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1911love 11-08-2013 03:22 AM

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I saw some at a LGS for the first time since around 2000 or 2001. IIRC, it's the only product Winchester ever took off the shelves that wasn't defective or had poor sales figures. The owner bought a bunch of stuff in an estate sale and they were included. He was asking $60 or $70 a box. Does anyone know what market value is for 20 round boxes of .45ACP Black Talons?

Remember how dangerous and racist these bullets were? The funny thing is Winchester still sells the same thing(SXT) under a different name and they aren't black anymore.

bntyhntr6975 11-08-2013 05:13 AM

Color dont matter to me so Ill stick with the Rangers. A whole lot cheaper too.

hardluk1 11-10-2013 12:16 AM

Market value. What ever some mall ninja type is willing to pay I would guess.

Mercator 11-10-2013 03:52 AM

It is no longer badass or the forbidden fruit, but may be collectible. If you are not into that, for $60 a box punt it.

1911love 11-10-2013 04:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercator (Post 1427636)
It is no longer badass or the forbidden fruit, but may be collectible. If you are not into that, for $60 a box punt it.

I was thinking the same thing. I might get a box for collecting, but at $60 I might not. It was a MAJOR double take for me when I saw it on the shelf though!

Axxe55 11-10-2013 05:10 AM

$60-70 a box is way overinflated. i have shot them in the past. they were a great round, but not at that price.

1911love 11-10-2013 05:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1427701)
$60-70 a box is way overinflated. i have shot them in the past. they were a great round, but not at that price.

Have you compared them to the new "Talon"? I never had a chance to shoot the original.

Axxe55 11-10-2013 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1427719)
Have you compared them to the new "Talon"?

actually i haven't. i shot some years ago when they were popular. i now use mainly the Hornady XTP ammo as they give great results and i use the XTP bullets for reloads for practice.

i think they make an equivelant to the Black Talons, minus the color, but i haven't used them.

1911love 11-10-2013 05:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Axxe55 (Post 1427724)

actually i haven't. i shot some years ago when they were popular. i now use mainly the Hornady XTP ammo as they give great results and i use the XTP bullets for reloads for practice.

i think they make an equivelant to the Black Talons, minus the color, but i haven't used them.

It's funny how the color of the bullet made the Talons racist. I also remember doctors saying they were extra lethal and their surgical gloves would be cut by them. The laughs we had in the late 90's!

Axxe55 11-10-2013 05:36 AM

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Originally Posted by 1911love (Post 1427732)
It's funny how the color of the bullet made the Talons racist. I also remember doctors saying they were extra lethal and their surgical gloves would be cut by them. The laughs we had in the late 90's!

extra lethal? really? :rolleyes:

now those things were sharp and i could see them cutting a surgical glove for sure. but that's how they were designed.


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