28.3 -19.7 -24.3 -22.9 -28.3 – -78.4 -41.3 -30.3 -26.2 -37.7 -36.2 -24.2 -26.1 -24.7 -26.2 -26.9 -30.4 -26.2 -23.4 -25.9 -31.9 -20.3 -21.3 -20.7 -22.4 -22.7 -22.1 -20.4 -24.9 -24.0 -30.9 -30.8 -31.1 -30.9 -32.7 -29.4 -21.8 -23.5 -21.1 -22.7 -21.8 -23.8

Trajectory, Long Range Yards 100 200 300 400 500 1.0 1.4 1.6 1.0 1.4 1.1 1.6 11.4 4.3 2.6 1.9 1.8 2.4 2.3 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.8 1.9 1.1 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.8 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.9 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-5.2 -6.4 -7.4 -5.2 -6.4 -6.0 -7.4 -44.1 -19.0 -10.8 -7.9 -7.2 -9.7 -9.4 -6.4 -6.9 -6.5 -6.9 -7.0 -7.9 -6.9 -6.4 -7.1 -8.3 -5.4 -5.7 -5.5 -5.9 -6.0 -5.9 -5.4 -6.5 -6.3 -8.0 -8.0 -8.1 -8.0 -8.5 -7.7 -5.8 -6.2 -5.6 -6.0 -5.8 -6.3

-15.7 -18.6 -21.8 -15.7 -18.6 -18.4 -21.8 – -59.4 -33 -22.6 -20.8 -28.2 -26.9 -18.6 -19.9 -18.9 -20.3 -20.8 -23.2 -20.3 -18.6 -20.6 -24.4 -15.8 -16.5 -16.1 -17.2 -17.8 -17.4 -15.9 -19.4 -18.4 -23.6 -23.2 -23.6 -23.4 -24.9 -22.2 -16.8 -17.9 -16.4 -17.6 -17.0 -18.6

-32.5 -37.7 -45.1 -32.5 -37.7 -39.2 -45.1 – – -70.0 -45.1 -42.2 -56.9 -54.0 -37.6 -40.1 -38.4 -41.8 -42.6 -47.4 -41.8 -37.6 -42.0 -50.4 -32 -33.3 -32.8 -34.7 -36.8 -35.7 -32.2 -40.1 -37.0 -48.6 -46.9 -48.1 -46.6 -51.3 -44.7 -33.9 -36.0 -33.1 -36.1 -34.5 -38.5

++ Ballistic information for this symbol is based upon modern sporting rifle (AR platform) equipped with a 16” barrel and a 2.8” sight height.

• Indicates ballistic data generated from 20” barrel length. All other ballistic data generated from 24” barrel length.

** Intended for use in fast twist barrels (e.g., 1 in 7 to 1 in 9). Slower twist barrels may not sufficiently stabilize bullet.

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7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Remington Mag. 7mm Mauser (7 x 57) 7.62 x 39mm 7.62 x 39mm 7.62 x 39mm 7.62 x 39mm 30 Carbine 30 Carbine 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-30 Winchester 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield 30-06 Springfield

S7RMET S7MMCT SBST7A SBST7 X7MMR1BP X7MMRMLF X7DS X7MMR2 X7MMR1 X7MM1 S76239PDB S76239WB X76239• Q3174 X30M1• Q3132 SBST3030 X30306BP X30303BP X3030WLF X30301 X30306 X30303 X3030DS S3006ETA S3006ET S3006CT SBST3006 SBST3006A SBST3006B S3006WB X30061BP X30064BP X3006LF X3006DS X30062 X30061 X30065 X30064 USA3006

Bullet Wt. (Grs.) B.C. 150 160 140 150 150 140 140 175 150 145 120 123 123 123 110 110 150 150 170 150 150 150 170 150 150 180 180 150 168 180 180 150 180 150 150 125 150 165 180 147

0.498 0.512 0.460 0.493 0.393 0.416 0.484 0.426 0.373 0.355 0.248 0.262 0.244 0.245 0.166 0.180 0.232 0.224 0.247 0.237 0.218 0.218 0.241 0.215 0.469 0.523 0.509 0.435 0.475 0.507 0.397 0.325 0.394 0.344 0.392 0.268 0.294 0.341 0.381 0.421

Bullet Type E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Power-Point Power-Point Power-Point Defender Razor Boar XT Power-Point Full Metal Jacket Hollow Soft Point Full Metal Jacket Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Max Bonded Power Core Hollow Point Power-Point Power-Point Deer Season XP E-Tip E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Razor Boar XT Power Max Bonded Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Pointed Soft Point Power-Point Power-Point Power-Point Full Metal Jacket

Muzzle 3100 2950 3110 3100 3090 3100 3100 2860 3090 2660 2365 2365 2365 2355 1990 1990 2390 2390 2200 2390 2390 2390 2200 2390 2900 2750 2750 2900 2790 2750 2700 2920 2700 2920 2920 3140 2920 2800 2700 3020

Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps) 100 200 300 400 500 2905 2766 2899 2903 2844 2867 2899 2644 2831 2413 2039 2056 2033 2026 1567 1596 2040 2028 1886 2047 2019 2019 1879 2014 2702 2578 2573 2687 2599 2572 2477 2636 2475 2651 2683 2780 2607 2536 2468 2794

2718 2590 2697 2714 2612 2646 2707 2439 2587 2180 1741 1772 1731 1726 1236 1279 1723 1702 1604 1736 1685 1685 1591 1677 2512 2412 2403 2483 2416 2402 2265 2368 2262 2397 2458 2447 2314 2286 2247 2579

2538 2420 2504 2533 2391 2435 2523 2243 2356 1960 1479 1518 1465 1463 1035 1070 1447 1420 1362 1463 1398 1398 1346 1389 2330 2252 2239 2289 2240 2237 2063 2117 2058 2158 2244 2138 2041 2051 2038 2374

2366 2257 2319 2359 2181 2234 2346 2055 2136 1754 1262 1303 1248 1247 923 952 1225 1198 1173 1241 1178 1178 1158 1168 2156 2099 2082 2103 2072 2080 1872 1882 1866 1932 2041 1853 1788 1831 1840 2178

2200 2099 2142 2192 1981 2043 2177 1878 1929 1565 1104 1140 1093 1093 842 870 1072 1052 1046 1085 1036 1036 1034 1029 1989 1951 1931 1926 1911 1928 1693 1664 1687 1722 1849 1595 1558 1627 1657 1992

Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500 3200 3091 3008 3200 3180 2987 2987 3178 3180 2278 1490 1527 1527 1515 967 967 1902 1902 1827 1902 1902 1902 1827 1902 2801 3022 3022 2801 2903 3022 2913 2839 2913 2839 2839 2736 2839 2872 2913 2976

2809 2718 2612 2806 2694 2555 2612 2717 2670 1875 1108 1154 1129 1121 599 622 1386 1370 1343 1396 1357 1357 1332 1351 2431 2655 2646 2404 2520 2644 2452 2313 2448 2340 2397 2145 2263 2355 2433 2548

2459 2382 2261 2453 2272 2176 2278 2311 2229 1530 808 857 818 814 373 399 989 965 971 1004 945 945 955 936 2102 2325 2308 2054 2177 2305 2050 1868 2044 1914 2012 1662 1783 1915 2018 2171

2145 2080 1949 2136 1904 1843 1978 1954 1848 1236 583 629 586 584 262 280 697 672 700 713 651 651 683 642 1809 2027 2004 1745 1872 2001 1700 1492 1693 1550 1677 1269 1387 1541 1659 1839

LARGE DIAMETER POLYMER TIP

BOAT TAIL DESIGN

Accelerates expansion resulting in rapid impact trauma

Solid base delivers excellent long-range accuracy

BALLISTIC PROFILE

RAPID CONTROLLED EXPANSION

Streamlined profile for flat trajectory and energy retention

Delivers explosive impact and massive knock-down

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

1864 1809 1671 1853 1584 1552 1711 1641 1520 990 424 464 425 425 208 221 499 478 519 513 462 462 506 455 1548 1760 1732 1473 1601 1728 1400 1179 1392 1243 1387 953 1064 1228 1354 1549

1612 1566 1426 1600 1307 1297 1472 1370 1239 788 325 355 327 326 173 185 383 368 413 392 357 357 404 353 1318 1521 1491 1236 1362 1486 1146 922 1137 988 1138 706 808 970 1097 1295

Trajectory, Short Range Yards 50 100 200 300 400 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.9 0.9 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-2.6 -3.0 -2.6 -2.6 -2.8 -2.7 -2.6 -3.5 -2.8 -4.5 -6.9 -6.8 -7.0 -7.0 -13.5 -13.0 -7.5 -7.6 -.09 -7.5 -7.7 -7.7 -9.0 -7.2 -3.3 -3.7 -3.8 -3.3 -3.6 -3.8 -4.2 -3.5 -4.2 -3.5 -3.3 -3.0 -3.6 -3.9 -4.2 -3.0

-10.0 -11.3 -10.1 -10.0 -10.7 -10.5 -10.0 -12.8 -10.9 -16.3 -25.4 -24.8 -25.7 -25.9 -49.9 -47.4 -27.0 -27.4 -31.5 -26.6 -27.9 -27.9 -32.0 -26.9 -12.1 -13.5 -13.5 -12.3 -13.3 -13.6 -15.2 -13.3 -15.2 -13 -12.5 -11.9 -13.8 -14.5 -15.4 -11.2

-22.7 -25.5 -23.1 -22.8 -24.7 -24.0 -22.9 -29.1 -25.2 -37.2 -60.0 -57.9 -60.7 -61.1 – – -63.0 -64.6 -73.0 -62.1 -65.9 -65.9 -74.2 -64.7 -27.3 -30.0 -30.3 -27.9 -29.8 -30.3 -34.3 -30.8 -34.4 -30.0 -28.5 -28.4 -32.4 -33.4 -34.9 -25.5

Trajectory, Long Range Yards 100 200 300 400 500 1.3 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.7 1.4 2.2 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.8 6.5 6.5 3.8 3.8 4.5 3.7 3.6 3.6 4.2 3.6 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.1 1.8 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.1 1.5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-6.0 -6.7 -6.1 -6.0 -6.5 -6.3 -6.1 -7.6 -6.6 -9.6 -15.0 -14.6 -15.4 -15.6 -29.3 -27.9 -15.6 -16.0 -18.1 -15.4 -16.0 -16.0 -18.1 -16.1 -7.2 -7.9 -7.9 -7.3 -7.8 -7.9 -8.9 -8.0 -8.9 -7.8 -7.4 -7.7 -8.3 -8.6 -9.0 -6.7

-17.5 -19.4 -17.8 -17.5 -19.1 -18.6 -17.6 -22.1 -19.5 -28.3 -46.1 -44.3 -46.3 -47.6 -90.9 -86 -47.9 -49.3 -55.1 -47.2 -49.9 -49.9 -55.5 -50.4 -20.7 -22.6 -22.8 -21.2 -22.5 -22.8 -26.0 -23.8 -26.1 -23.1 -21.8 -23.0 -25.1 -25.6 -26.4 -19.6

-35.1 -38.9 -35.9 -35.1 -39.1 -37.8 -35.5 -44.9 -40.1 -58.3 -99.1 -94.6 -98.4 – – – – – – – – – – – -41.8 -45.2 -45.6 -43.0 -45.2 -45.7 -53.0 -49.4 -53.2 -47.8 -44.5 -48.5 -52.8 -53.0 -54.2 -39.9

POWER-POINT Assures quick and massive knock-down STRATEGIC NOTCHING Provides consistent and reliable expansion

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30-40 Krag 300 Blackout 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 WSM 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Winchester Mag. 300 Savage 303 British 307 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 308 Winchester 7.62 x 51mm NATO 7.62 x 54R 7.62 x 54R

X30401 X300BLKDS S300SETA S300SET S300WSMCT SBST300S SBST300SA X300SBP X300WSMBP X300WSMLF X300SDS X300WSM1 X300WSM S300WMETA S300WMET S300WMCT SBST300 X30WM1BP X30WM2BP X300WMLF X300DS X30WM1 X30WM2 X3001 X303B1 X3076 S308PDB++ S308ETA SBST308 SBST308A S308WB S308M S308ETB X3085BP X3086BP X308LF X308DS X3085 X3086 USA3081 Q3130 MC76254R MC54RSP

Bullet Wt. (Grs.) B.C. 180 150 150 180 180 150 180 150 180 150 150 150 180 150 180 180 180 150 180 150 150 150 180 150 180 180 120 150 150 168 150 168 168 150 180 150 150 150 180 147 147 180 180

0.394 0.392 0.469 0.523 0.509 0.424 0.507 0.325 0.394 0.344 0.392 0.294 0.438 0.469 0.523 0.509 0.507 0.325 0.394 0.344 0.392 0.294 0.438 0.294 0.369 0.253 0.256 0.469 0.435 0.474 0.344 0.453 0.503 0.325 0.394 0.344 0.392 0.294 0.382 0.415 0.415 0.486 0.267

Bullet Type

Muzzle

Power-Point Deer Season XP E-Tip E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Power-Point Power-Point E-Tip E-Tip AccuBond CT Ballistic Silvertip Power Max Bonded Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Power-Point Power-Point Power-Point Power-Point Power-Point Defender E-Tip Ballistic Silvertip Ballistic Silvertip Razor Boar XT Match BTHP E-Tip Power Max Bonded Power Max Bonded Power Core Deer Season XP Power-Point Power-Point Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Soft Point

2430 1900 3300 3010 3010 3300 3010 3270 2970 3270 3260 3270 2970 3260 2950 2950 2950 3290 2960 3260 3260 3290 2960 2630 2460 2510 2850 2810 2810 2670 2810 2680 2670 2820 2620 2820 2820 2820 2620 2800 2750 2580 2625

