Winchester: The American Legend
Few names are as iconic and intertwined with our nation’s history and firearms as Winchester. For more than 150 years Winchester ammo has been recognized by sportsmen, acknowledged as an industry leader and proven itself in the field, on the firing line and front line.
When Oliver Winchester established the company on May 22, 1866, reliable ammunition was part of the original mission. The company name oozes history, pioneering spirit and communicates performance, although resting on those laurels isn’t standard operating procedure. Its tradition of designing and perfecting new cartridges, shotshells and components that perform, in tough conditions, with the latest technology, continues to this day.
The company arguably reached dominance shortly after news of Theodore Roosevelt taking in the view from Cuba’s San Juan Hill swept the nation in 1898. His rag-tag band of Rough Riders determined the U.S. military’s then-standard-issue firearms were sub-quality, arming themselves instead with Winchester Model 1895s for the campaign. The only reason Teddy wasn’t holding his ’95 for that famous summit picture is that, as legend has it, he’d loaned the reliable repeater to another soldier before the battle. He’s widely reported as stating—about his Centennial Model 1876—“The Winchester…is by all odds the best weapon I ever had, and now I use it almost exclusively…”
The story and legend are the product of hard work and untiring innovation that begins with the Winchester Model 1866—launched during the company’s first year of operation. “The gun that won the west,” the Model 1873, was introduced seven years later and it brought with it something all new, the .44-40 Winchester Center Fire—the company’s first centerfire cartridge.
In 1894 the company began launching firearms at a frequency that made competitors green with envy. There was one that year, followed by the Rough Rider-preferred 1895 and many others. Its treasured, controlled-round-feed Model 70 that gained the title “Rifleman’s Rifle” among enthusiasts was first made in 1936 and Winchester didn’t stop there.
Winchester Ammunition Innovation
Winchester’s long list of All-Star guns dominated headlines and sentenced its new cartridge and shotshell designs to the backseat. There, the list of accomplishments is just as lengthy and noteworthy, beginning with the 1895 introduction of the new smokeless-powdered .30-30 Win. cartridge. By 1886 the company was making a line of Rival shotshells in 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20 gauge and, in 1918 collaborated with John Moses Browning to develop the Desert Storm-famous .50 BMG. It’s familiar Super-X brand of shotshells hit the market in 1921, the .270 Win. came in 1925 and two years later copper-plated bullets were coming out of the factory under the Lubaloy name.
The Great Depression struck in 1929, taking a toll on the company’s commercial footing at a time when it was still trying to recover after retooling to produce Enfields for Britain during World War I. In 1931 Western Cartridge Company, which was established by avid sportsman Franklin W. Olin, purchased Winchester Repeating Arms and Western-Winchester was born.
There was no slowdown in innovation. Only a year later it introduced the first non-corrosive, mercury-free shotshell primers and patented a process for making spherical ball powder. Then, working with Smith & Wesson, rolled out the 357 Mag. in 1935, .308 Win. in 1952, followed by the .243 Win., .338 Win. Mag, Power Point bullet and.300 Win. Mag. still serving in the Global War on Terrorism. The still-popular Silvertip bullet arrived in 1939, along with many others through the years.
Improvements in shotshell design continued at the same pace. The Super Seal cup wad was introduced in 1945, which improved shot velocity and gas management. The Winchester Mark 5 shot collar, another performance gain, followed in 1962 and the now-familiar Double X and AA shotshell brands hit the marketplace in 1965. In 1976 Winchester gave enthusiasts their first non-toxic steel-shot load—long before most hunting regulations reflected growing concern about the impact of lead on waterfowl.
Despite the hectic production schedule, the company also churned out 15 billion rounds for U.S. troops during World War II. The Lake City Ammunition Plant, which produces ammunition for the U.S. military, was managed by Winchester from 1985 to 2000. Roughly eight billion cartridges came out of the facility during that period.
