Saturday, October 19, 2019

Wadcutters for Self Defense

This is a really good, comprehensive, and well-reasoned article on bullet selection in .38 Special, with a focus on wadcutters.

Highly recommended.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Years ago I carried wadcutters most of the time in my 6" Rossi target revolver. Very accurate. They were the Lyman version, often cast of fairly hard lead as that was what was available. Usually loaded over a 22 LR or short (don't recall off the top of my head) case full of "Especial de Caça" powder. Very light recoil, very accurate. However, they were NOT in the class of what the article is talking about. Used once to put down a semi-feral canine, wished I'd had more punch to them. Loaded to a more normal level of power, the wadcutter really comes alive for defense, hunting, etc. Not explosive like some hollowpoints, but enough WHACK to put small game down and not destroy a lot of the meat.