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.45ACP Load Request

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by wolfram, Feb 29, 2008.

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  1. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    You are about to be flooded with loading data. There are tons of great .45acp target loads out there, here is my all time favorite target load;

    4.3 g CLAYS, 200g cast lead semiwadcutter, Federal large pistol primer, military brass.
     
  2. BrowningGal

    BrowningGal TS Member

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    I like to practice using a 200 gr lead semi-wadcutter with 5.1 gr Winchester 231, Winchester large pistol primers. Pair those with my Kimber, and you've got a days of fun in the sun!
     
  3. DJM

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    I like 4.9 grains of Titegroup with my home cast 200g LSWC bullets with Fed. Large Pistol primer.
     
  4. bridgetoofar

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    H&G #68 Hard Cast Bullet, WW Primer, 5.4 Win 231.
     
  5. bayrat

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    3.5grs Bullseye, 185gr LSWC and a large pistol primer. This is the classic target load. May not function in some pistols. It's a wonderful load for a National Match 1911 that has the lighter springs in it.

    It makes my H&K Compact a single shot. That one requires full house hardball loads.

    ECT - The Bayrat
    POC, TX
     
  6. RobertT

    RobertT Well-Known Member

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    I believe you will find that either Win 231 or Hodgdon P38 (same powder) to be the most versatile powder available. Load data for your application is available can be found at the web link attached. http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

    Robert
     
  7. setter

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    5.8 grs of HP-38, 200 gr lead SWC, CCI Primer, Starline cases, taper crimp. This does 900 fps in my 5 in bbl. Very accurate load, will also work for your 200 jacketed bullet.
     
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    3.9 grains of bullseye with a 200 gr. swc lead bullet. Standard winchester large pistol primers. Goes about 800 fps. and is a nice light load. Only problem Bullseye is somewhat of a dirty powder. Been shooting this load for the past 18-20 years. Mike
    The bullseye load above with the 3.5 and 185 looks good also.
     
  9. JerryP

    JerryP Active Member

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    5.5gr of 231 or down to about 5.1 like BrowningGal, 200gr SWC. 230 gr bullet is a little heavy for target loads.
     
  10. atashooter

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    230 gr FMJ
    5.0gr Bullseye
    WLP winchester primer
    Max OAL-1.255

    230gr FMJ
    5.0 Alliant Red Dot
    WLP Winchester primer
    Max OAL - 1.25
     
  11. WesleyB

    WesleyB Well-Known Member

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    anyone use power pistol??
     
  12. Kolar Dan

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    Power Pistol is great for self defense loads. I like Bullseye for targets.
    Sonny
     
  13. Len in Phoenix

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    Ditto again on 3.5 grains of Bullseye as a great light target load. I use a 200 grain LSWC and Winchester large pistol primers. A worn out standard spring might work, but I change to a 12 pound spring when I use this load.

    4.7 grains of WST with the same bullet and primer gives 850 fps out of my Kimbers. That one requires a full power spring.

    Len in PHoenix
     
  14. Inspector 12

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    4 grains of Clays with 230 grain jacketed bullets. Great all around load. Mild recoil and great accuracy. My primary IPSC load.
     
  15. les morgan

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    231 is the old standby but there are cleaner burning alternatives. The clays load above is clean, but my favorite is VV N320. Check brianenos.com web site forums for great loading discussions.
     
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    5gr Promo (or Red Dot, 230 gr cast or hardball.
     
  17. teg2658

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    H&G style 130 or 68 bullet,Winchester or Federal brass are the better brass, Winchester large pistol primer,3.8 to 4.0 grains WST for 50 ft and 25 yards, 4.2 grains WST for 50 yds.
    For 50 yds, 4.8 to 5.1 of WST, Winchester primer,Nosler 185 HP jacketed bullet, OAL 1.24 The Nosler load shoots the best groups at 50yds I have shot in 30 years of loading. All my testing is done with a Ransom rest.
    Tom Ginovsky
     
  18. atashooter

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    Tried Power Pistol in beginning...

    230 FMJ

    7.2 Power Pistol

    WLR Primer

    oal - 1.24 max

    Heavy load, beat my wrist up on a XD45.
     
  19. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    Jim Miller I included a link to the Alliant reloading website for .45ACP I happen to Like Alliant powder(formally Hercules)just personal preference.

    Bob Lawless
     
  20. hreinke

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    QUESTION: What does the ACP stand for?
     
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