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Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps) 100 200 300 400 500 2218 1717 3083 2827 2822 3061 2822 2962 2731 2979 3004 2931 2755 3083 2770 2765 2764 2981 2722 2969 3004 2950 2745 2336 2233 2179 2497 2616 2601 2484 2547 2485 2494 2542 2399 2557 2588 2513 2392 2582 2534 2401 2302

2017 1548 2877 2652 2643 2834 2641 2675 2505 2706 2762 2617 2549 2877 2597 2588 2586 2693 2496 2697 2762 2634 2540 2061 2018 1874 2171 2430 2401 2306 2299 2297 2325 2280 2189 2308 2368 2227 2176 2374 2329 2230 2003

1828 – 2679 2484 2470 2619 2468 2406 2290 2449 2534 2324 2353 2679 2430 2417 2415 2422 2281 2441 2534 2340 2344 1810 1817 1599 – 2251 2211 2134 2065 2118 2163 2034 1990 2074 2158 1960 1971 2176 2132 2066 1729

1651 – 2491 2321 2304 2414 2301 2152 2085 2207 2316 2050 2166 2491 2270 2253 2250 2168 2077 2199 2316 2065 2157 1575 1629 1363 – 2080 2028 1971 1846 1948 2007 1808 1803 1854 1960 1713 1779 1987 1946 1909 1485

1489 – 2301 2165 2144 2218 2141 1914 1892 1978 2109 1796 1987 2310 2116 2095 2092 1929 1884 1971 2109 1813 1979 1372 1459 1177 – 1917 1856 1815 1643 1786 1858 1594 1627 1650 1773 1492 1600 1812 1770 1760 1281

Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500 2360 1202 3626 3621 3622 3628 3621 3561 3525 3561 3539 3561 3526 3539 3478 3478 3478 3605 3501 3539 3539 3605 3501 2303 2418 2518 2164 2629 2629 2659 2629 2680 2659 2648 2743 2648 2648 2648 2743 2559 2468 2658 2751

Ballistic Coefficient (BC): The “Ballistic Coefficient” or B.C. of a projectile (bullet) is a measure of its efficiency in flight or how well it is able to overcome air resistance. The higher the ballistic coefficient, the less velocity a bullet will lose over distance — resulting in less drop at longer ranges and more energy on target. So, for long range hunting or target shooting, the higher the B.C. the better.

1967 982 3165 3195 3185 3121 3182 2922 2982 2955 3005 2861 3034 3088 3066 3055 3054 2959 2961 2936 3005 2898 3011 1817 1993 1897 1662 2279 2253 2301 2161 2303 2320 2152 2300 2177 2231 2104 2287 2176 2096 2304 2117

1626 798 2756 2811 2792 2676 2788 2384 2508 2439 2541 2281 2598 2687 2695 2676 2673 2415 2490 2423 2541 2311 2578 1415 1628 1403 1256 1966 1920 1983 1761 1970 2016 1731 1915 1774 1867 1651 1892 1840 1770 1987 1603

1335 – 2391 2465 2439 2285 2434 1927 2096 1998 2138 1798 2214 2329 2361 2334 2331 1954 2080 1984 2138 1824 2196 1091 1320 1022 – 1688 1627 1699 1420 1674 1744 1378 1582 1432 1551 1279 1553 1545 1484 1706 1195

1089 – 2066 2153 2121 1941 2116 1542 1738 1622 1786 1399 1827 2011 2059 2028 2023 1565 1724 1610 1786 1420 1859 826 1060 742 – 1441 1370 1449 1135 1415 1502 1089 1300 1144 1279 977 1264 1289 1236 1457 882

886 – 1777 1873 1837 1638 1832 1220 1430 1303 1481 1074 1578 1728 1789 1754 1749 1239 1419 1294 1481 1095 1565 627 851 554 – 1224 1147 1229 899 1190 1287 846 1058 907 1046 742 1023 1072 1023 1238 655

Trajectory, Short Range Yards 50 100 200 300 400 0.4 1.1 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.8 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-6.2 -9.0 -2.2 -2.9 -2.9 -2.2 -2.9 -2.5 -3.2 -2.4 -2.4 -2.6 -3.1 -2.3 -3.0 -3.0 -3.0 -2.4 -3.2 -2.5 -2.4 -2.5 -3.1 -4.9 -5.5 -5.9 -2.8 -3.6 -3.6 -4.1 -3.9 -4.1 -4.1 -3.9 -4.6 -3.8 -3.7 -4.0 -4.6 -3.7 -4.5 -4.5 -5.1

-20.9 – -8.5 -10.7 -10.7 -8.8 -10.7 -9.8 -11.9 -9.6 -9.3 -10.2 -11.5 -8.8 -11.2 -11.3 -11.3 -9.7 -12.0 -9.7 -9.3 -10.1 -11.6 -17.3 -19.3 -21.8 – -13.1 -13.3 -14.8 -14.4 -14.9 -14.6 -14.5 -16.4 -14.2 -13.6 -15.1 -16.6 -13.6 -15.5 -16.1 -18.9

-46.1 -19.8 -24.1 -24.3 -20.4 -24.3 -23.2 -27.3 -22.6 -21.6 -24.4 -26.3 -20.4 -25.3 -25.5 -25.5 -22.9 -27.5 -22.8 -21.6 -24.0 -26.5 -41.9 -44.2 -51.3 – -29.4 -30.2 -33.2 -33.0 -33.4 -32.6 -32.9 -36.6 -32.7 -31.0 -35.3 -37.5 -30.9 -34.1 -35.8 -44.5

Trajectory, Long Range Yards 100 200 300 400 500 2.8 – 1.1 1.4 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.1 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.6 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.6 2.5 2.7 2.9 – 1.8 1.8 2.1 1.9 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.3 1.9 1.9 2.0 2.3 1.9 2.0 2.6 2.9

0 – 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 – 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-11.4 – -5.3 -6.4 -6.4 -5.4 -6.4 -6.1 -7.1 -6.0 -5.7 -6.4 -6.9 -5.4 -6.7 -6.7 -6.7 -6.0 -7.2 -6.0 -5.7 -6.3 -7.0 -10.0 -11.0 -12.9 – -7.7 -7.8 -8.6 -8.5 -8.7 -8.5 -8.7 -9.6 -8.5 -8.1 -9.1 -9.7 -8.0 -8.4 -9.6 -11.6

-33.2 – -15.4 -18.4 -18.5 -15.9 -18.6 -18.3 -20.9 -17.8 -16.9 -19.2 -20.1 -15.9 -19.2 -19.4 -19.4 -18.0 -21.1 -17.9 -16.9 -19.0 -20.3 -32.1 -33.2 -39.6 – -22.3 -22.8 -24.8 -25.3 -25.1 -24.4 -25.1 -27.5 -25.1 -23.6 -27.2 -28.3 -23.5 -24.4 -27.3 -34.9

-67.8 – -31.2 -36.8 -37.2 -32.4 -37.3 -37.9 -42.7 -36.7 -34.6 -40.4 -40.7 -32.1 -38.6 -39.0 -38.9 -37.4 -43.1 -37.0 -34.6 -39.3 -41.0 -67.6 -68.3 -85.1 – -44.9 -46.2 -50.0 -52.2 -50.7 -49.0 -53.6 -57.0 -51.8 -48.3 -57.3 -58.0 -46.6 -49.7 -54.6 -74.1

++ Ballistic information for this symbol is based upon modern sporting rifle (AR platform) equipped with a 16” barrel and a 2.8” sight height.

• Indicates ballistic data generated from 20” barrel length. All other ballistic data generated from 24” barrel length.

** Intended for use in fast twist barrels (e.g., 1 in 7 to 1 in 9). Slower twist barrels may not sufficiently stabilize bullet.

# Also acceptable for use in pistols and revolvers.


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Symbol

32 Winchester Special 32-20 Winchester 8mm Mauser (8 x 57) 325 WSM 325 WSM 325 WSM 338 Winchester Mag. 338 Winchester Mag. 338 Winchester Mag. 338 Winchester Mag. 338 Lapua Magnum 338 Lapua Magnum 348 Winchester 35 Remington 356 Winchester 357 Magnum # 357 Magnum # 358 Winchester 375 Winchester 375 H&H Mag. 375 H&H Mag. 38-40 Winchester 38-55 Winchester 41 Remington Mag. # 416 Rem Mag. 416 Rem Mag. 416 Rigby 416 Rigby 44 Rem Mag. # 44 Rem Mag. # 44-40 Winchester 45-70 Government 45-70 Government 45-70 Government 45-70 Government 458 Winchester Mag. 458 Winchester Mag.

X32WS2 X32201 X8MM S325WSMCT X325WSMBP X325WSM S338CT S338ET X3381BP X3381 S338LCT S338LM X3484 X35R1 X3561 X3574P• X3575P• X3582 X375W S375SLSP S375SLS X3840 X3855 S41PTHP• S416SLSP S416SLS S416RSLSP S416RSLS S44PTHP• X44MHSP2 X4440 SBST4570 S4570DB X4570H X4570CB S458WSLSP S458WSLS

Bullet Wt. (Grs.) B.C. 170 100 170 200 220 220 225 200 200 200 300 250 200 200 200 158 158 200 200 300 300 180 255 240 400 400 400 400 250 240 200 300 375 300 405 500 500

0.205 0.166 0.205 0.477 0.403 0.388 0.548 0.500 0.323 0.308 0.720 0.587 0.246 0.193 0.238 0.163 0.163 0.195 0.214 0.398 0.198 0.172 0.354 0.195 0.390 0.263 0.390 0.263 0.188 0.158 0.161 0.191 0.267 0.283 0.280 0.330 0.243

Bullet Type Power-Point Lead Power-Point AccuBond CT Power Max Bonded Power-Point AccuBond CT E-Tip Power Max Bonded Power-Point Accubond Match BTHP Power-Point Power-Point Power-Point Jacketed Hollow Point Jacketed Soft Point Power Point Power Point Nosler Partition Nosler Solid Power-Point Power-Point Platinum Tip Nosler Partition Nosler Solid Nosler Partition Nosler Solid Platinum Tip Hollow Soft Point Power-Point Ballistic Silvertip Dual Bond Jacketed H. P. Lead Flat Nose Nosler Partition Nosler Solid

Muzzle 2250 1210 2360 2950 2840 2840 2800 2950 2960 2960 2650 2900 2520 2020 2460 1830 1830 2490 2200 2530 2530 1160 1320 1830 2400 2400 2370 2370 1830 1760 1190 1880 1500 1880 1150 2010 2010

Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps) 100 200 300 400 500 1870 1021 1970 2753 2613 2605 2634 2729 2671 2658 2527 2741 2179 1646 2114 1427 1427 2068 1841 2316 2110 999 1190 1488 2188 2089 2159 2061 1475 1362 1006 1523 1292 1650 1043 1786 1710

1537 1266 914 835 1623 1333 2565 2384 2398 2192 2382 2169 2474 2319 2519 2319 2400 2146 2375 2110 2407 2291 2588 2439 1866 1585 1335 1114 1797 1517 1138 980 1138 980 1691 1374 1526 1268 2112 1919 1734 1413 901 827 1091 1018 1219 1047 1987 1797 1806 1547 1960 1772 1778 1524 1202 1032 1094 953 900 822 1240 1056 1135 1029 1425 1235 968 910 1580 1397 1447 1233

1081 769 1123 2210 1997 1968 2170 2127 1907 1862 2178 2296 1346 985 1284 883 883 1141 1089 1737 1170 764 963 945 1621 1328 1598 1309 931 861 756 949 – 1105 862 1243 1083

971 712 997 2044 1815 1779 2026 1945 1686 1635 2067 2157 1161 901 1113 809 809 1002 980 1569 1021 710 917 870 1460 1157 1439 1145 857 789 699 872 – 1010 819 1124 986

Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.) Muzzle 100 200 300 400 500 1911 325 2102 3866 3939 3941 3918 3864 3890 3890 4677 4668 2820 1812 2688 1175 1175 2753 2150 4263 4263 538 987 1784 5115 5115 4988 4988 1859 1650 629 2354 1873 2355 1189 4485 4485

1320 232 1464 3367 3336 3316 3467 3292 3169 3137 4253 4170 2109 1203 1985 715 715 1898 1506 3572 2965 399 802 1179 4251 3876 4141 3774 1208 988 449 1545 1391 1815 978 3539 3245

891 185 994 2922 2808 2772 3058 2805 2559 2505 3860 3716 1546 791 1434 454 454 1270 1034 2970 2002 324 674 792 3504 2896 3410 2807 801 638 360 1023 1072 1355 843 2771 2323

605 155 671 2524 2347 2300 2688 2376 2044 1977 3495 3302 1116 551 1022 337 337 838 714 2452 1329 273 587 584 2868 2124 2788 2064 592 484 300 743 881 1015 745 2168 1688

441 131 476 2170 1948 1893 2353 1999 1614 1539 3158 2925 804 431 732 274 274 578 527 2010 911 233 525 475 2333 1565 2266 1522 481 395 254 599 – 810 668 1715 1302

POLYMER TIP BONDED CORE TECHNOLOGY Core remains welded to the jacket after impact HIGH RETAINED WEIGHT Delivers explosive impact and deeper penetration

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

Resists deformation, maximizes long-range performance and promotes expansion CONTROLLED EXPANSION Bonded design delivers deep-driving penetration and massive knock-down

356 113 375 1856 1609 1547 2052 1671 1262 1187 2847 2582 598 360 550 229 229 446 427 1640 694 201 476 403 1894 1190 1840 1163 408 332 217 506 – 680 603 1401 1080

Trajectory, Short Range Yards 50 100 200 300 400 0.6 3.1 0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.2 0.0 0.9 0.4 1.2 1.2 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.1 3.4 2.3 1.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.2 1.4 3.2 0.8 1.8 1.0 3.2 0.5 0.5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-9.2 -32.3 -7.6 -3.1 -3.6 -3.6 -3.5 -3.2 -3.4 -3.4 -3.9 -3.1 -5.9 -12.1 -7.0 -16.4 -16.4 -6.8 -9.5 -5.0 -6.4 -33.8 -23.7 -15.0 -5.8 -6.2 -6.0 -6.7 -15.4 -18.1 -33.2 -13.7 -20.0 -12.2 -31.0 -9.5 -10.5

