Winchester’s 350 Legend cartridge wins the Guns&Ammo 2019 Ammo of the Year Award.



A cutaway of the Winchester 350 Legend cartridge. Winchester image

The Winchester 350 Legend is taking down whitetail deer and wild hogs all over the country in a very impressive manner. Hunters love the cartridge’s accuracy, light recoil and hard-hitting performance, all of which are delivered at a very affordable price per round.  

In fact it made such an impression that the 350 Legend was recently named “Best New Ammunition” in the Caliber Awards, presented annually by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA).

That’s a hard act to follow, but the 350 Legend just garnered another major industry kudo, this time getting the Guns&Ammo 2019 Ammo of the Year Award


The single stack polymer detachable box magazine feeds the 350 Legend cartridge as slick as can be. Winchester Repeating Arms photo

“(The 350 Legend) effectively combines energy and penetration demands while producing less recoil for similar performance.”

“Increasing interest in hunting with a straight-walled cartridge led Winchester to develop the .350 Legend,” G&A wrote. “When compared to other cartridges, it effectively combines energy and penetration demands while producing less recoil for similar performance.”

“With a muzzle velocity of 2,290 fps out of a 20-inch barrel, the .350 Legend also offers hunters longer effective reach,” noted G&A. “Since its introduction, Winchester has also developed five additional loads...”


“…The .350 Legend also offers hunters longer effective reach.”

“The .350 Legend offers more energy than the .30-30 Winchester, .300 Blackout or the .223 Remington,” G&A continued. “To keep costs affordable for the consumer, the .350 Legend utilizes manufacturing capabilities that combine Winchester’s ability to make .223 brass with its ability to make .35-caliber projectiles.”


The popular XPR …is the perfect bolt-action rifle for launching the 350 Legend.

The popular XPR from Winchester Repeating Arms is the perfect bolt-action rifle for launching the 350 Legend. Accurate, reliable and affordable, most models of the XPR are available so chambered, meaning you can easily experience the XPR in 350 Legend at your local Winchester Repeating Arms retailer today.  


You can read more about the 350 Legend award in the December 2019 issue of Guns&Ammo magazine, which is available at your local news stand now. You can also check out G&A online at gunsandammo.com

And you can learn more about the all the great XPR models chambered in 350 Legend at winchesterguns.com


Original article copyright Guns&Ammo 2019. Photos and graphics are by Guns&Ammo Winchester Repeating Arms, and/or used with permission and/or attribution or are in the public domain. Review written by Winchester staff writer, Scott Engen. Copyright Winchester Repeating Arms, 2019.