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New Winchester Varmint X Loads

Varmint_X_front_view_HRVarmint X combines the legendary excellence for which Winchester is known with today’s latest technology, resulting in a cartridge designed specifically for the demands of predator and varmint hunters.

The super accurate Varmint X lineup will initially feature offerings in four of the most popular centerfire rifle calibers for predator hunting: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, .22-250 Rem and .243 Win. The charcoal-colored, polymer-tipped bullets in each caliber are optimized for long-distance accuracy and explosive impact on coyotes, prairie dogs and other varmints.

“Predator hunting is on the rise and our new Varmint X line gives shooters a high performance, accurate cartridge for the challenging shot angles and distances common in predator and varmint hunting,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing and sales.

A recent study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service showed that hunter participation in predator hunting has doubled over the past ten years.

The Winchester Varmint X line will hit store shelves in January 2013, just in time for prime coyote hunting. Each caliber will be available in 20-round boxes and 200-round cases.
Varmint X ammunition specifications:

Caliber Weight Velocity
204 Ruger 32 grains 4,000 fps
223 Rem 40 grains 3,700 fps
223 Rem 55 grains 3,240 fps
22-250 Rem 55 grains 3,680 fps
243 Win 58 grains 3,850 fps