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JPO
 JPO
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2020-04-27 16:53:49  

like .25 and .30 caliber pellets??  

 

I've always been a fan of a wadcutter for pest control.  I have a couple .25 cal springers and gas rams and one .30 gas ram rifle.  I'd like a wadcutter option.  

 

None of the searches I do show any current stock.  There were only a few options initially anyway.  Any help??


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Jim Bentley
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2020-04-27 17:08:36  

Now that's a question that I never would have expected!

Most large caliber shooters are interested in long range where, if I understand correctly, you want to use yours at shorter range?


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sonnysan
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2020-04-27 17:40:05  

I remember H&N used to make a wadcutter, but don't know how long they have been out of production:

https://www.pyramydair.com/s/p/Beeman_H_N_Match_25_Cal_21_14_Grains_Wadcutter_150ct/463

You must want a loud smack when you hit the pest.


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straitflite
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2020-04-27 19:07:24  

I asked this question a short while back.

It's been a few years since I legally hunted bullfrogs from a john boat in KY. At that time I had an old RWS 34 .22. Wadcutters helped take that final death hop out of them before losing them to the water. The contact was clearly louder than with domes.

I have an urge to revisit those hunts and would like to get something in .25 and I have no doubt that a .25 pill would be perfect -but it seems like there isn't a single choice.


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Noah_1325
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2020-04-27 20:32:53  

I am pretty sure I still have few tins of .25 caliber H&N 21.14 grain wadcutters at my shootin' cabin, but I won't be there for at least several weeks thanks to this virus issue. Feel free to PM me and we can go from there.


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Septicdeath
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2020-04-27 23:20:08  

Probably the closest thing you will find to wadcutter  are these.

PY P 1332 Predator Polymag 30 Cal 1493754738

 


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Noah_1325
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2020-04-28 02:12:14  

I can also remember the loud "SLAP!" these .25 wadcutters made when hitting targets and varmints. Very clean, very little dust/residue and easy to load.


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Tim Ward
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2020-04-28 08:16:33  

Pyramid doesn't carry any.


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nervoustrigger
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2020-04-28 21:10:21  

I too love a wadcutter for pesting.  In .177 cal I've found quite a few that will hold sub dime-sized groups out to 30 - 40 yards and they are absolutely devastating on squirrels, chipmunks, etc.  For example, the RWS Supermags have even held up nicely everywhere from the mid 500s...

25 yards from a PP700S-A pistol (6.5fpe / 560fps)

...all the way up to the mid 900s.  30 yards from a QB79 HPA conversion  - bottom group labeled "RWS SM". I never would have believed it without seeing it 

Unfortunately I've had no such luck in .22 cal across a variety of rifles, even with premium wadcutters like the Meisterkugelns.

In .25 cal, the only option I've seen is to cast them yourself
https://noebulletmolds.com/site/product-category/251

One of the guys on GTA speaks highly of the wadcutter mold.

 


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Motorhead
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2020-04-30 02:01:14  

For YEARS and years shot the RWS HOBBY wad cutters at pests.  Flying FRYING Pans was my typical statement.

In .25 cal H&N Crow Magnums are a wadcutter with a dish head .... lets say steroids !!


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