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  Rubber bullet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rubber and wooden bullets are often used in riot control and to disperse protests.
A new type of projectile named the plastic bullet or plastic baton round was introduced in 1972; initially used alongside the rubber bullet, it eventually replaced it.
The X-Ring Rubber Bullet, the only widely-available brand of recreational rubber bullet, resembles an airgun "diablo" pellet, and is available in diameters for.38/.357/9 mm.,.44, and.45 calibers, and are loaded into brass or plastic cases; an enlarged flash hole is recommended to reduce the likelihood of primer "setback", which can stop a revolver's cylinder from rotating.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rubber_bullets   (451 words)

 Wax bullets (Norman F. Johnson)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The wax is of an ideal consistency when one can imprint it slightly by firm application of finger or thumb to its surface.
Push each unprimed case through the wax, mouth first, keeping the case as close to vertical as possible to assure that the wax bullet has squared ends.
Wax build-up in the rifling will need to be cleaned out occasion- ally but has not seemed to hurt accuracy at the 20 feet or so distances at which I use this load.
yarchive.net /gun/ammo/waxbullet.html   (581 words)

 Fast Draw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike Cowboy action shooting, Fast Draw is shot with special blanks or wax bullets.
The shooter fires at either a metal plate (for wax bullets) or a balloon (for blanks).
The timer is rigged to stop on the sound of the wax bullet hitting the plate, or the balloon popping.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fast_Draw   (381 words)

 Wax bullets / shotshell / etc - THR
I've not loaded wax in autoloaders, but for canning wax bullets in revolvers, it is needful to enlarge the vent to prevent the primer backing out and tyeing up the cylinder.
A wax bullet from a.38 is said to produce a severe bruise at 20', and will kill rats in the barn.
The propellant was a cap-gun cap (the sort that came on a paper roll) and the potato was loaded by pressing the end of the 'cartridge' into a potato in the 'cookie cutter' fashion that you describe for wax bullets.
www.thehighroad.org /showthread.php?t=84859   (1813 words)

I found when bullets are plated with steel pellets the wax does not remove any Moly, in the two minutes it takes to wax the bullets.
In a conversation with Walt Berger he said all his bullets are waxed, the wax is important, and that is what I do.
How the thickness of the wax can be measurably increased, is not known to me. However I have noticed uneven build up when the tumbling temperature is more than a cool room temperature and longer than 2 minutes with steel pellets.
www.angelfire.com /ma/ZERMEL/MolyCoating.html   (1944 words)

 Fast Draw Resource Center - What is Fast Draw?
The bullet is pressed into place, then a shotgun primer or.22 blank is placed into the specially counter-sunk hole at the base of the shell.
These approved bullets have been tested to make sure there is minimal risk of bullet bounce-back, and that the bullets don't shatter too violently and strike shooters or spectators.
All wax targets are metal and have a 60 watt light covered with plexi-glass mounted near the middle of the target.
www.fastdraw.org /fd_equip.html   (1253 words)

 art.co.za - Art in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The installation comprises of a fl and white TV monitor plus VCR, stand, a bullet proof jacket made of plastic, a child's shirt and dress made of plastic, two small plastic cases, a plastic video case with a light, all filled with wax bullets.
Like the wax bullets, that can melt and be transformed, these shared "experiences" on screen hit on a psychological level and leaves scars.
In the installation "Koeëlwas", the viewer can see through the plastic clothes (bullet proof vest, dress and shirt) to have a view of the wax bullets with which these items are filled, suggesting the exposure of children to war, violence and its effects.
www.art.co.za /gallery/jan1.htm   (278 words)

 Wax Bullets - Ruger Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Bullets were hard on some books mom had stored in the basement in a bag that was over by the backstop.
We graduated from wax to the Speer platic bullets and cases.
One is to simply prime an empty case and shove the wax bullet in the end.
www.rugerforum.com /ubb/Forum1/HTML/009043.html   (1801 words)

 Moly Coating Bullets
There is some difference of opinion about waxing bullets and the benefit or detriment of same.
Until 1999, an obstacle to waxing was the difficulty in obtaining powdered carnauba wax separate from the expensive kits.
If you wish to try waxing your molyed bullets, my easy process is quick and inexpensive, again using peanut butter jars and the tumbler you already own.
www.jarheadtop.com /article_molybullets.html   (552 words)

 Fast Draw Resource Center - Fast Draw Frequently Asked Questions
Wax bullets are pretty much what they sound like.
To explain that better, the shells we use for wax have been specially counter-sunk where the normal primer hole is to accept a shotshell primer.
Wax is very easy to load and many people use nothing else for practise.
www.fastdraw.org /fd_faq.html   (1549 words)

 Fast Draw Shooting
Standing, Walking and Double Wax events are much like their Blank counterparts, only with wax projectiles and steel targets.
Step-Up Wax is the opposite of Step-Back Wax.
Custom-made aluminum shells that take a shotgun primer or.22 blank and wax bullet are used for wax target events.
www.myoan.net /shootingart/sm_hist_draw.html   (1287 words)

 : : : Welcome to stargrunt.ca! : : :
The Wax Bullet is loaded into a reduced powder cartridge and is made of an easily deforming wax.
Wax bullets are not available for gauss weapons or energy weapons.
The Rubber Bullet is loaded into a reduced powder cartridge and is made of a hard rubber compound.
www.stargrunt.ca /rules/sg2_non_lethal_weapons/sg2_non_lethal_weapons.htm   (4633 words)

 Shooters Forum - Which flux and lube do you use?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For flux I use scraps of candle wax left over from wax bullets (primer powered) or pine resin (incense-like smell) followed by pencil sharpener shavings or sawdust or charcoal if I want to maintain a reducing atmosphere in the pot.
Bullet was a hardened 425 grain at 1650.
When the bullets are big, the as chast dieamter is right, and I've only 50-70 of them to lube, will often just lube them by hand.
www.shootersforum.com /showthread.htm?p=89605   (1437 words)

 C&R Wax Bullets
Wax bullets are exactly what they sound like - a bullet made of a wax compound.
In Fast Draw, wax bullets are often loaded into the shell just prior to going onto the shooting line.
The bullet is simply pressed into place with your fingers, then a shotshell primer is placed in the shell's specially counter-sunk primer pocket.
www.gunfighter.com /waxbullets   (354 words)

 Penn & Teller Bullet Catch - THR
The last one was a double bullet catch: they fire.357 caliber handguns at each other and catch both bullets in their teeth.
I've also examined the empty casings, one of the marked bullets and talked to one of the 'volunteers' who is a police Lt. He drew a picture on his bullet.
There are two sections to the bullet itself; the head is palmed and then given to the "catcher" the actual case is the one fired, and it fires a wax bullet.
www.thehighroad.org /showthread.php?p=56911   (1913 words)

 Care, Chapter4
The bullets themselves are able to burnish the moly onto each other, as long as the container is small enough to keep them close together.
Bullets larger than 120 grains must be done in split-box batches to insure a good result.
Place 1/8 teaspoon of the powdered carnauba wax onto the inside of the jar lid cardboard (to be sure of the amount), then dump it in the jar.
www.jarheadtop.com /Care_Chapter_Four.htm   (7870 words)

 CSI Forensics :: From Out of the Lab
Bobby was gently pulling a bullet from the base of the trunk.
It was pretty large, and gold in color and…”Hollow?” The end of the bullet was stripped away to reveal an empty core.
Three bullets left and I thought the weight was off from regular 45’s, so I tried a test fire.
www.csi-forensics.com /viewstory.php?sid=2792   (1147 words)

 quagga - @ 20six.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The installation comprises of a fl and white TV monitor, video machine, a stand, a bullet proof jacket made of plastic, two small plastic cases, an illuminated plastic video cassette case, all filled with wax bullets.
Like the wax bullets, that can melt and be transformed, these shared ‘experiences’ on screen hit on a psychological level and leave us scarred.
There are analogies to the wax bullets, looking like crayons, how children are exposed to violence, the white binding around the childrens’ clothes suggests white chalk outlines the police use to mark out dead bodies.
www.20six.co.uk /quagga   (5951 words)

 Getting Started in Cowboy Fast Draw
If you want to feel like you're part of the Old West, the excitement of standing on the shooting line next to your opponent, your hand shaking ready to draw at the first glimpse of the light in the middle of the target, and feel the adrenalin rush, this is the sport for you.
Bullets are wax, usually of a proprietary mixture.
Wax bullets sometimes bounce back and they shouldn't hurt if they hit you in the body, but you don't want them to hit you in the eye.
shootmagazine.com /getting_started/cwbyfastdraw.htm   (2014 words)

 Getting Started in CAS - Ammunition
However, there are limitations as to the type of bullets that can be used and the velocities at which they can be fired.
Bullets must be lead and rifle bullets must be flat-pointed to be loaded safely in a tubular magazine.
Bullets are not loaded into the cartridge case.
www.shootmagazine.com /getting_started/page2.htm   (784 words)

 Gunboards - CCW Practice with Airsoft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Less mess, no reloading wax or rubber bullets.
Push your case thru the block so it leaves a cylinder of wax inside the case.
The fouling is impressive and has to be cleaned before shooting real bullets.
www.gunboards.com /forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4136   (1102 words)

