Black Talon?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by HKSlinger, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    I thought I read here, somewhere, someone mention Black Talons. I thought those were discontinued, or still being made but under a different name. Those that have had any experience with them,were/are they a good HD round?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my opinion more hype than substance. used a few to dispatch some feral dogs way back expansion was iffy. there are much better hollowpoints out there today. speer gold dots are right up there. as are the hornady critical defense ftx bullets. both are vastly superior to black talons.

    back when black talons came out they were better than most hp available at the time but personal i would rate em only marginally better than fmj.

    thats my personal opinion im sure other folks may have different experiences
     
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  3. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    Wow! A little better then FMJ? I wouldn't of thought that. Guess its REAL old school stuff.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    No, They are nasty!! In my .357, they will dismember you. 1st HP w/ claws!
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if you believe the media hype about them, just being in the same town as a handgun with black talons is enough to kill ya. according to abc nbc cbs and the brady bunch having one miss by 6 feet was enough to rip your arm off and would go through 12 inches of steel armor plate.
     
  6. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Ive personally seen the aftermath of a 147gr 9mm through a mans thigh. They are nasty. Full expansion. Blood was on all walls, floor and ceiling.

    I still have 4 boxes of them in 10mm.
     
  7. CHLChris

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    Winchester Ranger is basically the same design. So is their Winchester Supreme Elite. The jacket isn't coated black, but the 6-petal design is still there. That's what I carry in .45 acp for my 1911's.
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Without the black coloring, sold as Winchester SXT. Same Exact Thing. Good round. Yes, there are better on the market- NOW.
     
  9. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Like I've heard someone say 'round these parts...Expansion is just a bonus when the round is the size of a small baby.
     
  10. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger New Member

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    Man,out of a 10! Now that would be a nice back-up in bear country, or........... jurassic park.
     
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  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yup i totally agree. thats my thinking on it.
     
  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    I just missed seeing a 9mm Black Talon go through a friend's hand. Took out a knuckle & still had the energy to go through the drywall & begin expansion in the wall.
    You can buy Ranger SXT ammo, looks to be the same bullet, without the scary black coating
     
  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Why do you always have to bring color into it??? :p
     
  14. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    These Youngin's Just never learn!!!