Bullets seem to be slashing paper tgt


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OleEd
December 7, 2012, 11:23 AM
I'm reloading 125g LTCN bullets for my Taurus 709 Slim. Have reloaded about 1500 with Bullseye, WST and W231 powders for the past two years. Decided to try Clays at 3.2g with an OAL 1.200 since I'm using Clays in my .45 ammo thought I'd try it with the 9mm. Before switch I had no problems with loads from WST, Bullseye, or W231. Just now with Clays.

Anybody have a solid suggestion as to the problem?

Thanks in advance.

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rcmodel
December 7, 2012, 11:33 AM
Usually, that can be traced back to a free hanging paper target trying to get out of the way of the bullet.

Use a hard backer like cardboard or thin plywood or something behind the target to support the paper and your problem should go away.

rc

longdayjake
December 7, 2012, 11:38 AM
Yep. Use backing.

beatledog7
December 7, 2012, 11:42 AM
Most ranges these days don't supply backing, so you just have to save boxes (or solicit them from your favorite grocer). The good part is a single decent sized shipping box will last a bunch of range trips as long as you reposition the X-ring or center of mass each time so you don't get a giant ragged hole in it.

mdi
December 7, 2012, 12:38 PM
Lead Truncated Cone Nose? With a "soft", no backing, paper target, TC bullets often don't punch nice round holes but tear through...

RugerBob
December 8, 2012, 09:17 AM
Think theres a chance the bullets are key holing? Had that happen to myself once. So just asking.

Tcruse
December 8, 2012, 09:50 AM
Probably the correct answer. Try a box of factory ammo, like wwb, federal, S&B ...

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