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    .38 wadcutters through a 669.

    Bought some ammo yesterday, didn't expect to find the guy sold wadcutters (Geco .38 spec). Never having used wadcutters before is there anything I need to know regarding the shooting of them? Do they have any issues?
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    Nope just shoot them.
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    They have little recoil, are usually very accurate and cut nice clean holes in paper targets.

    If the loader used soft swagged vs. hard cast bullets you may have barrel leading problems.
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    A bit of lead fouling, might be bothersome if you're used to shooting jacketed rounds.
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    Keep your speeds down. I used to load 148 grain wadcutters (lead) with 2.5 grains of Bullseye, but check a current load manual and DO NOT trust my memory. That amount of powder put them downrange at about 850 fps with no leading.
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    Use them often in my Ruger LCR .38. Never any problems.

    Kind of hard to find though, and pretty pricy when you do.

    Keep loaded for my wife's use also. Better to handle the recoil for her.

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    Cheers guys. They are factory loads so the should all perform within reasonable consistency. They are lead but I've only shot lead through this 669, I keep the FMJ's for my 9mm Ruger 1911. We'll see how it performs on Wednesday..
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    I fire 157 gr. wadcutters through my Taurus 66 4 inch barrel revolver and they're damn accurate. I mean, pretty, clean, perfect holes and very mild recoil. Nice tight groups too. That's what I would expect from any good wadcutter load.
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    Be very careful with the chance of getting a bullet stuck in that long barrel you Brits have to have.

    Wadcutters are loaded to a low velocity and a light one may not reach the muzzle. The bullets are soft- pure lead and some are swaged rather than cast- but at 700fps or so, that's usually not going to cause leading issues.
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    I'm not sure, but wouldn't the longer barrel create more pressure and actually send the round at a faster rate? Assuming of course that it had enough oomph to get out of any barrel.....hopefully you wouldn't have to worry too much about that though, at least with factory ammo.
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