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  • n. a special-purpose bullet designed for shooting paper targets, usually at close range and at subsonic velocities.


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  • I intended to rebarrel it as well, but before that was accomplished, I ran a few cylinders of .38 wadcutter ammo down the tube to check the trigger and action job.

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  • You could buy just three flavors of handgun ammo; lead roundnose, wadcutter, and hardball.

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  • With practice, some semi-wadcutter rounds, or any of the newer high velocity defensive rounds, they will get the jobdone.

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  • I gently tease the trigger, allowing anticipation to grow exponentially as the seconds roll by until, finally, the trigger finds release on its own, detonating the primer, igniting the powder, and driving that 350 gr wadcutter hard, down 14 inches of hot, rigid steel, and ultimately exploding out of the muzzle with God-like power.

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  • The first was specifically tailored to the Model 58 and featured a 210-grain lead semi-wadcutter at around


  • The choice for Keith was simple: a big-bore lead semi-wadcutter at around 1,000 fps.


  • Ain't nothing better than that moment when I pull his butt hard against my shoulder, rub my finger on his trigger, slowly coaxing it back until that triumphant moment of release when the 660 grains of wadcutter ecstasy explodes out of his chamber, shoots down that 29 inches of hot hard steel and erupts out of his muzzle in a glorious eruption of masculine power.

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  • I have typically used it with Crosman's standard Copper BB's and with Crosman wadcutter pellets for both paper targets and small game hunting.

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  • And for target shooting in any caliber, full metal jacket or semi-wadcutter bullets would meet the “sporting purpose” gloss, but jacketed hollowpoint or any other expanding round simply isn’t optimal.

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  • Though fans of mass transit may mutter

    Of trains that melt distance like butter,

    Amtrak can't compare

    With bullets elsewhere.

    Our train is at best a wadcutter.

    April 6, 2016