The Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute has released new cartridge and chamber designs for Federal’s new 12-gauge, 1¾-inch Shorty shotshell.
Browning's been on a roll the past year. It hasn't just been launching new products—it's been launching entirely new divisions. Browning Crossbows are soon to be in the hands of consumers, and the company's new ammunition line is on the way, too. Most recently Browning Ammo announced the introduction of its new BXD Upland Extra Distance.
Federal has combined the power of two of its newest technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. The new Force X2 Shorty shells measure just 1¾ inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.
Apex Ammunition is now shipping its non-toxic, ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS), TSS / S3 Steel Blend, and S3 Steel Waterfowl loads, all featuring the Tungsten-grade wad system used in the company’s Turkey TSS loads to deliver tight patterns and improved barrel protection.
When Winchester first released its popular Varmint X line of ammunition, the engineers were going for something fast and flat with minimal recoil. What wasn't offered in the original Varmint X line, though, was ammunition for those who prefer to deploy their favorite scattergun against feral hogs, coyotes and other predators. That's changing in 2016, as Winchester has officially announced a new 12-gauge shotshell addition to the Varmint X line.