185gr Berr's plated flat point load - .45 ACP


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jwxspoon
February 17, 2008, 03:58 PM
I just got a box of Berry's 185 flat point plated bullets in last week. I'm looking for a good basic load for HP38 or Longshot for a plinking load. I'm thinking of starting with 5.0 grains of HP38 and then working my way up. Any other ideas with these two powders?

Many thx,

jw

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Walkalong
February 17, 2008, 04:34 PM
HP-38 over Longshot for plinking loads in the .45 ACP. 5.0 grains is a good starting point. That will be light and comfortable. Probably too light. Next time try the 185 SWC. It shoots great. The 185 grain HBRN & the 200 grain HP are worth a try as well.

evan price
February 17, 2008, 08:29 PM
5 grains HP38 or W231 is a light load for the 185's. 5.5 grains is more like it.

Bailey Boat
February 18, 2008, 06:43 PM
5.4 gr will get you 2" at 25..... it did for me, from my Colt Combat Elite.....handheld over a rest.......

jwxspoon
February 18, 2008, 07:42 PM
Thanks guys. I think I will start with 5.3 and then work my way up.

jw

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