-33.3 – -28.5 -11.5 -13.3 -13.4 -12.7 -11.8 -12.8 -13.1 -13.9 -11.5 -21.8 -43.9 -24.8 -59.6 -59.6 -25.8 -34.1 -17.8 -24.6 – -76.5 -53.5 -20.4 -23.8 -21.0 -24.6 -55.1 -65.0 – -50.1 -66.9 -42.0 -98.9 -32.9 -37.8

-79.1 – -69.2 -26.0 -30.2 -30.6 -28.4 -27.0 -29.9 -30.6 -30.5 -25.6 -51.8 – -57.9 – – -63.5 -80.3 -40.1 -60.3 – – – -45.8 -55.8 -47.2 -57.5 – – – – – – – -74.2 -87.9

Trajectory, Long Range Yards 100 200 300 400 500 4.3 15.9 3.8 1.5 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.6 1.7 2.0 2.0 1.6 2.9 5.8 3.2 7.9 7.9 3.4 4.4 2.5 3.2 16.6 11.5 7.2 2.9 3.1 3.0 3.4 7.3 8.7 16.3 6.8 10.0 5.8 15.5 4.7 5.3

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-19.2 -57.5 -17.2 -6.8 -7.9 -8.0 -7.4 -7.1 -7.8 -8.2 -8.0 -6.8 -13.0 -25.4 -14.1 -34.7 -34.7 -15.7 -19.5 -10.3 -14.9 -59.4 -40.7 -30.7 -11.7 -14.5 -12.1 -14.5 -31.5 -37.6 -59.2 -29.6 -37.0 -23.3 -52.4 -18.7 -22.0

-60.2 – -54.1 -19.8 -23.0 -23.3 -21.3 -20.6 -23.1 -24.3 -22.6 -19.4 -40.0 -78.7 -43.4 – – -50.0 -60.8 -30.1 -47.5 – – -92.9 -34.3 -43.4 -35.3 -44.0 -95.4 – – -90.1 – – – -55.3 -66.9

– – – -39.9 -46.2 -47.6 -42.6 -41.9 -48.1 -50.4 -44.5 -38.6 -86.3 – -93.9 – – -111 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

ALLOY JACKET Thin jacket with engineered sidewall profile for explosive fragmentation LEAD CORE Designed for rapid fragmentation

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centerfire handgun From first-time shooters to the most experienced, millions of people each year participate in the shooting sports with a handgun. Winchester offers the most comprehensive line of ammunition for centerfire handguns in the industry, from high-quality and affordable products for recreational and competitive shooting at the range, to the most innovative ammunition built specifically for hunting, as well as for personal defense situations.

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Cartridge

Symbol

25 Automatic 25 Automatic 30 Luger (7.65mm) 32 Smith & Wesson 32 Smith & Wesson 32 Smith & Wesson Long 32 Short Colt 32 Automatic 32 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic 380 Automatic (100 VP) 380 Automatic (200 RP) 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special (100 VP) 38 Special 38 Special 38 Special +P 38 Special +P 38 Special +P 38 Special +P 38 Special +P 38 Smith & Wesson 38 Super Automatic +P 38 Super Automatic +P 7.62 X 25 Tokarev 9mm Luger +P 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger

X25AXP Q4203 X30LP 32BL2P X32SWP X32SWLP X32SCP X32ASHP Q4255 S380PDB W380D W380T X380ASHP WC3801 USA380JHP Q4206 USA380VP USA380W W38SPLD W38SPLT X38S9HP X38SMRP X38S1P X38WCPSV SC38NT USA38CB WC381 USA38SP Q4171 USA38SPVP Q4196 38SBLP S38PDB X38S7PH X38S8HP X38SPD USA38JHP X38SWP Q4205 X38ASHP MC762TOK S9MMPDB S9MMPDB1 W9MMD W9MMT X9MMSHP X9MMST147 WC91 WC92 WC93

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

Bullet Wt. (Grs.) 45 50 93 Blk. Pwd. 85 98 80 60 71 95 95 95 85 95 95 95 95 95 130 130 110 148 158 158 110 158 125 125 130 130 150 Smokeless 130 125 125 158 125 145 130 125 85 124 147 147 147 115 147 115 124 147

Type

User Guide

Expanding Point Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Blank Lead-Round Nose Lead-Round Nose Lead-Round Nose Silvertip HP Full Metal Jacket Defender W Defend W Train Silvertip HP WinClean (BEB) Jacketed Hollow Point Full Metal Jacket Flat Nose Full Metal Jacket Flat Nose Full Metal Jacket Flat Nose W Defend W Train Silvertip HP Lead-Wad Cutter Lead-Round Nose Lead-Semi WC Jacketed Flat Point Lead WinClean (BEB) Jacketed Flat Point Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Lead Round Nose Blank Defender Jacketed Hollow Point Silvertip HP Lead-Semi WC HP Jacketed Hollow Point Lead-Round Nose Full Metal Jacket Silvertip HP Full Metal Jacket Defender Defender W Defend W Train Silvertip HP Silvertip HP WinClean (BEB) WinClean (BEB) WinClean (BEB)

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H = Hunting

PP T T – T T T PP T PP PP T PP T PP T T T PP T PP T T T T T T T T T T – PP PP PP PP PP T T T/PP T PP PP PP T PP PP T T T

Velocity (fps); Yards Muzzle 5 815 760 1220 – 680 705 745 970 905 1000 950 950 1000 955 955 955 955 955 900 900 945 710 755 755 975 800 775 850 800 800 845 – 950 945 945 890 945 685 1215 1240 1645 1200 1000 950 950 1225 1010 1190 1130 990

RR = Reduced Recoil

806 754 1208 – 676 701 736 962 900 991 943 943 991 947 948 945 945 945 895 895 939 702 752 751 967 796 772 845 796 796 842 – 946 940 940 886 940 682 1202 1228 1608 1188 995 946 946 1210 1005 1178 1121 985

25 770 733 1165 – 662 687 702 930 879 960 916 916 958 916 921 907 907 907 877 877 918 671 739 738 938 780 758 826 782 782 828 – 928 921 921 872 921 668 1152 1181 1467 1143 976 928 928 1154 985 1135 1086 967

Energy (ft-lbs.); Yards Barrel Length Muzzle 5 25 Inches 66 64 307 – 87 108 99 125 129 211 190 190 189 192 192 190 190 190 243 243 218 166 200 200 232 224 167 201 185 185 238 – 260 248 248 278 248 151 426 427 511 396 326 295 295 383 333 362 352 320

PP = Personal Protection

65 63 301 – 86 107 96 123 128 207 187 187 185 189 189 188 188 188 231 231 216 162 198 198 228 222 165 198 183 183 236 – 258 245 245 276 245 150 417 419 488 389 323 292 292 374 329 354 346 317

59 60 280 – 83 103 88 115 122 194 177 177 173 177 179 173 173 173 222 222 206 148 191 191 215 213 160 189 177 177 228 – 249 235 235 267 235 144 383 387 406 360 311 281 281 340 316 329 325 305

2 2 4½ – 3 4 4 4 4 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 3¾ 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V – 4V 4V 4V 4V 4V 4 5 5 4¾ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

A Ballistically-Matched Ammunition System

TRAIN CONFIDENTLY The “T” loads are designed for economical practice with loads that mimic your actual defensive load. They feature full-metal-jacket bullets and lead-free primers.

EFFECTIVELY DEFEND The “D” loads match the ballistic performance of the training loads, but with a defensively more effective hollow-point bullet with a bonded lead-alloy core.

®

S T O P

T H E

T H R E A T®

Proprietary Bonding Process Welds jacket to lead resulting in improved penetration and retained weight Hollow Point Expands up to 1.5x the original diameter resulting in maximum stopping power Notched Jacket Preprogrammed to expand into six uniform segment for consistent tactical performance

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Type

User Guide

Velocity (fps); Yards Muzzle 5

Cartridge

Symbol

9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm Luger (100 VP) 9mm Luger (200 RP) 9mm Luger 9mm Luger 9mm NATO 9mm Makarov 9 X 23 Winchester 9 X 23 Winchester 357 Magnum 357 Magnum 357 Magnum 357 Magnum

W9MMLF X9TG USA9JHP USA9JHP2 WIN9S Q4172 USA9MMVP USA9W USA9MM USA9MM1 Q4318 MC918M Q4304 X923W S357MPDB X3576P X357SHP WC3571

90 147 115 147 115 115 115 115 124 147 124 95 124 125 125 125 145 125

Super Clean (ZFMJ) Three Gun - Comp Ready Jacketed Hollow Point Jacketed Hollow Point USA Forged Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket-Flat Nose Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Jacketed Flat Point Silvertip HP Defender Jacketed Hollow Point Silvertip HP WinClean (BEB)

T T PP PP T T T T T T T T T T/PP PP PP PP T

1325 950 1225 990 1190 1190 1190 1190 1140 990 1200 1015 1480 1450 1325 1450 1290 1370

357 Magnum 357 SIG 357 SIG 357 SIG 357 SIG 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson (100 VP) 40 Smith & Wesson (200 RP) 40 Smith & Wesson 40 Smith & Wesson 10mm Automatic 44-40 Winchester 44 Special 44 Smith & Wesson Spl 44 Smith & Wesson Spl 45 G.A.P. 45 G.A.P. 45 G.A.P. 45 G.A.P.

Q4204 S357SPDB WC357SIG USA357SJHP Q4309 S40SWPDB S40SWPDB1 W40SWD W40SWT X40SWSTHP WC401 WC402 W40SWLF X40TG USA40SW USA40SWVP USA40W USA40JHP Q4238 X10MMSTHP USA4440CB USA44CB X44STHPS2 X44SP X45GSHP WC45G USA45G USA45GJHP

110 125 125 125 125 165 180 180 180 155 165 180 120 180 165 165 165 180 180 175 225 240 200 246 185 230 230 230

Jacketed Hollow Point Defender Brass Enclosed Base Jacketed Hollow Point Full Metal Jacket-Flat Nose Defender Defender W Defend W Train Silvertip HP WinClean (BEB) WinClean (BEB) Super Clean (ZFMJ) Three Gun - Comp Ready Full Metal Jacket-Flat Nose Full Metal Jacket-Flat Nose Full Metal Jacket-Flat Nose Jacketed Hollow Point Full Metal Jacket Silvertip HP Lead Lead Silvertip HP Lead-Round Nose Silvertip HP WinClean (BEB) Full Metal Jacket Jacketed Hollow Point

PP PP T PP T PP PP PP T PP T T T T T T T PP T PP T T PP T PP T T PP

1295 1350 1350 1350 1350 1140 1025 925 925 1205 1130 990 1250 950 1060 1060 1060 1020 1020 1200 750 750 900 755 1000 875 850 880

25

Energy (ft-lbs.); Yards Barrel Length Muzzle 5 25 Inches

1300 946 1210 985 1176 1176 1176 1176 1130 985 1188 1005 1444 1428 1305 1427 1275

1215 930 1154 967 1125 1125 1125 1125 1091 967 1142 971 1381 1344 1232 1338 1219

351 295 383 320 362 362 362 362 358 320 396 217 587 583 487 583 536

339 292 374 317 353 353 353 353 351 317 388 213 574 566 473 565 523

296 282 340 305 323 323 323 323 328 305 359 199 525 501 421 497 478

4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 4V 4V 4V

1349 1271 1332 1331 1331 1331 1129 1019 921 921 1192 1121 985 1230 946 1053 1053 1053 1014 1014 1185 747 747 896 752 993 871 846 876

1269 1183 1262 1261 1262 1262 1091 995 904 904 1146 1089 965 1165 928 1029 1029 1029 992 993 1130 736 734 879 739 967 857 832 860

521 410 506 506 506 506 476 420 342 342 500 468 392 416 361 412 412 412 416 416 559 281 300 360 311 411 391 369 395

505 394 492 492 492 492 467 415 339 339 489 461 388 404 357 407 407 407 411 411 546 279 297 356 309 405 388 366 392

447 342 442 441 442 442 436 396 326 326 452 435 372 362 344 388 388 388 394 394 496 271 87 343 299 384 375 353 378

4V 4V 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5½ 4V 4V 6½V 6½V 5 5 5 5

Hollow Point Provides maximum stopping power for personal defense scenarios Engineered Jacket Profile Designed for reliable functioning, precise accuracy and consistent expansion

Full Metal Jacket Provides positive functioning and no expansion Consistent Accuracy Trusted for target and range shooting Reduced Barrel Fouling Fewer cleanings and more range time

ZINC CORE Ideal for situations where no down range lead is permitted JACKETED FLAT POINT Provides accuracy and consistent functioning Lead Free Primers No airborne lead at firing point Affordable price point

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Cartridge

Symbol

45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic 45 Automatic (100 VP) 45 Automatic (200 RP) 45 Colt 45 Colt 45 Colt 45 Colt

S45PDB SC45NT W45D W45T X45P X45T X45ASHP2 WC451 WC452 X45TG USA45A USA45JHP Q4170 USA45AVP USA45W S45CPDB X45CSHP2 X45CP2 USA45CB

Bullet Wt. (Grs.) 230 170 230 230 230 230 185 185 230 230 185 230 230 230 230 225 225 255 250

Type

User Guide

Defender Jacketed Flat Point W Defend W Train 1911 Jacketed Hollow Point 1911 Full Metal Jacket Silvertip HP WinClean (BEB) WinClean (BEB) Three Gun - Comp Ready Full Metal Jacket-Flat Nose Jacketed Hollow Point Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Full Metal Jacket Defender Silvertip HP Lead Flat Nose Lead

