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Wadcutter ammo?????

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Stevie, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Stevie

    Stevie Inner SE PDX Member

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    Well, I just graduated from .22 to .45, and discovered that my range requires non-jacketed bullets on the 50 foot range (there is a 21 foot trap for FMJ). So it is wadcutter or semi-wadcutter only for 50 foot.....

    Where can I get some? Anyone know where to look? Who normally carries it in normal times, and where might I find some now?

    Any reloaders want to sell some?

    I'm a newbie on this one.....

    Thanks!
     
  2. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Non jacketed usually means lead type bullets. Round nose lead, std ball -military type , would work, as well as target loads like truncated cone, or semi-wad cutters. Plain wad cutters in 45 acp, might be a bit of a problem for feeding..in to a semi-auto 45.

    Good luck on this one, I have reloaded Lead ammo available
     
  3. Stevie

    Stevie Inner SE PDX Member

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    Portland Rifle & Pistol wants wadcutter or semi-wadcutter, I'd say you are right, my new Kimber will prefer semi-wadcutter for feeding.
     
  4. Stevie

    Stevie Inner SE PDX Member

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    they might be OK with any non-jacketed round, so what would be best for feeding, target use?
     
  5. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    The best feeding would be round nose, but most people have no problem feeding 225gr semi-wadcutters in their .45s
     
  6. Stevie

    Stevie Inner SE PDX Member

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    Thanks for all of your help, guys!

    Last question - of these, what bullet type would be the most accurate and consistent for competitive target use?
     
  7. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A nice 45 ACP, 230 RN with a nice consistant load would and should make a military dupliction load nearing 830-850 fps.
     
  8. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Everybody has their favorite. Here's some common target loads:

    4.0gr titegroup 200gr Lead with COL at 1.250"
    5.3gr Win 231 200gr Lead
    3.5gr Bullseye 180/200gr Lead (Very light load, might not cycle properly)
    4.0gr Bullseye 200gr Lead

    Here's a couple of my favorites:

    5.0gr Red Dot 200gr Plated 1.234"
    4.6gr Green Dot 230gr FMJ 1.234"
     
  9. Randini

    Randini Salem Member

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    +1 on all being said here, I shoot the 200gr semi wadcutters with 5.0gr of win 231 works great would use round nose too just run a brush down the tube every two mags or so and no problems, will be trying A no.2 powder next.