Winchester Ammunition is excited to introduce their new Defender Close Range ammunition. It is available in 12 and 20 gauge. In the school of home defense shot shells, buckshot has always been the gold standard. But, what you can sometimes run into is folks are a little worried about over penetration with buckshot—maybe you’re in an urban setting, apartment setting, things like that. A lot of times, folks end up using Birdshot. Winchester wanted to find that happy medium. The Defender Close Range is actually loaded with number two lead shot. Every shell has about 100 pellets in it, that number two lead shot loaded to 1145 feet per second, relatively mild recoil, but you’re still going to get about 8 to 10 inches of penetration.
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