wad cutter


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wad cutter

[′wäd ‚kəd·ər]
(ordnance)
Bullet designed for target shooting, shaped to cut a clean hole in a paper target.
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This projectile is a wad cutter design, with a tapered hex-and-pin and utilizes a "Baby Rebated Boattail".
For those who definitely cannot handle recoil, the S&W Long 100 grain wad cutter round clocks out at just fewer than 700 fps and could be the best choice for self-defense.
Hamilton had loaded three different types of bullets into the gun - round nosed, semi wad cutters and hollow points.