Winchester® Ammunition launches ecological shot cartridges, E-Tech™

EAST ALTON, IL (February 2, 2023) — Winchester Ammunition continues its tradition of innovation with the launch of an eco-friendly shotshell, E-Tech, which uses wads made from certified home-compostable biopolymers.

Loaded with BioAmmo’s one-piece 4-petal pellet wad, the E-Tech is an excellent choice for those who want to limit the use of plastics. Over time, these plant-based tacos will degrade into natural elements. Reducing a shooter’s impact on the environment doesn’t mean sacrificing performance. Bio-polymer studs have been extensively engineered to match the performance of traditional plastic components for reliable and effective on-target performance.

Offered in 12 gauge #7.5 lead shot and #6 steel shot, E-Tech shotshells will meet your recreational, competition or hunting needs.

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