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45 ACP load data

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Jim101, Dec 22, 2008.

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  1. Jim101

    Jim101 Active Member

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    I have some 350 gr .451 round nose bullets. Has anyone seen any load data for using anything this heavy in the 45 ACP? Looks like it would make a good suppressible thumper.

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  2. Old Texas Marine

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    Jim,

    My Speer Reloading Manual recommends against anything heavier than the 230 for the 45 ACP due to excessive frame battering. They might be fine in a Ruger BH with a 45 ACP cylinder or certainly for 45 Colt, 454 Casull or 460 S&W.

    JMHO

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    In my considerable experience with the 1911, even the 250 gr bullet will beat the old warhorse to death.

    The load John Browning originally designed for it was a 200 gr flat point bullet at 900 fps.

    The 230 gr bullet at 860 fps (the old military load) should be considered as absolute maximum in the 45 Auto. Use the 18 1/2 lb recoil spring and a CP Buffer. This load will beat a 1911 to death if it is shot a lot.
     
  4. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    If you have a lathe you can put the bullet heads nose first in the chuck and drill some of the lead out of the bullet. Set it up so the final weight of the bullet is 200 grains. HMB
     
  5. ricks1

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    dont think you can get it to seat far enough to feed . But if you did like SC said you will batter a auto up. be good for a LC 45
     
  6. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Don't even think of loading a .451 dia. bullet in a 45-70/45-90 way undersize.
     
  7. 5spd

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    Heck would there even be any room for powder in the ACP case with that bullet seated???
    I stick with 200 FN or 230 FMJ in my loads like most.
     
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