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Winchester Platinum Tip


Caliber .44 Magnum
Bullet Composition Jacketed lead
Bullet Style Hollow point
Bullet weight 250 grains

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The Winchester Platinum Tip ammunition simply did not fare well in this test. The smooth-sided, non-cannelured bullets lasted only 7, 10 and 10 firings before succumbing to our creep threshold. The effect on velocity was, in a word, unpredictable: two of the three test cartridges showed dramatically reduced velocity, while the third had no such effect.

There is no doubt that this ammunition is an excellent choice for a hunting cartridge, but in a backup weapon, I’d prefer to use something else.

Test Results

Handheld Test – Cartridge #1
Handheld Test – Cartridge #2
Handheld Test – Cartridge #3

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