Caldwell Shooting Supplies Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader

The new Caldwell Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader works on almost any style pistol magazines, including 1911 style mags, and loads a large variety of calibers. It works with both single-stack and double-stack magazines. The adjustable side shims align magazines of any width, and the lock knob keeps virtually any size magazine secure. The shims are labeled with numbers for quick and easy adjustment making it easy to switch between different types of magazines. The Universal Pistol Loader will load 9mm, 10mm, .357 Sig, .40 S&W, .45 cal ammo, and some .380 magazines. The design is simple to use; simply drop a round in, squeeze the hand grip and repeat until the magazine is loaded. The Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader removes the need to ever manually reload a pistol magazine again. Read more

Browning Ammunition Adds BXD Turkey Load

Arnold, Mo. – Browning Ammunition hit store shelves in 2016 and hunters were quick to put the company’s waterfowl and upland bird hunting loads to the test in fields and marshes across the country. In 2017, turkey hunters across the country will have much to celebrate as the brand introduces its new BXD Turkey load.

The loads will feature nickel-plated and buffered shot, loaded within an aerodynamically stabilized tight-patterning wad. BXD Turkey will come 10 rounds per box.

New offerings include:

12-gauge 3-inch 1-5/8 oz. at 1200 fps #4, 5, 6

12-gauge 3½-inch 1-7/8 oz. at 1200 fps #4, 5, 6

20-gauge 3-inch 1 ¼ oz. at 1200 fps #5 Read more

Federal Premium Provides Lethal Performance Through Any Waterfowl Choke with Redesigned Black Cloud

Any Waterfowl Choke with Redesigned Black CloudANOKA, Minnesota –– Federal Premium Ammunition is pleased to announce it has redesigned its industry-leading Black Cloud line of waterfowl ammunition. Now equipped with the new FLITECONTROL FLEX wad, the improved loads deliver better pattern density and consistency through both ported and standard waterfowl chokes. Shipments are currently being delivered to dealers.

The wad’s redesigned rear-opening petals are engineered to deploy through ported chokes that reduce muzzle pressure, and side-mounted vents stimulate the payload for separation from the wad at the ideal moment for dense, deadly patterns. Plus, the efficient Catalyst lead-free primer and clean-burning, temperature-stable propellant significantly decrease residue in the barrel. Read more

Winchester Adds a 20-Ga. Load to the Long Beard XR Line

EAST ALTON, Ill. – Well worth the wait, Winchester Ammunition will now offer its ground-breaking Long Beard XR in 20-gauge. With improved shotshell technology delivering more power and tighter loads in smaller gauge shotguns, an increasing number of turkey hunters are opting for the 20-gauge shotgun. Now those hunters will have a load that will allow them to maximize the 20-gauge’s potential.

The new 20-gauge Long Beard XR will come in a 3-inch shell loaded with either No. 5 or No. 6 shot. It will come 10 rounds to a box.

The key feature behind Long Beard XR’s long-range capability is the shell’s Shot-Lok® Technology. Instead of traditional buffering materials, Shot-Lok is injected as a liquid resin into the hull among the lead shot during assembly. That resin then hardens to keep pellets in place until the round is fired. Upon firing, Shot-Lok immediately fractures into a micro-buffer that protects the shot from deformation due to set-back forces. This ensures that the shot exits the muzzle nearly perfectly round, which provides tighter and more uniform patterns at extended ranges.

“Long Beard XR has changed the game for turkey hunters across the United States, and now those hunters who use the smaller, lighter 20-gauge can enjoy the same extended range benefits,” said Matt Campbell, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales.

In addition to the new offering, Long Beard XR is also available in: Read more

DSC Objects to USFWS Order 219

DALLAS – For his last hurrah before departing office, outgoing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Daniel Ashe released USFWS Director’s Order 219, expanding the use of nontoxic ammunition and fishing tackle. Dallas Safari Club (DSC) objects to the Order, and condemns the decision as it targets our hunting and fishing heritage.

“This action flies squarely in the face of long and constructive tradition of states working in partnership with the Service to effectively manage fish and wildlife resources,” stated Nick Wiley, president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. “The Association views this Order as a breach of trust and deeply disappointing.” Read more

New Umarex Havox Ammo Expands Maximum Lethality

FORT SMITH, Ark. – Umarex USA, a company on the forefront of innovation in outdoor products, announces the introduction of the most lethal air gun hunting ammunition ever created. The Umarex® Havox™ is designed to expand upon contact of soft tissue immediately transferring massive energy into the intended target.

The Havox line of smallbore air gun hunting ammunition is designed to expand 100% into six razor sharp cutting edges, creating a massive wound channel in the target. The wide razor sharp blades stay attached and maintain a large diameter to provide the greatest cutting surface throughout penetration. Read more

Weatherby Expands 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum and 6.5 Creedmoor Offerings

PASO ROBLES, Calif. – – When Weatherby introduced the new 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum cartridge in 2015, it was a shot heard around the world. It reaffirmed Weatherby’s pledge that Nothing Shoots Flatter, Hits Harder, or is More Accurate®. Out of the box, the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum became the fastest 6.5mm cartridge in the world, achieving muzzle velocities up to 3,531 FPS. Immediately, competitive shooters and long-range hunters embraced the cartridge for its speed, match-grade accuracy and bone-crushing hydrostatic impact performance. Read more

NSSF Calls Foul on USFWS Director’s “Parting Shot” on Traditional Ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, condemned the decision by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe banning the use of traditional ammunition on Service lands in just five years.

The parting shot, Director’s Order 219, was issued on the final full day of President Obama’s administration. The last-minute action revives an effort the administration undertook eight years ago to ban the use of traditional ammunition.

“This directive is irresponsible and driven not out of sound science but unchecked politics,” said Lawrence Keane, NSSF senior vice president and general counsel. “The timing alone is suspect. This directive was published without dialogue with industry, sportsmen and conservationists. The next director should immediately rescind this, and instead create policy based upon scientific evidence of population impacts with regard to the use of traditional ammunition.”

The order requires several initiatives to go into effect immediately. Regional Directors are to work with state agencies to ban the use of traditional ammunition. It also ends the use of traditional ammunition on Federal land, including National Parks, tribal lands and national wildlife refuges in order to mirror policies in states where traditional ammunition is already restricted. The order “expeditiously” bans traditional ammunition “when available information indicates” that lead is harmful to wildlife, without requirement of a scientific threshold on which to base that action.

It also requires creation of a timeline to restrict traditional ammunition for dove and upland bird hunting. Read more

Nosler Sub-Sonic Ballistic Tip

GW: This is great news for those shooters desiring to maximize effectiveness of the .300 Blackout in its sub-sonic configuration…

Bend, Ore –– Nosler®, Inc. announced today the addition of a long-awaited .30-220gr. bullet option to the company’s renowned Ballistic Tip® hunting bullet line. Only available previously in loaded ammunition, the new offering enters the line-up after overwhelming feedback from consumers to make the bullet available as a component for handloaders. This bullet was created to maximize effective terminal performance for the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge at sub-sonic velocities. At 1000fps, the Ballistic Tip® bullet reliably exhibits controlled, double-diameter expansion, 90% weight retention and 18″ of penetration in ballistic gelatin. Read more

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