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    Default Winchester Ranger SXT ammo

    If anyone is interested, here's a few pics of an expanded Winchester Ranger SXT 165gr JHP. I weighed the expanded bullet and it retained it's full 165 grains. It was shot into a row of several gallon milk jugs.

    This is the LE version of the SXT. The non-Ranger SXT does not have the "talons" when it expands.








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    Sweet picS!!!! :D
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    How would ya like to be the home invader who was getting that pulled out of ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator
    How would ya like to be the home invader who was getting that pulled out of ya.
    Yea, I think that that could be said as a "bad day."

    But it sure up's the pucker factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moderator
    How would ya like to be the home invader who was getting that pulled out of ya.
    That would definately be really high up on the "O" factor scale.

    ("O" as in Ouch!!)

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    Properly placed, it'd be 100% painless.
    Terrorism only works on those that allow themselves to be terrorized. The rest of us get even.

    "people sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" George Orwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Properly placed, it'd be 100% painless.
    This is very true, however, I was taking the adreneline pumping through ones veins into account. [lol]

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    When I load pistol ammo, I usually use Remington Hollow Points, 115 JHP for the 9, 180 JHP for the 40 and 185 JHP for the 45.

    My home defense ammo for the 9 is MagTech Guardian Gold. That'll definitel "leave a mark".
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    The PD here in town used to issue the 180gr SXT's. After reading about how slow they move and unreliable expansion, I tried some out. The 180gr didn't expand at all when fired into the same water filled milk jugs. According to Winchester's specs, their 180gr Ranger SXT loading is leaving the muzzle 10fps slower than their subsonic .40's. I showed the Chief at the time the expanded bullets and statistics (which many will argue against). We swapped ammo at the next qualification.

    I'm sure that a 180gr .40 S&W would reliably expand if it was designed solely for the .40. But, when manufacturers stuff 180gr bullets designed for the 10mm in the .40 S&W, they usually have too thick of a jacket and too slow of a muzzle velocity to reliably expand.

    I use the Winchester SXT 115gr +P+ JHP's in my 9mm's and 230gr Hydra Shocks in my .45's.

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    How are the 124's and 147's in 9mm? I've got some Black Talons I should replace.

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