.45ACP Load


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giggitygiggity
September 5, 2009, 01:18 PM
Does anyone use Green Dot to reload .45ACP? I want to use Green Dot for both 180gr FMJ .40SW and 230gr FMJ .45ACP, but cannot find a loading that uses green dot for .45ACP. If anyone has one, please let me know. Thanks.

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Marlin 45 carbine
September 5, 2009, 01:34 PM
I use Red Dot for cast slugs in the .45acp with good results but don't know about the Green. sorry.

Walkalong
September 5, 2009, 02:11 PM
With Green Dots burn rate, it should work just fine for target type loads in both of those, but I am not where I can look for data, nor have I used it in .45. I'll check when I am home.

rcmodel
September 5, 2009, 02:23 PM
2002 Alliant loadbook lists Green Dot loads as follows.
For .45 ACP:
230 JHP - 5.4 grains = 845 FPS at 19,500 PSI.
230 FMJ - 5.4 grains = 920 FPS at 15,800 PSI.


For .40 S&W:
180 JHP - 5.3 grains = 1,010 FPS at 33,600 PSI.

rc

Walkalong
September 5, 2009, 02:26 PM
Well there ya go. rc to the rescue. :)

Looks like it will do better, velocity wise, in .45 and .40 than I thought it would.

Steve C
September 5, 2009, 05:13 PM
Data for the .45 ACP from Alliants previous web page that includes data for Green Dot.

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