|Bullet Weight||1 oz.|
|Ammo Caliber||12 Gauge|
|Muzzle Velocity (fps)||1325|
|Cost Per Round||60.0¢ per round|
This shotshell is loaded with an ounce of #6.5 steel shot. (That’s an admittedly unusual shot size; a pellet is 0.105” in diameter.) Steel cannot poison scavengers, which is why all the bald eagles, condors and other critters who enjoy a free meal would thank you for firing this ammo if they were capable of comprehending the concept of gratitude. This shell’s shot is also compliant with laws that ban toxic projectiles.
Winchester compensates for steel’s inherent shortcomings quite nicely. Steel has a relatively low density, but a sizzling hot 1,350 fps muzzle velocity gives it the momentum it needs to hit hard downrange. Steel is also very hard. That benefits pattern density by preventing shot pellet deformation, but Winchester cleverly loads this shell with a thick, full-length wad to also prevent abrasion to your barrel. This clean-shooting American-made ammo features reloadable hulls.