Who Owns Winchester? Two Brands, One Name
A labor strike in 1979 ultimately led to the separation of the ammo and gun entities. First the company sold its firearms factory in Connecticut to employees, who had incorporated as U.S. Repeating Arms, but it ultimately came under the management/ownership of Herstal Group— owner of Fabrique Nationale and Browning. Winchester firearms continues to be manufactured under a licensing agreement, but Olin Corporation still manufactures Winchester ammo in Alton, IL.
Since the separation, Winchester has continued to roll out innovative cartridges and shotshells, including the .300 WSM (Winchester Short Magnum) and many others. In 1981 NASA decided the most reliable way to initiate parachute recovery and separation systems for the Space Shuttle’s solid rocket booster engines was with Winchester 209 shotshell primers. Performance is never compromised, obviously, a fact confirmed in 2017 when the U.S. military awarded a contract to the company to supply 9mm ammo for the new Modular Handgun System (an agreement valued at $99.2 million).
The Winchester PDX1 Defender line is tailored for self-defense. Available in a variety of handgun chamberings—and a trio for rifle—the hollow-point bullet is designed to fold into six “petals” on impact, expand to 1.5 times its unfired diameter and defeat intermediate barriers (like clothing). It meets or beats the rigorous FBI testing protocol.
Winchester Ballistic Silvertip
A polymer tip maximizes long-distance performance, yet the alloyed lead core retains weight for the reliable terminal performance sportsmen expect. Its contoured jacket controls expansion and the bullet’s Lubalox coating minimizes barrel fouling.
Winchester M22 Subsonic
Rimfire fans who don’t like to make a lot of noise should take a close look at Winchester’s M22 Subsonic loads. Traveling slower than the speed of sound—yet still functioning in semi-autos—audible report is reduced and suppressor effectiveness maximized. The 45-grain bullets are plated to minimize fouling and improve function.
Winchester AA TrAAcker
The AA line is legend, but this new flavor adds an all-new twist to an outstanding product. The orange wad features notched helical petals that “stabilize” it in the center of the pattern during flight, effectively tracking the shot’s travel. What a great way to get an inexperienced shooter on target. An equally orange hull makes it easy to identify the special loads, even from the standard AA offerings—the preferred choice among shotgun sports enthusiasts.
Winchester Super Target 20 Gauge 2-3/4" 7/8 oz. #8 - 250 Rounds$73.25
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 7/8 oz. Bullet Type #8 Shot Use Type target practice and clay shooting Quantity 250 Ammo Caliber 20 Gauge Manufacturer SKU TRGT208 Shot Material Lead Shell Length 2-3/4" UPC Barcode 20892004863 Cost Per Round 29.3¢ per round
Winchester Super Target shotshells are engineered to deliver clay busting performance whether it is for skeet or sporting clays at an attractive price. 20 gauge shells have reliable ignition and consistent patterns with a muzzle velocity of 1,200 feet per second.
Winchester has worked to uphold a heritage of commitment, pride, and high-quality products for over 150 years. Winchester is a leading innovator in cutting-edge products, providing shooters with a variety of powerful ammo. If you are tired of being let down on the range, try these Super Target shells and get to shooting!
Winchester Super Target 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 1-1/8 oz. #8 – 250 Rounds$79.75
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 1-1/8 oz. Bullet Type #8 Shot Use Type target practice and clay shooting Quantity 250 Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge Manufacturer SKU TRGT12M8 Shot Material Lead Shell Length 2-3/4" Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50020892016212 Cost Per Round 31.9¢ per round
If you're in need of a well-balanced clay load that patterns well without generating excessive recoil, this 12 gauge target ammunition from Winchester has you covered. Each case contains 250 shells for a whole afternoon of shooting.
These shells fire a 1-1/8 oz. load of #8 birdshot at 1,200 feet per second, producing good medium-range performance against a variety of clay targets.
