Winchester is one of the world’s most recognized brand names. Since 1866, the name has come to mean a great many things to people. To most it means ammo and the “Gun that Won the West”. Winchester makes hand tools, cutlery, fishing tackle, and of course ammo and guns. Winchester’s idyllic artwork and branding have painted the picture of what a hunting tradition is meant to be. For over 140 years, the legend of the Winchester name and trademark have represented a long and responsible heritage of commitment and pride to building high-quality products.
Olin Corporation continues to manufacture Winchester ammunition in several lines including Super-X, Supreme and Supreme Elite, AA and Super Target shotshells, and Cowboy Loads revolver cartridges
Winchester makes the highest quality ammunition components available to the ammo reloader. Each and every component is made to meet or exceed the most demanding quality control and performance standards in the industry.
Winchester carries a variety of component bullets for both centerfire rifle and handgun ammunition. Bullets are custom-designed and manufactured to precise specifications to deliver specific on-target performance characteristics. These characteristics vary depending on bullet design.
Shell cases for handguns and rifles are engineered to precise tolerances to ensure smooth-feeding and positive chambering. Unprimed rifle shell cases and both primed and unprimed handgun shell cases are available.
W209 Muzzleloading Primers are ideal for in-line muzzleloading.
Winchester Smokeless Powder is now supplied by Hodgdon.
Non-corrosive, all weather primers deliver fast, dependable ignition under any shooting condition. Winchester works to make sure all primers are reliable, instant and precise. In testing labs, primers are constantly and rigorously tested for consistency and sensitivity at temperatures and conditions far beyond the range of normal usage. guarantees better sensitivity for more positive firing in all guns, carefully-controlled weights of primer mixtures, consistency in size and quality, precise measurements and tolerances for anvil heights, and stability in extremes of temperatures and humidity.
Reloaders seldom give wads the same critical attention given to other components. Often the result is poor performance – due entirely to the wad. Paper cup and fiber wads provide effective gas pressure seals inslug loads. Plastic shot cups protect buckshot pellets and provide improved pattern performance for new low recoil buck shot loads. And of course the reload wouldn’t be complete without shot. Uniform, chilled lead shot provides consistent shot patterns and better penetration. Strict quality control throughout the manufacturing process assures the ultimate in performance.