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    Anyone shoot indoors with hot glue bullets?

    We're in the fire season with a burn ban on in Zona which means no shooting (outdoor) so I decided to do some indoor target shooting. Hot glue shot into a lightly oiled bullet mold, let it cool, pop em out and you're ready to load. I lubed them with Hoppes #9 and finger pressed them into some resized 357/38 cases then primed. Shot at 15 feet from my Taurus 65, accuracy wasn't that great with standard primers, but did get a little better with magnum primers. They'll do over 500 feet a second mag primed but still not too stable as they mostly key-holed the target. The best part about them is they're reusable. I put a few old towels in the target box to catch them. I was thinking about picking up a .360" round ball mold next time I place an order for supplies to see if they're more accurate.
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    Never tried it. Glad it word for you and you got to have a bit of fun!
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    Now I can say Wax I have seen, This is a first but I gotta say brilliant
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    I've read of wax, just pressing the case into a flat sheet of wax, but never tried it.
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    Interesting idea. I own no wheel guns, but...dang this idea really has me intrigued!
    Now I have a reason to go buy a .357.
    Appreciate ya!
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    Have tried several different types of non lead light weight projectiles/bullets. Wax, glue, and rubber, most common, shoot about the same, not one hole benchrest type accuracy. They do produce plinking, practice accuracy. Drill out/enlarge primer pocket holes helps. Midway and others sell rubber bullets that are reusable, my favorite over other type bullets. Have fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I've read of wax, just pressing the case into a flat sheet of wax, but never tried it.

    When I was off and my wife was working, I would set up a news paper and cardboard box with crumpled up newspaper for a bullet stop. Put a B27 over it to create the intruder.

    I really preferred those Speer plastic bullets, though. They're reusable and don't leave wax in the bore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Car_Doc View Post
    Interesting idea. I own no wheel guns, but...dang this idea really has me intrigued!
    Now I have a reason to go buy a .357.
    Appreciate ya!
    I'm going to try some in 32 auto. Thinking the smaller chamber with the same propellant should give more velocity and possibly better accuracy, in theory anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheOldRedneck View Post
    Have tried several different types of non lead light weight projectiles/bullets. Wax, glue, and rubber, most common, shoot about the same, not one hole benchrest type accuracy. They do produce plinking, practice accuracy. Drill out/enlarge primer pocket holes helps. Midway and others sell rubber bullets that are reusable, my favorite over other type bullets. Have fun

    I did drill out the flash holes with an 1/8" bit so they won't back out when fired. Also lathed off the headstamp so I won't forget they're modified. Might even give them a light powder-coat so they'll stand out from the others. The other thing I forgot to mention is that I had two windows and a door open behind me with a fan blowing out to draw the smoke outside to avoid breathing primer fumes, lead?
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    I've done it with 32 h&r. It's good fun.

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