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#205136 - 01/18/20 03:46 PM Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo
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Although I don't use factory ammo, I witnessed the performance of this ammo and thought it would be beneficial for the hunters that don't hand load. A friend of mine that I got hooked on handgun hunting three years ago, used this ammo to kill his fourth hand-gunned deer. He was using a Bisley Hunter with a 4x Leupold attached.



He killed this deer from the same place I killed a deer a couple weeks ago using my FA M83 44mag.



He was sitting in the same spot and the deer came up the same trail and he shot it in the same fashion as I did (frontal shot). His deer feel 15 yards from where mine fell.

Now for the ammo review. He made a frontal shot on the deer at 25 yards. Upon cleaning the deer, we found that the bullet was just shy of full penetration. The bullet was found in the rear of the right tender loin, just up against the pelvic bone. The bullet seems to have penetrated straight and deep and looked picture perfect.





We have not shot any through the chronograph, but Winchesters website list 1250 fps - no barrel length given.
I know this is a small sample, but first impressions is this is some great hunting ammo for the non-hand load.
If I didn't know better....I'd say this was an old black talon bullet with nickel plating instead of Teflon coating.

I apologize for not weighing the bullet, but from the looks of it, I'd say it retained 95-100% of the original weight.
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#205137 - 01/18/20 04:05 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: KRal]
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Nice shooting and nice deer!

I was looking for these last spring for a hunt. I couldn't find them anywhere. I was wondering if they are still made?

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#205143 - 01/18/20 04:48 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: rougerocco]
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 Originally Posted By: rougerocco
Nice shooting and nice deer!

I was looking for these last spring for a hunt. I couldn't find them anywhere. I was wondering if they are still made?


Not sure. He picked them up a month ago at a LGS.

edit- It's still showing available on Winchesters website.
I wish they offered the bullet as a component.


Edited by KRal (01/18/20 04:58 PM)
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#205149 - 01/18/20 08:58 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: KRal]
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Looks like the old Black Talon, which was a super bullet.

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#205150 - 01/18/20 09:18 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: wvhitman]
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I have 100 of the 400 gr 50 Caliber component Platinum Tips to load up for my SSK 500 S&W....should be an excellent performer
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#205151 - 01/18/20 09:30 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: Franchise]
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#205154 - 01/18/20 10:05 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: Franchise]
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Winchester has always offered good hunting ammunition for handguns.
Their Supreme line offered the 260gr Partition in 454 which gave me slightly better 100yd groups then my handloads using the same bullet... Have a box of 240gr PT .41 mag ammo waiting to be used...
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#205155 - 01/18/20 10:08 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: Franchise]
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Where did you happen upon them? That should be devastating on something!
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#205156 - 01/18/20 10:36 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: KRal]
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Congrats on the gun and deer.
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#205158 - 01/18/20 10:41 PM Re: Win Platinum Tip 44 Ammo [Re: KRal]
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Mine came from The Jersey Wild Man, but I just texted you a link to a seller on Gunbroker
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