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BigB 10-24-2012 12:14 AM

Winchester PDX1?
 
I need an ammo expert to clarify for me. Am I understanding it correctly that the PDX1 ammo is the modern bonded version of the Black Talons and Ranger SXT? Some say yes, others say no. I heard a Winchester rep say the PDX1 and Ranger used the same bullet. I do know the PDX1 is the FBI carry round. Any info would be appreciated!

BigB 10-24-2012 01:41 PM

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Answered my own question. Here is a pic of a Federal Hydra Shok 124gr (L) and a Winchester PDX1 124gr (R)

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kryptar19 10-24-2012 03:50 PM

I thought that the FBI carried the Hornady Critical Duty. It's the only ammo to get 100% in their trial testing.

That's all I will carry.

kryptar19 10-24-2012 03:51 PM

And to answer your question, yes. PDX1 is pretty much a bonded Black Talon.

BigB 10-24-2012 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by kryptar19
I thought that the FBI carried the Hornady Critical Duty. It's the only ammo to get 100% in their trial testing.

That's all I will carry.

The PDX box claims it, and thanks for the info!

lbwar15 10-24-2012 05:12 PM

I don't thank that have started carrying it yet. They have a contract with Winchester. That will have to wait for it to be up then change to CD. That is what they will most likely be going to tho.

kryptar19 10-24-2012 06:03 PM

I like the Critical Duty. My rule of thumb for hunting and defense is, Hornady or hand-loads.

lbwar15 10-24-2012 10:29 PM

It's definitely the best in my book. I just wish they would hurry up with the .45

JigSawer40 10-25-2012 02:14 AM

Pretty much the same bullet but the PDX1 have the nickel coated casings. I carry PDX1 124 +Ps in my 9mm and PDX1 165s in my 40sw.

BigB 10-25-2012 02:06 PM

Update, after further research, the PDX1 has 6 petals to the Rangers 8. Apparently the Ranger line is being discontinued as the PDX1 is an improved round. I downloaded a pdf from American Rifleman comparing the PDX1 vs the Critical Defense. Both are considered to be the best out there, with neither having a distinct advantage over the other. The PDX1 performed slightly better in ballistics testing using gelatin, glass, steel, drywall, &plywood. The CD performed better in the plywood testing portion. Now if only I could figure out how to upload the pdf!


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