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Wiley won’t be happy about this at all. Look for Tyler to unleash a hellish rain of fire in the near future on all manner of critters to see just how good this stuff is. Press release after the jump . . .

EAST ALTON, Ill. (Nov. 27, 2012) – Coyote and varmint hunters all over North America are howling in approval of Varmint X™, the new line of predator and varmint ammunition from Winchester®.

The super accurate Varmint X lineup will initially feature offerings in four of the most popular centerfire rifle calibers for predator hunting: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and .243 Win. The charcoal-colored, polymer-tipped bullets in each caliber are optimized for long-distance accuracy and explosive impact on coyotes, prairie dogs and other varmints.

“Predator hunting is on the rise and our new Varmint X line gives shooters a high performance, accurate cartridge for the challenging shot angles and distances common in predator and varmint hunting,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales.

A recent study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showed that hunter participation in predator hunting has doubled over the last ten years.
Varmint X combines the legendary excellence for which Winchester is known with today’s latest technology, resulting in a cartridge designed specifically for the demands of predator and varmint hunters.

Varmint X ammunition specifications:

The Winchester® Varmint X™ line will hit store shelves in January 2013, just in time for prime coyote hunting. Each caliber will be available in 20-round boxes and 200-round cases.

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors and at the range.

Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with innovative products like Blind Side® waterfowl and PDX1® Defender™ personal defense ammunition.

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  1. The first graphic below the headline shows a cartridge that has the powder completely contained and separate from the bullet. This cartridge would not be much of a threat to any varmint.

    • While it appears that way (I had to look again), you’re seeing a representation of the cartridge with 90-degree pie slice taken out of it. You’re seeing the air gap between the powder load and the bottom of the bullet.

      Having just gotten a new .243 Winchester {cough}, this is relevant to my interests. Now I just have to figure out where I can go use it.

  2. I think what you are seeing is two separate cutaways on the same cartridge, one shows the charge and the other showing the projectile.

  3. Every entry team will have to have at least one guy with a magazine of this load. Watch out for that dog!

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