256 Winchester Magnum

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About The .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo is a cartridge designed in 1960 for firearms and was developed and marketed in 1961 in the United States. The .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo was produced by necking down the .357 Magnum Cartridge Ammo to .257 Ammo diameter. This cartridge was well suited for hunting. The .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo was advertised to be 250 feet per second faster and almost twice as powerful as the .22 Remington Jet. The two principal firearms that were chambered for the .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo were the Ruger Hawkeye single-shot pistol and the Model 62 Levermatic Rifle. The 60-grain bullet variant of the .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo can travel at a velocity of 2,760 feet per second while creating an energy level of 1,015 ft.lbf. Manufacturer The .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo was designed in 1960 and was later developed and introduced into the markets in 1961 by Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Uses The .256 Winchester Magnum Ammo was the perfect choice for hunters to take down small game and varmints in a long range effectively. This cartridge is a 200-yard deadly varmint load but should never be used for deer, medium, or bigger-sized animals.

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