Lead Free Bullets Enter Winchester .22 Rimfire Line In 2009

Lead-Free Bullets Enter Winchester .22 Rimfire Line In 2009

Winchester Ammunition
Winchester Ammunition

Winchester – -(OutdoorWire.com)- As a result of increasing customer demand for lead-free products across the United States, Winchester® Ammunition will offer three lightning-fast, lead-free rimfire bullets, chambered for both .22 Win. Mag and .22 Long Rifle (LR) cartridges, beginning in 2009.

The Winchester SUPER-X® lead-free bullets are well-suited for practice and ideal for small game, varmint and pest control. They are designed for maximum expansion and they are extremely accurate. These products use a patented technology to achieve a totally lead-free bullet.

“Winchester Ammunition engineers our products for hunters and target shooters to assure they have quality, high-performance ammunition that also complies with local regulations in their hunting and shooting areas,” said Greg Kosteck, Director of Marketing for Winchester Ammunition.

These three rounds join Winchester's wide selection of traditional lead projective rimfire products designed for precision target shooting, silhouettes, plinking, small-game, varmint hunting and pest control.

The new SUPER-X .22 Win. Mag features:
– Muzzle velocity of 2,200 feet per second
– Bullet weight: 28 grain JHP
– Rounds per box: 50 rd. plastic pack
– Symbol: X22MHLF
– Muzzle velocity of 1650 FPS
– Bullet weight: 30 grain THP (tin hollow-point) & TRN (tin round nose)
– Rounds per box: 50 rd plastic pack
– Symbol: X22LRHLF & X22LRLF

For more information about Winchester Ammunition and its complete line of products, visit www.winchester.com.

Winchester is Proud to be a Leader in the Shooting Sports
Winchester Ammunition pledged $500,000 to permanently endow the NRA's Marksmanship Qualification Program, thus becoming the exclusive sponsor of the officially renamed Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

The Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program is a self-paced shooting development program. Open to adults and youngsters alike, the program measures an individual's shooting proficiency against established par scores in 13 courses of fire across three disciplines: pistol, rifle and shotgun.

By supporting the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, Winchester is providing everyone the chance to explore the benefits that hunting and shooting sports have to offer.

To learn more about the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, please call 703-267-1505 or visit www.nrahq.org/youth.

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