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Old 02-08-2012, 05:15 PM
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Default What is the velocity of .44 Magnum Black Talon?

I picked up some factory loaded .44 Magnum ammo that is not in the original boxes and I'm trying to identify it. I have 20 rounds of what I'm sure is Black Talon. The weight is 250 grs., correct? Can anybody tell me what the velocity is supposed to be out of a 4" barrel? It doesn't look like it has any collector value without the original box and I'm wondering what kind of recoil I can expect out of my Mountain Gun.

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Personally, I would not risk the health of a good pistol or revolver by shooting unknown ammo in it...the more so if it was only 20 rounds...but that's just me.
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Frankly I would not fire the ammo in any of my guns. Why take a chance? Ammo from a unknown source, no thanks.
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It's your revolver so it's your choice. But I would not consider firing unknown ammunition of any type through my firearms. It just isn't worth the risk to your gun. As to the effectiveness of BT ammo, it was a step in the right direction. But that is all. When the BT was more commonly available, I fired some of it at watermelons behind the house. I was not particularly impressed. Nowadays for SD/HD there are much better choices available. JMHO. Sincerely. brucev.
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What they said. Who knows what it is or what it will do in your gun. This is how those internet pictures of blown up guns happen.
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Send it to me...I've got an Anaconda I'll feed it to.
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i dug out an unopened factory box that i have here...it does not carry that information on the box
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Sorry, I guess I wasn't clear. I bought this ammo from an old gentleman whose son died rather unexpectedly. A friend of mine knew them very well. There's no doubt that it's Winchester factory ammo, but he never saved the original boxes for any of his ammo, and he had a lot of different stuff. It's nickel plated brass, red sealant on the primers and a black hollow point bullet that looks exactly like the Black Talon in all the other factory loaded calibers that I have. I'd just like to know what the velocity is.

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Tests I have seen on the net...NIJ among others...show them at around 1325fps from a 6in barrel assuming they are the 250gr load. (I have no idea if that was the only Black Talon load for the caliber back then)
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