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07-01-2010, 09:35
Double Ended Jacketed Wad Cutter

I want to try loading some in 357 auto and 9x25 but can't find any. Here's my thoughts: Large as possible mepleat, most weight as possible to length means more weight and more case space. Should be no problem being fed into a .401 chamber and even if I have to load them a hair short (depending upon barrel I guess) I'll still be ahead on case space to weight. A few weight options would be nice but anything between 115 and 147 would do. I imagine a 140 would be about the same length as a truncated 125, maybe shorter? I've seen them in 148 gr. .357 but don't want to mess with them.

07-01-2010, 11:01
I don't really see the point. The 357sig easily offers up the vel to guarantee expansion of some kind. I think all you will be doing it making a gofast solid, not the best point ofa 9mm size bullet in regards to tissue destruction. Anything much heavier maybe 100gr is going to take up way too much powder space. A full WC also becomes very unstable past 50yds. That may help wounding but does nothing for accuracy.

07-01-2010, 11:19
If the 140 gr. DEJWCs that you want to use has an average density of 10.87 grams/cm<SUP>3</SUP> (typical of 2-3% antimonial lead bullets with nominal jacket thickness) and a diameter of 0.3545, the length of the DEJWC (assuming flat bases at either end) would be 0.516" 0.0005

You'd then have to measure the truncated 125 to make a comparison.

07-01-2010, 11:33
Wow, good info. on the DEJWC, thanks a lot. The point would be shooting hog at under 50 yards but you're right Fred, penetration is sufficient with a hardcast 10mm or .40 with more bone breaking damage... always trying to rei-nvent the wheel when I get some free time. :dunno: