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Old October 14, 2002, 03:14 AM   #1
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Round nose or flat point for IPSC?

I'm just starting to shoot IPSC and I have noticed many shooters using flat point (JFP) bullets. Is there an advantage to these over round nose (FMJ), especially on the steel targets?
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Old October 14, 2002, 07:19 AM   #2
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Go with what works.

I've shot FP Truncated Cone bullets for years, but have recently switched to FP Semi-Wadcutters. The SWCs cut a nice sharp hole that makes scoring much easier.

Some guns, however, will only feed round nosed bullets reliably, so use what works in your gun.
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Old October 14, 2002, 11:32 AM   #3
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I always used lead or plated semi-wadcutters in my 1911 for IPSC. For years I used the 200 grain variety with good results, then went to 255 grain bullets. With the lowered power factor, I think I would go with 200 grain bullets, if I ever get back into IPSC. Round nose bullets will be the most reliable feeders, but it can be difficult to see and score hits on the cardboard targets.
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I shoot R(eliable)N(osed) bullets.
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