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I went to the gun show today and purchased 50 rounds of .357 sig Winchester Ranger Ammo. $26.50 a box. They had a tone of it. So I grab a box open it up and take a look. I used to have Black Talon ammo a long time ago. I remember it very well. This stuff looks identical except for the Lubalox (black) coating. You can even see the "claws".

I think it was a very decent price as you usually buy 20 rounds of .357 sig for that price. I should have bought more. But I will place an order in a few weeks with them for a few more boxes.
 

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Yeah, that really isn't a bad price, considering the way ammo prices are these days. You could probably spend that much on a box of 20 hydra shock in 45acp.
 

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Never been a real big fan of the Hydra-shocks. They just don't impress me much. They are good rounds but I prefer to go with Gold Dot, Ranger, or DPX all in .357 sig. Gotta love the Barnes X-bullets. Those things rock.
 

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That is the same price as Winchester White box target ammo at Wal-Mart, so I'd say you got a bargain.

I picked up a case (500) rounds of Winchester Ranger in .40SW online for $139 last March.

Looking back, I should have bought 5000 rounds for that price! Of course, they are all sold out now... :mad:

For CCW, I carry Ranger as well as Speer Gold Dot and Remington Golden Saber.

I prefer the premium nickel plated cases of Speer and Remingtion since they don't tarnish like the brass, but (target/grouping) performance of these three have been roughly the same for me when comparing them at 7 to 10 yards.
 
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The ranger -T ammo is the child of the old black talon. It's a much better designed bullet now and you got a fair price for it.

good job. 8)
 

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The ranger -T ammo is the child of the old black talon. It's a much better designed bullet now and you got a fair price for it.

good job. 8)
I didn't know whether it was a good price or not. I just new it was hard to come by. So I grabbed a box of it along with 1000 Winchester WSR primers.

I now have two Glock .357sig 13rnd mags filled with the Ranger ammo. The others are filled with Speer GD, PoweRball, and DPX. That DPX stuff is impressive too. I haven't tested the rangers yet but I plan to in the near future.
 

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I have tried to find Ranger-T locally in 9mm for CCW but all the shops have is the Ranger in 40 cal. I am forced to use Gold Dots.

VB: do you know of any local sources of Ranget-T in 9mm?

MadDog :mad:
 

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You say forced like that is a bad thing. Gold Dot are excellent rounds.
 
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yeah, you are definitely not giving anything up by using gold dots. GD is a consistently excellent performer along with the HST and Ranger line. the differences are so minute as to be practically moot.

eg, ranger may be slightly deeper in penetration (<1") where the gold dot might open 1/2" sooner. it's all symantics as the pistol is not a real good performer anyway.
 

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Golden Saber and Talon bullets were designed by the same guy and work very well. Newer Ranger tips are better than the Old black Talon as they have a slightly thicker jacket design which stops the petals folding back on themselves as much. The new .45 230grain +P is the latest. Very nice in gelatin.
 
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