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Lightfield’s New MAG-20 Hard Hitting 20 Gauge

In the past few years the 20 ga. shotgun slug has been getting a lot of attention. Improvements in performance that trickled down from the 12 ga. technology, combined with lighter guns and less recoil than the 12 ga., have given the 20 ga. a significantly greater presence in the deer woods.

The typical 20 ga. sabot slug, based on a 45-caliber pistol bullet design, is more efficient than a 12 ga. In terms of ballistics. In fact, on paper, the ballistics of today’s 3″ 20 ga. designs match those of most 2 ¾” 12 ga. in the deer woods.

Pretty impressive stuff. But all of the new age 20 ga. rounds must now line up behind the biggest, most devastating 20 ga. on the market – the unique red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20.

The newest Lightfield round has industry leading ballistics which are real world figures derived from shooting shoulder fired guns with 24″ production barrels as opposed to competitors’ figures from extremely tight, air-gauged, 30″ test machine fired in climate controlled tunnels.

Combine that with the world class accuracy of Lightfield’s Hybred technology and you’ve got the ultimate 20 ga. slug. To set the best performing slug apart fro the rest of the 20 ga. field, Lightfield is loading the Mag-20 in a flaming red hull instead of the traditional yellow.

The Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug. At setback (the moment of ignition), the soft, all lead Hybred slug swells to fill any bore, making it accurate in virtually all guns.

For a press kit or more information on Lightfield go to www.LITFLD.com or contact Brian Smith at (800)708-2850.

Contact:
Brian Smith
Ph: 800-708-2850
bsmith@LITFLD.com

Lightfield’s New Mag-20 Is The Biggest, Hardest Hitting 20-Gauge On The Market Today

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In the past few years the 20 ga. shotgun slug has been getting a lot of attention. Improvements in performance that trickled down from the 12 ga. technology, combined with lighter guns and less recoil than the 12 ga., have given the 20 ga. a significantly greater presence in the deer woods.

The typical 20 ga. sabot slug, based on a 45-caliber pistol bullet design, is more efficient than a 12 ga. In terms of ballistics. In fact, on paper, the ballistics of today’s 3” 20 ga. designs match those of most 2 ¾” 12 ga. in the deer woods.

Pretty impressive stuff. But all of the new age 20 ga. rounds must now line up behind the biggest, most devastating 20 ga. on the market – the unique red hull Lightfield Hybred Mag-20.

The newest Lightfield round has industry leading ballistics which are real world figures derived from shooting shoulder fired guns with 24” production barrels as opposed to competitors’ figures from extremely tight, air-gauged, 30” test machine fired in climate controlled tunnels.

Combine that with the world class accuracy of Lightfield’s Hybred technology and you’ve got the ultimate 20 ga. slug. To set the best performing slug apart fro the rest of the 20 ga. field, Lightfield is loading the Mag-20 in a flaming red hull instead of the traditional yellow.

The Lightfield Hybred Mag-20 slug fills the entire bore with a thin, two-piece plastic sabot gripping the rifling and imparting stabilizing spin on the slug. At setback (the moment of ignition), the soft, all lead Hybred slug swells to fill any bore, making it accurate in virtually all guns.

For a press kit or more information on Lightfield go to www.LITFLD.com or contact Brian Smith at (800)708-2850.

Speer Expands Gold Dot Short Barrel Line With .22 WMR Personal Protection Rounds

LEWISTON, Idaho – Speer® introduces a new Gold Dot® Short Barrel® Personal Protection offering. The .22 Win. Mag. hollow point rounds provide reliable expansion and penetration for use in self defense situations. These new rimfire options are now available.

Gold Dot Standard of Personal Protection
Speer Gold Dot has gained a reputation for high-performance ammunition and brings Personal Protection rounds to the rimfire platform for the first time. The Gold Dot’s reliable expansion and toughness make it suitable for the smaller 22 Win Mag. Those carrying popular handguns chambered in this make-sense caliber now have a go-to option for self defense situations.

Short Barrel, Strong Performance
These loads are designed for compact rimfire handguns and specific self defense applications. A large cavity ensures maximum expansion and terminal ballistics at reduced velocities. Consistent 10 to 11-inch penetration was achieved in factory testing–in barrels as short as two inches.

“We wanted to design a self defense option that catered to the rimfire platform,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “We engineered these rounds for effective expansion and consistent functioning in close-quarter situations–where performance is absolutely critical.”

To learn more about the new rounds, view other Gold Dot® offerings, or check out the entire lineup of Speer ammunition, visit www.speer-ammo.com.

