WINCHESTER AMMUNITION INTRODUCES NEW RANGER BONDED .38 SPECIAL +P
Winchester® Ammunition’s new Ranger® Bonded .38 Special +P round offers a great, new option for all law enforcement officers carrying .38 Special snub nose revolvers.
The new round is a 130 gr. bonded hollow point and uses the same technology the Federal Bureau of Investigation uses as its primary service round. The Ranger® Bonded line is engineered to maximize terminal ballistics, as defined by the demanding FBI test protocol, which simulates real-world threats.
“The new Ranger® Bonded ammunition is capable of penetrating a wide range of barriers from clothing to plywood and still effectively stops a threat,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition’s vice president of sales and marketing.
The proprietary bonding process welds the lead and jacket together to work as one unit, controlling expansion and providing superior retained weight upon impact. By bonding the lead to the jacket, it ensures maximum stopping power.
In addition, this same bonding process is used on the 9mm and 40 S&W ammunition selected by the FBI for use as their duty ammunition.
The bullet offers a six segment jacket design for a consistent and programmed expansion at a variety of impact velocities, including the lower velocities associated with snub nose revolvers, to maximize expanded diameter.
This product is only available to law enforcement divisions through our nationwide network of Winchester Ammunition Law Enforcement Distributors.
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The Winchester® Ammunition Ballistic Silvertip® lead-free bullet recently received the “Best of the Best” Award from Field & Stream magazine. The truly innovative lead-free load takes varmint hunting to a new level, using fragmenting copper core technology to incorporate a lead-free bullet in both .223 Rem. and .22-250 Rem. in the Ballistic Silvertip® line.
This technologically advanced bullet brought to you by Winchester® and Nosler® features a gilding metal jacket and a plastic tip to reduce tip damage and promote long-range performance. The fragmenting copper core is engineered to explode on impact.
“We are truly honored to receive the “Best of the Best” from Field & Stream,” said Dick Hammett, president of Winchester Ammunition. “We work hard to offer the most innovative ammunition and we feel the technology behind this bullet is evident on impact. It means a great deal to us for our ammunition and hard work to be recognized by such an outstanding publication.”
The Winchester Ballistic Silvertip lead-free product line will meet the increased customer demand in regions with lead-free regulations, as well as the growth of varmint hunting across all parts of North America.
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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