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Winchester ammo is one of the most important and innovative American brands in the history of firearms and ammunition. Winchester firearms began with the founding of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, CT in 1866.
The legend began with the release of a series of rifles and shotguns in the 19th century by Oliver Winchester (later with partner John Browning). The Model 1866, a complete modification and improvement of the Henry rifle (designed by Benjamin Henry), became the first Winchester rifle and fired the .44 caliber rimfire cartridge.
Subsequent models included the iconic Model 1873, which earned the nickname the “Gun That Won the West”, the Winchester Model 1885 Single Shot, Model 1897 pump-action shotgun, Model 1894, and Model 1897 rifles.
Winchester would go on to develop crucial weapons during the First and Second World Wars, including the Pattern 1914 Enfield rifle for the British Government, the legendary M1 Garand rifle for the U.S., and the post-war M14 rifle.
Although recognized as one of the premier firearms manufacturers in history, much of Winchester’s success can be attributed to its rifle ammunition. It’s definitely worthwhile to keep a box of ammo in any picture frame or concealment furniture.
The .44 Henry rimfire cartridge was the original foundation for Winchester’s success at designing some of the most successful cartridges ever produced. Throughout history these successful cartridges have included the .44-40 WCF (Winchester Center Fire), the .30 WCF, the .50 BMG, the .308 Winchester, the .22 WMR Magnum, and the .350 Legend.
The .30-30 is the all-time highest selling hunting cartridge in North America and the .308 Winchester (commercial version of 7.62x51mm NATO) is one of the most popular cartridges in the world. See more ammo brands reviewed.
Winchester continues to design “legendary” award-winning products to this day. A true pioneer in the field of ammunition, winchester continues to be an industry leader and is still the most popular brand for hunters and shooters for over 150 years. Its reputation is steeped in tradition and American history.