Part No. Description
0954 22 WMR 40-grain Gold Dot Short Barrel hollow point 1050 fps

About Speer®
Headquartered in Lewiston, Idaho, Speer is part of ATK Security and Sporting. The company has a long-standing reputation for making the world’s finest bullets and in 1996 became one of the first U.S. ammunition manufacturers to achieve ISO 9001 certification for quality. The company manufactures a variety of bullets and cartridges for law enforcement, reloading and sporting applications. More information is available at www.speer-ammo.com or www.speer-bullets.com for component bullets.

Contact:
Tim Brandt, Speer, 800-322-2342 (ext. 3838) or pressroom@atk.com

Federal® Ammunition Introduces Pink Top Gun® Shotshells to Support Breast Cancer Research

ANOKA, Minn. – Federal® Ammunition introduces new pink hull Top Gun® Target loads in support of fighting breast cancer. The 12-gauge special edition target loads are part of the mission to find a cure. They are on store shelves now.

To get a sneak peek of them rolling off the loaders and going out the door, video of these unique shells can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/user/federalpremiumammo.

Hulls for Healing
An on-box royalty program sends proceeds directly to breast cancer research. Shooters, survivors, family and friends can all support this great cause.

The highly-anticipated loads have been discussed by many on Federal’s page on Facebook and on the Stormchaser’s network. Visit www.facebook.com/federalpremiumammo and www.stormchasersnetwork.com to engage in the conversation.

Top Gun® Target Performance
Top Gun Target loads are designed for high-volume shooters. They offer consistent performance at reasonable prices. These shells may look different, but they deliver every time-as shooters have come to expect.

“We are proud to be able to support such an important cause with these shells,” said Brand Director Rick Stoeckel. “Shooters still get impressive performance–while also supporting the fight against breast cancer. These pink shells are a win-win for shooters and breast cancer research.”

To view the new pink hulls, check out other target loads or browse through the entire Federal Premium lineup, please visit www.federalpremium.com.

Part No. Description
TGL12P 8 12-ga, 2-3/4″, 1-1/8 oz, #8 1145 fps

About Federal® Cartridge Company
Headquartered in Anoka, Minnesota, Federal Cartridge Company has been providing hunters and shooters with high-quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition since 1922. It pioneered the Premium category of ammunition and is part of the world’s leading ammunition manufacturer, ATK Security and Sporting. For more information on Federal, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Contact:
Tim Brandt
Federal Ammunition
800-322-2342 (ext. 3833)
E-mail: pressroom@atk.com

Wilson Combat Introduces 7.62×40 WT Cartridge and Rifle

Available now from Wilson Combat – The 7.62×40 WT (Wilson Tactical) is an all new powerful .30 caliber cartridge solution for the standard AR-15 rifle platform that is inherently accurate, low recoil and only requires one unique part – a new barrel. The 7.62×40 WT works with all other standard pattern 5.56 AR components and is completely reliable with the new Lancer® L5 AWM magazines as modified by Wilson Combat.

Ideal for Hunting and Tactical Use

The wide range of available .30 caliber hunting bullets makes the 7.62×40 WT an ideal choice for hunting of medium to large size game with the downrange ballistic performance only a .30 Caliber projectile can deliver. Experienced shooters will be pleased by the match grade accuracy and terminal effectiveness and energy easily exceeding the 7.62×39 Russian, while novice shooters will appreciate the mild recoil and low report.

Tactical shooters looking for a hard hitting, fast handling, practical .30 Caliber AR-15 service carbine will find the 7.62×40 WT a viable alternative to the 5.56×45 for self defense and law enforcement applications. With 18/19 or 28/29 round capacity using Wilson Combat modified Lancer® L5 AWM 5.56 magazines, maximum firepower is retained.

Components, Loaded Ammunition and Complete Guns

The 7.62×40 WT cartridge is based on a standard Lake City 5.56×45 NATO/.223 cartridge case that goes through a simple shortening and reforming operation to achieve appropriate cartridge dimensions. Wilson Combat has reloading dies, case gages, cartridge cases, handload data and a variety of loaded ammunition to fully support this caliber.

A complete lineup of Wilson Combat 7.62×40 WT rifles, uppers and match-grade barrels are also available now.

