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Factory loaded HBWC

Post by orpheoet on Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:47 pm

I just ordered some Federal Gold Medal Match WC, I'm assuming thats not HBWC. The only thing I found that was HBWC was Blazer in aluminum cases.....Who else makes factory HBWC?

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by Jon Eulette on Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:01 pm

If you ordered 148 gr match they are definitely hbwc. Excellent ammo.
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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by orpheoet on Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:06 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:If you ordered 148 gr match they are definitely hbwc. Excellent ammo.
Jon
This is what I ordered..

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by Wobbley on Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:20 pm

Yep, those are HBWC.

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Post by orpheoet on Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:57 pm

Wobbley wrote:Yep, those are HBWC.
Smile

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by james r chapman on Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:26 pm

Yep.

Also, Precision Delta.Atlanta arms.

Remington, winchester, magtech(?), But what you ordered is excellent.

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by noylj on Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:17 am

In my experience, "match" means HBWC.

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by BE Mike on Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:07 am

Federal 148 gr. HBWC is great stuff. If it were me, I'd save it for the long line and shoot something like this for the short line: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R608-A&Category_Code=ZBA-38SP

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by Wobbley on Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:09 am

BE Mike wrote:Federal 148 gr. HBWC is great stuff. If it were me, I'd save it for the long line and shoot something like this for the short line: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R608-A&Category_Code=ZBA-38SP
So long as his pistol shoots well with it.  How well your pistol shoots with factory ammo can be very lot dependent.

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by orpheoet on Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:13 am

BE Mike wrote:Federal 148 gr. HBWC is great stuff. If it were me, I'd save it for the long line and shoot something like this for the short line: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R608-A&Category_Code=ZBA-38SP
Thats the plan Mike, bought it for the long line outdoors. I have a load that I'm very happy with for indoors and I suspect it will work well for the short line. 2.7gr WST, zero 148 HBWC, starline brass and winchester primer.

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by BE Mike on Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:39 pm

orpheoet wrote:
BE Mike wrote:Federal 148 gr. HBWC is great stuff. If it were me, I'd save it for the long line and shoot something like this for the short line: http://www.rozedist.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=RZD&Product_Code=R608-A&Category_Code=ZBA-38SP
Thats the plan Mike, bought it for the long line outdoors. I have a load that I'm very happy with for indoors and I suspect it will work well for the short line. 2.7gr WST, zero 148 HBWC, starline brass and winchester primer.
Looks like a good plan. Gil Hebard did extensive testing of the 52 and concluded that he could never quite equal factory match ammo with his reloads. I've shot a lot of factory match ammo in my 52-1 and all brands shot well (the gun; me not so much).

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Re: Factory loaded HBWC

Post by larryxyx on Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:46 pm

Back in the late 70s I had a Clark Wadcutter 38.
With that ammo on a Ransom Rest the gun shot two and a half inches.
I think I still have the target. 
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