East Alton, IL – -(Ammoland.com)- Upland hunters rely on long-range lethality when it comes to flushing ringnecks. Winchester Ammunition is proud to introduce its most innovative pheasant load, the new Rooster XR.
Featuring the same Shot-Lok Technology as found in Winchester Long Beard XR, Rooster XR delivers more consistent and tighter patterns at longer ranges.
It also includes deeper penetration and extreme knockdown power. Rooster XR is ideal for upland hunters that experience challenging shots in tough conditions.
Winchester Rooster XR will be offered in the following specifications:
- SKU RDS/BX Length Velocity Shot Wt Shot Size
- 12 15 3 1300 1½ 4,5,6
- 12 15 2¾ 1300 1¼ 4,5,6
Shot-Lok Technology, found in Rooster XR, is a hardened resin that eliminates air space around the pellets preventing movement, which ultimately leads to virtually no pellet deformation.
As the shot is fired, the resin fractures, forming a micro-buffer as the shot pattern leaves the gun barrel—the pellets remain round and fly straighter and tighter resulting in highly consistent payloads and devastating knockdown at longer ranges.
Advantages of Shot-Lok Technology—
- Protects shot during in-bore acceleration
- Shot launches from barrel near perfectly round for extremely tight long-range patterns
- Greater penetration over standard lead loads beyond 50 yards
- Devastating terminal on-target performances
“Rooster XR is the most innovative Winchester pheasant load ever developed,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales, marketing and strategy for Winchester Ammunition.
“We are thrilled to get this product in the hands of upland hunters, as they will immediately recognize a difference and instantly aspire to be successful, especially when challenging shots are taken into account.”
About Winchester Ammunition
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. 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 new products like Long Beard XR and Defender personal defense ammunition.