Winchester Dominates Outdoor Life’s ‘Ammo Of The Year’ Awards

Winchester Dominates Outdoor Life’s ‘Ammo Of The Year' Awards

Winchester Blind Side Ammunition
Winchester Blind Side Ammunition
Winchester Ammunition
Winchester Ammunition

East Alton, IL – -( In just a few months, Blind Side ammunition from Winchester will be taking down ducks and geese all over North America.

For now, the company’s most innovative waterfowl load is busy taking down prestigious awards.

Just days after being named “Top Choice” for duck hunting by Field and Stream magazine, Blind Side waterfowl ammo has been named “Editor’s Choice” as the top overall ammo in the 2011 “Ammo of the Year” awards from Outdoor Life.

The awards cover four ammunition categories: shotgun, centerfire rifle, handgun and rimfire. One round is chosen as the “Ammo of the Year” in each category and the overall winner is declared “Editor’s Choice.” Blind Side won the shotgun category and the top overall title. Winchester Varmint LF in .17 HMR also won the rimfire category, making Winchester Ammunition the only manufacturer to win multiple categories.

“We’re extremely honored with the accolades Blind Side and Varmint LF have received from Field and Stream and Outdoor Life,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales. “We’re confident that everyone will be impressed by how effective and lethal Blind Side is on ducks and geese, and for varmint hunters, we think our Varmint LF load is the best lead-free round you can buy for .17 HMR.”

Blind Side ammunition combines ground-breaking, stacked HEX Shot technology and the new Diamond Cut™ Wad in the most deadly Winchester waterfowl load available. The HEX Shot pellets, shaped much like dice, literally stack together inside the shell, resulting in up to 15 percent more pellets in every shell.

Loaded with 100 percent HEX Shot, hunters get more pellets on target, a larger kill zone and more trauma inducing pellets than ever before – meaning quick kill shots. The shot is designed to hit waterfowl like high-velocity tumbling bricks – preventing over penetration and maximizing energy deposit and knock-down shock within the bird.

The new .17 HMR Varmint LF load by Winchester Ammunition features a 15.5 grain bullet designed with a Polymer Tip for ultra-flat trajectories and delivers a blistering 2550 fps velocity. The Varmint LF uses a non-corrosive primer and clean burning powder to generate a sure-fire ignition every time.

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 Blind Side waterfowl and PDX1 Defender personal defense ammunition.

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