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Heavy loads and super heavy magnum For the Double X® line of products, divided into 12, 12 Magnum and 20 Magnum with heavy loads, the shot pellets are copper-plated and loaded with a fine powder of composite materials ("buffer"), which prevents deformation for better ballistic quality.
TWO SHOT SIZES for perfect PATTERNING
The new EXTRA DUO range has been developed to deliver double the performance: the shell is loaded with two separate layers of different-diameter shot for a more effective and lethal shot pattern. The larger, faster pellets hit the target first, transferring maximum energy. They are immediately followed by the smaller pellets, which optimise the shot pattern with the maximum number of impacts.
EXTRA DUO PHEASANT
The (felt) grease wad delivers optimum shot distribution even at long range.
EXTRA DUO WOODCOCK
The disperser wad in this shell makes it particularly effective at short range in dense vegetation.
The lead shot are completely encased in hardened resin.
When fired, the resin is smashed in to a fine, protective talc-like powder.
As there are no air pockets between the pellets, each one is protected as it accelerates down the barrel with no loss of shape through inertia.
And because each pellet is still perfectly round as it leaves the barrel, you can count on:
- A tight shot pattern even at long range
- Twice as many pellets on a 25cm target from 55 m
- 10% deeper penetration from 45 m than a conventional lead-shot cartridge.
Dense woods shell. A disperser wad and high velocity assure a long and regular dispersion of the pattern while the 34g load guarantees a sufficient hit ratio even if a covering separates you from your rabbit or woodcock target.
Small migratory birds and upland game. Upland hunters and hunters of small plain game will find in the new Ranger® the smoothness and consistency of grouping that have made this cartridge a legend after decades of use. Its new red case with the exclusive star crimping welded in its center for better protection of its components brings together all of Winchesters® know-how that produced the famous double-base powder for increased stability, whatever the atmospheric conditions may be, as well as optimal and complete combustion for heightened performance. Available with no. 4 to 8 shot, the new Ranger® 32g will be your ideal partner on your hunting trips for woodcock, turtle dove, or even pigeon and pheasant.
The "Special Chasse" shell is for driven hunts of pheasants or partridges as well as walked-up game. With its 34g load, plastic wad, 16 mm head and high speed, it is effective for shooting numerous different game animals, and its range does a remarkable job for shooting partridges or for high-flying pheasants. The "Special Chasse" has the most general use of any of our specific shells. The shot is nickeled for excellent range and penetration. It is the ideal shell for hare hunting.
With a load of 38g, n° 4 or 6 shot and a speed of 400 m/s, the "Special Crows" is the perfect cartridge for crows and rooks as it offers an ideal number of hits irrespective of the distance.
The most homogeneous shot pattern For developing the new Special Fibre family of shells, Winchester® technicians have combined the best in tradition and top quality with all the reliability of modern techniques. The famous pink grease wad provides perfectly balanced dispersion of shot between the centre and the outside of the shot pattern, to guarantee the effectiveness of your shots, irrespective of whether they are at birds in flight or whenever vegetation separates you from the rabbit or woodcock that you have in your sights. Increased regularity and faultless reliability under all conditions of use. Particularly rich and available in different loads and calibres: calibre 12 in 32g, 34g and 36g as well as calibre 20 in 28g.
The "Special Migrateur" was designed with small birds in mind (woodcock, quails, etc.). Its 32 g load, wad cup and speed less than 400m/s concentrates and regulates its pattern so that its coverage is nearly perfect.
The "Special Petits Calibres" has been created for giving owners of a calibre 20 performances worthy of a calibre 12. A 28g load and nickel-plated shot for increased penetration and an improved shot-pattern. The "Special Petits Calibres" gives you the opportunity of using your calibre 20 for hunting all types of game the whole year through.
The pigeon is a resistant game, with its dense plumage, for it flies quickly and far, always on guard for predators. In order to hunt this popular yet demanding game, the hunter will have confidence in the Winchester® "Special Pigeon". With its heavy load of 36g, speed of 400 metres/second and shot numbers 5, 6 or 7 that are perfectly calibrated for this game. This cartridge is your best bet for great distance shooting with a concentrated pattern.
For over 100 years, Winchester® has been the benchmark in terms of performance and innovation for pistol ammunition.
For millions of marksman around the world, the name "Winchester®" has always been synonymous with quality and efficiency through its line of ammunition, which is the most complete, extensive and reliable on the market.
Whatever your discipline may be, you can always rely on every Winchester® shell for giving you the best performance possible !
The Super Speed® Generation 2 carries on the legend born some 50 years ago! Today, strengthened by its prestigious heritage of this pioneer cartridge, the new Super Speed® Generation 2 once again establishes new standards in hunting. The core of this new outstanding cartridge is its innovative G2 powder. This cartridge uses a perfect balance between its essential parameters of the load, speed, pressure and pattern, thus offering a guaranteed efficiency and regularity that are necessary for your special hunts. Connoisseurs will rediscover, with nostalgic pleasure, the distinctive signs of this legendary cartridge, like the flat box or the welded star crimping in its centre. Greater speed and controlled pressure The secret of this new G2 powder lies in its controlled vivacity, translated to a reduced pressure during its combustion. Our engineers had thus been able to increase the quantity of the powder in each shell and thereby increase its speed by almost 20m/s, all while keeping the pressure under the limit of 740 BAR. Regularity of patterns The new Super Speed® Generation 2 is loaded with the type-Z wad with 4 compression legs. This specifically designed plastic wad enables an excellent ratio in its regularity of the Super Speed® patterns, even with the significant improvement in speed, and even at great distances. Welded Crimping By welding the centre of the starred crimp, the shell is thus completely sealed and the pellets are enclosed within, perfectly protected while providing a greater regularity of pressure.
Heavy loads and super heavy magnum Available in 12 gauge and 35g or 12 Super Magnum and 63g, these shells have benefited from their manufacture and their design that incorporates the most recent loading techniques and components.
Heavy loads and super heavy magnum For the Double X® line of products, divided into 12, 12 Magnum and 20 Magnum with heavy loads, the shot pellets are copper-plated and loaded with a fine powder of composite materials (buffer), which prevents deformation for better ballistic quality.
High velocity With its 36g load and 20mm head, this powerful cartridge is efficient and ideal for difficult shots. Its exceptional efficiency and high speed make it the preferred shell of numerous shooters for all medium to long distance shooting ranges!