New Winchester ammunition for 2009

Next year (2009) Winchester Ammunition will be will be introducing the Winchester Super-X Power Max Bonded and the Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1.

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From the Super-X Power Max bonded press release:

Super-X® Power Max Bonded™ is specifically designed for the whitetail deer hunter and takes the time-proven jacketed bullet design to a new level of performance at an affordable price. Winchester’s proprietary bonding process welds lead to a copper alloy jacket where the two act together during expansion for improved penetration and retained weight.

It will be available in .270 Win, .270 WSM, .30-30 Win, .308 Win, .30-06, .300 WSM and .300 Win Mag.

From the Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1 press release:

The new Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1, which was chosen by the FBI as their primary service round, is now available in a full line of popular handgun calibers. The PDX1 is engineered to maximize terminal ballistics, as defined by the demanding FBI test protocol, which simulates real-world threats.

It will be available in .38 special, 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP. UPDATE: Full press release after the jump.

Hat Tip: Outdoor wire

New Winchester® Bonded PDX1™-superior Personal Protection Ammunition

The new Winchester Supreme Elite Bonded PDX1, which was chosen by the FBI as their primary service round, is now available in a full line of popular handgun calibers. The PDX1 is engineered to maximize terminal ballistics, as defined by the demanding FBI test protocol, which simulates real-world threats. The new Winchester Bonded PDX is offered in 9 mm, 40 Smith & Wesson, 45 automatic and .38 special.

Winchester Bonded PDX1 technology is superior to competitive personal protection loads with features that include:

· Proprietary bonding process-Welds lead and jacket together to work as a unit controlling expansion and providing superior retained weight.

· Hollow point-Works with the bonding process for outstanding performance through tough barriers and impact velocities/ranges.

· Jacket notching-Six segments help promote positive, consistent and programmed expansion at a variety of impact velocities.

· Copper alloy jacket-Contoured for maximum upset over a wide range of velocities/ranges.

· Nickel plated shellcase-Helps ensure positive gun function through smooth chambering and shellcase ejection.

Offerings:

Symbol

Line

Grain

Jacket
S9MMPDB

9mm Luger +P

124g

JHP Bonded
S9MMPDB1

9mm Luger

147g

JHP Bonded
S40SWPDB

40 S&W

165g

JHP Bonded
S40SWPDB1

40 S&W

180g

JHP Bonded
S45PDB

45 Auto

230g

JHP Bonded
S38PDB

38 Special +P

130g

JHP Bonded



Steve Johnson

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  • Caleb

    Any more info on the new handgun rounds? I’ve never heard of them.

  • Caleb, I have posted the full release (excluding the generic boiler plate about-the-company footer)

  • Caleb

    Thanks!

  • jarred

    Not impressed with Winchester ammunition. Today I found a recall for 150 grain ballistic silvertip in 7mm rem mag and when I called they wont stand behind product because I dont have ammo from 2005. That is 3 years ago. I have fired nothing but winchester silvertips since they came out and have always fired winchester from all my rifles from 17hmr to 22-250, 270, 7 mag, 300, 25-06. That all changes today when I find out they dont back their product. All I want is my rifle to eject shells properly. Didnt ask for refund. Just a working rifle that was passed from my grandfather when he passed. Hope many will follow.

    • andrew bennett

      i’ve just had issues with 25-06 ammo, there is no way the man at the store will give a refund. best of luck getting a result.

  • David S

    well, i for one will be happy to buy a couple of boxes of these. since i ccw a 45, it will be conveinient to carry the same ammo as the fbi. if it is good enough for the nations best law enforcement officers, it is good enough for me. plus, i have always liked winchester ammo. if it isnt winchester in my gun, it is most likely handloaded ammo.

  • Charles

    I have been using several of the Winchester Supreme rifle ammunition loadings since they started making the Fail Safe, Ballistic Tip and Nosler Partition loadings years ago. I have been shooting this ammunition regularly in (6) different calibers (.243-.300WSM) for many years. These loadings are the standard for out-of-the-box accuracy and performance as far as I am concerned. The Ballistic Tips regularly shoot groups as small as my best handloads ever could with groups as small as 1/2 MOA in rifles capable of shoot those small groups.

    The only Silvertip loading that I normally shoot is the 350 grain, 45/70 load. This Silvertip loading is capable of shooting 1-1/2 MOA groups at 100 yards in a Model 1895 Marlin. It also works well on deer sized game. I will continue to use Winchester rifle and shotgun ammunition until someone shows me something better.