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Old May 3, 2011, 01:01 AM   #1
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SWC's vs. RN

Interested in shooting USPSA, that being said, is there a scoring advantage to SWC's over RN's? havent tried SWC's through my 1911 but i've heard they dont always cycle as well. Obviously before making any ammo decision i should shoot some through my gun, but I was wondering if there was an inherent scoring advantage with SWC's because of their very neat holes over the often ragged holes left by RN ammo. Any input out there by experienced USPSA shooters?
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Old May 3, 2011, 07:38 AM   #2
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I don't see any advantage of the SWC in 45. There is a different reliability advantage with the RN as to feeding.
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Old May 3, 2011, 07:55 AM   #3
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In USPSA the bullet diameter is scored, so officially, it does not matter, and
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Old May 3, 2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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If there were an advantage to shooting SWCs, everyone would use them. Truth is, other than a few lead-bullet .45 shooters, NOBODY uses them. I have seen a gun or two that did not "like" the SWC shape, so why fight it? I've used nothing but roundnose .45 bullets for ten-plus years.
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Old May 3, 2011, 03:13 PM   #5
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SWC looks cooler and makes nicer holes. That is why I use it. My guns run on it just fine. Same feed profile as LRN if you are using H&G #68 or similar bullets.
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Old May 3, 2011, 04:03 PM   #6
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Because of the average ranges (USPSA) involved. I've used nothing but H&G 68's () (SWC) bullets. When I've shot Silhouette (TC 10"/.38 spe./.357 mag. Contender), I have found that "LRN" seem to be better at the longer distances (turkeys & rams).

Of course you must try each type at the different ranges that you will be shooting at.
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Old May 3, 2011, 07:22 PM   #7
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The only possible advantage would be if the bullet hole was on the line between scoring zones.
Then, it's possible the slightly larger swc hole could matter.
If the match is held in the rain, for example, and the cardboard targets are wet, the RN hole could close up a bit more than the SWC hole.
But how often would that happen or help.
I like SWC and use them because the holes in the target are easier to see and they are more accurate in my gun.
There's more of the bullet to engage the rifling.
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Old May 4, 2011, 06:23 AM   #8
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Then, it's possible the slightly larger swc hole could matter.
If the match is held in the rain, for example, and the cardboard targets are wet, the RN hole could close up a bit more than the SWC hole.
In USPSA, which was the original question, if you shoot a .45 bullet, then a .45 diameter is scored and an overlay can be used if there is a question, then RN vs SWC does not matter.
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