Red Dot/.45 ACP


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floydster
January 11, 2009, 07:27 PM
Anyone have a good load for the .45 pushing a 230 gr.cast RN? Will be for indoor target.:)
Thanks for input.
Floydster

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MADDOG
January 11, 2009, 07:44 PM
I was looking through the Lee reloading book earlier today and there was some Red Dot loads in there. Also look in the Alliant book. I picked up a book from Alliant it has alot of info. I don't have my books here.

ReloaderFred
January 11, 2009, 08:00 PM
Red Dot is a good powder for the .45 acp. You'll have to look up data in the manuals. The Lyman Manuals would be a good place to start.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Steve C
January 11, 2009, 08:23 PM
Data from Alliants website for 230gr Speer Lead RN.
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Index.htm
I've loaded quite a few of the 200gr SWC with 4.2grs of Red Dot and it makes for a nice mild target load.

Steve C
January 11, 2009, 08:24 PM
Data from Alliants website for 230gr Speer Lead RN.
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeDetail.aspx?title=Pistols%20and%20Revolvers&gtypeid=1&weight=230&shellid=35&bulletid=63
I've loaded quite a few of the 200gr SWC with 4.2grs of Red Dot and it makes for a nice mild target load.

Steve C
January 11, 2009, 08:26 PM
Data from Alliants website for 230gr Speer Lead RN.
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeDetail.aspx?title=Pistols%20and%20Revolvers&gtypeid=1&weight=230&shellid=35&bulletid=63
I've loaded quite a few of the 200gr SWC with 4.2grs of Red Dot and it makes for a nice mild target load.

Steve C
January 11, 2009, 08:28 PM
Get data from Alliants website"s interactive reloading guide for 230gr Speer Lead RN.
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Index.htm
I've loaded quite a few of the 200gr SWC with 4.2grs of Red Dot and it makes for a nice mild target load.

Steve C
January 11, 2009, 08:32 PM
Look up data on Alliants website and use their interactive reloading guide. There are Red Dot loads listed for the 230gr Speer LRN.
http://www.alliantpowder.com

Steve C
January 11, 2009, 08:38 PM
Look up data on Alliants website and use their interactive reloading guide. There are Red Dot loads listed for the 230gr Speer LRN.
http://www.alliantpowder.com

GaryL
January 11, 2009, 08:47 PM
The Alliant manual load:

45 acp: 230gr lead (target), Fed 150 primer, Min OAL 1.19", Red Dot 4.0gr MAX LOAD, 810 fps
Start 10% less

I've never tried cast bullets in 45acp.

Edit: Looks like Steve got in ahead of me. Wife interrupted me, so I had to go back and verify the data.

floydster
January 12, 2009, 04:20 PM
Thanks guys for all the info, much
appreciated.
I think I'll start out at 4.7 grs. with
the 230 gr.
Floydster

putteral
January 12, 2009, 04:58 PM
That is going to be on the hot side.
Red Dot is a lot like Titegroup. I use 4.2 grs of Red Dot in my 230 LRN loads.

floydster
January 12, 2009, 07:37 PM
Hey Putt, thanks for your input, I may drop the load down to 4.5 grs.
I like to be on the safe side.
Floyd:)

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