**Winchester Xtended Range Hi-Density **
Winchester's new product combines tungsten, iron, copper, and tin to form an alloy with 10 percent greater density than lead. The pellets are round, uniform, and hard. Although Winchester says that they're softer than Hevi-Shot, they're still quite hard and only suitable for use in guns approved for steel. As they are denser than lead, there are slightly fewer Xtended Range pellets per ounce than there are lead ones of a given shot size. But greater density means that a size 6 Xtended Range pellet hits with the same energy as a lead 5. Initial offerings will include 23/4-, 3-, and 31/2-inch loads in 5 and 6 shot with 11/2-ounce, 13/4-ounce, and 2-ounce payloads respectively.