Winchester ammo is proudly made in the USA using quality primers, shot, and propellant and accuracy-enhancing one-piece hinged wads.
Winchester AA Light Target 12 Gauge 2-3/4" 1-1/8 oz. #8 - 250 Rounds$94.75
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 1-1/8 oz. Bullet Type #8 Shot Use Type target practice and clay shooting, trapshooting and busting up clays Quantity 250 Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge Manufacturer SKU AA128 Shot Material Lead Shell Length 2-3/4" UPC Barcode 020892004849 Cost Per Round 37.9¢ per round
When you want something incredibly powerful to defend your family, put food on the table, or just blast trap and skeet at the range with your buddies, the 12 gauge shotgun is the perfect firearm for you. This shotgun has been used in militaries, law enforcement agencies, and by civilians for almost one hundred fifty years, making it one of the oldest and most proven firearms in the world. With the power and phenomenal payload that comes with this shotgun, you have everything you need.
Winchester has been around since 1855 and is one of America's oldest ammunition manufacturers, not to mention one of the most trusted and popular. When you use Winchester rounds, you are getting some of the most reliable ammo in the nation. These 2 3/4", 1 1/8 ounce, Winchester AA Light Target, #8 shot shells fire at 1330 feet per second, great for smashing clay targets and blasting stationary targets to your heart's content. With these shells, you will have no problem breaking clay after clay.
Winchester AA Target 20 Gauge 2-3/4" 7/8 oz. #8 Lead Shot - 250 Rounds$97.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 7/8 oz. Bullet Type #8 Shot Use Type target practice and clay shooting, trapshooting and busting up clays Quantity 250 Ammo Caliber 20 Gauge Manufacturer SKU AA208 Shot Material Lead Shell Length 2-3/4" Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50020892004448 Cost Per Round 39.1¢ per round
The 20 gauge shotgun has been one of the most popular shotguns in the world since its debut. With only a little less payload than the 12 gauge but significantly less kick, the 20 gauge is perfect for hunting both small and large game and blasting clay targets at the range. No matter what your shooting needs are, the 20 gauge has the perfect balance of payload, power, and recoil to keep you shooting.
Since 1866, Winchester has been making some of the best ammunition in the world, causing them to become one of the most loved, trusted, and respected ammunition manufacturers around the globe. These Winchester AA Target, 2 3/4", #8 shot, 7/8 ounce shells fire at 1200 feet per second and are perfect for taking out clay pigeons all day long. With 250 rounds of this fantastic ammo, you won't be able to pull yourself away from the range.
Winchester AA 20 Gauge 2-3/4" 7/8 oz. #9 - 25 Rounds$9.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 7/8 oz. Bullet Type #9 Shot Use Type target practice and clay shooting Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 20 Gauge Manufacturer SKU AA209 Shot Material Lead Shell Length 2-3/4" UPC Barcode 020892004450 Cost Per Round 39.4¢ per round
When you want something with incredible power but not as much recoil as you might normally get, the 20 gauge shotgun is the perfect option for you. With close to the same power and payload as the bigger 12 gauge, the 20 gauge is still phenomenal for hunting both big and small game and will keep you shooting at the range all day due to its amazing low recoil. No matter what your purpose, the 20 gauge shotgun is one of the best firearms you could hope to use.
Winchester has been making some of America's best ammunition since they were founded in 1855. With Winchester's high quality ammo in your gun, you have all the reliability and quality you could need. These Winchester AA, 2 3/4", 7/8 ounce, #9 shot shells are fantastic for all your trap and skeet sport shooting needs, letting you blast away to your heart's content and helping you hit every target.
