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500 Rounds Winchester Ranger T (SXT) - 45 ACP +P 230 grain Jacketed Hollow Point in 50 round boxes - Earlier Version of Law Enforcement RA45T for Protection, Target Practice, and Testing

500 Rounds Winchester Ranger T (SXT) - 45 ACP +P 230 grain Jacketed Hollow Point in 50 round boxes - Earlier Version of Law Enforcement RA45T for Protection, Target Practice, and Testing
 
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This ammunition is normally only available to law enforcement, however we can offer this to all of our customers.

This is not the same ammunition that Winchester sold to the public as SXT. That was not a Ranger cartridge. Ranger is Winchester's Law Enforcement only line, which has never been sold to the public, and this is simply an earlier version of the Ranger RA45TP. Therefore, this is new old stock.

Ranger SXT was the replacement for Winchester's Black Talon cartridge, and had a production run from 1998 to 2008. SXT stood for Supreme eXpansion Technology, but the running joke among shooters was that SXT stood for "Same eXact Thing." The original RA45SXTP was renamed RA45TP, but the SXT designation was still listed on the end flap's product name. RA45TP also incorporated some refinements that widened the velocity window in which the bullet would expand (allowing for the shorter barreled guns LE liked to use for plainclothes). Around 2009, the Ranger SXT was phased out and replaced with the Ranger T-Series Enhanced, which once again was less velocity dependent. The SXT on the end flap was eliminated and replaced with T-Series, while keeping the RA45TP symbol code. Glock Talk Caliber Corner Forum

This round is only slightly +P -- with approximately 50 f/s faster muzzle velocity and marginally greater perceived recoil. This slight velocity increase helps bullets with shallow jacket notching expand more reliably.


For personal defense, the present day T-Series Enhanced cartridges sold on elsewhere on this website are the state of the art. The Enhanced cartridges made some changes to the jacket thickness, and stay expanded out to their widest point longer than the these rounds. This older design is economically priced and would make for a less expensive alternative to the T-Series cartridges, or as an excellent target practice substitute for the T-Series Enhanced RA45TP. It is also suitable for collectors of Winchester ammunition, as RA45TP was rarely produced. A sampling of date stamps on the cases point to their production in the period from 2005 - 2008. The bullets in that period were probably quite similar to what became known as the RA45TP T-Series Enhanced. However, because of their age and possibly inferior features, these SXT rounds are not recommended as suitable self-defense rounds, but as practice rounds and collectables.

"Bullet designs like the Silver Tip, Hydra-Shok, and Black Talon were state of the art 15 or 20 years ago. These older bullets tend to plug up and act like FMJ projectiles when shot through heavy clothing; they also often have significant degradation in terminal performance after first passing through intermediate barriers. Modern ammunition which has been designed for robust expansion against clothing and intermediate barriers is significantly superior to the older designs. The bullets in the Federal Classic and Hydra-Shok line are outperformed by other ATK products such as the Federal Tactical and HST, as well as the Speer Gold Dot; likewise Winchester Ranger Talons are far superior to the old Black Talons or civilian SXT's." Dr. Gary Roberts



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