3-gun competitions are awesome, but finding ammo that puts rounds on target and keeps your gun running at the same time can be a headache. I’ve had one or two problems with the lower end Federal offerings, but Winchester white box ammo has never failed me even at long range. Now, news comes that Winchester is expanding their ammunition line to include flavors of your favorite calibers specifically designed for accuracy and reliability in a practical shooting environment. Presser after the jump . . .
EAST ALTON, Ill. (Dec. 18, 2013) – 3-Gun competition has quickly become one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields of shooting sports. With a dual emphasis on shooting speed and accuracy, Winchester recognized the need to create their own custom loads in order meet the demands of the sport. For 2014, Winchester® Ammunition has created the all-new Win3Gun™ line to provide competition-grade ammunition that comes ready for action.
All pistol cartridges (9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP) in the Win3Gun line use lead-free primers and heel-encapsulated bullets. This makes the pistol offerings incredibly clean firing, which in turn keeps the compensator ports of popular competition pistols clean and free of vaporized lead.
The Win3Gun line also includes a centerfire rifle round in 5.56mm with a 55-grain bullet and two 12-gauge shotgun loads with 7 ½ shot and 00 buckshot. All offerings are ideal for 3-Gun competition.
“3-Gun competition presents a very unique set of challenges and our engineers have stepped up to give competitors a new brand of Winchester ammunition on which they can stake their reputations,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales, marketing and strategy for Winchester Ammunition. “Win3Gun meets the power factor requirements of most competitive shooting leagues and is designed for great functionality, speed, cleanliness and winning.”
Specifications for the new Win3Gun line include:
- X9TG 9mm 147 gr.
- X40TG 40 S&W 180 gr.
- X45TG 45 ACP 230 gr.
- X556TG 5.56 55.gr
- XLT127TG 12 Gauge 7 ½ shot
- XB1200TG 12 Gauge 00
About Winchester Ammunition
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