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Huh, Foam earplug bullets?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by OutdoorFanatic, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. OutdoorFanatic

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    Foam bullets for practice drawing?
    Had a bud shoot himself in the leg with a 45 a couple years ago while practicing drawing (with gun shop owner and a so called trainer) at an indoor range no less.

    Why wasn't he using one of these?
     
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    Which came first?
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  3. OutdoorFanatic

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    Unbelievable. Talk about a sheltered life.
     
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    Dude! Just trolling.



    Wasn't he?
     
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    Decades ago I used to do basement practice with Speer plastic bullets (flat base wadcutters) propelled by primer only. Worked pretty well. Maintained accuracy thru 15 reloads stopped tracking after that. Mocked up 2 x4 wall with half inch bare Sheetrock. Penetrated first layer into wall did not penetrate paper on second layer exiting wall. Not a toy.
     
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    I have those with a tether. I can shoot shit and pull it to me by the short line. They come tied to another one but that's okay, I can tie a longer line on there for long shots.
     
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    I have fired the rubber X-Ring bullets this way before for practice and concur that they can be accurate. I used Win-Clean brass for the enlarged flash holes.

    I would NOT recommend doing this in an enclosed basement due to the release of lead styphnate from the primers.
     
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    I wonder if I could use an empty primed case to shoot potato squibs at my neighbor's cat?

    I'm thinking magnum pistol primer...
     
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    Hmm, this might work well for my squirrel problem!
     
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    Friend of mine loads wax bullets over primer only and shoots in his barn in the winter. Says it works pretty well.
     
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    I think those earplugs need gas checks...
     
  12. MGnoob

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    Ive hear stories about people shooting eachother with wax, earplugs, whatever..
    .the only safety issue is see is using SIM rounds is with a firearm that could accept a live round.
     
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    I cram a 32sw or 38spl primed case into 1\4"-3/8" layer of cheap candle/crayon wax and shoot in side with them. Accurate enough to have fun. Hot glue gun sticks work well also.
     
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    Im thinking of making a cardboard target and just drawing and shooting to see how fast and accurate I can be at hitting a target on the draw with one shot. I dont think an auto will make more than one shot with only a primer anyway. But! If I can draw and hit a target with the first shot I should be able to do it with the next shot.
     
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    I picked up a $17 kids bb gun at walmart. I works well but keeps me busy. I wonder how many little strawberries they will need on their ass before they get the message.
     
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    Do they come in hallah-points??
     
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    Yo can make hallah points wit a hot nal. :)
     
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    They wont cycle a semi.If they can be made to feed so depending on what you usings as a projeCTile..
    You shoot, then hand cycle the next round. A primer wont even move the action of the firarms.
     
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    It doesn't gum up the barrel? Will a semi cycle with them?
     
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    Wont cycle, wont gum it up to bady.. just clean after.
    Crayans are a common ingredient in cast bullet lube..espicisally to color code the lube.
     
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    Hmmmm. Thanks for the info. I've got plenty of wax, I make fire starters for my woodstove with it. Maybe I'll give it a try tomorrow. I would just shoot primers but would rather see if I'm hitting anything from the draw and the wax sounds like it will leave a mark or two behind on my new plywood man.
     
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    Dont shoot your eye out...wear protection.
     

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