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  • Jack Burton

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    From a "certified instructor"

    “Hollowpoints is a ferocious man stopper because they’s designed with sharp petals. As the bullet flies through the air, the petals come out like whirling fan blades of death over an inch wide. It flies through the air like that and tears up everything in it’s path. Ain’t no man livin’ through that.”

    Whirling Fan Blades of Death - My Gun Culture

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    SEIndSAM

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    Yep, mine must be defective. I have fired plenty of HP ammo and have never seen the "Whirling Blades of Death". Too funny.:D
     

    Hop

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    They work like little helicopters. If the little blades aren't adjusted correctly they will circle back and do a lot of damage to the shooter.
     

    NIFT

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    If my memory servers (heroic assumption!), it was the San Francisco Chronicle that labeled the old Winchester Black Talon ammunition "Whirling blades of death," and the subsequent chicken-little hysteria caused Winchester to pull the Black Talon from the market. It was quietly re-introduced some years later as Ranger Talon, without the black bullets.
     
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    sharkey

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    If my memory servers (heroic assumption!), it was the San Francisco Chronicle that labeled the old Winchester Black Talon ammunition "Whirling blades of death," and the subsequent chicken-little hysteria caused Winchester to pull the Black Talon from the market. It was quietly re-introduced some years later as Ranger Talon, without the black bullets.

    Didn't they sell them as the "Ranger SXT" (Same eXact Thing) with the black Lubalox coating, in boxes marked "LE Only" for a few years before changing to bonded jackets and the "Ranger Talon" label?
     

    9mmfan

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
    From a "certified instructor"

    “Hollowpoints is a ferocious man stopper because they’s designed with sharp petals. As the bullet flies through the air, the petals come out like whirling fan blades of death over an inch wide. It flies through the air like that and tears up everything in it’s path. Ain’t no man livin’ through that.”

    Whirling Fan Blades of Death - My Gun Culture

    Much more at the site... browse around.

    [Disclaimer... I have nothing at all to do with the site except enjoy it.]
     

    sloughfoot

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    Didn't they sell them as the "Ranger SXT" (Same eXact Thing) with the black Lubalox coating, in boxes marked "LE Only" for a few years before changing to bonded jackets and the "Ranger Talon" label?

    Yes sir, you are correct. I still have many 20 round boxes of both 9mm and 45 ACP of both types of ammo. Except my SXT does not have the black coating. I stocked up pretty heavy from Midway when the handwriting was on the wall.....
     

    NIFT

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    According to Paul Nowak, senior technical specialist at Winchester, the old SXT bullet was not the same as the talon--it lacked the "talons" i.e., the sharp barbs.

    No matter. The current Ranger Talon offerings (if you can find them!) are all the same, with the barbs, and have superior, albeit slight, terminal performance to the old Black Talon and the old SXT offerings.
     

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