Winchester Long Beard XR Turkey Ammo Now Available in 20 Gauge

   01.17.17

Winchester Long Beard XR Turkey Ammo Now Available in 20 Gauge

A couple years ago, I reported here about Winchester’s then-new 12 gauge Long Beard XR shotgun ammo for turkey hunting. It provided excellent results when I fired it at the 2015 SHOT Show range day.

A few months later later, I posted a range report about the extensive testing I’d done of the ammo, which made even my old 1930s over/under shotgun with full and modified chokes into a reliable 60-yard turkey-slayer.

During spring turkey season the following year, I finally managed to connect with a gobbler using that ammo, and it did a fine job.

Well, Winchester has now come out with Long Beard XR ammo in 20 gauge. I fired some at the 2017 SHOT Show Range Day, and put five pellets in the kill zone at 40 yards. That, my friends, is pretty good with a 20 gauge.

The new 20 gauge ammo comes in either 5 or 6 shot, both of which are rated at 1,000 fps with 1-1/4 ounces of shot, and they come in boxes of 10.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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