What Is A Semi-Wadcutter?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Rhuga, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. carver

    carver Moderator

    Jul 28, 2008
    DAV, Deep in the Pineywoods of East Texas, just we
    I like em too! But you can't find em just anywhere. If you are buying some, where are you getting them?
  2. mikld

    mikld Active Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Wadcutters are the classic target bullet. When shot through paper, it leaves a neat, round hole with sharp edges, that's easy to score. Wadcutters aren't accurate at longer ranges and lose velocity faster than more stramlined designs. A semi-wadcutter has a full caliber sholder and a short flat ended nose, more accurare than wadcutters at longer ranges. Much debate on sholders cutting tissue or flat nose causing cavitation of tissue around sholders. I believe the most tissue damage, for hunting, is from a large flat nose (meplat). I use a double ended wadcutter for my house gun; good tissue damage with less overpenetration. Pics tell a better story though...
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