PP T PP T PP T PP T T T T PP T T T PP PP T T

Velocity (fps); Yards Muzzle 5 920 1050 850 850 880 880 1000 910 835 800 910 880 835 835 835 850 920 860 750

916 1042 847 847 876 876 993 902 832 797 905 876 831 831 831 846 915 856 747

25

Energy (ft-lbs.); Yards Barrel Length Muzzle 5 25 Inches

900 1014 834 834 860 860 967 870 819 785 855 860 817 817 817 832 898 837 735

432 416 369 369 395 395 411 340 356 327 340 395 356 356 356 361 423 419 312

428 410 366 366 392 392 405 334 353 324 336 392 353 353 353 358 419 414 310

414 388 355 355 377 377 384 311 342 314 321 378 341 341 341 345 403 398 300

5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 3V/Judge 5½V 5½V 5½V

Hollow Point Provides lethal performance at a variety of ranges and impact velocities Heavy Outer Jacket Protects inner jacket during penetration to maximize energy transfer and knockdown power Proprietary Bonding Process Welds lead core and inner bullet jacket together – maximizing retained weight Bullet Within a Bullet The industry’s first 12-segmented design with two times the expansion for maximum stopping power and quicker kills

Centerfire Handgun Hunting Cartridge

Symbol

Bullet Wt. (Grs.) Type

30 Carbine 357 Magnum 357 Magnum 41 Rem Magnum 41 Rem Magnum 44 Rem Magnum 44 Rem Magnum 44 Rem Magnum 44 Rem Magnum 44 Rem Magnum 44 Rem Magnum 45 Winchester Magnum 454 Casull 454 Casull 454 Casull 460 Smith & Wesson Mag 460 Smith & Wesson Mag 500 Smith & Wesson Mag 500 Smith & Wesson Mag 500 Smith & Wesson Mag

X30M1 X3574P X3575P S41PTHP X41MSTHP2 S44RMDB S44PTHP S44MWB X44MS X44MHSP2 Q4240 X45WMA S454DB S454PTHP X454C3 S460SWDB X460SW S500SWDB S500PTHP X500SW

110 158 158 240 175 240 250 225 210 240 240 260 260 260 250 260 250 375 400 350

User Guide

Hollow Soft Point Jacketed Hollow Point Jacketed Soft Point Platinum Tip Silvertip HP Dual Bond Platinum Tip Razor Boar XT Silvertip Hollow Point Hollow Soft Point Jacketed Soft Point Jacketed Hollow Point Dual Bond Platinum Tip Jacketed Hollow Point Dual Bond Jacketed Hollow Point Dual Bond Platinum Tip Jacketed Hollow Point

H H/PP H/PP H H/PP H H H H/PP H H H H H H H H/RR H H H/RR

Velocity (fps); Yards Muzzle 50 100

175

1790 1235 1235 1250 1250 1300 1250 1250 1250 1180 1180 1200 1800 1800 1300 2000 1450 1725 1675 1350

1218 922 922 991 935 996 985 961 912 931 930 945 1214 1194 945 1344 995 1256 1232 965

1601 1104 1104 1151 1120 1183 1148 1135 1106 1081 1081 1099 1605 1596 1151 1790 1267 1573 1531 1192

1430 1015 1015 1075 1029 1092 1070 1050 1010 1010 1010 1026 1430 1414 1047 1596 1127 1435 1400 1077

Energy (ft-lbs.); Yards Muzzle 50 100 783 535 535 833 607 900 867 780 729 741 741 831 1870 1870 938 2309 1167 2477 2491 1416

626 428 428 706 488 745 732 643 570 623 623 698 1488 1470 735 1849 891 2061 2082 1104

500 361 361 616 412 636 635 551 475 543 543 607 1181 1154 608 1470 705 1713 1741 902

Barrel Length 175 Inches 363 298 298 523 340 529 539 461 388 462 461 516 851 824 495 1043 549 1313 1348 724

10 4V 4V 6½V 4V 6½V 6½V 6½V 4V 4V 4V 5 7½V 7½V 7½V 83⁄8V 83⁄8V 83⁄8V 83⁄8V 83⁄8V

Beveled Profile Compressed profile for delayed expansion and strengthened expanded segments One-Piece Bullet Construction Lead-free bullet offers maximum weight retention and strength Lethal Expansion Delayed expansion to penetrate tough hide and bone while providing massive trauma and knock-down

® Patented Notched Reverse Taper Bullet Jacket Controls expansion for maximum performance Plated Heavy Wall Jacket Maximizes penetration on tough game Massive Six-Segment Expansion

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

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H = Hunting

RR = Reduced Recoil

PP = Personal Protection

T = Target

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SHOTSHELL When it comes to technology-driven and high-quality shotshell ammunition products, Winchester is clearly an industry leader. Considering the most recent innovative new products launched in target shooting; personal defense; and waterfowl, turkey and upland hunting, Winchester continues to demonstrate its ability to invent ammunition that improves the overall hunting and shooting experience for sportsmen and women.

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TARGET Gauge

Symbol

Description

Length of Shell In.

Powder Dram Equivalent

Velocity fps @ 3 ft.

Oz. Shot

Standard Shot Sizes

AA® TRAACKER 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

AAHA127TO AAHA127TB AA129TO AA129TB AAM127TO AAM127TB AA128TO AA128TB AASC127TO AASC127TB AASC207TO AASC207TB

Orange Wad - Overcast/Dark Black Wad - Clear Sky Orange Wad - Overcast/Dark Black Wad - Clear Sky Orange Wad - Overcast/Dark Black Wad - Clear Sky Orange Wad - Overcast/Dark Black Wad - Clear Sky Orange Wad - Overcast/Dark Black Wad - Clear Sky Orange Wad - Overcast/Dark Black Wad - Clear Sky

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾

3 3 2¾ 2¾ 3 3 2¾ 2¾ 3 1 ⁄4 3 1 ⁄4 3 3

1250 1250 1145 1145 1200 1200 1145 1145 1300 1300 1300 1300

11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 11 ⁄8 7 ⁄8 7 ⁄8

7½ 7½ 9 9 7½ 7½ 8 8 7½ 7½ 7½ 7½

AAHA12 AAHLA12 AAM12 AA12 AAL12 AA12FL AANL12 AAH20 AA20 AA20FL8 AA28 AA419

Super-Handicap Light Handicap Heavy Target Light Target Xtra-Lite Low Recoil International Heavy Target Target Low Recoil Target Target

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2½

3 3¼ 3 2¾ 2¾ 1¾ 3¼ 2½ 2½ 1½ 2 Max

1250 1290 1200 1145 1180 980 1325 1165 1200 980 1200 1200

1 1⁄8 1 1 1⁄8 1 1⁄8 1 26 gm 24 gm 1 7 ⁄8 7 ⁄8 ¾ ½

7½, 8 7½, 8 7½, 8, 9 7½, 8, 8½, 9 7½, 8, 8½, 9 8 7½, 9 7½, 8 8, 9 8 8, 9 9

Sporting Clays Sporting Clays Sporting Clays Sporting Clays Sporting Clays Sporting Clays

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2½

3¼ 3½ – 3 Max Max

1300 1350 1450 1300 1300 1300

1 1⁄8 1 1 7 ⁄8 ¾ ½

7½, 8, 9 7½, 8 71⁄2 Steel, 8 Steel 7½, 8 7½, 8½ 7½, 8, 8½

TRGT12M TRGT12S7 TRGT12 TRGTL12 TRGT20

Heavy Target Heavy Target Light Target Xtra-Lite Target Target

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾

3 3 2¾ 2¾ 2½

1200 1200 1145 1180 1200

1 1⁄8 1 1⁄8 1 1⁄8 1 7 ⁄8

7½, 8 7 Steel 7½, 8 7½, 8, 9 7½, 8

XB1200TG XLT127TG X12RS15TG

Three Gun - Comp Ready Three Gun - Comp Ready Three Gun - Low Recoil Slug

2¾ 2¾ 2¾

– – –

1325 1180 1200

9 Pellets 1 1 Oz. Slug

00 Buck 7½ Rifled Slug

Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 3

– – – – –

1280 1325 1325 1300 1400

11 ⁄8 1 ¾ 5 ⁄8 3 ⁄8

6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6, 7 6

AA® TARGET

RR

RR

12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 28 GAUGE 410 GAUGE

AA® SPORTING CLAYS 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 28 GAUGE 410 GAUGE

AASC12 AASCL12 AASCL12S AASC20 AASC28 AASC41

TM

Orange & Black Hulls Allows shooters to identify AA TrAAcker from standard AA shotshells shot trap Captures a small portion of shot; ensures wad tracks with the shot cloud downrange AA® TrAAcker wad Patented design helps ensure wad tracks in the center of the shot cloud and is visible in variable light conditions

Proven hard shot Tighter, hard-hitting patterns high-strength hull Reliable performance and excellent reloadability AA® wads Specially designed to reduce felt recoil and improve pattern performance primer and powder Consistent, dependable and clean burning

USA SUPER TARGET 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

WIN3GUN®

RR

12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

STEEL SHOT

WE12GTH WE12GT WE20GT WE28GT WE413GT

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

HIGH-STRENGTH HULL (NON-RELOADABLE) Reliable performance

SUPER-X® XPERT® STEEL 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 28 GAUGE 410 GAUGE

Tighter, hard-hitting patterns

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AA WADS Specially designed to reduce felt recoil and improved pattern performance with longer, thicker petals for increased barrel protection Primer and Powder Consistent, dependable and clean burning

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S H OTS H E L L

WATERFOWL Gauge

Symbol

Description

Length of Shell In.

Velocity fps @ 3 ft.

Oz. Shot

Standard Shot Sizes

3½ 3 ¾ 3

1400 1400 1400 1300

1 5 ⁄8 1 3⁄8 1¼ 1 1⁄16

BB, 1, 2, 3 BB, 1, 2, 3, 5 2, 5 2, 5

3½ 3 3

1675 1675 1500

1 ⁄8 11⁄8 7 ⁄8

Blind Side® Steel Hex Waterfowl Loads Magnum 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

SBS12L SBS123 SBS12 SBS203

Magnum Magnum Magnum Magnum

Blind Side® Steel Hex Waterfowl Loads high velocity 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

SBS12LHV SBS123HV SBS203HV

High Velocity High Velocity High Velocity

High Packing Density 3

BB, 1, 2, 5, 6 BB, 1, 2, 3, 6 3,6

SSH10 XSC10 SSH12LH XSM12L XSC12L SSH123 XSC123 XSM123 XSV123 XSM12 XSM203 XS204

High Velocity Magnum High Velocity Magnum Magnum High Velocity Magnum Magnum Magnum Magnum Magnum Magnum

Hex Steel Shot Six-sided, multiple-edged shot provides increased trauma and wound channel resulting in fast kills

Drylok Super Steel® Waterfowl Loads – Plated 10 GAUGE 10 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

Stacked pellets in the same space means 15% more pellets

3½ 3½ 3½ 3½ 3½ 3 3 3 3 2¾ 3 2¾

1450 1350 1475 1300 1300 1450 1400 1300 1400 1350 1330 1425

1 3⁄8 1 5⁄8 1½ 1 9⁄16 1 9⁄16 1¼ 1¼ 1 3⁄8 1¼ 1¼ 1 ¾

BBB, BB, 2 T, BBB, BB, 2 BBB, BB, 2, 3 BB, 1, 2, 3 T, BBB BB, 2, 3, 4 T, BBB BB, 2, 3, 4 BB, 2, 3, 4 BB, 2, 3, 4, 6 2, 3, 4 4

3½ 3½ 3 3 3 2¾ 2¾ 3

1550 1625 1625 1400 1550 1400 1550 1500

1 3⁄8 1¼ 1 1⁄16 1¼ 1 1⁄8 1 1⁄8 1 1⁄16 7 ⁄8

BB, 2, 3 BB, 2 2, 3 BB, 1, 2, 3, 4 BB, 2, 3, 4 BB, 2, 3, 4, 6 BB, 2, 3, 4 2, 4

Diamond Cut Wad Designed to maximize pattern performance of Hex Shot; consistent patterns that increase kill zone by up to 25% Drylok Super Steel® System Keeps your powder dry; seals out water and moisture and is corrosion resistant for improved patterning and consistent velocities

Super-X® Xpert Steel Waterfowl Loads 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

WEX12L WEX12LM WEX123M WEX123H WEX123 WEX12H WEX12 WEX203

Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel Xpert Hi-Velocity Steel

Provides corrosion resistance

SHOT SIZE

CHOKE

GAUGE

Drylok Super Steel Wad

GOOSE

10-45 yds

T, BBB, BB

Mod/Imp. Mod

10,12, 20

Two-piece double seal wad system helps ensure maximum water resistance and provides a greater gas seal for faster, consistent velocity

DUCK (Large)

10-40 yds

BB,1, 2, 3

IC/Mod/Imp. Mod

10,12, 20

Lacquered Primer

DUCK (Small)

15-40 yds

4, 5, 6

IC/Mod

12, 20

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

50

Improved barrel protection, high shot weights and tighter patterns for long-range knockdown Plated Steel Shot

waterfowl guide IDEAL RANGE

Magnum Shot Cup

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PHEASANT/GAME Gauge

Symbol

Length of Shell In.

Description

Velocity fps @ 3 ft.

