.45 acp loads


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pale horse
February 7, 2003, 04:35 PM
I am using red dot and unique behind a lasercast 230 grain rn with winchester wlp primers. Could you guys give me suggestions as to what would be a comforable load. By comfortable I mean something I can shoot with a 18.5 spring thats moving at about 700-850 fps.

Currently I am using 5.1 and 5.5 of red dot. The 5.5 is fairly potent so I took it down to 5.1.

Could you guys give me some good loads that you have had good results with?

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Fatelvis
February 7, 2003, 07:42 PM
200 grn LSWC over 4.5 grns Bullseye. Great, accurate, mild load.

colima
February 7, 2003, 07:58 PM
200g Bear Creek Moly Coated SWC
5.5 g W231
WLP

I've done thousands of these and they are repeatable and smooth. A bit slower than you would expect from LSCW data.

JollyWhiteGiant
March 9, 2003, 02:59 AM
I was loading a 230gr. LRN with 4.9gr. of red dot, got a burr up my rear and decided to try out some Blue dot a couple months ago and came up with 9.5gr and it seemed to shoot lighter and a bit more accurate. USing CCI300 primers. the RD load is seated to 1.270", the BD load is seated to 1.230"

HSMITH
March 9, 2003, 09:44 AM
200 SWC (H&G 68 type), Win LP primer, Hodgdon Clays from 3.6-3.8 grains. OAL for my 45's is 1.2550 to 1.2675 and they feed fine in every quality gun I have tried them in. If you shoot with a soft wrist/hand you may need to bump the powder up to 3.8-3.9 area when using a stock spring. If you shoot with a hard hand/wrist you can go down to 3.4 easily with a stock spring on a well fitted pistol.

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