Wadcutter ammo?

jbgramps

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Wadcutter ammo for the range? Good or bad idea? Never shot it before, but it's damn cheap. Is it worth a try in a couple on 9mm pistols?
 
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Non jacketed ammo is usually forbidden at indoor ranges.
Outdoor is usually fine.

Some barrels don't like lead, so be cautious if you are shooting a polygonal barreled pistol.
 

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Wadcutter ammo for the range? Good or bad idea? Never shot it before, but it's damn cheap. Is it worth a try in a couple on 9mm pistols?
I shoot semi-wadcutters in my 45 all the time, as do many folks. Might feed in your pistol, might not - worth a try, assuming you trust whoever loaded it.
 

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Depends, and arguments rage, but a few bazillion rounds of WC has been fired by target shooters by choice down through the years. In my old S&W 38 Airweight Bodyguard, there is noticeably less recoil when shooting factory wadcutters, and accuracy also improves noticeably, making it a whole lot more fun to shoot and encouraging practice. The two indoor ranges I usually shoot at not only allow WC/SWC, they sell it, but ask first.
 

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It depends on what 9mm you have. Some feed swcs fine some choke up. My cz clone eats them like candy as long as I load the cases right. Looser chambers and polished shallow angle feed ramps help big time.

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jbgramps

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Great idea. Like the name says, it cuts clean holes in the target.

That's not my experience. Where is this cheap wadcutter ammo available?

Hang on. Do you mean wadcutter or semi-wadcutter?
I guess I should have explained. I was at my brother-in-laws farm yesterday shooting my new S&W Shield. My brother-in-law, the taxidermist, does his own reloading. He offered to reload some wedcutters for me. He has a range set up on his farm and wadcutters are all he shoots for targets. He's an old revolver guy and hates semi-auto pistols. But anyway, I can get all the wadcutter I can shoot for almost nothing (He still owes me money for doing his taxes). I'm OK shooting it in my revolvers, but I think I'll hold off on my pistols for now.
 

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You gotta love a clean hole.
 
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