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    Winchester silever tips

    I was just wondering how effective winchester silver tip hollowpoints where compared to modern desighned hollowpoints.

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    Well,,,

    Quote Originally Posted by robert1970 View Post
    I was just wondering how effective winchester silver tip hollowpoints where compared to modern desighned hollowpoints.
    I wonder why you wonder about "modern" designs of bullets?

    Winchester Silver Tip Ammo IS modern ammo!

    They feed in anything, they expand reliably in anything, they retain their weight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1245A Defender View Post
    I wonder why you wonder about "modern" designs of bullets?

    Winchester Silver Tip Ammo IS modern ammo!

    They feed in anything, they expand reliably in anything, they retain their weight!
    Silver tips were issued ammo by many departments for years, very good ammo.
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    I used a factory loaded 225-grain Winchester Silvertip from my Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt to take a deer at 105 yards. It dropped dead in less than 20 feet, shot through the boiler room. I'm a believer that there's nothing wrong with a Silvertip, regardless of what is more "modern" or has better advertising.
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    i was just wondering,I have been thinking about carring them in my 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I used a factory loaded 225-grain Winchester Silvertip from my Ruger Vaquero .45 Colt to take a deer at 105 yards. It dropped dead in less than 20 feet, shot through the boiler room. I'm a believer that there's nothing wrong with a Silvertip, regardless of what is more "modern" or has better advertising.
    I love the old 45 colt,if you have a strong gun like the Ruger Black hawk,and you reload,you can do some amazing things with the old 45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert1970 View Post
    i was just wondering,I have been thinking about carring them in my 1911.
    I am not sure I would buy them now, considering that I reload. They were a lead bullet with a aluminum jacket, which is good. From what I have heard they now use a copper jacket plated with nickel. Considering nickel is tougher than steel, not sure I would want to use it allot through my barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert1970 View Post
    I love the old 45 colt,if you have a strong gun like the Ruger Black hawk,and you reload,you can do some amazing things with the old 45.
    Yep, my Vaquero is the original Blackhawk-sized gun, not the newer Cowboy/Colt one. I've got some bear loads that push a 255-gr hard-cast semi-wadcutter at some very respectable velocities. I've also made a few 300-gr Hornady XTP loads, but haven't figured out what to shoot them at yet!

    But for medium-velocity stuff out of .45 ACP and .45 Colt, I still love the old Winchester Silvertip, especially in a revolver when you can see the shiny silver tips in the cylinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingWolf View Post
    ... From what I have heard they now use a copper jacket plated with nickel. Considering nickel is tougher than steel, not sure I would want to use it allot through my barrel.
    Say it ain't so!

    I'm trying to find out for sure, now, and they don't even make it in any .45 bullets for reloading anymore, neither!

    http://www.winchester.com/Products/c...low-point.aspx

    And they don't show a listing for it on the handgun ammunition page.
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    Silvertips are old technology. Their new technology bullets that stack up very well against all the other new fangled bonded core competition is the HST bullet.
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    If one needs more expensive new-fangled bonded bullets, yes. The vast majority of us don't, but the market will be decided by the results of the advertising executives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    If one needs more expensive new-fangled bonded bullets, yes. The vast majority of us don't, but the market will be decided by the results of the advertising executives.
    I only use bullets that are blessed by a priest, Rabbi, and Islamic Holy man if I can find one. If not I sprinkle them with Holy water...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    If one needs more expensive new-fangled bonded bullets, yes. The vast majority of us don't, but the market will be decided by the results of the advertising executives.
    I wasn't advocating their use, just answering the question posed. Personally I use bullets I cast myself. I can control the alloy and expansion characteristics perfectly to the velocity levels I'm loading.
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    I use them in my 25-06 for groundhogs and coyotes and they work great.

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