A special-purpose bullet designed for shooting paper targets, usually at close range and at subsonic velocities. (noun)
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Use "wadcutter" in a sentence
"I intended to rebarrel it as well, but before that was accomplished, I ran a few cylinders of .38 wadcutter ammo down the tube to check the trigger and action job."
"You could buy just three flavors of handgun ammo; lead roundnose, wadcutter, and hardball."
"Ain't nothing better than that moment when I pull his butt hard against my shoulder, rub my finger on his trigger, slowly coaxing it back until that triumphant moment of release when the 660 grains of wadcutter ecstasy explodes out of his chamber, shoots down that 29 inches of hot hard steel and erupts out of his muzzle in a glorious eruption of masculine power."