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Old August 9, 2001, 08:29 PM   #1
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wadcutters

Can someone explain to me what what a wadcutter, semiwadcutter are? Thanks
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Old August 9, 2001, 08:57 PM   #2
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Here goes. A wadcutter is a cylinder shaped bullet primarily used for target shooting.Mainly used in revolvers and some speacialized automatics. Semi-wadcutters are similar but have noses that jut out and are funnel shaped.
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Old August 9, 2001, 09:08 PM   #3
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"A picture is worth a thousnad words." So here is a page full of many thousands of words worth: http://www.laser-cast.com/AllBullets.html

Look at the 38 cal 148 gr. WC and the 38 cal 158 gr SWC for good examples of both.
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Old August 11, 2001, 05:21 AM   #4
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You'll commonly see wadcutters used for paper punching. They are usually the ones that are loaded totally inside of the brass so none of the side edge is exposed. However they are not limited to paper punching. I have heard rumors of that cylinder of lead messing people up pretty bad.
 
Old August 11, 2001, 04:09 PM   #5
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Too, due to the wadcutters (I try to exclusively use hollow-based, but forgetting to get some puts a crimp on that) short-range accuracy, make a dandy small game bullet too.

SWCs in the heavier weights & pushed to goodly velocities can take larger critter just as well as can JHP.
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