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More Wild Hog Ammo Choices from Winchester

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Don’t blink. That’s enough time for North America’s wild hog population to grow larger. The explosion of wild hog numbers from California’s coast to the Florida swamps means hunters need tough ammo for tough boars.

The Razorback XT line from Winchester Ammunition is the perfect medicine for the wild hog epidemic. 

Winchester Razorback XT is the world’s first line of ammunition specifically designed for wild hog hunting and in 2013, Winchester will give hog hunters more options for bringing home the bacon. This year, the Razorback XT line adds a hard-hitting .44 Rem Mag offering for handgun hunters and shotgun hunters also will get shells designed specifically for harvesting hogs with both a Razorback XT buckshot and slug load.

“Wild hog populations continue to grow and so does the demand for ammunition that can bring down big boars quickly and effectively,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “Now we’re offering handgun and shotgun hunters Razorback XT ammunition they can count on in the variety of conditions and climates where wild hogs are hunted.”

The 225-grain .44 Rem Mag Razorback XT cartridge includes an engineered hollow point for delayed expansion on extremely tough hogs. The six position beveled profile delays expansion and strengthens the expanded segments for high weight retention and deep penetration.

The 12-gauge Razorback XT buckshot load will feature eight buffered 00 pellets for hard-hitting, close range knockdown power. The Razorback XT segmenting rifled slug is designed to segment into three equal pieces upon impact for devastating trauma caused by multiple wound channels. It also features an innovative wad stabilizer for pinpoint downrange accuracy up to 125 yards.

Razorback XT handgun ammunition specifications:

CALIBER SYMBOL BULLET WEIGHT VELOCITY
.44 Rem Mag S44MWB 225 grain 1300

 

Razorback XT shotgun shell line specifications:

GAUGE SYMBOL PROJECTILE VELOCITY
12 S12RB00 00 Buck
(8 Pellets)
1450
12 S12RBSS 1 oz. Segmented Slug 1600

 

 

Each of the new Razorback XT products will be available at Winchester dealers early this year. For more information about Razorback XT, visit Winchester.com.

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors and at the range.

Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with innovative products like Blind Side® waterfowl and PDX1® Defender™ personal defense ammunition.

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