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Title: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: RetroGrouch on August 07, 2020, 01:36:13 pm
So I have a couple hundred rounds of Wolf 45ACP I can't shoot indoors or out due to the mild steel jacket on the bullets.  I was thinking about pulling the bullets and putting coated lead bullets in their place.  Can anyone think of a problem with this idea?
Title: Re: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: sqlbullet on August 07, 2020, 04:49:36 pm
Other than the pain of unloading ammo without the grin-inducing Boom!, should work fine.
Title: Re: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: coelacanth on August 07, 2020, 10:42:31 pm
Is the outdoor ammo restriction a seasonal thing because of fire restrictions?   :hmm
Title: Re: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: RetroGrouch on August 08, 2020, 02:39:50 am
Well, fire restrictions out in the desert, and ricochets or damage to steel targets at outdoor ranges (Ben Avery only has steel targets last time I went).
Title: Re: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: coelacanth on August 08, 2020, 12:35:12 pm
Got it.  I just saw your posts over at AZGO.   :cool

Done carefully it should work OK.  If its just practice ammo for the range you can live with a few misfires or other failures.  A low cost option would be wax bullets powered by primers if you just want something to goof around with and scare rabbits out of the garden. 
Title: Re: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: RetroGrouch on August 09, 2020, 12:44:39 am
I was thinking about using them on Wednesday night steel out at Cowtown, after I test them at Scottsdale Gun Club.


I'll post a report back here and on AZGO after the test.
Title: Re: Swapping out bullets in loaded rounds
Post by: coelacanth on August 09, 2020, 12:47:10 am
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