Expedition Big Game Long Range Ammo from Winchester

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    Winchester originally announced the Expedition Big Game Long Range line of ammunition in 2016. For 2017, the company expended the line to include additional cartridges.

    The line now includes the following cartridges:

    • 270 Winchester – 150 grain bullet loaded to 2,900 fps at the muzzle
    • 30-06 Springfield – 190 grain bullet loaded to 2,750 fps at the muzzle
    • 300 Win Mag – 190 grain bullet loaded to 2,900 fps at the muzzle
    • 300 WSM – 190 grain bullet loaded to 2,875 fps at the muzzle
    • 6.5 Creedmoor – 142 grain bullet loaded to 2,700 fps at the muzzle
    • 7mm Rem Mag – 168 grain bullet loaded to 2,900 fps at the muzzle

    As its name suggests, this line of ammunition is designed for hunting large, tough game. Winchester uses the Nosler AccuBond bullets for these loads. This AccuBond bullet uses technology that bonds the lead core to the tapered copper jacket. This is said to provide deep penetration and controlled expansion with excellent weight retention.

    Additionally, the bullets uses a polymer tip to improve the ballistic coefficient and improve the reliability of expansion at all ranges. According to the company, this helps to provide a flat trajectory and “pin point accuracy at long ranges.” Winchester uses nickel plated brass for these rounds.

    Winchester did not provide a suggested retail price. However, checking online, I found that a box of 20 was running from about $31 – $42 depending on the caliber. Some of the larger cartridges, such as the 338 Lapua Magnum, was commanding prices in excess of $4/loaded round.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.