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Win Ranger Bonded and Ranger T

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by Quarter Tank, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Quarter Tank

    Quarter Tank

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    what are the differences? esp in .40s&w 180 gr

    am going to pick up a few boxes of the Bonded but didnt know if the T series goes by another name
     
  2. dkf

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    The "Ranger Bonded" is basically a bonded version of the the Ranger T for the most part. The Ranger T is a non bonded bullet so the jacket peels off the core more during expansion and leaves somewhat large and sharp "talons". The bonded version usually exposes the points by a very small amount however but the points are not near as large as the T series.

    See for yourself
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn-vMFaOAwE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_V07UoG-HM&list=PLB445DD958EE44847&index=8&feature=plpp_video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ro3XEj7G5cE&list=PLB445DD958EE44847&index=39&feature=plpp_video
     

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  3. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Some people add to the confusion by calling the T Series SXT.
     
  4. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I use Ranger Bonded for paper targets.
    T-Series for targets that shoot back.
     
  5. up1911fan

    up1911fan

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    I use both, SXT's in my 9mm and Bonded in my 45 GAP.
     
  6. 9mm +p+

    9mm +p+

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    This, bonded isn't always better. T's have been performing for a long time, I use both 45/230 and 9/127+p+ and I have complete faith in them.
     
  7. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    Interesting. You waste that much money for ammunition on paper targets.
     
  8. barth

    barth six barrels

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    You call $15 for box of 50 (180 gr 40) high quality, clean, near match grade HP ammo a waste?

    I call it smart....
     
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  9. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    If you look around you can find factory rejects and contract over runs right now. Pile it deep they will dry up eventually.
     
  10. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Shhhhhhhhhhh.

    My target stash can double as SD in an ammo shortage.
     
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  11. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    For bonded jacketed HOLLOWPOINTS?!

    I believe you're thinking FMJ rangers. If I'm wrong feel free to correct me with a link proving otherwise though.
     
  12. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Nope. He's not mistaken. I just picked up 1000 of them at $15 / box. Ranger bonded HPs. Not FMJs. The price was the reason I got'em.

    Should we give him the link, guys??? :tongueout:
     
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  13. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    yes!!!!
     
  14. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

  15. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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  16. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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  17. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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  18. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

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    Hotpig, is the Win. 135 gr. .40 S&W all gone? I wanted to try some but waited too long & can't find any. I really like the Fed. 135 gr. HST.
     
  19. Yup, They've got some great stuff right now. I got a couple of boxes of the .40 HST overrun but my main purchase was a 1000 of the nickel plated Rem 180 FMJ for $250 for my brand-spankin'-new Gen4 23. Sweet. Nickel for $12.50/box.
     
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