Best SD ammo?

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View Poll Results: Wich would you consider the best SD ammo based on performance and reliability?

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  • Federal HST

    79 25.82%
  • Speer Gold Dot

    105 34.31%
  • Winchester Ranger-T

    58 18.95%
  • Cor-Bon DPX

    64 20.92%
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    My vote could have gone for anything but the Winchester SXT. I happened to pick Cor-Bon. Too expensive for me though. I've got HSTs.

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    I think I might go with the Ranger-T in my .40 and the corbon DPX in my .38special snubby. Unless I change my mind.

    Anyone know where I can order the Ranger-T series. I have seen some online that say they are the T series but the box in the picture does not indicate it. Is there a way to identify the T's by looking at the box?

    Also, for you Ranger T shooters, wich bullet weight do you prefer 165 or 180?

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    You should have included an option for "other" in your poll.

    My choice is Hornady TAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JT View Post
    You should have included an option for "other" in your poll.

    My choice is Hornady TAP.
    Sorry, I had to limit my choices or I would pull my hair out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace12 View Post
    Anyone know where I can order the Ranger-T series. I have seen some online that say they are the T series but the box in the picture does not indicate it. Is there a way to identify the T's by looking at the box?

    Also, for you Ranger T shooters, wich bullet weight do you prefer 165 or 180?
    You can get it at www.mahsupplies.net and some other places. There's a member here who sells it. You can identify it by the product code which is at the end of the on the box on the lower right. The 165gr stuff is RA40TA and the 180 gr is RA40T. I prefer the RA40T.

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    Thanks Whyveear.

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    I carry Federal HSTs and Federal Tactical Bonded. Have you seen the expansion on the HSTs?!!

    The gold dots and federal rounds are made by the same company (ATK). IMO the HSTs are slightly better. I wouldn't hesitate carrying Gold dots though....The local PDs carry them!

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    Is the "enhanced" Ranger-T something new, or is it another name for the same Ranger-T?

    http://www.winchester.com/news/newsv...px?storyid=196

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    Its new, released earlier this year.

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    Hmmm, I wonder how much better it is than the original Ranger-T. Now I have another one to choose from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace12 View Post
    Hmmm, I wonder how much better it is than the original Ranger-T. Now I have another one to choose from.
    Here is the original Ranger-T:




    See how the petals fold straight back with just the "talons" pointing out? Well, the new "enhanced" Ranger-T is supposed to spread further out to the sides like a starfish increasing its size and the wound channel it creates. The .45 rounds are supposed to spread out over an inch from tip to tip.
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    In my duty Glock and my sub (.40) I carry Speer 180 gr. GDHP. In my Airweight it's 135gr. GDHP, which IMO is by far the best .38 performer. When a round is designed specifically for a certain handgun it's a good pick.
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    Large calibers

    After testing on white tail deer, I prefer a .41 magnum with a 180 grain semi jacketed hollow point. Exit wounds are the size of 50 cent pieces. This is from a Model 57 with 4" barrel. If close enough muzzle flash will catch BG's clothes on fire.

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    After years of carrying Gold Dot (.45acp), I switched to HST2. I moved to an area where it was impossible to find Gold Dot and therefore went on a search for the latest and greatest. Since I was going to have to order it anyway, I figured I'd let science decide for me. The fact that HST gets SO FLIPPIN HUGE, and that it was Federal, tipped the scale. If I couldn't find a reliable source for HST2, I would happily go back to Gold Dot without reservation.

    I must admit, the above pics of Ranger-T are very impressive.

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    None of the above. I prefer Remington Golden Sabres. They are reliable and accurate out of my pistols and have a good record.
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