Winchester AA-HS Target 410 Bore 2-1/2" #9 – 250 Rounds$109.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 1/2 oz. Bullet Type #9 Shot Use Type target practice and clay shooting Quantity 250 Ammo Caliber 410 Gauge Manufacturer SKU AA419 Shot Material Lead Shell Length 2-1/2" Magnetic No UPC Barcode 50020892004479 Cost Per Round 43.9¢ per round
These are the perfect .410 shotgun shells for trap-shooting. They have a hard #9 shot that delivers outstanding results at the target, along with a high-strength hull for greater reliability. The AA wads make for excellent consistency, while the best-in-class primer and powder will ensure you shoot like a champion every time. From sporting to skeet to trap, these are the pigeon-busting shells you need.
Coming out of the barrel, the shot will have a velocity of 1,200 feet per second. The shell size is 2.5 inches, allowing you to get the power you need with a manageable kick. Order this box and you’ll have 250 shells for your trapshooting needs.
For over 150 years, Winchester has been a go-to name for shooting sports, including target practice, clay pigeon shooting, and hunting. They create some of the finest round in the world for shotguns, handguns, and rifles.
Winchester USA 350 Legend 145 Grain FMJ – 200 Rounds$119.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 145 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 200 Ammo Caliber 350 Legend Manufacturer SKU USA3501 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 00020892226210 Cost Per Round 59.9¢ per round
Excited to put your new 350 Legend rifle to the ultimate test this coming deer season? Who could blame you! With its impressive velocity and soft recoil, the straight-walled cartridge is really poised to change the way many people hunt. No one in their right mind would go hunting with a caliber that they haven’t yet thoroughly familiarized themself with, of course, which is why you need this target shooting ammo by Winchester, the 350 Legend’s inventor.
This reasonably priced range cartridge has a 145 grain projectile. It is five grains lighter than that which is offered by Winchester’s Deer Season XP bullet, 15 grains lighter than Power Max Bonded, and 35 grains lighter than the Super-X brand’s soft point. With this bullet’s full metal jacket you’ll enjoy relatively little bore fouling to deal with, and that its meplat is flattened means you’ll have an easier time reading your shots far downrange. This round’s brass casing is freshly drawn and ready for handloading!
Winchester Blind Side Waterfowl 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 1-3/8 oz. #6 Hex Steel Shot – 25 Rounds$16.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 1-3/8 oz. Bullet Type #6 Shot Use Type hunting ducks and other waterfowl Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge Manufacturer SKU SBS12LHV6 Shot Material Steel Shell Length 3-1/2" UPC Barcode 020892021266 Cost Per Round 67.4¢ per round
If you're looking for a good load for hunting ducks and other waterfowl, you've come to the right page. This 12 Gauge ammo for sale features a 3-1/2" shell with Steel shot. New from Winchester, you will get excellent performance shot after shot as you work your way through all 25 of these rounds. Plus, when you buy from Widener's, you know you'll get fast shipping with a customer service team that stands behind everything we sell.
Winchester 5.56x45mm 50 Grain Frangible - 20 Rounds$14.15
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 50 Grain Bullet Type Frangible Use Type indoor range shooting, plinking at the range, steel target plinking Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 5.56x45mm Manufacturer SKU USA556JF Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892219816 Cost Per Round 70.8¢ per round
These frangible .223 Remington rounds from Winchester are great for close-range indoor training as well as outdoor practice with steel targets. The 50 grain projectiles used in these cartridges are made entirely from compressed copper powder and are designed to break up on impact without the risk of inadvertently launching fragments back at shooters and observers. The 50 grain weight is only slightly lighter than the average .223/5.56mm bullet and will maintain similar ballistics with a muzzle velocity of 3,000 feet-per-second.
The rest of these cartridges consist of conventional components including reloadable brass casings and non-corrosive Boxer primers. If you've got your heart set on ringing steel, be sure to check out Widener's assortment of target systems to pump up the training value as well as the fun!
