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History in the Making: Winchester’s First Centerfire Cartridge


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According to Cartridges of the World, “At one time or another, just about every American arms manufacturer has offered some kind of gun chambered for this cartridge.” Remington and Marlin were among the first manufacturers after Winchester to chamber their rifles for the round. Author Frank Barnes calls the .44-40 “one of the all-time great […]

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Winchester 150th Anniversary Spotlight: From Paper to Plastic


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These hulls were stronger than paper, could fire when wet and allowed for more consistent and more frequent reloads. In 1965, the AA plastic shotshell line of target loads was introduced—a legacy that continues to today and a technological innovation that transformed the entire shotgun shell industry. Today, hunters can drop loads in the wet […]

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