black hills .38 special wadcutters

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  1. broken

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    heys gents,got kind a dumb question traded into a mess of black hills .38 special 148 grain match wadcutters but the lead bullett is seated all the way even with the end of the brass,if that makes sense,never seen a bullet like that except i seen a picture for that gas seal nagant revolver ammo.is this ammo ok to plink with.
     
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    That's how many wadcutters are seated and is perfectly normal. The brass may even be criped over the end of the bullet.
     
  3. kanook

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    put them in your revolver and pull the trigger (after aiming at your target) that will seat them further out of the brass ;)
     
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    thanks fellas yeah thats what i meant to say the brass was crimped over the end of the flat nosed lead,it was just odd to me im used to round nose.let r rip.
     
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    It seemed odd to me too, but then I saw what neat round holes they made. :)
     
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    Have you ever thought of reloading? If you take that HBWC and combine it with a decent powder load, you'll have a great defense round also. 4 grains of W231/HP 38 combined with this bullet is quite a performer.
     
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    My Giles .38 Special M1911 won't shoot anything else but that or similar handloads. Typical .38 Special rounds won't even fit in the magazine.
     
  9. Brian Dale

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    You bet. Wadcutters ruled the roost in bullseye competition back in the days when revolvers were used there. They'll be excellent for plinking; enjoy them. :)
     
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    Some wadcutters have a hollow base resembling a cup to help upset and fill the rifling grooves, others are double-ended so it doesn't matter which way you load them.

    Most likely these are target wadcutters loaded to a low velocity, but ones with some speed behind them should be fairly formidable defensive loads. At least, as the in-gun load; they are poorly suited for speedloaders as the reload. For more info, get the book Guns, Bullets and Gunfights by Jim Cirillo.
     
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