Oz. Shot

Standard Shot Sizes

rooster XR® 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

SRXR123 SRXR12 SRXR123HV

Shot-Lok Magnum Shot-Lok Magnum Shot-Lok High Velocity

3 2¾ 3

1300 1300 1450

1 1⁄2 1 1⁄4 1 1⁄4

4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 5, 6

Magnum Magnum High Velocity Magnum High Velocity

3 2¾ 2¾ 3 2¾

1350 1300 1450 1250 1300

1 5⁄8 1 3⁄8 1 3⁄8 1¼ 1

4, 5 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 5, 6

Magnum Magnum

3 2¾

1400 1400

13⁄8 1¼

5 5

X12P X12 X16H X20 X20P X28 X28H X413H X413 X41

Pheasant Heavy Game Heavy Game Heavy Game Pheasant Heavy Game Heavy Game Heavy Game Heavy Game Heavy Game

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 3 3 2½

1220 1330 1295 1220 1165 1295 1205 1100 1135 1245

1¼ 1¼ 1 1⁄8 1 1 ¾ 1 ¾ 11 ⁄16 ½

4, 5 4, 5, 6, 7½, 8 4, 6, 7½ 4, 5, 6, 7½, 8 5 5,6 5, 6, 7½, 8 4, 6, 7½, 8½ 4, 6, 7½ 4, 6, 7½

XU12SP XU12H XU12 XU16 XU20H XU20

Heavy Game Heavy Game Game Game Heavy Game Game

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾

1220 1255 1290 1165 1165 1210

1¼ 1 1⁄8 1 1 1 7 ⁄8

7½, 8 4, 6, 7½, 8 6, 7½, 8 6, 8 6, 7½, 8 6, 7½, 8

Super Pheasant® 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

X123PH X12PH X12PHV X203PH X20PH

Blind Side® Steel Hex Pheasant Loads 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

SBSPH123 SBSPH12

Super-X® High Brass Game 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 16 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 28 GAUGE 28 GAUGE 410 GAUGE 410 GAUGE 410 GAUGE

Shot-Lok® Technology Shot-Lok® fills all space between pellets to protect shot during in-bore acceleration, resulting in consistently tighter patterns Devastating terminal on-target performance Greater penetration over standard lead loads beyond 50 yards Protected Shot During In-Bore Acceleration Shot launches from the barrel near perfectly round for extremely tight long-range patterns

Super-X® Game 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 16 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

PLATED LEAD SHOT

UPLAND GAME guide IDEAL RANGE

Hard hitting performance

SHOT SIZE

CHOKE

GAUGE

DOVE/QUAIL

15-35 yds

6, 7½

IC/Mod

12, 16, 20, 28, 410

PHEASANT

15-35 yds

4, 5, 6

IC/Mod

12, 16, 20, 28

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

ENGINEERED WADS Provides consistent, tight patterns HIGH BRASS MAGnUM Long distance magnum performance

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S H OTS H E L L

TURKEY Gauge

Symbol

SHOT SIZES Description

Length of Shell In.

Velocity fps @ 3 ft.

Oz. Shot

Standard Shot Sizes

2 1¾ 21 ⁄ 8 17 ⁄8

4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6

STANDARD SHOT SIZES

DENSITY

Long beard® XR® Lead Turkey Loads 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

STLB12L STLB123 STLB12LM STLB123M

Shot-Lok Shot-Lok Shot-Lok Magnum Shot-Lok Magnum

3½ 3 3½ 3

1200 1200 1050 1050

Double-X® Turkey Loads Copper Plated, Buffered 10 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 20 GAUGE

STH10 XXT12L STH123 X123MXCT STH12 X203XCT STH203

High Velocity Magnum High Velocity Magnum High Velocity Magnum High Velocity

3½ 3½ 3 3 2¾ 3 3

1300 1150 1300 1125 1300 1185 1200

2 2¼ 1¾ 2 1½ 1¼ 15 ⁄ 16

4, 5 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6 4, 5 4, 5

3 2¾

1210 1260

17 ⁄8 1½

4, 5, 6 4, 5, 6

Shot Number Diameter In Inches Pellets/Oz., Steel Pellets/Oz., Lead Pellets/Oz. Hi-Density

9

8.5

8

7.5

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

B

BB

BBB

T

.08

.085

.09

.095

.10

.11

.12

.13

.14

.15

.16

.17

.18

.19

.20 53

7.9*

-

-

577

490

420

316

243

191

153

125

103

-

72

61

11.0*

585

500

410

350

300

225

170

135

-

87

-

-

50

-

-

12.0*

-

-

-

-

-

207

159

125

-

82

-

56

-

-

-

* Grams per cubic centimeter

BUCKSHOT SIZES

Shot Number Diameter In Inches # Pellets Typical Load

4

3

1

0

00

.24

.25

.30

.32

.33

000 .36

27, 34, 41

20

16, 24

12

9, 12, 15, 18

8, 10

Super-X® Turkey Loads Buffered 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

X123MT X12MT

Magnum Magnum

Shot-Lok® Technology Shot-Lok® fills all space between pellets to protect shot during in-bore acceleration, resulting in consistently tighter patterns Devastating terminal on-target performance Greater penetration over standard lead loads beyond 50 yards Protected Shot During In-Bore Acceleration Shot launches from the barrel near perfectly round for extremely tight long-range patterns

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

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Copper Plated Lead Shot Helps ensure tight, uniform patterns at long ranges. Delivers maximum impact and knock-down power Grex Buffering Reduces set-back forces on shot, improving pattern performance Custom Blended Powders Result in consistent, high-velocity payload

The Winchester Pattern Board allows you to select your gauge, choke, shell length, pellet size, brand, and distance and view the real pattern from that load as well as patterns from comparable loads.


S H OTS H E L L BALLISTICS GUIDE

SHOTGUN SLUG Symbol

Brand/Slug Type

Slug Grs./Oz.

smooth bore Shell Length In. Gauge

B.C.

Velocity in fps–Yards Muzzle 50 100

125

Energy in ft.-lbs.–Yards Muzzle 50 100 125

25

50

Trajectory height in inches–Yards 75 100 125 150 175

FULLY RIFLED barrel (sabot slug) SSDB123 SXP123 SSP123 SSDB12 SXP12 SSP12 SSDB203 SSP203 SSDB20 SSP20

DUAL BOND XP3 TIN CORE PARTITION GOLD DUAL BOND XP3 TIN CORE PARTITION GOLD DUAL BOND PARTITION GOLD DUAL BOND PARTITION GOLD

375 300 385 375 300 385 260 260 260 260

3 3 3 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 3 3 2¾ 2¾

12 12 12 12 12 12 20 20 20 20

0.21 0.189 0.221 0.21 0.189 0.221 0.175 0.2 0.175 0.2

1850 2000 1850 1800 1900 1725 1850 1850 1800 1800

1674 1807 1690 1628 1711 1574 1651 1674 1605 1628

1512 1622 1542 1470 1536 1436 1471 1512 1430 1470

1438 1537 1473 1398 1456 1372 1389 1438 1352 1398

2849 2664 2925 2697 2404 2543 1976 1976 1870 1870

2333 1904 2174 1751 2442 2032 2206 1800 1949 1572 2117 1762 1574 1249 1618 1320 1488 1181 1529 1248

1720 1573 1853 1627 1412 1609 1114 1193 1054 1128

0.0 -0.2 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1

0.8 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9

0.8 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.8 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

-1.8 -1.5 -1.7 -1.9 -1.7 -2.0 -1.9 -1.8 -2.0 -1.9

-4.6 -3.9 -4.4 -4.9 -4.4 -5.2 -4.9 -4.6 -5.2 -4.9

-8.6 -7.3 -8.3 -9.2 -8.3 -9.7 -9.1 -8.6 -9.7 -9.2

fully rifled

RIFLED CHOKE TUBE / FULLY RIFLED barrel XRS123 XRS12 XRS20

BRI SABOT BRI SABOT BRI SABOT

1 oz. 1 oz. 5⁄8 oz.

3 2¾ 2¾

12 12 20

0.095 0.095 0.09

1400 1350 1400

1153 1121 1143

1007 988 995

957 941 944

1958 1821 1162

1329 1256 774

1012 975 586

914 885 529

1.2 1.3 1.2

2.5 2.7 2.6

2.2 2.3 2.3

0.0 0.0 0.0

-4.3 -4.6 -4.5

– – –

– – –

11 ⁄8 oz.

12

0.06

1600

1218

1005

941

2796

1619

1104

968

0.3

0

-1.8

-5.4

-11.1

ANY BARREL (rifled slug) S12RBSS

RAZOR BOAR XT

rifled tube extenstion

SMOOTH BORE (rifled slug) X123RS15 X12RS15 X12RS15LF X203RS5 X20RSM5 X413RS5 X41RS5

RIFLED RIFLED LEAD FREE RIFLED RIFLED RIFLED RIFLED

1 oz. 1 oz. ¾ oz. ¾ oz. ¾ oz. ¼ oz. 1 ⁄ 5 oz.

3 2¾ 2¾ 3 2¾ 3 2½

12 12 12 20 20 410 410

0.068 0.06 0.04 0.06 0.06 0.058 0.061

1760 1600 1450 1800 1600 1800 1830

1310 1161 984 1288 1160 1288 1318

1040 953 809 1008 952 998 1025

965 889 – 932 889 919 946

3010 2488 1587 2359 1865 788 651

1667 1310 732 1208 981 403 338

1052 882 494 739 660 234 204

904 768 – 632 575 205 174

0.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

-1.5 -1.9 -2.5 -1.5 -2.0 -1.9 -1.9

-4.6 -5.9 -8.0 -4.8 -5.9 -5.8 -5.8

-9.7 -12.1 – -10.2 -12.1 -11.0 -12.0

– – – – – – –

– – – – – – –

HOLLOW POINT

POLYMER TIP

HIGH VELOCITY

Provides lethal stopping performance at a variety of ranges and impact velocities

Improved down-range ballistics

Allows for massive knockdown

TIN CORE SLUG

HIGH ENERGY

Lead-free design

Provides deep penetration and proven lethality

SABOT

PROVEN PARTITION GOLD TECHNOLOGY

HEAVY OUTER JACKET Protects inner jacket during penetration to maximize energy transfer and knockdown power BULLET WITHIN A BULLET The industry’s first 12-segment design with two times the expansion for maximum stopping power and quicker kills

LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

Patented design delivers improved accuracy

Designed for dramatic bullet expansion and accuracy regardless of barrel length

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S H OTS H E L L

PERSONAL DEFENSE Gauge

Velocity fps @ 3 ft.

Oz. Shot

Standard Shot Sizes

2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 3 2½ 410/45

1600 1150 1600 750 750 Combo Pack 750/850

– – – – – –

1 oz. Segmenting Slug Slug/Buck 1 ⁄4 oz. Segmenting Slug 4DD/16BB 3DD/12BB 3DD/12BB/45 Colt

3½ 3 3 2¾

1450 1450 1210 1450

15 Pellets 12 Pellets 15 Pellets 9 Pellets

00 Buck 00 Buck 00 Buck 00 Buck

3½ 3½ 3 3 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 2¾ 3 2½

1200 1150 1210 1040 1325 1250 1325 1200 1135 1300

18 Pellets 54 Pellets 15 Pellets 24 Pellets 9 Pellets 16 Pellets 27 Pellets 20 Pellets 5 Pellets 3 Pellets

00 Buck 4 Buck 00 Buck 1 Buck 00 Buck 1 Buck 4 Buck 3 Buck 000 Buck 000 Buck

Buffered Buckshot

1450

8 Pellets

00 Buck

Smokeless Powder Black Powder Black Powder

2¾ 27⁄8 2¾

– – –

Blank Blank Blank

– – –

3

1300

BB

Symbol

Description

Length of Shell In.

®

Defender® Ammunition for Personal Defense 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 410 GAUGE 410 GAUGE 410/45 Colt

S12PDX1S S12PDX1 S20PDX1S S413PDX1 S410PDX1 S41045PD

Personal Defense Personal Defense Personal Defense Personal Defense Personal Defense Personal Defense

S T O P

T H E

T H R E A T®

12- and 20-GAUGE SEGMENTING SLUG Slug breaks into three segments upon impact compensating for aim error and provides critical penetration

BUCKSHOT Double X® Buckshot Copper Plated, Buffered 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

SB12L00 SB12300 X12XC3B5 SB1200

High Velocity High Velocity Magnum High Velocity

Super-X® Buckshot Buffered 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 12 GAUGE 20 GAUGE 410 GAUGE 410 GAUGE

XB12L00 XB12L4 XB12300 XB1231 XB1200 XB121 XB124 XB203 XB413 XB41000

Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot Buffered Buckshot

Razor Boar XTTM - Buckshot Buffered 12 GAUGE

S12RB00

410 DEFENDER Ideal for short-range personal defense. Plated defense disk projectiles provide optimal penetration and knockdown, while plated BB’s deliver massive shock and compensate for aim error

12 GAUGE DEFENDER (Slug & Buck) Plated 00 buck compensates for aim error while 1-oz. rifled slug provides optimum penetration and knockdown

Super-X® Trials & Blanks 12 GAUGE 10 GAUGE 12 GAUGE

XP12 XBP10 XBP12

VARMINT X, copper plated 12 Gauge

X123VBB

Varmint X

Buffered Shot Ensures tighter patterns Hard Hitting Copper Plated Buckshot Proven stopping power for hog hunters High Velocity Provides greater energy transfer

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R I M F I R E BALLISTICS GUIDE

RIMFIRE Considered the most popular ammunition in the world, rimfire ammunition is the ideal round for both first-time shooters and experts alike. Winchester is an industry leader in rimfire ammunition, delivering optimum reliability and technology-driven new products. With one of the most impressive selection of offerings for target shooting and hunting, Winchester continues its dominance in the rimfire ammunition category.

