New: Winchester E-Tech Shotshells

Introduced at SHOT Show 2024, Winchester is billing its new E-Tech lineup as “an innovative, environmentally friendly shotshell.”

posted on January 25, 2024
Winch ETECH 1
Winchester’s new environmentally friendly E-Tech 12-gauge, 2¾-inch, 1⅛-ounce No. 7.5 load (WCM127) boasts 1,200 f.p.s. velocity.
Winchester Ammunition

At SHOT Show 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week, Winchester Ammunition introduced its new E-Tech shotshell line, which the company says is “an environmentally friendly shotshell that utilizes wads made from biopolymers that are certified as home compostable.”

Winchester E-Tech shotshells are loaded with BioAmmo’s one-piece, four-petal shot wad, and are intended for those that want to limit their use of plastics. Over time, these plant-based wads will degrade into natural elements without sacrificing performance. Additionally, the biopolymer wads have been engineered to match the performance of traditional plastic components for reliable and effective performance on target.

Two E-Tech loads are available at launch. One is a 12-gauge, 2¾-inch, 1⅛-ounce No. 7.5 load (WCM127) with 1,200 f.p.s. velocity, and the other is a 12-gauge, 2¾-inch, one-ounce No. 6 load (WCL12S6) with 1,325 f.p.s. velocity. Both loads are sold in 25-round boxes.

More from the company about the new line of shotshells: “Winchester Ammunition has changed the ammunition landscape through innovation time and time again. Whether it be John Olin’s Super-X that set the standard with progressive-burning powder or the iconic AA shotshell with its reloadable, plastic hull and unique plastic wad. Winchester has put itself on the cutting edge of innovation once again with E-Tech.”

Learn more at


Buyingthrowbackgunsparttwo 1
Buyingthrowbackgunsparttwo 1

Buying Throwback Guns (Part 2)

A throwback Marlin .22 rifle vs. internet economics.

New: Safariland APEX Concealable Body Armor Vest System

Safariland unveils new APEX concealable body armor carrier system inspired by modern sports protection that offers high protection and mobility.

2023 USPSA New Hampshire State Competition Raises Awareness About DeliverFund

At the 2023 USPSA New Hampshire State Match, the goal was to raise awareness about DeliverFund and its support of law enforcement in the fight against human trafficking.

2024 Traveler’s Guide To The Firearm Laws Of The Fifty States Available Now

Fully loaded with useful information for those traveling with firearms regarding different state laws, since 1997 the “Traveler’s Guide To The Firearm Laws Of The Fifty States” has sold more than two million copies. The 28th edition includes more than 100 changes from last year.

Father And Son Make Trip From Spain To Compete At Camp Perry

Father-son duo Christian and John Hughes traveled from Spain to participate in pistol matches at Camp Perry in 2023.

NRA Continues To Make Progress: 1923 National Matches

Smallbore rifle flourished at the 1923 National Matches, and the addition of an International Match schedule, 1924 Olympic team tryouts and range improvements made this the biggest competition yet.


Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.