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Winchester Introduces World’s Fastest Straightwalled Cartridge

December 8, 2023WoodburyOutfitters

Every year at shot show a new cartridge is introduced to the marketplace. This year it was Winchester who managed to keep things under wraps until industry day.

Ballistics indicate the new Legend to have significantly more energy than both the .300 Blackout and .30-30 Win, with less recoil than both the .30-30 and .243. The tight-lipped folks over at Winchester claim to have taken several dozen deer during testing, with none making it further than 30-yards.

“The 350 Legend is a high-performing, straight-walled cartridge that dominates in velocity, energy, recoil and affordability,” said Matt Campbell, vice president of sales and marketing for Winchester Ammunition. “Winchester innovation began decades ago and it’s paramount that we continue to deliver meaningful, technology driven products that have a tremendous impact on the hunting and shooting sports industry.”

Other key features of this innovative new cartridge are:

Approximately 20 percent less recoil than .243 Win.
20 more more penetration than .243 Win.
Less recoil than 450 Bushmaster
Uses a modified, straight-walled .223 Rem. shell case and a .357-inch bullet
The 350 Legend round is initially offered in six variations:

Deer Season XP – 150-grain Extreme Point
Super X – 180-grain Power-Point
Hog Special – 180-grain Power-Point
USA White Box – 145-grain FMJ Flat Nose
Power Max Bonded – 160-grain Bonded JHP
Super Suppressed – 265-grain Open Tip

Winchester also announced a XPR bolt-action rifle, chambered in 350 Legend, packing all the features we’ve come to expect from Winchester’s XPR line, such as their exclusive MOA trigger system, a nickel Teflon coated 60-degree bolt, free-floating barrel, cross mounted recoil lug and advanced ergonomic stock design. The XPR rifle, combined with the new 350 Legend, is sure to be a winner both in the field and on the range.


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