With the warmer weather of spring soon upon us, cooped up sportsmen are going to be more than ready to head outdoors for a little shooting fun. And when it comes to recreational shooting, the shotgun sports—sporting clays, skeet, trap and similar games—are a true American favorite.
With so many people involved in shooting shotguns for fun, it’s no surprise, with their technology leading shotshells, Winchester has been a big part of the fun as well. Leading the way is Winchester’s AA line of shotshells—without doubt one of the most versatile and unique collection of offerings for any shotshell line available. Here’s why:
Celebrating more than 50 years in production, AA plastic hull shotgun shells revolutionized what was then a primarily paper world when introduced in 1965. Reloadable and reusable, AA manufactured loads feature a high-strength hull, proven hard shot, best-in-class primers and powder and soft-shooting AA wads. The wad’s collapsible dual hinge actually aid in reducing felt recoil. Available in 12, 20 and 28 gauges and .410 bore.
The revolutionary AA TrAAcker changed the game for shooters seeking to improve their lead on flying targets. Key to AA TrAAcker is the unique wad technology that allows the wad to perfectly track with the shot so shooters have a visual cue of where they are missing. These loads are ballistically matched to their standard AA counterpart so the load you practice with will have the same lead and felt recoil as the load you compete with.
Winchester now offers legendary AA target load performance in a steel shot version for sporting clays, skeet, trap and other shotgun shooting fun. In addition, it’s a great dove load. Ideal for use where lead-free cartridges are required, these loads break clays and bring down birds just like the lead loads you’re used to. AA Steel is engineered to send its steel shot payload flying at 1,450 fps at the muzzle for powerful, on-target performance.
Looking for a shotshell at a super value that won’t cost you in the performance department? Super Target boasts features that include a hinged wad for reduced recoil and increased velocity. Clean burning powders and primers won’t gum up shotgun actions with unnecessary residue, yet still deliver reliable ignition and consistent patterns with every squeeze of the trigger.
No matter whether you are shooting for fun or competition this spring and summer, you can bet, Winchester offers a load that will help you get the best performance from your shotgun.