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Which company replaced the black talon round

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by conpro, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. conpro


    Mar 21, 2009
    Just wondering which company made the black talon, i heard another company is making it and just changed the name on it. Is this true.
  2. stonestreet

    stonestreet Glocklover

    Jan 22, 2010
    Hurricane, WV
    Winchester PDX-1 .40S&W. Its fantastic. Supposedly its black talon without the name.

  3. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Black Talon was the first of the Winchester SXT designs. It has been updated a few times and is now sold in their Law Enforcement line under the name of Ranger T-Series. It no longer uses the black lubalux coating.
  4. novaDAK


    Apr 17, 2006
    Winchester was the original maker of the Black Talon, and after some negative publicity they changed the name to SXT and dropped the black coating on the bullet so it looked different. It is now called Winchester Ranger-T and Winchester only sells it to Law Enforcement however there is no law prohibiting the sale, possession, or use of it by ordinary citizens.

    Winchester PDX-1 is simply Winchester Ranger Bonded, boxed in 20rd boxes for the commercial market.
  5. youngbuck

    youngbuck He's Tyrone!

    Jan 4, 2010
    Is it true the same creator of the black talon left winchester to later create the golden saber for remington?
  6. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

    Jun 17, 2007
    Friend Zone
    Which is freaking bull crap! I hate how the ammo companies try to screw us for $1 a round when they sell the same ammo for ~$.60 a round in the Ranger line. That's almost 100% mark up! It really makes me mad. I don't understand what we are supposed to do with a 20 round box of ammo. I can't even fill two magazines with it. If it wasn't some of the best ammo on the market I wouldn't buy it!

    My go to is Winchester Ranger T (RA40TA), but finding it can be tough sometimes. The 165 grain PDX1 load is my locally available alternative, should the need arise.
  7. AZ Husker

    AZ Husker

    Mar 25, 2003
    Buy the SXT. It's not illegal for the civilian market.
  8. novaDAK


    Apr 17, 2006
    I've been told that the difference in price (for the quantity) is because the 50rd boxes for LE did not have the federal excise tax paid since it was intended for LE. The 20rd boxes did have the excise tax paid on it (by the manufacturers) and the cost is passed along to consumers.
  9. thegriz18

    thegriz18 Paper Killer

    Jun 17, 2007
    Friend Zone
    The excise tax is ~40%?!!:wow: I think there is still some mark up.

    50 rounds of PDX1 in 9mm = $53
    50 rounds of Ranger Bonded in 9mm = $30