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New Lead-Free Rifle Ammunition from Winchester
February 26, 2009.
From Winchester Ammunition:
Consumer demand for Winchester® Ammunition’s E-Tip® lead-free bullet is growing among big-game hunters in states that have lead-free regulations. To continue meeting all of the demands of hunters across North America, Winchester Ammunition is expanding its E-Tip line by producing lead-free ammunition in .270 Winchester, .300 Win. Mag and 7mm.
The E-Tip bullet was co-developed with Nosler® and features an E2™ energy expansion cavity, which promotes consistent upset at a variety of impact ranges. The bullet is made of a copper alloy instead of pure copper, which helps prevent barrel fouling and provides for a high-performance sporting bullet that is lead-free.
The polycarbonate tip, like that featured on XP³®, Accubond-CT® and Ballistic Silvertip® bullets, prevents deformation in the magazine, boosts aerodynamic efficiency and initiates expansion. The E-Tip’s high quality and consistent performance provide unsurpassed penetration and weight retention. It is an excellent choice even in the states that do not require the use of lead-free products.
Key features of the Winchester E-Tip bullet include:
- E2 cavity promotes expansion at long and short ranges and improves accuracy
- Copper alloy metal lead-free design provides near 100 percent weight retention and helps prevent barrel fouling compared to pure copper bullets
- Polycarbonate tip resists deformation, improves down-range ballistics
- Boat-tail design reduces drag and provides a more efficient flight profile for higher retained energy at long range
- Lubalox® coating helps prevent barrel fouling
- Availability: Now
*The 2009 products are in bold.
|270 WSM||130 gr.||S270SET|
|270 Winchester||130 gr.||S270WET|
|30-06 Springfield||180 gr.||S3006ET|
|30-06 Springfield||150 gr.||S3006ETA|
|300 WSM||180 gr.||S300SET|
|300 WSM||150 gr.||S300SETA|
|300 Win Mag.||180 gr.||S300WMET|
|300 Win Mag||150 gr.||S300WMETA|
|308 Winchester||150 gr.||S308ETA|
|7mm Rem Mag
“Hunters should feel confident when they load-up with Winchester E-Tip,” said Glen Weeks, Winchester Ammunition Centerfire product manager.
For more information about Winchester® Ammunition and its complete line of products, visit www.winchester.com.