Founded in 1866, Winchesteris an American legend that has become known as the “Gun that won the west." Originally, Winchester was prepared to manufacture 250,000 cartridges a day for the Winchester Model 66. By 1875, cartridge production had expanded to over 1,000,000 a day.
In 1890s smokeless powder had appeared in the market and was Winchester quickly added this style of ammunition to its product lineup. Winchester found success with the .44 Henry Firearmsrimfire and the Henry and 1866 Rifles designed for it. Along the journey, Winchester continued to be successful with the .44 - .40 WCF, .30 WCF, .270 Winchester, the .50 BMG, and the .300 Winchester Magnum. In North America the .30-30 is the bestselling hunting cartridge in history with the .308 close behind.
Winchester ammunition has a strong foothold in American History being used by the infamous Buffalo Bill, trailblazing Annie Oakley, Rough Rider Theodore Roosevelt and During World War I Winchester was called upon to fulfill contracts for arms and ammunition.
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