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Win Ranger Bonded and Ranger T

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


  1. 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
     

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  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

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

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

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

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

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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

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    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

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    Shhhhhhhhhhh.

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

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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

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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

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    yes!!!!
     
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  17. OctoberRust

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    fair enough. I stand corrected. Nice buy.
     
  18. 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. beforeobamabans

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    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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