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Old 01-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #1
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Default Winchester Silvertips, what happened to em?

I used to have a box of these wonderful bullets, but shot all but one like an idiot. I just read somewhere else that they sell for a dollar each?! Are they that rare, now?

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im assuming your speaking about rifle ammunition. the silver tip is a marketing toy. no real fundamental difference than winchesters standard soft point. they just colored the lead tip silver and gave it a fancy name to sell ammo. with the state of things in the last few years winchester and most other companies stopped wasting money on marketing and just get their ammo to the as shelf fast they can, and it sells with no real trouble.

most folks just look for winchester whitebox.

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im assuming your speaking about rifle ammunition. the silver tip is a marketing toy. no real fundamental difference than winchesters standard soft point. they just colored the lead tip silver and gave it a fancy name to sell ammo. with the state of things in the last few years winchester and most other companies stopped wasting money on marketing and just get their ammo to the as shelf fast they can, and it sells with no real trouble.

most folks just look for winchester whitebox.
Ah okay. I had them in .44 mag. I thought maybe they were great bullets that were deemed "too violent" by the public, like Black Talons.
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try here: http://www.winchester.com/choose-your-ammo/Pages/choose-your-ammo.aspx

lists of current ammunition they produce.

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It appears they no longer make the .44 mag Silver Tip. The STHP was a conventional jacketed hollowpoint that was nickle plated to give the silver color. It did not have any particular advantage over other makers designs.

In the low velocity calibers (.38 Spl and .45 ACP) the jacket was actually aluminum.

In rifles, like the .30-30 there was an aluminum nose cap.

Look at the Speer Deep Curl or Gold Dot line. Superior bullets.

WTS, I have Silver Tip ammo in the pistol on my hip at the moment. Speer does not make a Gold Dot in 10mm.

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I think he means the polymer tipped ballistics y'all. They still make em....they are just expensive as all get out. All they are is a black moly coated polymer tipped ballistic in a nichol coated casing

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I think he means the polymer tipped ballistics y'all. They still make em....they are just expensive as all get out. All they are is a black moly coated polymer tipped ballistic in a nichol coated casing
No I mean Silvertip hollow points. I know what the polymer tips are
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No I mean Silvertip hollow points. I know what the polymer tips are
Ah. Ya they quit makin em. They replaced em w the ranger xst/black talons.
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No the Silver Tips are still made, just in limited calibers

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It was a marketing ploy. I recall guiding hunters in the Wind River Range back in the 1970s. Some of these Hunters thought the Silver Tips had magical powers. The facts were at that time there were many better bullets.
It was a play on the Silver Bullets of the Lone Ranger back in the 1950s.

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