Steel shellcase ammunition has been a favorite among value-minded shooters looking to reduce the expense of shooting, while at the same time increasing their opportunities to shoot.
In the new USA Forged, Winchester introduces a steel shellcase product that is made in the USA. USA Forged represents the culmination of an extensive development project that resulted in new manufacturing methods.
This new line is proudly manufactured in Winchester’s Oxford, Miss., manufacturing facility and utilizes precision-made steel shellcases with a proprietary coating for improved reliability and corrosion resistance. The noncorrosive boxer primers and clean-burning powder are ideal for high-volume range sessions, while the brass jacketed (nonplated) lead-core bullets can be used on any range and can also be used in any pistol type; including ported, vented or suppressed pistols.
USA Forged will be offered in a 150-round box of 9mm cartridges with 115-grain full metal jacket (FMJ) bullets that feature a high-quality brass bullet jacket. The rounds, which boast a muzzle velocity of 1,190 fps were extensively tested during development for functionality and reliability. Shooters should expect great on-the-range performance with this new product.
“USA Forged is proof that better products can be made right here in the United States while driving value for the consumer. We have invested in our Oxford, Miss., facility and USA Forged is just one example of how this is benefiting our consumers,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. Continue reading
Industry Group in Charge of SHOT Show Gets New Board Member
The NSSF Board of Governors has announced the appointment of its newest board member, Martin Zacha, Vice President, Ammunition Products for Vista Outdoor. Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Outdoor Products and Shooting Sports, and has more than 40 well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.
Prior to his role with Vista Outdoor, Zacha was Vice President of ATK’s Sporting Group. He has more than 30 years of experience in operations management in ammunition and outdoor accessories, including time spent as the Director of Operations for 5.56mm ammunition, primers and high explosives at Winchester Ammunition’s Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. In his role with Vista Outdoor, he leads all ammunition business operations, including engineering, supply chain, distribution, product development and supporting functions at factories in Anoka, Minnesota, and Lewiston, Idaho. He and his teams are also responsible for identifying and executing sourcing opportunities.
Team GunLink is proud to be NSSF Media members and congratulates Mr. Zacha on his appointment to the NSSF Board. Continue reading
Winchester Ammunition Offers Custom Engraved, Commemorative Model 1866 Rifles In Celebration of 150th Anniversary
Oliver F. Winchester introduced a legendary brand to the world in 1866. And for 150 years since, generations upon generations across the globe have experienced life, with Winchester.
In celebration of its 150th anniversary in 2016, Winchester is offering a once-in-a-lifetime series of 10, pre-production riles, chambered in 44-40, from the “One of Five Hundred” Model 1866 “Yellow Boy” commemorative rifle collection.
Considered one of the most collectible rifles ever from Winchester, each firearm includes custom embellishments and identification through Baron Engraving. Each rifle will also come with a special box of commemorative ammunition and the magnificent 150th anniversary collectible medallion.
The rifles have been allocated to various industry and conservation organizations to help raise funds in support of the shooting sports and hunting heritage. More details on this commemorative lineup of rifles will be available throughout 2016 on Winchester.com and communicated through Winchester Ammunition social channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
“This is a very unique series of collectible firearms and ammunition that represents the Winchester brand and our 150 years of legendary excellence,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “We are very proud to help raise awareness and dollars through our 150th celebration in 2016 that will benefit the hunting and shooting sports industry.”
About Winchester Ammunition
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. Learn more about the history of Winchester by visiting Winchester.com or connect with us on Facebook at Facebook.com/WinchesterOfficial.