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  • .348 Winchester 200 Grain Swift A-Frame Lever Action- The .348 Winchester was introduced in 1936 in the Winchester Model 71 lever action rifle. The .348 cartridge was a modernized replacement for the old .33 Winchester and .35 Winchester cartridges and the Model 71 was essentially an improved Model 1886 rifle. The .348 was one of the most powerful rimmed rounds ever used in a lever action rifle. The Model 71/.348 combination was eventually replaced in the Winchester line by the Model 88 lever action in the ballistically identical .358 Win. caliber. It is excellent for any North American big game in woods or brush, if the 200-220 grain bullet is used, but not especially suited to long range (300 yards and beyond) as a result of the need to use flat-nose slugs due to the Model 71’s tubular magazine.

    No other rifle was ever offered in .348 by Winchester (although Uberti has made some 400 rifles chambered for the .348 in the Cimarron 1885 Hi-Wall in 2005-06), and it has been supplanted by the .358 Winchester (in the Model 88). (The Model 71 was discontinued in 1958.) The .348 is also the basis for the .348 Ackley Improved, The .348 Ackley improved has about a 200 fps advantage over the standard. The .348 also served as the basis for the .50 Alaskan and .500 Linebaugh cartridges.

    Choice Ammunition has taken our 100% hand-loading techniques and produce an extremely accurate, highly dependable round for the .348 Winchester. Our loading tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Consistent seating depths, powder charges and proprietary formulas of Choice Ammunition, make this 200 grain Swift A-Frame round the best you can buy on the commercial market today. This is a tremendous big game load for the traditionalist seeking close quarters, open sight hunting. Don’t compromise with “Factory” ammunition when it really counts! Choice Ammunition utilizes only the finest components and proprietary loading formulas meticulously assembled with temperature insensitive powders. This insures wherever your travels may take you- you can depend on our premium ammunition to close out your hunt.

    The Bullet:

    Swift A-Frame fans, here you go! For 28 years A-Frame rifle bullets have set the standard by which all bonded bullets are measured. With its controlled expansion of 2.2x and 95%+ weight retention A-Frame penetrates deep and mushrooms perfectly, making it the choice of hunters for use on any game, anywhere in the world. A-Frame bullet Lever Action bullet is reconfigured for the velocity windows of various lever-action rifle cartridges. Like the other A-Frames, front and rear lead cores are separated by an integral partition with the front core bonded to a thick copper jacket. Called the Lever Action Series, all have flat-nose profiles. The A-Frame’s construction allows Swift to design a bullet for low-velocity expansion on soft targets, such as deer or bear, without sacrificing penetration on larger game.

    • Velocity 2,405 fps.
    • 100% Hand-Loaded
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  • .348 Winchester 220 Grain Barnes Original FN- The .348 Winchester was introduced in 1936 in the Winchester Model 71 lever action rifle. The .348 cartridge was a modernized replacement for the old .33 Winchester and .35 Winchester cartridges and the Model 71 was essentially an improved Model 1886 rifle. The .348 was one of the most powerful rimmed rounds ever used in a lever action rifle. The Model 71/.348 combination was eventually replaced in the Winchester line by the Model 88 lever action in the ballistically identical .358 Win. caliber. It is excellent for any North American big game in woods or brush, if the 200-220 grain bullet is used, but not especially suited to long range (300 yards and beyond) as a result of the need to use flat-nose slugs due to the Model 71’s tubular magazine.

    No other rifle was ever offered in .348 by Winchester (although Uberti has made some 400 rifles chambered for the .348 in the Cimarron 1885 Hi-Wall in 2005-06), and it has been supplanted by the .358 Winchester (in the Model 88). (The Model 71 was discontinued in 1958.) The .348 is also the basis for the .348 Ackley Improved, The .348 Ackley improved has about a 200 fps advantage over the standard. The .348 also served as the basis for the .50 Alaskan and .500 Linebaugh cartridges.

    Choice Ammunition has taken our 100% hand-loading techniques and produce an extremely accurate, highly dependable round for the .348 Winchester. Our loading tolerances are only matched by passionate hand-loaders in their own loading rooms. Consistent seating depths, powder charges and proprietary formulas of Choice Ammunition, make this 220 Grain Barnes Original FN round the best you can buy on the commercial market today. This is a tremendous big game load for the traditionalist seeking close quarters, open sight hunting. Don’t compromise with “Factory” ammunition when it really counts! Choice Ammunition utilizes only the finest components and proprietary loading formulas meticulously assembled with temperature insensitive powders. This insures wherever your travels may take you- you can depend on our premium ammunition to close out your hunt.

    The Bullet:

    Designed to the personal specifications of Fred Barnes for his own use on big game, this was the bullet that started it all. Produced by pressure-forming pure copper tubing around a pure lead core, this highly reliable bullet was the first custom bullet available to American handloaders. Introduced in 1939, it was long the favorite of professional hunters who demanded performance they could depend on, each and every time. On impact, Barnes’s Original bullets typically expand to more than 200 percent of their original diameter and retain 70 to 90 percent of their original weight.

    The Barnes Original is a true hunting bullet generations of sportsmen have relied on.

    • Velocity 2,330 fps.
    • 100% Hand-Loaded
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Thank you for visiting Choice Ammunition!Home of Premium Ammunition- 100% Hand-Loaded in Western Montana.

As you may know, the ammunition and firearms industry is experiencing unprecedented times beginning with COVID 19 coming from China in early 2020. Some talked of defunding police departments about the same time, even as riots and lawlessness raged on in our cities with unrest. We then saw a very contentious presidential campaign and ultimately- an inauguration of what could be a very unfriendly 2nd Amendment administration controlling both houses of Congress. For these reasons and more, we see demand at all time highs in the industry, in addition to mass shortages of components. I personally do not see things changing any time soon either...

With this, we are doing everything possible to hand-load and get products shipped in a timely manner, but we cannot simply turn machines up like others! Any back-orders on this website that we allow, we feel will ship in a reasonable period of time and we are averaging about 2-3 weeks presently. However, we are reliant on our suppliers to deliver components to us also, and that can unexpectedly be delayed on occasion. When this happens, it is possible to see 30-60 days, and sometimes more- to get ammunition sent out to you. Please know, all backorders will be filled at the price you purchased the ammunition for. If you find something elsewhere- we are happy to cancel any order.

We try to answer all office calls and prefer calls over emails or social media. We ask you to please refrain from calling or changing your order unless it is absolutely necessary- keeping in mind the time-frames I mentioned above. Every call we answer removes the focus on sourcing components and loading/shipping your ammunition!  We promise to get your order out as soon as we possibly can- yet, ask that you please understand this crazy market we are all in- if indeed you are delayed!

We do not believe in price gouging or increasing margins in a market such as this- and we will do everything possible to remain competitive with “factory” ammo, while providing our premium hand-loaded ammunition to the market. It does appear that prices may increase this year however, as there is much volatility in pricing for our brass, bullets, powder and primers.

Thank you for considering Choice Ammunition if you are a new customer- and thank you for another order if you are returning. We truly appreciate all of you and have built our business from going the extra mile with our products and for our customers!

Jon Wemple

President/CEO