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Excitement Over “Deer Season XP”


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I’ll be the first to admit that I am no ballistics expert. Born and raised where shotguns and muzzleloaders were the only legal tool for firearms deer hunters, I came to the rifle game late in life. When my buddies—many of whom are dyed-in-the-wool rifle experts—start making serious gun talk, I can keep up, but […]

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Q & A: Why does DSXP have a polymer tip?


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Interestingly, polymer tips do a couple of things very well for hunters. Number 1, they make a bullet incredibly streamlined so it will travel true; and maintain its downrange energy – this then gives the bullet a very high ballistics coefficient. Next and unique to Winchester, the polymer tip used on Deer Season XP is […]

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Q & A: What does weight retention do?


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As a deer hunter, it is important to retain some of the weight of the bullet. However, it is not critical to retain 100% of a bullet’s weight. Deer Season XP is designed to maintain roughly 60% weight retention. Of note – do be careful to not choose a bullet that retains too much of […]

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Q & A: Is DSXP built for any deer?


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Blacktail deer inhabit parts of the US West, British Columbia and into Alaska. Mule deer are spread throughout America’s West, Rocky Mountain States and down into Mexico. However, America’s darling the whitetail deer is scattered into most of the Continental 48, Mexico and into the southern areas of Canadian Provinces. So is Deer Season built […]

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Q & A: What range should I sight-in my right?


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Some deer are taken at very long distances while others are shot at much closer range – perhaps 100 yards or less. So the question becomes, what is a good distance to sight in one’s deer hunting rifle? The answer could be somewhat subjective, but a good thing to ask yourself before hitting the sled […]

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Q & A: What’s the best caliber for children?


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A son or daughter’s first whitetail hunt…what size caliber gun to use? While Deer Season XP is offed in a few sizes smaller than .30 caliber, it might be the best idea, for that first hunt, to have your son or daughter tote a .243. The .243 Deer Season in 95 grain has plenty of […]

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Q & A: What kind of penetration does DSXP have?


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Penetration – you should expect plenty of it with Winchester’s new Deer Season XP. This video with Winchester’s centerfire product manger shows a 20% gel block that had been shot with .30-06 Deer Season. Note – 20% gel is representative of tissue, but much firmer than what you’d find inside a deer. This test shows […]

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Q & A: Should I expect more knock-down power?


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As a deer hunter you can certainly expect more knock down power with Winchester’s new Deer Season XP. Deer Season is engineered to increase energy deposit in game. We like to say blood trails in feet – not yards. The key here is that Deer Season has a much larger impact diameter (bigger tip) and […]

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Deer Season: Built for Big Bucks


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Deer Season XP combines decades of Winchester experience into the perfect choice for deer hunting ammunition. Accuracy, combined with massive bullet impact performance means that Deer Season XP is a great choice for all deer hunters. The large diameter polymer tip accelerates bullet expansion for rapid trauma upon impact, while the streamlined ballistic profile optimizes […]

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Q & A: How is DSXP different than Power-Point?


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Well, really…”How is Deer Season XP more specific for a deer hunter than Power-Point?” Good question as Power-Point’s a pretty good load for hunting deer. Interestingly, Power-Point has now been around for 50 years. 50 years ago, products were developed to accommodate everything under the sun…Power-Point is just that – it’s an “all everything” load. […]

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