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By Chris A. Choat

WINCHESTER AMMUNITION RELEASES NEW M-22 SUBSONIC .22LR AMMO

Winchester Ammunition delivered one of the most significant innovations to hit the rimfire world in 2013 with the introduction of the 17 Winchester Super Magnum, but where new rimfire loads are concerned, the company is far from done. In 2016, Winchester Ammunition continues to invest in its rimfire product line with the development of a new M-22 Subsonic .22 LR round. 

The M-22 is designed specifically to function in semi-automatic firearms, while remaining subsonic from both pistol and rifle length barrels. The new M-22 Subsonic features a 45-grain black-plated lead round nose bullet that has the equivalent energy of full velocity 36-grain rimfire products. In addition, the M-22 Subsonic utilizes non-corrosive priming and clean burning powder for reduced muzzle flash. The M-22 Subsonic was also created with suppressed firearms in mind, but performs just as well in unsuppressed rifles and handguns. During Winchester testing, M-22 Subsonic rounds measured 129 dB from an unsuppressed rifle. That is significantly quieter than a full velocity .22 LR fired from a suppressed rifle, which typically measures around 138 db. With the addition of a suppressor, M-22 Subsonic achieves a remarkably quiet 116 db. The M-22 Subsonic will be available in 100-round plastic packs and 800-round bulk packs. Visit them at www.winchester.com.

DESERT TECH BEGINS PRODUCTION OF THEIR MDR

Desert Tech has announced that it has begun production of the much anticipated Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR) and rifles are scheduled to start shipping 2nd quarter of 2016. The MDR rifle is one of the most anticipated rifle release of 2016. In anticipation of the large demand for the MDR, Desert Tech has invested and installed over $3.5 million in brand new state of the art CNC machines that are dedicated to the production of the MDR. “We have expanded every aspect of the Desert Tech production capabilities in 2015 and with the new equipment in place, 2016 is set to be a very exciting year,” said Nick Young, CEO of Desert Tech. “The precision and complex capabilities of the MDR make it a true...

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