I Scored On Ammo Today!
Posted 06 December 2003 - 12:18 AM
To my amazement he brings in 10 boxes of Hydroshok, and three boxes of Black Talons. Thats 200 Federal Hydroshoks, and 60 bee-ootiful black talons. He wants $40 bucks for the lot, which I silently hand over, my eyes wide at finding such beautiful cartridges in the State of California.
They are so pretty, I don't want to shoot 'em.... If I remember correctly, I saw a box of 20 Hydroshoks go on Gunbroker several months ago for $50, and I got 10 boxes!
I might go out tommorow and see what 20 of 'em will do to gallon milk jugs full of water, but some of these are getting set aside for close encounters. I already swapped out the home defense 1911. They look really neat in my drum by the way, I'd show you guys a picture-but I still haven't figured out how you post pictures here. (HINT HINT)
Posted 06 December 2003 - 03:14 AM
Glad to be livin in the north end of the State of Jefferson
Posted 06 December 2003 - 07:14 AM
Besides, would anyone else on this board turn down such a terrific deal?
Posted 06 December 2003 - 11:25 AM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:58 PM
Have fun with the Hydrashocks, you can still get them in 165 and 230 grain sizes. Black Tallons are colector items, sorry to say. They shot real good in my 1911 and I tried one in my milk jug bullet tester. Looked just like the old adds showed.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 04:49 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 09:48 PM
|QUOTE (Tman @ Dec 8 2003, 04:49 PM)|
|Black Talon's are still out there. They are now called Ranger SXT's. Same projo without the evil black stuff.|
How much does it cost per box? I'm a handloader myself, so I never buy new factory rounds. The only reason I bought these was because they were to good to pass up. I also live in Kalifornia, where I am fairly certain these are for Law Enforcement only, and thus harder to procure than in normal sane States who don't have idiot socialists in charge of them.
I've actually done a few experiments with my hand cast bullets, my metal lathe, and some patience that resulted in some pretty good water jug destroying hollow points, but the process takes too long to be practical. My best ones were made from 200 grain SWC's to around 190 grain hollow points. 7 grains of Unique gave 'em some hot velocity out of the 16" barrel with no leading or accuracy problems. I tried 231, but those loads leaded the barrel. I think the faster and hotter burning 231 makes great 1911 rounds, but thus far the old reliable dirty Unique has given me the best results with the Thompson.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 12:25 PM
I thought the Ranger SXT's, though very similar to Black Talons, had been slightly redesigned since all of the uproar. Are you certain the projectile is the same?
Posted 10 December 2003 - 10:34 AM