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S&W Wadcutters

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by zstaylor2, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. zstaylor2

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    I have these Swith&Wesson Wadcutters and I was looking for some info about them and how old they might be.
    Zach
     
  2. Bob_K

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    Last I saw of them was back in the 70's.
     
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    The S & W Model 52 target pistol used wad cutters only. .
     
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    Great target or plinking round for any 38 Spl or 357 Mag.

    HBT
     
  5. cubancigar2000

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    I have some for my mod 52 and I bought the gun and shells in 1980
     
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    Excellent round. Fully the equal of the Remington and Winchester offerings.
     
  7. vpr80

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    Use those in my S&W model 52, love that gun.
     
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    This ammo was probably made by Fiocci some time in the 70s. There is some colletor intrest - like the guys that want a box to display with their M52 - but not really that much value over current production ammo.

    I'm sure they would shoot great if you didn't want to keep them around.
     
  9. Savage99Stan

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    1970s era, made by Fiocci/Alcan (actually part of the huge Bangor Punta conglomerate that owned for a while S&W, Alcan, Fiocci, AMF<skamper,brunswick,Harley> a leather company, a different shotgun company <the 916 and 1000 shotguns> and a bunch of others)...shells were good, most S&W ammo was a little hotter, as were the alcan primers, than other contemporaries. I still have a pile of the ammo, in regular (warm), +P (hot) and 357 (screamin'). Quality of most of the companies owned at this time suffered.

    Shoot 'em and enjoy 'em. If you reload, they used good stuff for the shells
     
  10. Sky Buster

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    S&W purchased Alcan in the mid '70's. They continued production under
    the S&W brand in Alton, Il. until the early eighties. Quality control
    was spotty but generally it was pretty good ammo. The 148 wadcutter
    had a muzzle velocity of 775 FPS out of a 4" Model 10 revolver.
     
  11. crusha

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    My uncle gave me a bunch of those, with some "old stuff he didn't know if it will shoot good anymore"... and I just shot them up.


    Stupid!
     
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