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a special-purpose bullet designed for shooting paper targets, usually at close range and at subsonic velocities.
A wadcutter is a special-purpose flat-fronted bullet specially designed for shooting paper targets, usually at close range and at subsonic velocities typically under approximately 900 ft/s. Wadcutters have also found favor for use in self-defense guns, such as .38 caliber snub-nosed revolvers, where due to short barrel lengths, maximum bullet velocities are usually low, typically under 900 ft/s, and improved lethality is desired. Wadcutters are often used in handgun and airgun competitions.
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