SHOT Business calls the new Winchester Super X4 “a Proven Powerhouse.”


SHOT Business cover February 2017
The February/March 2017 issue of the well-respected SHOT Business. SHOT Business photo.

The new autoloading shotgun that’s Built 4 Speed.

The folks who put on the annual SHOT Show, one of the biggest trade shows in the nation also publish a magazine for the firearms industry called SHOT Business. It’s a highly objective, no-nonsense publication that covers all aspects of the firearm trade and has a well-earned reputation for first-rate gun journalism.

In the February/March 2017 issue, contributing editor David Draper reports on his travels to the dove fields of Argentina with the new Super X4 autoloading shotgun from Winchester Repeating Arms and offered an in-depth account of his experience.  

Super X4 with a black synthetic stock
The new Super X4 with a black synthetic stock. Winchester Repeating Arms photo.

“For 2017, Winchester…(introduces)… the forth iteration of the Super X line,” Draper offers. “In a classic case of, ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ Winchester opted to avoid wholesale changes in designing the SX4. Instead, it took a proven powerhouse and fitted it into an updated chassis with some new body styling to both meet customer demand and adjust to changing market dynamics…but also do so at a more competitive price point…”

Hunter using XPR
Upland. Waterfowl. Clays. You name it. The new Super X4 is Built 4 Speed. Winchester Repeating Arms photo.

“(The Super X4 is a)…workhorse…a true do-it-all shotgun that will go bang whenever the trigger is pulled, even after thousands of rounds…”

“Winchester’s Active Valve system utilizes dual self-adjusting gas ports located in the barrel bracket to deliver the appropriate amount of gas needed to drive the action no matter what size shell is being fired,” Draper explains. “This workhorse creates a true do-it-all shotgun that will go bang whenever the trigger is pulled, even after thousands of rounds, as several field tests on the dove fields of Argentina can attest.”

Super X4
The slick shooting, smooth swinging new Super X4 is ready for any action. Winchester Repeating Arms photo.

“…The SX4 sports a slimmer look that creates a faster, more comfortable swing.”

“(After more than 2,000 shells)…the SX4 never wavered.”

“It was during just such a trip that I got to see the SX4’s reliability for myself,” continues Draper. “For three days we heated our shotgun barrels on successive waves of doves and ducks. (After more than 2,000 shells)…the SX4 never wavered.”

Draper went into great detail on the outstanding feature set the Super X4 offers, and at an outstanding price point to boot. “…The SX4 sports a slimmer look that creates a faster, more comfortable swing,” opined Draper. “While the receiver on the SX4 keeps the same aluminum construction as its sibling, and retains the chrome plated chamber and bore, both the carrier and bolt release on the new shotgun get a nickel Teflon™ coating that speeds up an already lightning fast action and reduces the threat of corrosion and wear.” 

Stop by your Winchester Repeating Arms retailer today and pick up a new Super X4. You’ll instantly see and feel for yourself why the Super X4 is Built 4 Speed.

You can read the entire article by David Draper online at https://issuu.com/shotbusiness/docs/shb0317p_issue


Original article copyright SHOT Business 2017. Photos are copyright SHOT Business, Winchester Repeating Arms, and/or used with permission and/or in the public domain. Review written by Winchester staff writer Scott Engen. Copyright Winchester Repeating Arms 2017.