 Bad Example
Then put enough wax in the pan to where when it melts it's a little shorter than your case, this will be trial and error but it won't take too many tries before you have it figured out.
You want the wax bullet to be as long as the length of your cartridge case will allow, the accuracy is better that way.
Wax bullets don't from very many, they are a single load affair for the self stuffers.
badexample.mu.nu /archives/077254.php   (2929 words)

 Makarov.com - Technical Information
Try casting your own wax bullets, then use a primer-only case to shoot them.
Melt some candle wax from old candle stubs in a double boiler made of an old pot filled partially with water and a tin can as the inside pot.
Since more bullet molds oversize the bullets in anticipation of a bullet sizing operation, the bullet should not go that deep.
www.makarov.com /funstuff.html   (700 words)

 Handloads.Com Forum
Melt the wax out in a cookie sheet and use the cases to cut the projectile out.
I think your idea about the wax in a regular mold would be ok, just don't crimp too heavy, or use more than just a grain or two of powder.
Rubber bullets are nifty, but if you have a long barreled pistol they'll need a minor pinch of Bullseye to ensure they clear the barrel.
www.handloads.com /forum/showthread.asp?topic=2&thread=346   (518 words)

 Papa's War Part 5
When it cooled, I pushed out the thin wax cylinder, broke it into pieces about a half inch long, rounded one end of each piece with the warmth of my fingers and "voilà", --- wax bullets.
Going up for a closer look, I discovered that the wax had splattered and while I had not actually hit it, the fly had been killed by the wax "shrapnel" from the near miss.
Meanwhile, I had hidden all of the candles and the rest of my wax bullets because there was no way I would ever be able to repeat that performance.
www.pierce-evans.org /pwpart5.htm   (7532 words)

 The Black Hills Pioneer, Newspapers, South Dakota, SD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The use of the wax bullets added, he said, authenticity to the sport.
With blanks, the balloons would sometimes break even if the gun were not fired level with the target because the spread of the gun powder fired out the barrel could be enough to break the balloon.
Using wax bullets, Hemmah set a world record time of.465 seconds and held that record for four years.
www.zwire.com /site/news.cfm?BRD=1300&dept_id=156925&newsid=14281548&PAG=461&rfi=9   (3034 words)

 Monstervision 100% Weird proudly presents House of Wax
House of Wax, directed by Hungarian-born Andre De Toth, is actually a remake of Warner's 1933 flick The Mystery of the Wax Museum (interestingly enough, also directed by a Hungarian, Michael Curtiz).
The plot is standard "scorned artist" fare and goes something like this: sensitive sculptor lovingly creates historical figures out of wax, which he displays in his New York-based wax museum.
Wacko sculptor goes on killing spree, fonduing the bodies of his victims in boiling wax and using them as exhibits in his new museum.
www.angelfire.com /mn/nn/HouseOfWax.html   (730 words)

 Bandit Shooting Supplies and Wax Bullets
The bullets are made of food grade wax,so need to worry if your children or pets come in contact.
Bandit Bullets are enviromentaly safe and are a perfect option for shooters with limited space.
Shooters of all kinds have found Bandit Bullets as the ideal choice not only for Fast Draw but also as a convenient, economical, way to practice many shooting sports.
mypeoplepc.com /members/cdranch/banditshootingsupplies   (124 words)

 C&R Wax Bullets - How to make shells for shooting Wax Bullets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The following instructions for creating wax bullets shells were written by "Wild" Bill Duff, and are reproduced here with his approval.
The following instructions describe how to make wax bullet firing shell cases that use shotgun primers.
If you drill in too far the shotgun primer will sit below the top of the case and the firing pin may not strike the primer, or if it does it may not be with enough force to detonate it.
www.gunfighter.com /waxbullets/cr-making.html   (475 words)

 Gun Care   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This wax coats your bore, turning the bore an amber color, thus keeping your bore rust free and well lubricated.
Removing the wax when it is "time" to remove it assures your best accuracy.
If you are removing the wax coating, use solvent saturated patches to remove the wax....no brushes. That brush is just like sand paper, very same results.  Positively will "sand" your bore very well each time the brush goes in.
www.sportables.com /shop/guncare.html   (373 words)

 Wax Tips and information - @Getways
Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software.
About this shooting sport which combines a well tuned single-action revolver, 'full-powder' blanks or wax bullets, and a lightning quick draws.
Wax blockage is obstruction of the ear canal with cerumen (wax).
www.dossers.co.uk /vb/Wax.shtml   (245 words)

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