4 Ways 2021's Keeping the Win In Winchester

Winchester Ammunition's 2021 ballistic innovations put the "win" in self-defense, hunting and competition ammo.

by posted on January 21, 2021
Win 68 Lede

Every year, we NRA Publications editors make our pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Nevada, to discover all of the new guns and gear on offer for our readers. Every year, that is, except this one. COVID-19 may have put the kibosh on the 2021 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trades (SHOT) Show, but the dynamos at Winchester Ammunition haven't let the virus slow them down one iota. In fact, 2021's keeping the "win" in Winchester with four new ammo innovations that you'll want in your range bag, pronto. Here's the lowdown on the best of Winchester in 2021 (so far)! 

1. 6.8 Western
The biggest news from the ammo giant is, of course, its twist on the 6.8 Creedmoor: the 6.8 Western. The difference? Well, unlike most things Western, Winchester's 6.8 Western is designed to be gentle on you. Like all things Western, though, it's absolutely devastating on game. It packs more terminal punch than 6.5 PRC, 6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm Rem. Mag., all while delivering less felt recoil than .300 WSM, .300 Win. Mag. and .300 PRC. The new 6.8 Western will be available in Winchester's Ballistic Silvertip Match and Expedition Big Game Long Range lines.

2. Deer Season XP Copper Impact .350 Legend
Does the number 350 sound legendary? It should; Winchester's .350 Legend cartridge was engineered just for America's favorite big game, the whitetail deer. (It works beautifully on mulies and blacktails, too!) The copper projectile is oversized and absolutely devastating on game at impact, all while offering the benefits of copper for those hunters who cannot or prefer not to use traditional lead bullets. 

3. USA Ready Defense
What really got our interest about Winchester's USA Ready Defense personal-protection ammunition is that it was originally designed for law enforcement—but available now for civilians. The technology that makes it special is called Hex-Vent, and what it does is prevent the hollow point of the hollowpoint projectile from being "clogged" by heavy clothing. Instead, it directs fluid flow into that hollow point to make it expand faster. It will be available in 9 mm Luger +P, .40 S&W and .45 Auto initially. 

4. AA Diamond Grade Elite Trap
Don't worry, Winchester hasn't forgotten about the clays shooters! The company's new AA Diamond Grade Elite Trap shotshells were created specifically for shooting competitions. The pellets are plated with 8% antimony, which translates to the hardest projectiles you can shoot at a clay pigeon. Although there's no substitute for good form and lots of practice, it will sure be nice to have a little extra edge ... a Diamond-Grade edge, at that.

Want to know more? We'll be sure to keep you posted, and of course, visit Winchester.com.

Latest

Yackley 22 Rimfire 1
Yackley 22 Rimfire 1

Firearm Self-Sufficiency: Identifying Ammo Issues in .22 Rimfire

The more you use firearms, the more you will encounter “what if” scenarios. Here's what to check for when your .22 rimfire is giving you ammo trouble.

Learning to Shoot from an "Expert?" Do Your Homework First!

Self-proclaimed know-it-alls should be avoided like the plague when learning the fundamentals of firearms and gun safety.

Caliber Option Pros and Cons: .410 to 12 Gauge

Before you head to the turkey woods, plan ahead to understand the limitations of each caliber while discovering what you shoot most accurately.

NRA’s Political Victory Fund Endorses President Donald J. Trump

“A Second Term for President Trump is a Victory for the Second Amendment.”

NRAWomen.com Kicks off 2024 NRA Show with Golden Bullseye Awards

We thank those who inspire us and put forth innovative products to meet our needs. 

And … Action! Be the Star of Leupold’s Next Project Hunt

Every Hunter Has a Story Worth Telling. Let Leupold Tell Yours.

Women's Interests



Get the best of NRA Women delivered to your inbox.