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This is my problem, I have 2 boxes of these and I hunt with my model 29. I know this stuff is collectable, but it really is deadly on whitetails, my question is do I keep it just to have it or use it. It does look cool setting with the other ammo on the shelf:confused:
 

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Hunt with one save/collect the other, I have 2 boxes of the 41 Rem. Mag BLK Talon I don't hunt with a handgun and reload so I guess I'm collecting mine.It is good looking ammo for sure.
 

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It's still out there and you can grab it for ~40-50 bucks a box, if you are patient. Personally I do not believe it would be any more deadly on a deer than any of the other premium ammo choices out there. I am sure with some research you can find very good loads that are currently loaded that would be just as effective on deer.
 

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I know there are other good hp 44 loads out there I just wonder how much of that hoarder mentality is a good thing when it comes to this stuff, I know more is better and I do reload for 44, I need to quit being such a mizer and shoot some of this ammo
 

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BT's is all I carry in my 10mm's and 45 acp's. I have a lot of boxes of the stuff but I still shed a little tear when I get a new carry pistol and have to function test it through them.
 

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I found 11 boxes of BT for my two 44's. Bought them and stuck them on the shelf. I've been meaning to go shoot a box or two; looks cool but doubt if it outperforms the newer Ranger T rounds.
 

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Have you tried any of this:

http://www.winchester.com/Products/.../platinum-tip-hollow-point/Pages/default.aspx

Looks to me like Winchester "re-imagined" the .44 mag Black Talon of 20 years ago...and now calls it the "Platinum Tip". If so, it would seem that the Black Talon has returned, as the "Ranger-T" in semi-auto loads, and as the "Platinum Tip" in some handgun hunting type large caliber revolver loads...
 

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It's still out there and you can grab it for ~40-50 bucks a box, if you are patient. Personally I do not believe it would be any more deadly on a deer than any of the other premium ammo choices out there. I am sure with some research you can find very good loads that are currently loaded that would be just as effective on deer.
depends, if the deer has a Kevlar vest it might be:bang_wall:

All Winchester did was change the name SXT is the same stuff right down to the lubalox. But the mystique goes on, I do like it thou, I say keep it
 

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Everyone is correct in stating the ammo known as "Black Talon" is remarketed as LE ammo known as Rangers. They even came in black tips in the early stages but now have the copper color tips unless that is the civilian ammo.😏?
 

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I still have a few 9mm Black Talons that were issued to me back in the 80's. They have a certain mystique.
 
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