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Thread: 357 Wadcutter vs Hollowpoint @ 1100 fps?

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    East TN
    Your photo shows you have a winner in either of these alloy combinations. The only thing to focus on now is finding that "right" powder charge to give you the group accuracy you need and feel good about the load. Well done.

  2. #22
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Northern Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by Silvercreek Farmer View Post
    Boolit cast from 40:1 on the left and hollow pointed. Boolit on the right cast from 50:50 pure:COWW, no additional tin, and hollowpointed. The 50:50 boolit petals sheared off and the base penetrated 2" further than the 40:1. Weight was 120 gr vs 140 for the 40:1.
    You have answered your question, Good job!!!
    Don Verna

    NRA Endowment Member

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    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    HP with soft lead.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check