Winchester USA 350 Legend 145 Grain FMJ - 20 Rounds$14.95
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 145 Grain Bullet Type Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) Use Type plinking at the range Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 350 Legend Manufacturer SKU USA3501 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892226203 Cost Per Round 74.8¢ per round
Winchester does it again with the 350 Legend line of quality ammo products. The Legend has been called "the world’s fastest straight-walled hunting cartridge” and that's a claim that's hard to argue with. It punches harder than .300 AAC Blackout, has 20% deeper target penetration than the .243 Win, and won't wear your shoulder out with its reduced recoil, unlike the .450 Bushmaster. Legend is a big name to live up to, but this mighty little Winchester ammo cartridge aims to do just that.
This FMJ round is great for plinking and target shooting at the range and features reloadable brass for those that enjoy the science of shooting. With a muzzle velocity of 2350 feet per second with 1778 foot-pounds, this 145gr full metal jacket round delivers serious power. If you are running .350 Legend in an AR upper, this round is ideal for training and use in competitions. For those needing precise hits, or hunters zeroing a scope, the accuracy of this round will serve you well for many purposes.
Winchester Super-X 30-06 165 Grain PSP - 20 Rounds$17.45
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 165 Grain Bullet Type Pointed Soft-Point (PSP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 30-06 Manufacturer SKU X30065 Primer Type Boxer UPC Barcode 020892200760 Cost Per Round 87.3¢ per round
A powerful load ideal for taking deer and other game at range, this .30-06 Springfield ammunition from Winchester is an excellent choice as you gear up for hunting season.
Each cartridge in this box of 20 fires a 165 grain soft point bullet at 2,800 feet per second. This results in good expansion potential and strong penetration against midsize game.
Winchester ammo is loaded in Oxford, Mississippi using non-corrosive Boxer primers and reloadable brass cases.
Winchester Drylok Waterfowl 12 Gauge 3-1/2" 1-9/16 oz. #2 – 25 Rounds$22.75
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 1-9/16 oz. Bullet Type #2 Shot Use Type hunting ducks and other waterfowl Quantity 25 Ammo Caliber 12 Gauge Manufacturer SKU XSM12L2 Shot Material Steel Shell Length 3-1/2" UPC Barcode 020892008489 Cost Per Round 91.0¢ per round
A great option for your 12 Gauge shotgun! These Winchester rounds have a shell_length of 3-1/2" and are loaded with Steel shot that make them an ideal choice for hunting ducks and other waterfowl. These are New rounds so you can focus on your surroundings knowing that you'll get reliable performance from each round.
Winchester Super-X 30-30 170 Grain PP - 20 Rounds$18.20
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 170 Grain Bullet Type Power-Point (PP) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 30-30 Winchester Manufacturer SKU X30303 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892200098 Cost Per Round 91.0¢ per round
The 30-30 is one of the most famous and loved hunting rifle rounds all over the world. Used in Winchester's legendary lever action rifle, the 30-30 has gained a reputation around the world for reliability and efficacy. Considered the benchmark for big game hunting rounds, many other rounds are compared to this cartridge to determine their worthiness. Whether you want to take out predators, boar, deer, or something else, the 30-30 is just the iconic round for you.
Winchester has been around since 1855, making some of the world's best ammunition for over a century and a half. With these Super-X, 170 grain, power point, brass cased, boxer primed rounds from the creator of the 30-30, you have all the power, expansion, accuracy, and reliability you need to take down the most delicious deer in the woods.
243 - 100 Grain PP - Winchester Super-X - 20 Rounds$20.00
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 100 Grain Bullet Type Power-Point (PP) Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 243 Winchester Manufacturer SKU X2432 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892200043 Cost Per Round $1.00 per round
If you are looking for proven performance for your rifle ammunition, look no further than Winchesterâ€™s Super-X line of cartridges. Youâ€™ll get 20 rounds of .243 Winchester Super-X Power Point cartridges with 100-grain projectiles. The bullet design has an exposed nose and jacked bullet for delivering the best energy and terminal performance to the target. It also has notches on the bullet and core to bring excellent expansion with maximum energy release.