Ballistic Performance Comparison

7.62×40 WT (16″ Barrel)
110 gr: 2450 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1466 Foot Pounds of Energy
125 gr: 2400 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1599 Foot Pounds of Energy
150 gr: 2200 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1612 Foot Pounds of Energy

5.56 Nato (16″ Barrel)
55 gr: 3150 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1212 Foot Pounds of Energy
62 gr: 3000 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1239 Foot Pounds of Energy
77 gr: 2750 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1293 Foot Pounds of Energy

7.62×39 (16″ Barrel)
123 gr: 2320 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1470 Foot Pounds of Energy

6.8 SPC (16″ Barrel)
110 gr: 2550 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1594 Foot Pounds of Energy

300 BLACKOUT (16″ Barrel)
125 gr: 2275 FPS Muzzle Velocity and 1436 Foot Pounds of Energy

NOTE for Handloaders: Once a 7.62×40 WT case has been fired once it will be fire- formed and provide approximately 1 gr. additional powder capacity and the potential for approximately 25-50 FPS more velocity at comparable pressure levels.

Trajectory and Remaining Velocity

125 gr. Nosler Ballistic Hunter, 2375 FPS MV, Zero range 175 yards
100 yds +1.7″ 2156 FPS
150 yds +1.1″ 2052 FPS
200 yds -1.6″ 1951 FPS
250 yds -6.6″ 1854 FPS

Contact:
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Wilson Combat
1-800-955-4856 Ext 104
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www.wilsoncombat.com

Winchester Adds Varmint HE 3/1 Segmenting Bullet To Rimfire Line-Up

Winchester® Ammunition continues to pioneer innovation and expand its rimfire offerings in 2011 by adding the Varmint HE™ 3/1 Segmenting expansion bullet to its rimfire hunting lineup.

The unique 3/1 segment design exclusive to Winchester, features a 37 gr plated HP fragmenting expansion bullet that delivers a blistering 1435 fps velocity, optimized for maximum accuracy. The programmed hollow-point fragments include three forward segments, plus a solid rear core designed to provide explosive impact energy plus penetration. In addition, the Varmint HE consists of non-corrosive priming and clean burning powder to generate a sure fire ignition every time.

“Without a doubt, Varmint HE ammunition provides explosive impact,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “The 3/1 segmenting design makes this product truly innovative, but unlike other high energy bullets on the market, our new 3/1 fragmenting design allows initial impact shock, and deep penetration resulting in maximum terminal effect.”

The new Varmint HE Bullet features:
Velocity: 1435 fps
Grains: 37 gr
Bullet Type: 3/1 segmenting expansion bullet
Cartridge: 22LR
Availability: 2011

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 the shooting sports have to offer. To learn more about the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, please call 800-672-3888 ext. 1505or visit www.nrahq.org/youth.

Contact:
Chevalier Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
Jonathan Harling: jonathan@chevalier-adv.com

Winchester Recalls Ranger Law Enforcement Ammo

Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six (6) lots of its RANGER® 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point® (PP) centerfire rifle ammunition (Symbol Number RA223R2).

Lot Numbers (last four characters): DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51

Through extensive evaluation Winchester has determined the above lots of RANGER® Law Enforcement ammunition may contain incorrect propellant. Incorrect propellant in this ammunition may cause firearm damage, rendering the firearm inoperable, and subject the shooter or bystanders to a risk of serious personal injury when fired.

DO NOT USE WINCHESTER® RANGER® 223 REMINGTON 64 GRAIN POWER-POINT® AMMUNITION THAT HAS A LOT NUMBER ENDING IN DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41 or DK51. The ammunition Lot Number is ink stamped inside the right tuck flap of the 20-round carton, as indicated here:

To determine if your ammunition is subject to this notice, review the Lot Number. If the last four characters of the Lot Number are DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41 or DK51 immediately discontinue use and contact Winchester toll-free at 866-423-5224 to arrange for replacement ammunition and free UPS pick-up of the recalled ammunition.

This notice applies only to RANGER® 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point® centerfire rifle ammunition with lot numbers ending in DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Other Symbol Numbers or Lot Numbers are not subject to this recall.

If you have any questions concerning this RANGER® Law Enforcement ammunition recall please call toll-free 866-423-5224, write to Winchester (600 Powder Mill Road, East Alton, IL 62024 Attn: RA223R2 Recall), or visit our website at www.winchester.com.

Federal, American Eagle 45 Auto Product Safety Warning

Certain lots of recently manufactured 45 Auto ammunition may contain an incorrect propellant charge. Use of product from these lots may result in firearm damage and possible serious injury.

