A lot of power in a little package – that sums up this 17 WSM load by Winchester to a T. Ideal for hunting both predators and burrowing things, it features a 15 grain polymer tip rapid expanding bullet that also very nicely contains no toxic lead. Great for California and other environments which don’t require additional lead!
This round’s bullet sports a streamlined polymer tip, thin and concentric copper alloy jacket, and lead-free core. The tip is nestled deep within the core’s cavity, and on impact abruptly plunges inward to send it flying in every direction at once. The jacket’s sidewalls are engineered specifically to promote faster and more uniform fragmentation as well. All in all we can only compare terminal performance like this bullet’s to a tiny stick of dynamite. 15 Grain Polymer Tip
This Varmint X Lead Free cartridge features a freshly minted straight-walled brass case, non-corrosive rimfire primer, and charge of reduced residue propellant. It’s 100 percent equipped to turn you into a prairie dog’s personal angel of death!*
*Long, flowing black robe not included.
The original Winchester company made 1,007,608 Model 1892 rifles. The Depression greatly affected sales of the Winchester ’92, and at the start of World War II, Winchester dropped production when it retooled for the war effort. Production was not resumed after the war. Model ’92 manufacture was resumed in the 1970s by Amadeo Rossi in Brazil; more recently by Chiappa Firearms, an Italian factory; by Browning in Japan; and by Winchester in Japan. In its modern form, using updated materials and production techniques, the Model 1892’s action is strong enough to chamber high-pressure handgun rounds, such as .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .454 Casull. Despite being designed for smaller cartridges, the 1892’s dual forward locking-block action is actually stronger than Browning’s rear-locked.15 Grain Polymer Tip
The Winchester Models 53 (1924) and 65 (1933) were relabeled Model 1892s. Admiral Robert E. Peary carried an 1892 on his trips to the North Pole, and Secretary of War Patrick Hurley was presented with the one millionth rifle on December 13, 1932. Famous Amazon explorer Percy Fawcett carried a Winchester ’92 on his expeditions and the famous jaguar hunter Sasha Siemel also used a short-barreled Winchester ’92 carbine (with a bayonet attached).The Royal Navy used 21,000 examples during World War I.