Cheap accurate practice for revolver shooters

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by customammo72, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    Well I posted this on one of the Judge topics and have found a few people to be interested in it so I thought I would make it available to everyone, I found this website a while ago and didn't really believe it at first but tried it and now I am hooked on it. Cheap accurate practice, you can even do it indoors, this setup is used for cowboy competition shooters as well, go on over and check it out if you are interested and if you have any questions that can't be answered by the website hit me up, I have been doing this for quite a while now and especially with the scarcity of ammo I think this will help some people out.


    www.waxbullet.com Spitfire wax bullets, and trust me don't be confused with other imitators out there, this guy has perfected this method and it works, I have tried other brands out there and was not near as satisfied.
     
  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Never mind...I'm kind of stupid tonight :/
     

  3. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    So....It's good for about eight feet?
     
  4. customammo72

    customammo72 New Member

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    If you use your regular cases with large pistol primers, but it is cheaper to buy their modified cases for the 209 shotgun primers which are cheaper and propel them to 21 feet accurately before they start to drop.
     
  5. c3shooter

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  6. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Interesting..I may check them out. I don't usually shot at such a close range but I can see where something like that would come in handy.


    I've seen these before. They seem to work pretty well.
     
  7. customammo72

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    Hmm, these are interesting as well, but I didn't see prices on the site or how to order them. I would think the spark from the primers would eventually damage the cases and bullets tho, how well do they hold up? Also how accurate are they to a real bullet?
     
  8. c3shooter

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    They are pretty tuff plastic- have never worn any out. They are not "one hole groups" at 25 feet, but do fairly well. Good for plinking in the garage when the weather sux, and for teaching that squirrel to stay the HELL out of the bird feeder!
     
  9. customammo72

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    Yeah the wax ones aren't either as far as the accuracy, but I like the idea of the reusable plastic bullets and you don't get the slight wax residue either. That is what I like the wax ones for too bad weather indoors practice, and even starting out with new shooters, haven't shot any squirrels yet but have a few stray dogs that keep coming in my yard and messing with my dogs all the time
     
  10. Bob Wright

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    I learned about wax bullets when I was a youngster. My mother prohibited live ammunition in the house, so I drilled out some .45 Colt cases for wax bullet use. My target was in my closet so I had that much distance added to my bedroom width.

    Nice thing was my bedroom was knotty pine paneling and bullets that hit the paneling could be wiped down and waxed the panels.

    Bob Wright
     
  11. 1911love

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    Good stuff Custom. Everyone I've shared this with is interested.
     
  12. customammo72

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    Cool I am glad to hear that, I really enjoy it and it is fun if you love to shoot and as always like I said, pretty cheap, once you buy the brass which isn't too bad, 25 bucks per thousand bullets no matter what caliber and the less than 30 bucks per thousand primers..... cheap to shoot 1000 rounds any day and anywhere you want
     
  13. hardluk1

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  14. customammo72

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    Not bad, but I still like the idea of the Spitfire wax ones instead, no reloading equipment needed at all so anyone can shoot them, plus I am reading where people state they need to crimp the brass slightly to hold the rubber ones, and right now the normal primers are hard to find whereas the 209's for Spitfire's setup are still easy to get.
     
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  16. hardluk1

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    Customammo72 Believe that crimping is not needed. May brass has allways been from some old used up hardened brass with no resizeing after the last use. You need to drill out primer pockeys so brass is only useable for rubber loads. A primeing tool and thats it. Never ever crimped my brass in the 20+ years I have used them. Even tried some magnum primers on 357 brass. Wax has to be reworked each time and just messy when compaired to the rubber . But if you like them was bullets use them. Just know there other practcal "practice bullets" out there.
     
  17. HOSSFLY

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    THATS a great idea!!!
     
  18. phildenton

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    The only reason someone might need to use any crimp at all is if they flared the case mouth, meaning they already have reloading tools.
     
  19. customammo72

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    I am not sure I was just reading some of the comments about them on the website that users had posted and some mentioned light crimping. I never rework my wax ones, they are 25 per thousand no matter what caliber so not worth it to me to try to re-use. I am not knocking the other practical ones out there don't get me wrong, I was just mentioning the wax style Spitfire ones for people who have no reloading equipment experience cuz they are assembled just by hand. I do like these other ones that have been posted too and will give some of them a try to see what I like the best, I am interested in all of them, hell especially because of the scarcity of ammo/reloading supplies to make sure I have plenty of ammo to shoot when I want to. Plus just had spine reconstruction surgery and lots of metal rods and screws put into my back :( I like these practice types for just being able to hobble with my walker out to the garage and sit in a chair and practice a little bit, to pass the time and to keep up my practice period even tho it isn't real ammo. But for right now I am using the wax ones cuz I can get the 209 primers pretty easily and cheap compared to large pistol or large pistol magnums, etc.
     
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  20. customammo72

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    Yeah that's kinda what I was thinking too because only a few posters had mentioned it, it wasn't very many from the comments I read thru, I was just curious about it, but I agree with you, that does make sense.