In visiting with other instructors, shooters and outdoor enthusiasts post SHOT Show I have been asked the same question numerous times. “What was your favorite thing at SHOT Show?”
There are always many things that impress me at the show. I will over the next few weeks, be sharing some of the great new releases I was able to view at Media Day at the Range as well as SHOT Show.
Being a handgun, rifle and shotgun instructor I am always looking for things I may possibly use as training aids. The one thing that caught my eye, above all, was Winchester® Ammunition’s soon to be released AA® TrAAcker™. I personally continue to work on following through on a shot with a shotgun. I also have sticks, balls and other props I use to demo for kids what it means to be shooting behind or not following through. While hunting in the duck blind with a group you would be able to see your shot, thus knowing who hit which bird.
The minute I saw Winchester® Ammunition’s AA® TrAAcker™ I was impressed. They have come out with both a game and target load that has a weighted wad. The wad retains the velocity of the shot allowing the shooter to more easily see where his or her shot is going. The wad is available in orange or black and marked on the box. Orange is excellent when hunting or shooting targets in a treed area. Your eye can easily track it. The black wad was simple to see in the skyline, and below you will even see where I caught the wad in flight on my basic point and shoot camera.
Winchester Unveils Innovative AA® TrAAcker™: See Why You’ve Been Missing
EAST ALTON, Ill. – A fired 12-gauge shotgun shell unleashes a cloud of shot from a shotgun barrel at about 1,200 feet per second – too fast for the human eye to see the pellets in flight. This can make it extremely difficult to master the correct lead on flying clay targets or game birds.
What if that changed? What if it was possible to track the flight of the shot cloud?
Thanks to Winchester® Ammunition, it’s happening in 2013.
Legendary innovation at Winchester continues with the AA® TrAAcker™, the first game and target load to feature a weighted wad that actually tracks with the shot cloud. This allows the shooter or an instructor to quickly determine where the shooter is missing – making it easy to adjust and nail flying targets shot after shot.
“A new shooter now can learn how to lead a clay target or game bird almost immediately – that’s the results you get with AA TrAAcker,” said Brett Flaugher, Winchester Ammunition vice president of marketing, sales and strategy. “The new AA TrAAcker is a great training tool for shooters, hunters, and shooting instructors.”
The secret of AA TrAAcker is in the revolutionary wad. Loaded with 1 1/8 oz. of shot like a standard AA shotshell, the innovative wad design includes longer, notched petals, and captures 1/8-ounce of shot, which stabilizes wad spin and ensures that the wad remains in the center of the shot cloud for optimum tracking. The AA TrAAcker load is available in two highly visible colors: orange, for overcast conditions or dark backdrop; and black for clear skies or light backdrops.
AA® TrAAcker™ specifications:
1 1/8 oz.
1 1/8 oz.
1 1/8 oz.
1 1/8 oz.
Since 1965, Winchester AA target loads have set the industry standard for performance on the range and in the field. Known for the legendary High Strength Hull, Winchester AA ammunition is a favorite of reloaders everywhere.
With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces’ victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors and at the range.
Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with innovative products like Blind Side® waterfowl and PDX1® Defender® personal defense ammunition.
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