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.22LR wadcutter?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Snowdog, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    No, I'm not introducing any new product... sorry.

    However, I've been wondering how feasible it might be for someone to offer a .22LR wadcutter for revolvers. Sure, rimfire ammunition is dirt cheap, and many HPs offer a wide meplat, but still... I want some wadcutters. I want some or I'll throw a tantrum.

    What's the consensus on this idea? Any alternatives?
    Oh yeah, I also want a nuclear submarine.
    What's the consensus on this (while we're at it)?
  2. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

  3. Snowdog

    Snowdog Well-Known Member

    Hey, I like that. I might just have to see what I can do about getting one of those.

  4. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member


    That shows what's possible with the original tool (first link above).

    If you filled in the small cavity with epoxy, you'd have a true wadcutter :).
  5. Topgun

    Topgun member

    Don't make your own on the sidewalk with a hammer.
  6. 444

    444 Well-Known Member

    I have a tool that might be the same thing as what is described in the posted links but I didn't have time to check them out.
    It is a die that you place a standard .22 LR round of ammo in, and then you file the nose of the bullet off, giving you a wadcutter.
  7. Topgun

    Topgun member

    And after all the commotion

    you find out that a stock HP will do just as well.
  8. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Peters made a .22 wadcutter many years ago, maybe 1930 time frame. Increasing popularity of automatics and improvement in accuracy of roundnose killed it off.
  9. BlkHawk73

    BlkHawk73 Well-Known Member

    I've taken "Stingers" and simply cut the hollow cavity off, thus making a wadcutter. Accuracy decreases a bit but you don't get all the damage of the hollow point when hunting small gam animals.
  10. Jim March

    Jim March Well-Known Member

    The thing used to cut the noses off is NOT the same as any of Paco's tools.

    The "accurizer" is the one that can be used in the extreme as a wadcutter maker. By flattening the bullet out, more of the projectile makes contact with the lands and grooves, which is where the accuracy is coming from.

    There's no loss in projectile weight with any of Paco's tools.
  11. Rover

    Rover Member

    Hey, 444.
    I've got one of those too. I read about it in Gun Week years ago and ordered one. Creates something called a SGB (small game bullet).
    Really like it, but it's slow work, though.

    Here is the commercial version of the same thing, new for 2003.

    Take a look at the CCI-Ammunition web site under New Products.
    You will see:
    CCI 22 LR SGB
    38 grain flat point lead (SGB) small game bullet



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