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When picking up my brass after shooting the pistol at the range, 7-15 yards in front of the targets, I find .45 cal bullets lying around. Not cartridges, not brass, bullets that have been down the barrel. They have rifling marks in them and no other damage.

They shot these things from the hundred yard bench and they never made it to the target?

They are crappy reloads that fell out of the end of the barrel?

any GOOD reasons?
 

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muzzelloader maybe?
 

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One of the targets I use is a metal spinner that sits just a few inches off the ground. I frequently find .45 cal bullets laying around that are undamaged except for the rifling showing on the jacket. Most of them have ground marks that can be associated with them. In other words, the person hit the dirt in front/behind/near the target.

Interestingly enough, I think I've only seen it with .45. Maybe the wider bullet avoids deformation while slowing down in dirt?

As for your specific case, assuming the targets aren't near the ground, maybe someone has a really bad anticipation problem, or maybe someone brought a low-to-the-ground target with them.
 
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