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Old 10-11-2018, 04:47 PM
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Afternoon, Gents.

Picked up a used S&W 1905 4th Change, 6", . 38 Special Target sighted revolver (detailed in an another post).
Today, stopped by Sportsman's Warehouse to pick up some factory .38 Special target wadcutter ammo to plink with.
Not only was there not a box to be found anywhere, the clerk (30 something) had never heard of or seen such ammo.
I showed him pictures of what it looked like and told him what for and why it was used....
I have aged out......

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Doesnít surprise me. Thatís one of the reasons I load my own. Wad cutters are hard to find around here.
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Doesnít surprise me. Thatís one of the reasons I load my own. Wad cutters are hard to find around here.
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And if you might happen upon a box, the price will be throught the roof. I have a couple cases of Winchester Yellow box, from long ago stashed away, but load my own, and in 32 as well.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:26 PM
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I asked for 8mm Mauser ammo once, and the kid behind the counter had never heard of it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:46 PM
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Gentlemen, In stock ammo, guns, magazines, and reloading supplies is your friend.

I always find ammo that is significantly less expensive (including shipping) than any local seller.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:27 PM
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In MY old days, the clerks at the gun shops knew about guns. Today, they are kids that are paid $10 an hour to do a "job", and they don't require any knowledge to be hired. The comments on this thread are not surprising. Go to XXX and ask questions about the refrigerators they sell and you'll get the same answer...
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:24 PM
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Iíll say that Iím willing to guess that most youngíuns donít know what a Wadcutter round is. I guess Iím not all that young (41), I grew up on a steady diet of revolvers and back then, Wadcutter were about the only thing we shot.

Around where I live, theyíre rare to come by, few (if any) places carry them. Plenty of 38 spcl, no Wadcutter.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:13 PM
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Gads I used to hate having to qualify with those things. The old full wadcutters do not get along well with speedloaders. Fortunately that went by the wayside when the tide switched to qualifying with duty ammo. They do punch nice clean holes though.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:25 PM
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Funny, a couple of years ago I was rummaging around the shelf in a LGS that has a pretty good inventory of reloading supplies and came across a dusty bag of 1000 cast 38 WC discounted for $28. When I got the the register, the 60ish owner commented that he didn't think anybody knew what wadcutters were anymore. I asked if he could get more and he just laughed.
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Hornady has them, 250 pack. They used to come in 500 pack much cheaper than 250 are now.
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as others mention...reload,you get what you want,when you want it...at huge discount cost
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Gentlemen, In stock ammo, guns, magazines, and reloading supplies is your friend.

I always find ammo that is significantly less expensive (including shipping) than any local seller.
All depends on where you are. In NY we can't mail order or internet order ammo. Has to be bought at a dealer or a face to face private sale.

I would also argue that even though you're going to spend a bit more money at a local gun shop ( not a big box store ) than ordering it online it's a great idea. Those local places need the business, and every little bit counts.The extra service and a relationship with the store owner is worth the extra green.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:48 AM
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Went in to get my weekly dose of skoal Long cut wintergreen. I had to get carded. I cracked up and even the clerk was in stiches. Just turned 72 today. Said their computer was down. Frank
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I got a couple boxes of Fiocci .38 Special Wadcutters at Academy last year. I need to go look at their current ammo sale.

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...that night before I loaded a few hundred full wcs. One thing about full wadcutters is that they force you to keep the loads down.
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W/C's aren't tacticool,,they're target/bullseye shooter stuff.
They were used in a situation that highlighted handgun shooting skill that included shooting off hand and at ranges of 50 & 25yds at paper targets that didn't explode, fall to pieces or have pics of babes held agin' their will by Freddie Krueger.
Who'd want to have to do that..
So they have gone the way of the woolly mammoth.
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Academy has your wads in a few different brands. Free shipping with $25. Had to order my 38 Supers from them last week, talk about scarce as hen's teeth locally

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Academy has your wads in a few different brands. Free shipping with $25. Had to order my 38 Supers from them last week, talk about scarce as hen's teeth locally

38 Special
That I can see, SGA has the cheapest wadcutter rates running:

50 Round Box - 38 Special 148 Grain Lead Wad Cutter by Fiocchi - 38LA | SGAmmo.com

It sucks that they're running more than FMJ.$15.95/box isn't terrible but I'll say that is the cheapest I've seen in that projectile.

They're currently selling Privi lead rounds for dirt cheap:

Prvi Partizan - 38 Special 158 Grain 50 Rounds | SGAmmo | SGAmmo.com

Sadly, Privi .38 is some FILTHY running stuff...
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Went in to get my weekly dose of skoal Long cut wintergreen. I had to get carded. I cracked up and even the clerk was in stiches. Just turned 72 today. Said their computer was down. Frank
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I used to be issued wadcutters for practice ammo, a long time ago. I also still shoot them, but load my own.
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Not surprised. I have used factory, and my own hand loaded wadcutters. But I don't remember the last time I saw any for sale in a store...
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