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  • Carlos Hathcock White Feather ammo

    Does anybody on here have any experience with this ammo? Very cool can of Carlos Hathcock 175 grain Sierra Matchking ammo made by Talon, I’m not to keen on the history behind It’s production so if anybody on here has some knowledge they are willing to share please do!


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  • #2
    There is something in one of the Chandler books about the partnership in making this ammo, I will have a look for it in one of the volumes. If memory serves me it was touted by the Chandlers as being high quality. I don’t recall if they disclosed the specifics such as power type and charge. The Chandlers were pretty big on Vitavouri powders at the time but not sure how much input the had or if they were simply promoting it. This included some range testing by Marine snipers vs M118 at the range in the Marine Corps base in North Carolina ( name escapes me right now)

    Stay tuned for more iPad photos of books on my reloading bench.

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    • #3
      Stone Bay, NC. Looks like a crappy day based on the rain gear. Ammo testing in M40A1’s. Says VV powder but not what or how much

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      • #4
        Neat old ammo. I suspect it’s Viht N140 powder, which is close to I-4064, but that is just a guess. I don’t think Talon has been in business for a while. I’d consider it kind of collectible ammo at this point...buts that’s just me.

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        • #5
          Ya, it's more collectable than anything. I wouldn't shoot it for sure, not that there's anything wrong with it but it's value is as a collectible. But if you want you can send me a box for further evaluation.

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          • #6
            Thank you guys for the input, I appreciate it!

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            • #7
              I have shot some of that ammo, it was good. As I recall the powder was N540. I think I still have a box somewhere. If I find it I will break it down to see what the charge is.

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              • #8
                There is more stuff in the book about the owner of Talon Manufacturing, the company itself and further testing of the ammo. There are some pictures of the owner presenting Carlos Hathcock with a personalized M1A with White Feather as the serial number. I didn’t think they would be interesting as thumbnails, but if you wanted, PM me your email and I can scan them as a PDF to you.

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                • #9
                  Thanks PM sent.

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