Guns Varmint X – New Winchester Shot Shell Industry News August 24, 2016 Join the Conversation East Alton, IL based Winchester Ammunition has advises us they have a new shotshell in their lineup. Hunting season is right around the corner; check it out. Here’s what they told us. Varmint X – New Winchester Shot Shell Since its introduction, Varmint X centerfire loads have been the ones savvy predator hunters turn to for accurate, dependable performance each time they head into the field. But not every predator chaser hunts the wide-open expanses common to western country. In fact, as coyotes and other varmints continue to expand and solidify their presence, predators are increasingly being hunted in heavily forested, brushy terrain where shots are often closer and must be made quickly on incoming or retreating targets. In these situations, a shotgun is the ideal choice. For those hunters, Varmint X now has an answer in the form of a new shotshell added to the line that boasts Winchester’s proven Shot-Lok Technology. Shot-Lok Technology includes a liquid gel that surrounds the pellets in the shot cup and then hardens. When fired, the shot launches from the barrel nearly perfectly round as the hardened resin fractures and disperses like any shotshell buffer. The result is extremely tight, long-range patterns. When used in other Winchester products such as Long Beard XR and Rooster XR, hunters have been able to achieve reliable patterns much farther out than standard shotshell loads of the same gauge and shot size—adding even as much as an additional 20 yards in reliable shot distance. The new Varmint X shotshell load will be available in a 3-inch offering loaded with 1½ ounces of plated BBs that leave the muzzle at 1,300 fps. At 40 yards and beyond, hunters can expect to deliver up to 12 inches of penetration combined with enough devastating knockdown power to handle the largest coyotes, foxes and more. “Until now, predator hunters who use shotguns have had to use shotshells designed for other game. This dedicated load with Shot-Lok Technology offers them the proven performance they need from a shotshell to deliver tight patterns at longer distances and will work perfectly on a broad range of predators,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. About Winchester Ammunition in their own words. The iconic Winchester brand celebrates 150 years of legendary excellence in 2016—a historic milestone representing a steadfast commitment to the hunting and shooting sports traditions and future generations of sportsmen. A world leader in delivering innovative products, Winchester is The American Legend, a brand built on integrity, hard work and a deep focus on its loyal customers. You can find Winchester online here and Facebook here. Explore RECOILweb:Good storytelling is importantAlien Gun from Laugo Arms! Exclusive Photos and DetailsPutting a Warhorse Out to Pasture: Browning Discontinues the Hi PowerSkills and Drills: Rolling the Dice NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.