Varmint/Small game

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Cartridge

RIMFIRE

Brand

Symbol

17 Win Super Mag 17 Win Super Mag

Varmint HV Varmint HE

S17W20 S17W25

17 Win Super Mag 17HMR 17HMR 17HMR 22WMR 22WMR 22WMR 22WMR 22WMR 22WMR 22WMR 22WMR

Power Core Varmint HV Varmint LF Super-X Defender Varmint HE Varmint HV Varmint HV Varmint LF Super-X Super-X USA

S17W20PC S17HMR1 S17HMR1LF X17HMR1 S22MPDX1 S22WM S22M2 S22M2PT X22MHLF X22MH X22M USA22M

Cartridge

Brand

Symbol

22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 Long Rifle 22 WRF 22 Short 22 Short 22 Long

Super-X Super-X Super-X Hyper Speed Varmint HE Varmint LF Super-X Super-X Super-X Super-X Wildcat Super-X Super-X Xpert 222 333 525 555 Dynapoint M22 M22 Subsonic M22 Subsonic Super-X Super-X Super-X Super-X

X22LRSS1 X22LRHSS1 X22LRPP1 XHV22LR S22LRFSP X22LRHLF X22LRH X22LRPP X22LR XT22LR WW22LR X22LRSUBA X22LRS XPERT22 22LR222HP 22LR333HP 22LR525HP 22LR555HP WD22LRB S22LRT S22LRTSUP S22LRTSU8 22WRF X22SB X22S X22LRCBMA

Bullet Wt. (Grs.)

Bullet Type

BC

muzzle

50

20 25

Polymer Tip Polymer Tip

0.185 0.230

3000 2600

2745 2411

2504 2230

2388 2142

20 17 15.5 20 40 34 30 30 28 40 40 45

Power Core Polymer Tip Polymer Tip XTP JHP JHP JHP VMax JHP Tin JHP FMJ DP

0.124 0.125 0.115 0.130 0.110 0.102 0.089 0.095 0.087 0.110 0.110 0.126

2875 2550 2550 2375 1910 2120 2250 2250 2200 1910 1910 1550

2575 2212 2184 2063 1592 1753 1819 1842 1761 1592 1592 1322

2237 1901 1850 1776 1326 1437 1450 1490 1394 1326 1326 1147

2078 1757 1696 1644 1218 1304 1298 1341 1247 1218 1218 1083

Bullet Wt. (Grs.)

40 37 40 40 37 26 37 40 40 40 40 40 36 36 36 36 36 40 40 45 45 45 29 29

Bullet Type

LRN Copper Plated LHP Copper Plated PP Copper Plated LHP Copper Plated FHP Copper Plated THP TIN LHP Copper Plated PP Copper Plated LRN Copper Plated LRN Standard Velocity LRN LHP #12 Shot LHP LHP Copper Plated LHP Copper Plated LHP Copper Plated LHP Copper Plated DP LRN Black Copper Plated LRN Black Copper Plated LRN Black Copper Plated LFN Copper Plated Blank Black Powder LRN Copper Plated LRN

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Rounds Per Box

Package Type

0.119 0.111 0.098 0.105 0.090 0.062 0.107 0.098 0.116 0.116 0.116 0.109 0.084 0.084 0.084 0.084 0.084 0.116 0.125 0.141 0.141 0.108 0.084 0.114

100 100 100 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 500 222 333 525 555 500 1000 100 800 50 50 50 50

plastic plastic plastic plastic plastic plastic paper/brick paper/brick paper/brick paper/brick paper/brick paper/brick paper/brick paper/bulk paper/bulk paper/bulk paper/bulk paper/bulk paper/bulk paper/bulk plastic paper/bulk paper paper/brick paper/brick paper/brick

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200

muzzle

50

175

200

2275 2057

2165 1973

2058 1892

400 375

335 323

278 276

253 255

230 235

208 216

188 199

1926 1620 1553 1520 1130 1192 1173 1215 1131 1130 1130 1031

1781 1494 1422 1406 1061 1104 1080 1116 1047 1061 1061 989

1644 1378 1305 1304 1008 1037 1011 1041 984 1008 1008 953

384 245 231 250 324 339 337 337 301 324 324 240

294 185 169 189 225 232 220 226 193 225 225 174

222 136 122 140 156 156 140 148 121 156 156 131

192 116 102 120 132 128 112 120 97 132 132 117

165 99 86 103 113 107 92 98 80 113 113 106

141 84 72 88 100 92 78 83 68 100 100 98

120 72 60 75 90 81 68 72 60 90 90 91

RIFLE

Barrel Length (in)

Muzzle Velocity (fps)

Muzzle Energy (ft. lbs.)

Velocity (fps) Muzzle

Energy (ft. lbs.) Muzzle

Velocity (fps) 100 Yards

Energy (ft. lbs.) 100 Yards

Mid Range Trajectory 100 Yards

6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 — 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

1105 1135 1085 1305 1215 1455 1085 1085 1060 950 1060 870 — 1085 1085 1085 1085 1085 950 1060 1000 1000 1105

108 106 105 151 121 122 97 105 100 80 100 67 — 94 94 94 94 94 80 100 100 100 122

1300 1330 1280 1435 1400 1650 1280 1280 1255 1150 1255 1065 N/A 1280 1280 1280 1280 1280 1150 1255 1090 1090 1300

150 145 145 183 161 157 135 145 140 117 140 101 — 131 131 131 131 131 117 140 119 119 169

1038 1038 1001 1070 1027 1023 1015 1001 1017 976 1017 922 — 975 975 975 975 975 976 1017 966 966

96 88 89 102 87 60 85 89 92 85 92 76 — 76 76 76 76 76 85 92 93 93

3.3 3.2 3.5 2.9 3.2 2.3 3.5 3.5 3.6 4.0 3.5 4.5 — 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.7 4.0 3.6 4.2 4.2

— 6 6

— 1010 575

— 66 21

N/A 1095 770

— 77 38

1023 — 903 681

105 — 52 30

3.4 — 4.5 3.9

Ballistic Coefficient (BC): The “Ballistic Coefficient” or B.C. of a projectile (bullet) is a measure of its efficiency in flight or how well it is able to overcome air resistance. The higher the ballistic coefficient, the less velocity a bullet will lose over distance — resulting in less drop at longer ranges and more energy on target. So, for long range hunting or target shooting, the higher the B.C. the better.

PP = Personal Protection

Energy in Foot Pounds (ft-lbs.) 100 125 150

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LEAD FREE PROJECTILE

Velocity in Feet Per Second (fps) 100 125 150

ABBREVIATIONS LFN – Lead Flat Nose LHP – Lead Hollow Point JHP – Jacketed Hollow Point FHP – Fragmenting Hollow Point FMJ – Full Metal Jacket

DP – Dynapoint * Lubaloy® Plating reduces fouling THP – Tin hollow point PP – Power Point LRN – Lead Round Nose


-0.4 -0.6

-1.2 -1.8

-2.4 -3.4

-0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.7 1.0 1.0 1.7

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

-0.6 -0.9 -1.0 -1.1 -2.2 -1.8 -1.7 -1.7 -1.9 -2.2 -2.2 -3.2

-1.7 -2.6 -2.7 -3.1 -6.0 -4.9 -4.8 -4.5 -5.2 -6.0 -6.0 -8.3

-3.3 -5.0 -5.4 -5.9 -11.4 -9.6 -9.4 -8.9 -10.2 -11.4 -11.4 -15.5

100

175

200

-4.1 -5.6

0.4 0.4

1.7 1.6

2.7 2.6

3.9 3.8

5.5 5.3

7.3 7.0

-5.7 -8.5 -9.1 -9.9 -18.7 -16.0 -15.9 -14.9 -17.2 -18.7 -18.7 -24.9

0.6 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.4

2.6 3.3 3.6 3.5 5.7 5.5 5.9 5.5 6.3 5.7 5.7 5.9

4.3 5.3 5.9 5.7 9.2 8.9 9.6 8.9 10.3 9.2 9.2 9.3

6.4 8.0 8.9 8.5 13.6 13.2 14.5 13.4 15.5 13.6 13.6 13.3

9.0 11.3 12.6 11.9 18.7 18.5 20.4 18.9 21.6 18.7 18.7 17.8

12.3 15.3 17.1 16.1 24.6 24.7 27.2 25.3 28.7 24.6 24.6 22.9

X22S

0 0

Wind Drift, 10 MPH (in) 125 150

50

XHV22LR

-0.2 0.0

200

22WRF

175

X17HMR

100

S22M2

Trajectory (Yards) 125 150

50

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Winchester’s 36-grain, copper-plated hollow point, featured in bulk packs is perfect for small game hunting, plinking and target shooting. This round features a copper-plated hollow point bullet to reduce fouling and has a muzzle velocity of 1,280 feet per second for improved cycling in semi-automatics. Available in 222, 333, and 555 rounds per box.

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* It is important to understand that rimfire ammunition is very versatile and has broad cross-over with many applications. This game/usage guide is a “starting point” for the beginner sportsman to guide the user in product usage applications. As you become more experienced and knowledgeable, broader usage applications are possible. Choosing a round is subjective and will vary depending on personal preference, the gun used, environmental conditions and other factors.

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CO M P O N E N TS

primers

bullets Caliber

Nominal Bullet Diameter

Bullet Weight

Bullet Type

Symbol

Qty/Bag

RIFLE BULLETS Consumer Pack Metallic Components (Plastic Bag) 22 22 22 22 22 243 270 7mm 7.62 30 30 30 (30-30) 30 (308) 44 (44-40)

.224 .224 .224 .224 .224 .243 .277 .284 .310 .308 .308 .308 .308 .426

46 gr. 50 gr. 55 gr. 55 gr. 64 gr. 80 gr. 130 gr. 150 gr. 123 gr. 147 gr. 150 gr. 150 gr. 180 gr. 200 gr.

HP PSP FMJBT PSP PP PSP PP PP PP FMJBT PP PPFN PP SP

WB22HP46 WB222PSP50 WB556MC55 WB223PSP55 WB223PP64 WB243PSP80 WB270PP130 WB7PP150 WB762PP123 WB762MC147 WB30PP150 WB30FN150 WB308SP180 WB44SP200

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

WB380MC95 WB38MC130 WB9ST115 WB9FB115 WB9MC115 WB9JHP115 WB9ST147 WB9JHP147 WB9MC124 WB38JHP110 WB38JHP125 WB357ST145 WB357HP158 WB40ST155 WB40TC165 WB40ST175 WB40TC180 WB40JHP180 WB44ST210 WB44HSP240 WB45MC230 WB45JHP230

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100

HANDGUN BULLETS Consumer Pack Metallic Components (Plastic Bag) 380 38 9mm 9mm 9mm 9mm 9mm 9mm 9mm 38/357 38/357 38/357 38/357 40/10mm 40/10mm 40/10mm 40/10mm 40/10mm 44 44 45 45

.356 .356 .355 .355 .355 .355 .355 .355 .355 .357 .357 .357 .357 .400 .400 .400 .400 .400 .430 .430 .451 .451

95 gr. 130 gr. 115 gr. 115 gr. 115 gr. 115 gr. 147 gr. 147 gr. 124 gr. 110 gr. 125 gr. 145 gr. 158 gr. 155 gr. 165 gr. 175 gr. 180 gr. 180 gr. 210 gr. 240 gr. 230 gr. 230 gr.

FMJ FMJ STHP FMJ-Flat Base FMJ-Hollow Base JHP-Notched STHP JHP-Notched FMJ-Flat Base JHP-Notched JHP-Notched STHP JHP-Notched STHP Truncated Cone STHP Truncated Cone JHP-Notched STHP HSP-Notched FMJ JHP-Notched

Symbol

Primer

W209 WLR WLRM WSR WSP WLP WSPM

#209 #8½ - 120 #8½M - 120 #6½ - 116 #1½ - 108 #7 - 111 #1½M - 108

Types Shotgun Shells Large Rifle Large Rifle Magnum Small Rifle Small Regular Pistol Large Regular Pistol Small Magnum Pistol

Symbol

QTY/Carton

Types

MUZZLELOADING PRIMERS SML11 SML209T7

100 100

Percussion Cup Primer

shotshell wads Symbol WAA12L WAA12 WAA12SL

WT12 WAA20 WAA28HS WAA410HS

Gauge

Optimum (Oz.)

12 12 12

⁄8 1 1⁄8 1 & 1 1⁄8

12 20 28 .410

1 1⁄8 7 ⁄8 ¾ ½

7

Description Shot Wt.

Color

For 7⁄8 to 1 ounce loads Gray For 1 to 1 5⁄8 ounce loads For 1 to 1 1⁄8 ounce loads but can be used anywhere 1 ounce F1 wad was recommended For 1 to 1 5⁄8 ounce loads For 7⁄8 to 1¼ ounce loads Used in new HS Hull Only Used in new HS Hull Only

White Pink

Orange White Red Red

The Winchester Ballistics Calculator is available at Winchester.com and is a free app. Ballistic Coefficient (BC): The “Ballistic Coefficient” or B.C. of a projectile (bullet) is a measure of its efficiency in flight or how well it is able to overcome air resistance. The higher the ballistic coefficient, the less velocity a bullet will lose over distance — resulting in less drop at longer ranges and more energy on target. So, for long range hunting or target shooting, the higher the B.C. the better.