Leaving the muzzle, these cartridges deliver a velocity of 2,960 feet per second and an energy of 1,945 foot pounds. After traveling 200 yards, they maintain a speed of 2,449 feet per second and an energy of 1,332 foot pounds. This means maximum effectiveness even across distance shots.
You can count on Winchester for all of your hunting ammunition needs. This American brand has high-quality items for game ranging from squirrel to brown bear, allowing you to become the best hunter possible with consistent performance and accuracy.
Winchester Super-X 350 Legend 180 Grain Power Point – 20 Rounds$21.85
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Power-Point (PP) Use Type hunting boar, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 350 Legend Manufacturer SKU X3501 Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892226326 Cost Per Round $1.09 per round
Straight-walled cartridge aficionados rejoice! When you’ve got Winchester’s affordable yet incredibly high quality Super-X line of ammunition at your disposal, your upcoming success this deer season is all but guaranteed! (You still have to find a deer to shoot, after all.)
This 350 Legend round sports a 180 grain Power Point. It’s a soft point projectile, with its core exposed at its tip in order to let it reliably produce the gaping wound channel that drops game fast. This bullet’s copper jacket strengthens it to protect it against deformation and enable it to penetrate tenacious hide, and the notches encircling it promote highly symmetrical expansion.
You’ll be able to accurately place a wide, deep wound channel thanks to this round’s exactly drawn brass casing, which seats its bullet evenly. Winchester’s non-corrosive primer is highly dependable, and along with the clean burning propellant it ignites your new rifle will stay clean for a lot longer in between cleanings.
Winchester Deer Season XP 350 Legend 150 Grain XP – 20 Rounds$23.45
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 150 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Brass Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 350 Legend Manufacturer SKU X350DS Primer Type Boxer Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892226265 Cost Per Round $1.17 per round
This 350 Legend cartridge from Winchester’s Deer Season XP label features the exciting, buck-dropping performance of the Extreme Point projectile. The 150 grain bullet’s most remarkable feature is its unusually large polymer tip, which takes up substantial frontal surface area so that it can initiate virtually instantaneous expansion upon impact. The Extreme Point’s lethality is accentuated even further by its jacket which is engineered for deep penetration within deer, as well as its tough alloyed lead core that transfers shocking energy beginning at the moment of impact. This bullet’s uniform weight distribution and ballistically efficient profile give it the accuracy it needs to seek out trophy bucks without fail. It’s a tidy little package that gives you just what it takes to turn deer season into a triumph.
Winchester’s brass shell casing possesses uniformly straight walls to optimize seating and facilitate easy extraction, as well as the primer and propellant charge required for consistent in-flight performance with every shot.
Winchester 300 Win Mag 180 Grain Supreme Ballistic Silvertip - 20 Rounds$37.95
Manufacturer Winchester Condition New Bullet Weight 180 Grain Bullet Type Polymer Tipped Use Type hunting big game, hunting whitetail deer Casing Type Steel Quantity 20 Ammo Caliber 300 Winchester Magnum Manufacturer SKU SBST300 Primer Type Berdan Magnetic No UPC Barcode 020892210325 Cost Per Round $1.90 per round
Winchester engineered this Silvertip load to help big game hunters take advantage of the .300 Winchester Magnum caliber's power for positive terminal effect. Each round is based upon a reloadable brass casing with slick nickel-plating which fights off corrosive humidity while offering uninterrupted cycling and extraction. The casing is equipped with non-corrosive Boxer primer and a potent load of power for long-range performance.
The load is topped with a 180-grain black-oxide projectile with a polymer tip that is highly accurate and resists drag well while in flight. During impact, the bullet is designed to expand rapidly, penetrate through dense hide and muscle, and retain appropriate weight so that energy is appropriately passed to the vital regions of a big moose or deer. This not only helps to drop big game humanely and quickly but helps cut down on the possibility of lethal over-penetration.