DO NOT USE PRODUCT FROM THE FOLLOWING LOTS:
38X628 through 38X765 38T401 through 38T414

If you have in your possession any 45 Auto with the following brand names and part numbers, check to see if your ammunition package contains the above lots: American Eagle® (AE45A, AE45N1, or AE45A250), ChampionTM (WM5233), GoldMedal® (GM45B), Hi-Shok® (45C, 45D) and Federal® Personal Defense® (C45C, C45D). Example below:

THIS WARNING APPLIES ONLY TO THE LOTS LISTED ABOVE.
If you possess ammunition from any of these lots, or have questions concerning this warning, please contact us at 1-800-831-0850 or 1-800-322-2342 and ask for Product Service. Federal will provide replacement product and will cover the cost of returning the affected product.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

WINCHESTER INTRODUCES VARMINT 17 HMR LEAD-FREE BULLET

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Winchester® Ammunition takes varmint hunting to a new level in 2011 by adding 17HMR to the Varmint Lead-Free ammunition hunting lineup.

This new lead-free 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.

“The NTX® Polymer Tip technology assures highly accurate, flat shooting bullets at all ranges,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition.  “ We work hard to offer the most innovative rimfire ammunition, and our offerings continue to expand for small game hunters and shooters.”

The new Varmint LF Bullet features:

  • Velocity: 2550
  • Grains: 15.5
  • Bullet Type: Lead Free NTX® polymer tip jacketed hollow point
  • Cartridge: 17HMR
  • Availability: 2011

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

Free Winchester® Ammunition Ballistics Calculator Available on the iPhone

iPhone users can now download the Winchester® Ammunition award-winning Ballistics Calculator for free. Winchester has taken all of the features and functionality from its Web site version of the Ballistics Calculator and developed a user-friendly interface for the iPhone.

The iPhone version of Winchester’s Ballistics Calculator will allow users to choose their type of ammunition and compare up to three different Winchester products with easy-to-read, high-tech ballistic charts and graphs. You can customize shooting conditions by entering wind speed and outside temperature, adjust zero marks for sighting in.

The Web based calculator is also live at www.winchester.com/ballistics.

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Media Contact:

Jonathan Harling – jonathan@chevalier-adv.com
Cj Davis – cjdavis@chevalier-adv.com

Winchester Expands PDX1 Defender Line of Ammunition

The PDX1® Defender™ line continues to lead the industry in ammunition for personal defense. Winchester® expands its most innovative line to include new cartridges in the following categories:

357 Sig, 357 Mag (centerfire handgun)
223 Rem (centerfire rifle)
.410, 3-inch (shotshell)
.410/45 Combo Pack

Features of PDX1® Defender™ Centerfire Handgun 357 Sig, 357 Mag:

Proprietary bonding process-Welds lead and jacket together to work as a unit controlling expansion and providing superior retained weight.
Hollow point-Works with the bonding process for outstanding performance through tough barriers
Jacket notching-Six segments help promote positive, consistent and programmed expansion at a variety of impact velocities and ranges.
Copper alloy jacket-Contoured for maximum expansion over a wide range of velocities/ranges.
Nickel plated shellcase-Helps ensure positive gun function through smooth chambering and shellcase ejection.
SKUDescriptionBullet Wt.Velocity
S357SPDB357 Mag1251350
S357MPDB357 Mag1251325

Features of PDX1 Defender 223 Centerfire Rifle:

Given the recent popularity of modern sporting rifles (MSR) among shooters and hunters, Winchester has designed a product using Split Core Technology (SCT) for personal defense. The SCT technology, using a quick expansion front lead core and a deep driving bonded rear lead core, creates the ultimate 223 Rem Personal Defense load.

The PDX1® Defender™ 223 bullet weighs 60 grains with a velocity of 2750 feet per second.

SKUDescriptionBullet Wt.Velocity
S223RPDB223 Rem602750
Features of the 3 inch PDX1 Defender .410 Shotshell
Highly effective in both .410 compatible handguns and shotguns, the .410 PDX1 ammunition features a distinctive black hull and black oxide high-base head and combines four plated Defense Disc™ projectiles and 16 pellets of plated BB shot. The result is the ideal personal defense load for short range engagement with the performance needed to reduce aim error and stop threats. Designed for use in the Taurus Judge®, PDX1® .410 provides maximum protection at close range.
.410-gauge 3-inch load
4 Defense Disc™ projectiles with 16 Plated BBs
Velocity: 750 feet per second
10 rd. box
Features of the .410/45 Colt Combo Pack

Winchester introduces an ammunition combo pack for personal defense. The new distinct packaging will include 10 rounds of PDX1Defender 45 Colt ammunition (225 gr.) and 10 rounds of PDX1 Defender .410 2 ½ inch.

For more information about Winchester 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 the shooting sports have to offer.

To learn more about the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, please call 800-672-3888 ext. 1505 or visit www.nrahq.org/youth.

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