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ABBREVIATIONS LFN – Lead Flat Nose LHP – Lead Hollow Point JHP – Jacketed Hollow Point FHP – Fragmenting Hollow Point FMJ – Full Metal Jacket

DP – Dynapoint * Lubaloy® Plating reduces fouling THP – Tin hollow point PP – Power Point LRN – Lead Round Nose ZFMJ – Zinc Core Full Metal Jacket

STHP – Silver Tip Hollow Point PSP – Pointed Soft Point FMJBT – Full Metal Jacket Boat-Tail SP – Soft Point PPFN – Power-Point Flat Nose


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shellcases Cartridge

Symbol

Qty/Bag

Cartridge

Symbol

Qty/Bag

UNPRIMED RIFLE SHELLCASES Consumer Pack Metallic Components (Plastic Bag) 204 Ruger WSC204RU 218 Bee WSC218BU 22 Hornet WSC22HU 22-250 Rem. WSC22250U 220 Swift WSC220SU 222 Rem. WSC222RU 223 Rem. WSC223RU 223 WSSM WSC223WSSU 225 Win. WSC225WU 243 Win. WSC243WU 243 WSSM WSC243WSSU 6mm Rem. WSC6MMRU 25 WSSM WSC25WSSU 25-06 Rem. WSC2506RU 25-20 Win. WSC2520U 25-35 Win. WSC2535WU 250 Savage WSC250SU 257 Roberts +P WSC257PU 264 Win. Mag. WSC264WMU 6.5x55 Swedish WSC6555SU 270 Win. WSC270WU 270 WSM WSC270WSMU 280 Rem. WSC280RU 284 Win. WSC284WU 7mm-08 Rem. WSC708RU 7mm Mauser WSC7MMAU 7mm Rem. Mag. WSC7MMRU 7mm WSM WSC7MMWSMU 30 Carbine WSC30CU 30-30 Win. WSC3030WU 30-06 SPRINGFIELD WSC3006SFU 30-40 Krag WSC3040KU 300 Blackout WSC300BLKU 300 WSM WSC300WSMU 300 Win. Mag. WSC300WMU 300 Savage WSC300SU 300 H&H Mag. WSC300HHU 303 British WSC303BU 307 Win. WSC307U 308 Win. WSC308WU 32 Win. Special WSC32WSU

Cartridge

Symbol

Qty/Bag

UNPRIMED HANDGUN SHELLCASES 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 100 50 50 50 100 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

32-40 Win. 7.62x39mm 32-20 Win. 8mm Mauser 325 WSM 338 Win. Mag. 348 Win. 35 Rem. 356 Win. 358 Win. 375 Win. 375 H&H Mag. 38-40 Win. 38-55 Win. 44-40 Win. 45-70 Goverment 458 Win. Mag.

WSC3240WU WSC762X39U WSC3220U WSC8MMAU WSC325WSMU WSC338WMU WSC348WMU WSC35REMU WSC356U WSC358U WSC375WU WSC375HHU WSC3840U WSC3855WU WSC4440WU WSC4570GU WSC458WMU

50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50

Consumer Pack Metallic Components (Plastic Bag) 380 Automatic WSC380AU 30 Luger WSC30LU 32 Smith & Wesson WSC32SWU 32 Short Colt WSC32SCU 38 Special WSC38SU 9mm Luger WSC9U 38 Super Auto +P WSC38AS+U 9x23mm WSC923WU 357 Sig WSC357SIGU 357 Magnum WSC357MU 40 Smith & Wesson WSC40SWU 10mm Auto WSC10MMU 41 Rem. Mag. WSC41RMU 44 Smith & Wesson WSC44SWU 44 Rem. Mag. WSC44MU 45 Automatic WSC45AU 45 G.A.P. WSC45GU 45 Colt WSC45COLTU 454 Casull WSC454CU 500 Smith & Wesson WSC500SWU

100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 50

RELOADING POWDERS* Information on all the Winchester reloading powders and reloading data is available at: www.wwpowder.com

Winchester Smokeless Propellant 6231 Robinson Shawnee Mission, KS 66202 Phone: (913) 362-9455

*Offered through Hodgdon Powder Company WINCHESTER.COM

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Winchester adds to its rich legacy of making fantastic target ammunition with an all new load—USA Forged.

But growing up in the South, hunting was not permitted on Sundays. Once breakfast and chores were complete, we set in on shooting targets with as much excitement as if we were about to set out to hunt. Unlike deer hunting, these fun shooting sessions were no longer limited to scatterguns. From the backs of pick-up 60

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These new trucks came zippered cases with slender .22 rifles, tack-driving centerfires and of particular thrill to a young shooter, a myriad of handguns. Despite all of the different guns, the choice of ammo never changed. After all, the brand of ammunition most trusted on the hunt, remained the obvious and trusted choice when it came to busting targets and punching holes in paper. And where hunting often resulted in only a shot or two at most ever being fired, when shooting targets, it was nothing to burn through boxes and boxes of shells, the air thick with the smell of burnt powder and filled with the sounds of laughter and barbs as each shooter tried to outcompete the next. “I put my trust in Winchester for the most important shots I might take all year when hunting,” says one old-timer thinking back to those special times. “So it only stood to reason that I would use Winchester loads in all of my other guns, too.”

made-inthe-USA cartridges are range friendly. They have the same bullets, powder and primers as the Winchester standard 9mm loads, Only the shellcase is steel.

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rowing up among the Southern swamps and farm fields of Robert Ruark and Nash Buckingham lore, my introduction to shooting came via deer hunting that was most commonly carried out by large parties of hunters using shotguns loaded with buckshot. And that buckshot, more often than not, was wrapped in bright red hulls in the shade of Winchester Super-X red. Those ubiquitous red shells were recognized by virtually every adult at my father’s hunt club as the one they could trust to deliver tight, hard-hitting patterns. And it’s what they gave their sons when it was time for them to sit in their own deer stand.


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A Legacy of Target Perfection From perfecting metallic cartridges in the post Civil War-era to embracing the use of smokeless powder that changed the development of ammunition and firearms in the 1890s, the Winchester brand has always been at the forefront of innovation. Even the preeminent shooters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries recognized this as it was Winchester ammunition that was used by Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill in his famed Wild West Show. President Theodore Roosevelt was also a fan, crediting the loads with much of his shooting success. From those early notable beginnings Winchester has lent its name to the development of a number of cartridges, as well as some in which its name does not appear. In addition to its famed .4440 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), which was developed in 1873 and used interchangeably with handguns of the time, as well as “The Gun that Won the West,” the Model 73 rifle, Winchester has been involved in a number of cartridge developments throughout its history. More recently, the .40 S&W was developed as a combined effort between Smith & Wesson and Winchester. The effort was in response to the FBI’s request to create a load that mimicked the 10mm but with a smaller case. The goal was to provide the ultimate compromise between the 9mm’s terminal performance without the recoil 62

of the larger .45 caliber. It has since become a popular load among competitive shooters. In more modern times, the company has focused efforts on creating purpose-built ammunition for target shooters and other handgun fans geared toward what they want to accomplish with their firearm. With the popularity of 3-Gun competition sweeping the country, Winchester introduced Win3Gun® ammo two years ago. In addition to rifle loads in 5.56 and 12-gauge shotgun loads, the line boasts handgun loads chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP— all the most popular rounds used in 3-Gun competition. That same year, the company introduced Win1911® loads—ballistically matched ammunition dedicated to one of the most popular handgun designs in firearms history. Win1911 boasts both a flat-nose full metal jacket (FMJ) load for practice and plinking and a perfectly matched jacketed hollow point (JHP) for self-defense use. Both feature nickel-plated bullet jackets wrapped around the 230-grain bullets.

USA Forged will be available in 150-round boxes of 115-grain 9mm ammunition.

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for pistol shooters who don’t reload, there is no reason not to shoot USA Forged.

As shooting and training becomes a higher volume pastime with shooters training more than ever before, we always WANT to discover more value for our customers. USA Forged helps make practice a little more cost effective. That was the real motivation behind this new load.” — MIKE STOCK Winchester Centerfire Product Manager

Introducing Winchester USA Forged The fastest growing segment of American shooters are women, and as more of them flock to ranges around the country to share time with their friends or the men in their lives, families as a whole are entering the shooting ranks. Target shooting, whether on a formal range or on private, rural property is a great way to spend

time together, teach and reinforce skills and responsibility, and quite simply, just have fun. But it can also be expensive, particularly where ammo is concerned. Enter Winchester’s latest dedicated handgun offering— new Winchester USA Forged. “As shooting and training becomes a higher volume pastime with shooters train-

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made in the u.s.a.

EAST ALTON, IL Shotshell Manufacturing Facility

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ing more than ever before, we always want to discover more value for our customers,” says Mike Stock, centerfire product manager at Winchester. “USA Forged helps make practice a little more cost effective. That was the real motivation behind this new load.” Steel-cased ammunition has long been used by shooters as it can be less expensive and, for those who save or simply clean up their own casings, easier to pick up using a magnet. However, much of this steel ammunition has been imported and is banned at ranges because in addition to having steel cases, many of the offerings also use

steel in the jacket of the bullet. Not USA Forged. This new load boasts the same bullets, powder and primers as the company’s standard 9mm loads with brass shellcases. Only the shellcase is steel, meaning these new madein-the-USA cartridges are range friendly. Winchester USA Forged is available in 2016 and will come in 150-round boxes of 9mm which feature 115-grain brass jacketed FMJ bullets. The loads will also feature noncorrosive boxer primers and clean-burning powder, making them ideal for extended range sessions. A proprietary coating on the cases aid corrosion resistance.

“This is great, high-quality ammunition that really answers some of the shortcomings of other steel shellcase products out there,” Stock says. He stresses these are not bi-metal or steel jackets, which are outlawed on many ranges, nor are they plated bullets that are not safe for use in ported or vented pistols. In a nutshell, the benefits of USA Forged is a lower cost per round, and the shellcases are easier to pick up when shooting outside with the use of a magnet. “Quite simply, for pistol shooters who don’t reload, there is no reason not to shoot USA Forged,” says Stock.

nown as the home of such famous authors as William Faulkner and OXFORD, MS John Grisham, Oxford, Rimfire, Pistol and Rifle Manufacturing Mississippi’s magnoliaFacilities lined streets also boast Winchester’s newest stateof-the-art pistol and rifle ammunition manufacturing facility. It’s right down the street from the company’s rimfire facility meaning Winchester is providing a significant economic boost to a town considered the “cultural Mecca of the South” according to visitoxfordms.com. Centerfire Product Manager Mike Stock says the pistol and rifle ammo facilities have only been open a few years, but it is where all of the new USA Forged loads will be made, in addition to many other Winchester loads. “It has made us a lot more efficient putting all of those operations under one roof,” says Stock. A key part of the facility is a state-of-the-art ballistics testing facility where they can test everything from popular sporting arms to the most powerful military and law enforcement firearms. “We are incredibly proud of our new facility, our dedicated workforce and offering products that are MADE IN THE USA,” says Stock. —D.H.

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Winchester Deer Season XP makes it easier than ever for deer hunters to choose the perfect load for their rifle.

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With millions of people in the United States clamoring to learn more about hunting and shooting; brands like Winchester are leading the way by developing new products and tools to capture, educate and inform for a lifetime of sporting fun. By Jason Gilbertson

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ime … there is only so much of it when it comes to carving out a little here and a little there for our favorite leisure activities. Try to add a new hobby to an already full quiver and you’re talking more hours of the day consumed, including the time needed to research this new activity, not to mention more expenses pulled from what is likely an already tight budget. So how do you make the most of that free time? At the end of the day, it all comes down to how you most want to spend your leisure time and finding a way to make every free moment count. Some people buy boats on which to spend summer days on the lake. Mountain bikers load up for weekend adventures on the trail. A lot of people just crave a few hours each weekend for a round of golf, while others dream of that day game at the

baseball stadium with friends. To others, a motorcycle ride on a cool, fall day is what they dream of. And for many millions more, nothing beats the chance to slip into the woods for a little weekend hunting adventure or hitting the range with friends to test their skills behind the trigger on a variety of targets. If you’re part of the hunting and shooting sports crowd, you’re not alone. In fact, there has never been more interest in hunting and shooting as thousands of newcomers join the sporting ranks. Participation numbers have been on the rise over the past decade. Millions of men and women among the Millenial and Gen Y crowds have arrived at shooting ranges, hunt camps and conservation events to be a part of the action. And, they are being embraced by those who have come before them. But with every new activity, there is trepidation and often a lot of questions: Where can I shoot? Where can

I hunt? What kind of gear do I need? How much does that cost? Who can help me learn how to do this? The lineup of questions can be dizzying with any hobby, and hunting and shooting are no different. The good news is if you’re among one of these newcomers, you’re in luck. Learning to shoot and hunt have never been more accessible with literally thousands of organizations, businesses and fellow sportsmen eager to teach and share their love for this great American pastime. (See sidebar for a list of popular organizations and programs.) “The hunting and shooting sports industry offers so many opportunities through a variety of programs designed to help newcomers learn how to shoot, learn how to hunt and learn how to be safe and responsible firearms owners,” said Greg Kosteck, director of marketing for

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TARGET SHOOTERS ARE ON THE RISE

51 MILLION IN 2014

50%

Since 2009, the number of

GROWTH

target shooters has increased by

IN TARGET

17 million

SHOOTING

34 MILLION IN 2009

SINCE 2009

FEMALE PARTICIPATION IS RISING

ILLUSTRATION BY RYAN KIRBY

NEW SHOOTERS ARE YOUNGER

68%

of 18-34 year olds

are NEW shooters

31%

of 18-34 year olds

ARE established shooters

HANDGUN SHOOTING TOPS THE CHART

66%

NEW shooters

50% female established shooters

of new

shooters SURVEYED shoOT handguns

26% female

Source: National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and Responsive Management Report: SPORT SHOOTING PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2014. New Shooters defined as those first initiated into the shooting sports within the previous 5 years.

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visit popular retail stores and ask questions about firearms, ammunition and other gear. They are heavy online users. Be it smartphone, tablet or the standard desktop computer, this group of new shooters and hunters is diverse in age and ethnicity, but virtually unified in their pursuit of finding answers and information online. They can sniff out authentic marketing and products that

truly make the “experience” worthwhile, be it on the range or in the field and they can often quickly figure out which ones don’t. “Winchester remains a successful and relevant brand today because we always push to deliver more for our customers. Whether it’s a new rifle or shotshell load, an online tool or promotion; it’s our responsibility to always be on the front

end of communicating to a diverse and growing customer base,” said Kosteck. “We have an opportunity to be a strong brand and resource to a new community of people who want to learn more about hunting and shooting. Winchester has been an iconic leader in this industry for 150 years, and we are excited for what is to come.”

