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Winchester silvertip bullets, discontinued?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by fatelk, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. fatelk

    fatelk Well-Known Member

    Yes, I did find out that the old style Winchester Silvertip bullets were discontinued several years ago, but what makes them worth so much now? I looked on ebay at reloading components and noticed quite a few .30 cal silvertips have sold there for $1 EACH or more. Does anybody have any idea what makes them so desireable?
  2. Racktracker

    Racktracker Well-Known Member

    I noticed the same thing. A box of 50 sold for $78 a few weeks ago. The seller did say "vintage" so could be that somebody believed they were really old.

    I have a couple hundred of them upstairs. The high price made me seriously consider listing them on ebay.

    I'm also curious as to why they were discontinued. Silvertips were my bullet of choice for several years. I would have stocked up if I knew they were going to stop selling them.
  3. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Well-Known Member

    Forgive my "outsider" -ness here, but is it JUST the bullets for handloading, or the finished product as well??? And is it all calibers or just a few?

    I got a box of 9mm Silvertips at an outfitters a few months back...
  4. hagar

    hagar member

    I bought a bunch in 270 caliber when I heard they were discontinueing them. They worked too well and were too cheap to fit into the scheme of things, sell "premium" bullets at a nice profit.
  5. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    Silvertips are still on the shelf at Sportsman's Warehouse...:confused:
  6. Racktracker

    Racktracker Well-Known Member

    Yes, we were talking about just the bullet not loaded rounds.

    The pistol bullets are still available in bulk, but I haven't seen any rifle bullets available for several years.

    I guess that I would have to agree that they were to cheap and effective to keep selling when you can market a different design for 50 cents each.

    As long as remington doesn't quit selling core-locts I'll be ok.
  7. db_tanker

    db_tanker Well-Known Member

    I thought that Winchester and Nosler were joint marketing them as Combined Technology?

    Same bullet, or so I thought?

  8. Racktracker

    Racktracker Well-Known Member

  9. js2013

    js2013 Well-Known Member

    Silvertips, the only round that'll stop a werewolf in their tracks.
  10. 2sigs

    2sigs Well-Known Member

    does anybody really know why they're going for that kind of cash?? I was gonna load some up for plinking with my 308 and stopped to check email and noticed the post...OMG I won't be loading these!!!
  11. GooseGestapo

    GooseGestapo Well-Known Member

    The early one's were really good big-game bullets. The later one's though not quite as good were still excellent.

    For what it's worth, the 150 and 170gr in .30/30 are still cataloged and for sale at my local WalMarts.

    Some of the more powerful rounds like the .30/06 and .270 have been discontinued. The component bullets haven't been available for several years now.

    FWIW, there are other good bullets available. But, too many have associated "cheap" with "ineffective". Not so.
    But, with recent materials cost increase, even the old "Cor-Lokts" aren't cheap anymore.
  12. db_tanker

    db_tanker Well-Known Member

    Gotcha...now I know...

    Yeah, the Wally World down the road still sells 'em in 30-30 and 308, IIRC.

    Werewolf bait, eh? Hmm...might have to buy some more. :)

  13. Defensor

    Defensor Member

    Silver Tip

    Nosler Sells Them, They are called the CT Ballistic Silvertip Hunting. These are the "bullets" for reloading. Don't know about complete cartriges. The plastic tipped ones are called "Ballistic Tip Hunting."
  14. win308

    win308 Well-Known Member

    The old style never failed to drop the game, (with proper shot placement).
  15. Nash71

    Nash71 New Member

  16. Sunray

    Sunray Well-Known Member

    Silvertips are just soft point bullets with a thin Al cap over the lead. Not plastic. Winchester is listing loaded ammo on their site under their Super-X brand. 150's and 180's. Likely gone as components. Considering that Winchester is out of that business. Anybody who pays $78 for 'em is nuts.
    Shot a ground hog at very close range with a .30-06 220 grain ST, out of an M1 rifle(no damage to the rifle either), long ago. Blew the offside right off.
    "...the only round that'll stop a werewolf in their tracks..." Werewolves require solid silver bullets fired by somebody who loves them. Did you not pay attention to the movies? Geez!
  17. Floppy_D

    Floppy_D Member In Memoriam

    Which is why you declare your adoration for all lycanthropes as you cast your pure silver bullets, and reaffirm it as you load them. :D
  18. Strongbad

    Strongbad Well-Known Member

    I didn't think Ebay sold anything like that anymore.
  19. Those silver tips are good looking indeed.

    Ebay takes 20% combined with paypal fees these days. Not that profitable anymore unless you have something that is in demand.
  20. koolminx

    koolminx Member

    Youre right I think... Not supposed to sell ammo on fleabay... That's probably why the listing is gone now...

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