Rolling out in 2012 is the Winchester Razorback XT line of ammunition designed for hog hunting. Â Initially, theÂ RazorbackÂ XT will be loaded in .223 and .308. Â The .223 will use a 64 grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of 3020 fps. Â The .308 load will use a 150 grain bullet with a velocity of 2810 fps.
Two thoughts. Â First, hunting wild pigs is really catching on, and it is nice to see the industry keeping up with the needs of their customers. Â The Razorback XT might be the first line specificallyÂ developedÂ for hogs, but I don’t think it will be the last. Â Hog hunting is becoming hugely popular, and I can say it is both an enjoyable and needed activity. Â Feral hogs are really causing problems in many areas of the country, and turning them into ham and bacon is a great way to spend the day. Â Feed your family with these pests!
Second, I hope to see a .300 BLK round in the line soon. Â The .300 BLK cartridge is really gaining a lot of traction in the shooting world. Â From what I hear, a lot of people shooting the .300 BLK think very highly of it as a hog cartridge. Â I think Winchester could sell a few boxes of it. Â Interestingly, the .300 BLK seems to be popular with a large number of hog hunters. Â So, I would expect that this niche loading would do quite well for the company. Â Time will tell, but a good load that was marketed to the hog hunters should more than recoup the costs of development for Winchester.
I imagine we will get to see the Razorback XT ammo at the 2012 SHOT Show. Â Stay tuned for all of the details as we get them. Â I hope to have plenty of photos and information for you. Â I wish Winchester, and all companies developing hog loads, nothing but success in there endeavors.