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Old 11-08-2013, 02:22 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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Color dont matter to me so Ill stick with the Rangers. A whole lot cheaper too.
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Market value. What ever some mall ninja type is willing to pay I would guess.
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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.
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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!
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$60-70 a box is way overinflated. i have shot them in the past. they were a great round, but not at that price.
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$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.
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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.
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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!
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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?

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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