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Winchester and Brownells Welcomes NRA Show Attendees

(Shooting Wire) - When more than 70,000 firearms enthusiasts gather in Saint Louis from April 13 to April 15 for the 2012 National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits, attendees will be in the "backyard" of one of America's most well known brands - Winchester® Ammunition.

Located just outside Saint Louis in East Alton, Ill., Winchester Ammunition, a longtime supporter of the NRA, will be heavily involved in many aspects of the NRA's showcase event.

The NRA and Winchester will kickoff the event on April 11 at famous NILO Farms® - an upland hunting and clay shooting paradise named for legendary sportsman and Winchester executive John Olin. At NILO Farms, Winchester will host the NRA Heritage Society for a sporting clays shoot, luncheon and tour of the hallowed grounds at NILO Farms.

For attendees at the NRA's giant trade show, Winchester Ammunition will offer exciting promotions in booth #1805. Each day, attendees can stop by to win Winchester shirts, caps, enter various ammunition giveaways and more.

Winchester Ammunition booth promotions:

Friday, April 13 - "All About Hunters Day," including a drawing for one case each of Blind Side®, Razorback XT™, Power Max Bonded® and .17 HMR ammunition
Saturday, April 14 - "PDX1® Defender™ Day," including a drawing to win a personal defense training session with PDX1 Defender Spokesman Rob Pincus and various PDX1 Defender products
Sunday, April 15 - "USA Shooting Shotgun Team Day," including drawings to win five cases of AA® shotshells and a shooting trip with Olympic champion Kim Rhode

On Friday at 2 p.m., Winchester will also host a special "TweetUp" to connect with Winchester Twitter followers and Facebook fans. The event will take place in the Winchester Ammunition booth and feature giveaways for ammo, Winchester gear, an iPad, snacks, refreshments and more.

Winchester Ammunition also donated custom firearms for two of the weekend's most anticipated events:

On Thursday, April 12 at the NRA Foundation Banquet, the live auction will include a commemorative .270-caliber Winchester® Model 70® bolt-action rifle. This firearm masterpiece features heavily-engraved gold inlay by Baron Technologies, Inc., a AAA-grade walnut stock and the laser-engraved signature of legendary gun writer Jack O'Conner.

On Friday, April 13 at the NRA Institute for Legislative Action Banquet, the live auction will include a .348-caliber Winchester® Model 71® lever-action rifle. This one-of-a-kind firearm features a commemorative NRA-ILA engraving, hand-engraved art by Baron Technologies, Inc. on the receiver, fore-end cap and lever and a jeweled trigger, hammer and more.

With a company heritage dating back to 1866, Winchester Ammunition was there for the taming of the American West, the Allied Forces' victory in World War II and through the years, millions of fond memories made in the great outdoors. Known as The American Legend™, Winchester is a global leader in sporting, law enforcement, military and personal defense ammunition production. Winchester continues to raise the bar with innovative products like Blind Side® waterfowl and PDX1® Defender™ personal defense ammunition.

Win Free Gifts from Brownells at 2012 NRA Show

Brownells is giving away over $300 in daily door prizes at this year's NRA Show held in St. Louis, MO, April 13-15, 2012. Visit booth #2305 to see some of their newest, most innovative products, chat with Pete or Frank Brownell, get tips from knowledgeable Gun Techs, and register for the prizes.

"We really look forward to the NRA show each year. It's a great time for us to connect face-to-face with our customers," said Pete Brownell, CEO of Brownells. "It's also a great time for our customers to see the new products and hear from the leaders in our industry. We hope that everyone will stop by and see us."

Visitors must register at booth #2305 daily in order to be eligible for that day's drawing. The drawings will take place at 4:00 pm each day, and the winners' last names and first initial will be posted.

The lucky grand prize winner will receive a $300 Brownells Gift Card. All daily registrants are eligible for the grand prize. You must be 18 to enter, and all prizes will be shipped to the winners.

At Brownells everything is guaranteed period! ...Forever, 100%, with no restocking fees. Founded in 1939, we supply more than 65,000 firearms parts, accessories, gunsmithing tools and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, and shooters worldwide.

Uploaded: 4/12/2012