Keep an eye out for a sizzling new rimfire round from Winchester that’s going to be announced in early 2013. I can’t release specific details right now–a series of confidentiality agreements has seen to that–but I can offer this tidbit.

The new round is going to be the fastest rimfire round available by quite a margin.

This is going to be good news for varmint and small game hunters and, if history is any guide, I’m very optimistic about the accuracy potential of this cartridge too.

One gun maker has already signed up to chamber the cartridge and by the end of 2013, I expect at least two more to jump on the bandwagon.

I’ll release more details as soon as I can. Stay tuned.