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Posted: 10/16/2004 8:07:41 AM EDT
I am cleaning up my various load ammo storrage boxes and I come across a NIB box of Black Talon FST brand 30/06 factory loads. Like most of the 30/06 loads in that box, including a ziplock baggie of tracers and a box of AP, I have no memory of when I bought it. Its possible that I may have bought them all at the same funshow, the black packaging would have attracted me while I was buying AP and tracer and those sabot bullet loads I found.

I am going on a bambi hunt soon. Is the Black Talon load any good? Better then Sierra 150 SPTs, my current white tail load of choice?

As good as triple shock bullets, my big game choice?

Anyone ever shoot this bullet?

Anyone ever read about it?
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 8:11:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 9:56:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:02:05 AM EDT
I have a box I am hanging on to, since you can't get them anymore. There are lots of good ammo choices out there. To be honest, shot placement is much more critical than ammo choice. Remington Core-Lokt works for me. But if you just want to shoot them, I am sure they would work. Reliable expansion would be my only concern.
Link Posted: 10/16/2004 10:17:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2004 10:19:14 AM EDT by 30calTBLkid]
i have tried the failsafes, and ct's. both work well, but i prefer my handloaded partitions. never tried the black talons.
444slayer has an exellent point about shot placement. rem corelocks work well, as a stand by.

if you really wanna know how they do, test them. if you cant get ballistic gell., then the old wet phone book and hambone setup will do...as long as you have a control.

i suggest doing the test with a couple of core locked, a couple of federal premium or winchesters loaded with nosler partitions, and your bullets, all in the same bullet weight. that should give you some ideas.
not very scientific, but hey...

eta: out of sick pride, i can gar-un-tee the partition does the best!!!
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