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Winchester Ranger ammo?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by mstirton, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. mstirton

    mstirton Member

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    So all the ammo companies have their top brand for pistol defense:
    Federal - HST
    Speer - Gold Dot
    Remington - Bonded Golden Sabre
    Hornady - XTP or TAP
    Corbon/Barnes - DPX
    anyway, Winchester has the Ranger and also a Ranger T? They seem to like putting them in almost identical boxes as well with only a slight variation in product code to tell the 2 apart. My point is WHY? I got a couple boxes of Winchester Ranger 155gr .40 and they sure as heck aren't the good kind. I shot water jugs the other day (yeah, I know this is not a real test of a bullet's potential for defense purposes) and the 3 Rangers had complete jacket separation without a lot of expansion either. The 230 DTGD .45, 124+p 9mm Gold Dot and 124 HST all came out looking just as advertised. I guess I wasn't going to use the .40 for carry or home defense anyway and I was pretty sure they weren't the good ones when I bought them for $12/50, but why can't Winchester be a little more clear?

    PS. I think I remember my 230gr .45 Winchester JHP wallyworld specials performing better than this when killing water.
     
  2. DevilDog0402

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    They have a bonded version that is supposed to stay in one piece.
     
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    and the bonded is pretty much only sold to LEOs
     
  4. hotpig

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    All Ranger ammo is restricted sale by the company.There is a hugh line of Ranger products. They all have the same box.

    Federal has also changed their Tactical line and put the Bonded, HST,Power Ball, and Hydra-Shock in the same box.
     
  5. Condition Plaid

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    The restriction on sale by Winchester is a marketing matter only. It is easy to find Ranger T ammo, and perfectly legal to own it. I have a load of it and carry it every day.
     
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    Pretty sure Ranger is their promotional stuff. Low end in
    their shotgun shells:scrutiny:
     
  7. hotpig

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    Huhh?
     
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