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hether you need to get certified for concealed carry, want to take a friend or spouse shooting, need to take a hunter safety course or are looking for shooting events you can participate in, check out the following online resources to get started: NSSF First Shots nssf.org/firstshots Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program mqp.nra.org NSSF Where to Shoot wheretoshoot.org American Trap Association shootata.com

31%

OF WOMEN REPORT HAVING A GUN IN THE HOME

USA Shooting usashooting.org International Defensive Pistol Association idpa.com Youth Shooting Sports Alliance youthshootingsa.com International Hunter Education Association ihea.com Project Childsafe projectchildsafe.org

*Source, NRA.org

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Winchester Ammunition. “Hunting and the shooting sports are enjoyed by millions of Americans each year and interest and participation continues to build. This is an exciting time to work with people who have a deep interest in learning more.” A common thread among the new generations of “want to be” hunters and shooters; they are savvy in how they spend time, money and energy. They


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nnovative products drive customer interest. Winchester, an industry leader in delivering new technologies year after year continues to develop products that offer its customers true advantages on the range and in the field. Some of the more recent Winchester innovations to benefit shooters and hunters include products and tools that offer additional insight to experienced sportsmen while providing particular benefits to new members of the sporting ranks. These products and tools include: Winchester Ballistics Calculator One of the most reliable and accurate tools available when it comes to learning about the ballistics of your favorite cartridge. Enter wind speed, distance and other variables to learn how a particular Winchester bullet performs. Available on Winchester.com or as a free app. Winchester Pattern Board It’s the only shotshell pattern tool in the industry and is chocked full of authentic information. Choose shotgun gauge, pellet size, shell length, chokes, the Winchester shotshell line and adjust the distance to pattern your shotgun loads out to 70 yards. Compare up to four loads at a time. Review their patterns, save your favorites, see what loads and patterns other users are shooting and receive product recommendations to improve your shot. AA TrAAcker The revolutionary AA TrAAcker is a game-changer for clay and wing shooters, providing a unique wad technology that tracks the shot string downrange across varying backgrounds. Choose the fluorescent orange wad for overcast/dark backdrops or a black wad for clear sky, background shots. It literally helps you see where you’re missing.

Light recoiling W Train & Defend loads make self-defense training easy for today’s female shooter.” W Train & Defend The Winchester W Train & Defend system provides a perfect solution for shooters interested in training to become proficient with their personal defense ammunition. Winchester has paired range-ready Train rounds with ballistically-matched, threat-stopping Defend rounds; each designed to limit the recoil felt by the shooter and to promote confident load selection for each caliber offered.

Deer Season XP The innovation in Deer Season XP is simple … this is a bullet designed for deer hunters. Winchester engineers developed this bullet for massive knockdown performance and precision accuracy. Each caliber offers ideal bullet weights, which keeps the selection process in the ammunition aisle simple for deer hunters who want the best in deer hunting ammunition.

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THE LEGENDARY AA ®

Fifty years of innovation and performance continue to bring shooters together on the range and in the field. By M.D. Johnson

if memory serves me. Or perhaps it was 1968 or maybe even 1972. It’s been quite awhile. What I do remember vividly is watch watching the Old Man, a fanatical shotgunner since his return from Vietnam in 1966, work the handle of the reloader bolted to the top of his workbench. At his side—always at his side—was an old wooden crate filled with red Winchester AA hulls. Atop the table sat an array of the same hulls representing the various stages of the loading process. Wads, primer trays, a cotton bag of No. 5 lead shot. They were there, too. And while the components might have changed with the times, the red AA hulls have remained the same. “Like gold,” I remember hearing my dad say referring to his precious crate of AA empties. “You can load ’em forever.” 68

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Birth of a Legend I was but a year old when the folks in East Alton, Ill., introduced their now-legendary AA shotshell in 1965. By the time I began hunting 9 years later, the boxes of the AAs predecessor, the Mark 4 and Mark 5 paper hulls, so commonplace around the Johnson household, were replaced, albeit slowly, by this revolutionary modern plastic convenience. Universally, the new AA shotshells were almost immediately accepted by target shooters and hunters, thanks in large part to performance innovations like Winchester’s onepiece hinged plastic wad system. Brad Criner, Winchester’s Senior Shotshell Product Manager, in an interview with American Rifleman, spoke of the advancements in the Mark 4 shotshell over earlier company offerings. “In 1964, Winchester introduced a paper sleeve, the predecessor to the plastic wad,” Criner said. “What this did was protect the shot during in-

PAUL SHERAR

The year Was 1970,


Like gold,”

ILLUSTRATIONS: RYAN KIRBY; AA PHOTOS: PAUL SHERAR

I remember hearing my dad say referring to his precious crate of AA empties. “You can load ‘em forever.”

bore acceleration, which improved pattern density; it put more shot into that 30-inch circle at 40 yards. It also helped cushion the shot and that kept the shot more round and produced much better patterns down-range.” Technology marched on, and just a year later, Winchester incorporated a one-piece plastic wad into a revamped AA design. “This hinged wad system reduced felt recoil on the shooter,” says Criner more recently. “It also cushioned the setback forces on the shot itself, and that helped keep the shot more round.” The plastic petal on the new AA wad design were, as Criner says, “leaps and bounds above the paper wadding” originally used in the Mark 4 and Mark 5 shotshells. “These petals opened up as the shot charge left the muzzle,” he says, “and it was at that point that the AA shotshell was really born.”

Innovations in technology and packaging have changed over time, but not the quality for for which AA shells are recognized.

Over the following decades, the versatile AA shotshell would see additional improvements. New polymers, superior to anything previously available, enhanced both the one-piece wad and the AA hull itself; a fact about which shooters would be eternally grateful. “[With these new polymers], shooters could get a lot more reloads out of the hulls,” says Criner. Some of the hardest shot in the industry, combined with improvements in powders and primers, have propelled WinWin chester’s AA shotshell into the 21st Century.

“The AA line is the most extensive line we have at Win Winchester,” says Criner. “There’s every possible combination available.” Some would think once you’ve made the best, what’s left? But Criner stresses how Win Winchester engineers are obsessed with innovation and want to con continually improve even something deemed “best in class.”

AA Today These days, Winchester’s traditional and very much recognized AA shotshell line includes familiar configurations ranging from offerings in No. 7½, 8 and

9 lead shot for 2¾-inch 12-, 20and 28-gauge, to a diminutive ½-ounce charge in a 2½-inch .410 hull. A low-noise/low-relow-noise/low-re coil 12-bore load metered at 980 feet-per-second is also available. “The Low-Noise/Low-Recoil ‘Featherlight’ is absolutely a good choice for young or new shooters,” says Criner. “This load was a direct result of feedback from our consumers. The challenge was (to engineer) a load with the low noise and reduced recoil, but with ontarget performance equal to our AA loads. And we did that. It’s a phenomenal training tool.”

paper to plastic

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rior to the mid-1960s, shotgun shells were made with rigid paper hulls that were more susceptible to moisture and damage from being crushed. Then, in 1964, under the Mark 5 banner, Winchester changed introducthe game with the introduc tion of compression-formed plastic hulls. These hulls were stronger than paper, could fire when wet and allowed for more consistent and more frequent reloads. In 1965, the AA plastic shotshell line of target loads was introduced—a legacy that continues to today.

Mark V Paper Hull, circa 1961

AA Hinged Plastic Wad

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In their endless quest to meet consumer demand and expectations, the folks in East Alton now offer their AA hull filled with the shooter’s choice of No. 7½ or No. 8 steel shot. Throwing an ounce of steel where required or preferred, these shotshells are ideal for doves, pigeons, woodcock, snipe or even grouse. Their perfection transfers seamlessly from the uplands to trap and skeet ranges across the country. “We’ve come a long way in 25 years with steel technology and load specifications,” says Criner. “With more and more shooting ranges going lead-free, our customers wanted a steel load that was range-specific. They didn’t want a dove on the box, but a load that was ‘theirs.’

AA Steel features the same No. 209 primer and AA wad as our traditional AA loads. We did engineer the (steel) wad to be thicker and sport longer petals, as barrel protection was a concern. What we got was a consistent load, with AA equivalent on-target energy capable of breaking birds in warm or cold weather conditions.” He notes it is also a phenomenal dove load. A recent (2013) addition to Winchester’s AA lineup, the AA TrAAcker, combines old school tracer-round theory with modern-day conceptualization and design. “AA TrAAcker,” says Criner, “is the ultimate training load. TrAAcker has given coaches— even the shooter—the ability to see the shot pattern and make

The AA line is the most extensive line we have at Winchester. There’s every possible combination available.” — BRAD CRINER Winchester Senior Shotshell Product Manager

adjustments where and when necessary. One target can be the difference between winning and losing, and who isn’t looking for an edge, either on the range or in the field?” AA TrAAcker allows an observer, shooters included, to see the trajectory of the shot string, thanks to several major technological aspects of the load. First, is the color of the wad—it comes in two. Orange is for low light, dark backgrounds or night events; black is for sunny days or light backgrounds. The second technological advance is what Winchester calls the shot trap, a post in the center of the wad that contains 1/8-ounce of shot and serves as ballast— weight—for the wad itself, that helps the visible wad travel in

perfect alignment with the shot string out to 35 to 45 yards. Also aiding wad flight are a system of helical cuts that stabilize the wad in flight. “AA TrAAcker” says Criner “is a textbook case of excellent engineering and design.” Chances are, despite all the innovations in the AA line since their creation more than 50 years ago, Winchester isn’t done tweaking this legendary shell, and new generations of shooters will continue to put more birds in the bag and bust more clays and, maybe even reload the ubiquitous red hulls, just like my old man did so many years ago.

AA FEATHERLITE

AA Steel

AA TRAAcker

The AA Featherlite is a low-noise, low-recoil target load designed for recoil sensitive shooters, yet is still capable of delivering the same downrange performance of standard AA shells.

Winchester’s AA Steel offers clay shooters a nontoxic option of their own made specifically for the range.The proven steel shot boasts AA wads and best-in-class primers and powder.

AA TrAAcker loads feature a specially designed wad that tracks the shot column in flight making it easy for shooters to see and determine the right lead for every shot.

GAUGE

LENGTH

SHOT

SIZE

GAUGE

LENGTH

SHOT

SIZE

GAUGE

LENGTH

SHOT

SIZE

12

2 3⁄4”

26 gm.

8

12

2 3⁄4”

1 oz.

7 1⁄2

12

2 3⁄4”

1 1⁄8 oz.

8

20

2 3⁄4”

7

⁄8 oz.

8

12

2 3⁄4”

1 oz.

8

12

2 3⁄4”

1 oz.

9

12

2 3⁄4”

1 1⁄8 oz.

7 1⁄2

20

2 3⁄4”

7

⁄8 oz.

7 1⁄2

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AA and Winchester Supporting Today’s Shooting Champs and Families

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Competitor Kim Rhode is one of the most successful shooters in Olympic history having won five medals including three golds.

inchester’s ties to the members. It makes our kids feel shooting community go better knowing when they reach far beyond merely offering an in their vest, they have that Winincredibly diverse line of sport- chester name behind them.” ing ammunition. Since 1999, It’s no secret that the past ing team member and holder the company has served as the decade has seen a tremendous of more than 27 shooting titles official shotgun ammunition for upsurge in the popularity of Frank Thompson have, to many the USA Shooting Team. And shotgun shooting, both formally shooters in the know, become during that tenure, the team and informally. Today, comhousehold names. has racked up some mighty petitive shooters like five-time But Winchester is much more impressive statistics, including Olympic medalist Kim Rhode, than high houses, low housfour Olympic champions, eight 2010 International Shooting es, vivid patchwork shooting Olympic medalists, nine Sport Federation (ISSF) vests and the word “PULL!” My World champions, 19 World champion Staff Sgt. Josh championship medalists Richmond and USA Shoot- own formative shotgunning and an incredible 164 World Cup medals. people have confidence in the “As our shotshell sponsor, Winchester Winchester name. No other provides practice, training shotshell instills such and competition ammunition for our national and confidence in our team. developmental teams,” says Robert Weekes, chief It makes our kids feel marketing officer for USA better knowing when Shooting, based in Colthey reach in their orado Springs, CO. “This relationship is so meaning- vest, they have that ful to us on so many levels. Winchester name But what’s more, people buy brands they trust and behind them.” people have confidence in — ROBERT WEEKES, the Winchester name. No other shotshell instills such Chief Marketing Officer for USA Shooting confidence in our team

experiences from 40 years ago, always in the company of my dad, grandpa and uncles, feature little more than a case or two of White Flyer or Blue Rock clay targets, an old school spring-loaded hand-thrower and a mountain, or so it seemed, of red shiny AA shotshells. It brought us together then and, more than four decades later, Winchester and the AA shotshell line continue to unite shooting enthusiasts—and more significantly, outdoor families—from coast to coast.—M.D.J

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olympic CHAMPIONS

8

olympic medalists

9

World champions

19

World championship medals

164 World Cup medals

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he Winchester horse and rider logo is one of the most well-known marks across the world. Millions of people have a deep affinity for this legendary brand and entering 2016, Winchester continues its offerings of top-quality gear and merchandise. Be it ball caps or sweatshirts, a shooting range bag or coffee mug, look for new items, special promotions and discounts throughout the year as Winchester celebrates its 150th anniversary.

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series, it’s the Winchester lifestyle that has been carried on by generations of sportsmen and women and is very much alive and popular today.” — GREG KOSTECK Director of Marketing for Winchester Ammunition

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hen you think of Winchester, your mind doesn’t go to big city living in hustling and bustling towns with infinite stoplights … it goes to small-town America, where a gun is more than just a tool and

ammunition is more than just lead in brass casings. A gun to many people is a symbol of freedom and a reminder of family traditions and heritage that connects us to the past. Winchester is The American Legend. Each episode of “Winchester Life” highlights this way of life and the hardworking men and women that live it each and every day. Our hosts will take a back seat to the beauty of small town America, the locations they hunt and the untamed nature of the animals they pursue. Join us on this ride, and let Winchester take you into the heartbeat of the American outdoors.

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The iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence in 2016—a historic milestone representing a steadfast commitment to the hunting and shooting sports traditions and future generations of sportsmen. Thank you to our loyal customers who’ve trusted us in the great outdoors, at the range, on patrol and in combat. A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its most loyal customers.

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