Winchester Silvertip® Defense – Power to Defend®

Winchester Silvertip® Defense – Power to Defend®

EAST ALTON, Ill. (February 8, 2021) — In that critical moment when home, safety, and lives can be on the line, Winchester® Silvertip® defense ammunition gives maximum terminal ballistics for the Power to Defend®.

New Silvertip defense centerfire rifle offerings feature a large-diameter Defense Tip®, which sets up accelerated expansion, transmitting massive stopping power for defense situations. An alloyed lead core optimizes energy transfer and makes for consistent penetration every time. The nickel-plated bullet jacket provides both corrosion resistance and, most importantly, trusted feeding in a variety of firearm types and conditions.

A new Silvertip defense rimfire offering delivers the Power to Defend in the small yet mighty 22 long rifle cartridge. Loaded with a 37-grain hollow-point bullet that is designed to segment into three pieces upon impact, the cartridge delivers maximum energy transfer from small-platform handguns. Among the top 10 self-defense rounds, this 22 long rifle provides 12-inch penetration out of short barrels and is available in 50-round plastic packs.

Look for the new Silvertip rifle and 22 long rifle loads at a retailer or dealer near you.

Winchester Silvertip Defense gives you the Power to Defend when nothing less will do.

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