Guns & Ammo says the Winchester Super X3 Long Beard is Booming.
Review of article in Guns & Ammo Magazine, August 2014 issue.
The Ultimate Tom-Busting Shotgun and Ammunition Combo Has Arrived.
As the dog days of summer seem to crawl by, savvy turkey hunters around the country have some exciting new options for the fall turkey hunt. In the August 2014 issue of the renowned publication Guns & Ammo, noted gunwriter Eric R. Poole gave nine pages of stellar coverage to the new Super X3 Long Beard autoloading shotgun from Winchester Repeating Arms, and the new Long Beard XR ammunition from Olin Winchester.
"The Ultimate Turkey Gun."
“…Winchester Repeating Arms just released the ultimate turkey gun, and I was one of the handful to field it first,” wrote Poole. “It differs from other SX3 models in that it’s been given a pistol grip synthetic stock with interchangeable cheekpieces and Briley choke tubes specifically tuned for Winchester’s Long Beard ammunition.”
"Runs every quality load
the G&A staff continues to scrounge for testing."
The heart of the Super X3 is the Active Valve gas system. Capable of handling everything from light field loads to heavy magnum and turkey loads with absolute reliability, the Super X3’s gas operation also soaks up a substantial portion of recoil energy to keep you shooting in comfort all day long. “…this system definitely runs every quality load the G&A staff continues to scrounge for testing,” reports Poole.
Other must-have tom-busting features on the Super X3 Long Beard include adjustable fiber-optic sights, a cantilevered Weaver-pattern mounting rail for adding a scope or electronic sight, a multi-axis adjustable stock, a cushy Inflex Technology recoil pad and the Mossy Oak full coverage camo treatment.
The Briley Long Beard extended extra full choke tube deserves a special note. The engineers at Briley, Winchester Repeating Arms and Olin Winchester collaborated to develop a choke tube that milked ever bit of pattern density and downrange performance from the new Long Beard XR turkey load. Because the hefty pellet payload is encapsulated in a unique Shot-Lok polymer matrix the effective killing range is increased dramatically. Until now about 40 yards was pushing the limits for most turkey loads, including today’s premium ammo. With Long Beard XR, your effective hunting range can increase by as much as 50%. Taking a trophy tom at 60 yards is now just a matter of solid shooting skill and not pure dumb luck.
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Photo: Eric R. Poole of Guns & Ammo gives readers a first look at the Super X3 Long Beard autoloader from Winchester Repeating Arms and the new Long Beard XR ammunition from Olin Winchester in the August 2014 issue of the popular magazine.
Review copyright Winchester Repeating Arms, July 2014. Original article copyright Guns & Ammo, 2014. Review written by Winchester Repeating Arms staff writer, Scott Engen.