New from Winchester: Long Beard XR Magnum Turkey Shotshells

Long Beard XR Magnum

“Forty yards has long been the standard by which all turkey loads were measured,” Winchester’s press release proclaims (after the jump). “No more. Winchester® Ammunition pushed the limit without trepidation introducing the most innovative turkey load in its history, Long Beard XR Magnum.” And what, pray tell, gives this anti-avian ammo extra reach? “A heavier shot payload for increased on-target pellet counts. Shot-Lok Technology offers the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load in history – with more than twice the pellets in a 10-inch circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads.” Winchester’s sending our man Jon Wayne Taylor some shells to shoot. Watch this space . . .

EAST ALTON, Ill. – Forty yards has long been the standard by which all turkey loads were measured. No more. Winchester® Ammunition pushed the limit without trepidation introducing the most innovative turkey load in its history, Long Beard XR.

In 2015, Winchester offers Long Beard XR Magnum, a heavier shot payload for increased on-target pellet counts. Shot-Lok Technology offers the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load in history – with more than twice the pellets in a 10-inch circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads.

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The standard Long Beard XR load, introduced last year, raised the bar in competitive shooting by breaking three consecutive world records at the 2014 NWTF Still Target Challenge in the 12-gauge divisions.  And now that limit is being pushed even further with the new Long Beard XR Magnum.  Prepare to be amazed … again.

Be sure to check out Winchester’s latest innovation to help you get ready for turkey season: Winchester Pattern Board™ App at www.winchesterpatternboard.com.

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  1. avatar Tim Going says:

    Oy…I’m sure they’ll be effective, but I have a bruise forming on my shoulder just thinking about touching off those bad boys….

    1. avatar hobbez says:

      No kidding. I used the regular long beard XR shells last year, to great effect, but man, did they beat me up.

  2. avatar James69 says:

    I tried these out of a stoeger SxS coach gun. My face still hurts. 3 inch mags are no joke. One or three shots no problem, but when your trying to pattern a new gun and test the new super-extra-long range-death ray shells after about 30 “turkey loads” it’s brutal.(some of them have 2 OZ loads) Also in mod or IC chokes they don’t work with these for crap. My buddy uses a benelli be2(?) with 3 1/2 inch shell for thunder lizards. They do a tight pattern but he has serious flinch issues with them AND HAS MISSED birds at closer ranges due to the rifle like patterns.(or the recoil?)

    So I can say that they do reach out there, but close shots (under 30) are harder cause you really have to know where your guns POA vs POI is going to be at ranges of 12 feet to 50 yds. So at “short” range like 20 yards it’s like using a cut-shell or slug.

  3. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Nice! This is where an autoloader comes in handy.
    Softer recoil.
    Unless you’re like me, a recoil junkie.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “Unless you’re like me, a recoil junkie.”

      Does that mean you’re putting in an order for that .50 BMG pistol?

  4. avatar Red in Texas says:

    I wonder how they perform against TSS reloads?

  5. avatar Bdk NH says:

    If you can’t call them in to 30 yards you don’t deserve to shoot them. Is there a recommendation on a specific choke?

    I have seen turkey shot “bounce off” at 60 ish yards. Granted that was a few years ago with 3 inch shells but I would never recommend shooting turkeys at that distance in the woods.

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