First Look: Winchester Blind Side 2 Waterfowl Ammunition

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posted on January 20, 2022
Blind Side 2

Winchester Ammunition has introduced Blind Side 2 waterfowl shotshells. Similar to their predecessors, they utilize hex-shaped shot, but are differentiated by a nickel-plated head and Drylok wad system.

Winchester decided to stick with Hex shot, as its shape is more rounded and aerodynamic for improved downrange energy and tighter patterns. While the rounded edges improve in-flight characteristics, the six flat faces on each pellet offer increased lethality over traditional round shot through a tumbling action upon impact which more effectively transfers energy to the target.

Hexagonal Shot on Black

An additional product enhancement that helps Blind Side 2 stand out against the competition is its patented Drylok wad system. As the name implies, waterfowl are typically around water which doesn’t mix well with gun powder. Winchester developed the patented Drylok wad system to keep moisture out for reliable ignition in any circumstance or environment. The wad additionally has four petals, for increased response to chokes.

Blind Side 2 Cutaway on black

Finally, the nickel-plated head is more than just an aesthetic touch. Plating provides corrosion resistance for smoother and more reliable feeding and extraction despite the damp conditions, often found within blind bags and waterfowl jackets.

For more information, please visit winchester.com.

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