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Old 12-04-2015, 12:49 PM
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Default Semi-Wad Cutter .45 Ammo. Use it? Is this a good price?

I am stocking up on Ammo in general. Was running low on .45 and this sale popped up on wikkiAmmo. I have shot semi- wadcutter thru a revolver, but never thru an semi-auto. Maybe it was my perception that the non round and un jacket tip would have feeding issues.

Good for target? Pros-Cons?

Its for my Glock 21 and a 1911.

1000 rnds for $248 delivered. Good Price?



http://shop.qualitymadecartridges.co...4500011000.htm

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Old 12-04-2015, 1:07 PM
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It's not "WADCUTTER". It's SEMI-WADCUTTER, look at the pics of the ammo.

I've fired thousands of rounds of it through my 1911's. I cast 195 gr Semi Wadcutters.
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Old 12-04-2015, 1:14 PM
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I recall a tweak to the mag spring to feed wadcutters better....

Does your 1911 feed all Hollow points?

I would try a few before I would stock up..... ensure that they feed
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Old 12-04-2015, 1:25 PM
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It's not "WADCUTTER". It's SEMI-WADCUTTER, look at the pics of the ammo.

I've fired thousands of rounds of it through my 1911's. I cast 195 gr Semi Wadcutters.
You are correct. Title changed. :-)
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Old 12-04-2015, 1:27 PM
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I actually dont own the 1911 yet. Its a Unit "End of Tour" group purchase. It will be a Rock Island Armory G1 1911.

My Glock eats pretty much anything Ive fed thru it. Havent tried Semi-Wadcutter yet.
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Old 12-04-2015, 1:32 PM
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Yep, many rounds through my 1911, but the XD loves them as well!
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No amount of accurizing will make a 1911 Auto shoot wadcutter ammo if the magazine's feed lips aren't right. These tools easily reform the lips to the optimum angle, curing the tendency of wadcutters to jam against the ramp. "Anvil" fits inside the magazine and establishes the angle. "Yoke" (designed by Lou Woll while at Rock Island Arsenal) fits over the lips and ensures that both sides will be identical.
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Old 12-04-2015, 3:45 PM
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I shoot plated 200gr Semi wadcutter reloads (mine) through my two Colts. They feed fine through my pistols but other 1911s I've owned had trouble with anything but RN ball. I recommend buying a box first and seeing if it works before you invest in a lot of it.
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I am stocking up on Ammo in general. Was running low on .45 and this sale popped up on wikkiAmmo. I have shot semi- wadcutter thru a revolver, but never thru an semi-auto. Maybe it was my perception that the non round and un jacket tip would have feeding issues.

Good for target? Pros-Cons?

Its for my Glock 21 and a 1911.

1000 rnds for $248 delivered. Good Price?



http://shop.qualitymadecartridges.co...4500011000.htm
Just keep in mind, I wouldn't use lead bullets in a Glock OEM barrel. If they are plated or jacketed its ok.
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SAI 1911 shoots them great. My friend's Glock barrel gets heavy leading after 50 rounds though.
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Old 12-05-2015, 4:47 PM
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I use just about nothing but 200gr semi wadcutters along with 230 gr fmj and they work great, just make sure you use good quality mags.
I use them in my 1911's.
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