Is wadcutter ammo good for self-defense?

Is wadcutter ammo good for self-defense?

Even though the wadcutter doesn’t actually expand, it tends to penetrate soft tissue very reliably. Penetration is really the most important thing we want to see in a good self-defense round, so when you combine that with light recoil, a . 38 special wadcutter is actually a pretty formidable self-defense round.

What is wadcutter ammo used for?

A wadcutter is a special-purpose flat-fronted bullet specifically designed for shooting paper targets, usually at close range and at subsonic velocities typically under approximately 900 ft/s (274 m/s). Wadcutters have also found favor for use in self-defense guns, such as .

Are semi Wadcutters good for self-defense?

The semi-wadcutter is the ultimate general purpose bullet. They will work well for defense, hunting, or target shooting.

What kind of ammo should I use for self-defense?

When it comes to rifles for self-defense, about any rifle cartridge can be effective when loaded with the right bullet. Given the popularity of the AR-15 platform, the . 223 Remington/5.56 NATO is the most prolific self-defense rifle cartridge.

What is the difference between a wadcutter and a semi-Wadcutter?

They are not the same thing, although they are related. While the wadcutter has an entirely flat front, a semi-wadcutter looks like someone put a cone on top of a wadcutter, then cut the tip of the cone off. The cone shaped semi-wadcutter has a flat tip, and then a very sharp shoulder.

Are semi Wadcutters good for hunting?

Though full wadcutter bullets are often unreliable in semi-automatic pistols (except for the Smith & Wesson Model 52), semi-wadcutter bullets usually work much better. The semi-wadcutter bullet is also much more effective for self-defense and big game hunting than the traditional wadcutter.

What ammo does a 44 Magnum used?

The modern load for a 44 Colt uses the . 429 bullet, so it will fire in a 44 Mag or 44 Special cylinder. If the overall length is sufficient it will also work in a 44 Special rifle as long as the extractor can get a bite on it.