Missouri Bullets: Load data?


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dsv424
November 3, 2009, 12:18 AM
I have 5 different reload books but can't quite find an accurate recipe that correlates to this bullet. The one I bought is .45 ACP 200 g. RNFP(IDP #4 HD). After going through all five books I have a good idea of what to try but nothing specific. I would like to use 4.2 g Bullseye with a OAL of 1.195 using Win LPP. Does this appear as a workable recipe for this bullet? If anyone has other suggestions using Power Pistol, Unique, W231, or Univ. Clays I'd like to see those also. I've heard a lot of good things about Missouri Bullets but I don't have much experience with lead bullets.

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rbernie
November 3, 2009, 12:30 AM
I use 5.2gr of Unique or 4.2gr of Bullseye with that bullet, and get good accuracy and zero leading. I have not chrono'ed these loads, but I'm not really looking for speed. The Unique load gives a softer recoil and the Bullseye load is snappier. I'm running an OAL right at 1.205".

This is a great bullet for range use, and I've had zero feed issues.

dsv424
November 3, 2009, 01:10 AM
rbernie, the OAL you have is much better than the 1.195 I got from other books. It just seemed a bit too short for this bullet. 1.205 appears to be just about right. Thanks for your advise. I may go ahead and make a batch with both powders to see what I like best.:)

Wilki713
November 4, 2009, 02:37 PM
This one might helphttp://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=466428

dsv424
November 4, 2009, 05:51 PM
Thx Wilki, I did find that one yesterday and the #2 post was helpful.

rcmodel
November 4, 2009, 06:11 PM
I would like to use 4.2 g Bullseye with a OAL of 1.195I can't comment on that specific bullet.
But generally speaking, the longer it is, the better it will feed.

If you have access to a 230 grain FMJ-RN load, compair the two loads one on top of the other and try to match the bullet ogive contact points where the bullet will contact the top of the chamber as it feeds out of the magazine.

A GI hardball 230 FMJ-RN is loaded to an OAL of 1.266" - 1.271".

Once that is established, chamber check the load in the guns barrel and make sure the bullet isn't hitting the rifling before completely chambering.

rc

Quoheleth
November 4, 2009, 06:37 PM
I like Universal for most of my shooting. I use a lot of Missouri Bullet's .45ACP 185gr LSWC with approx. 6gr (notes are at home) Universal. It shoots very well and is very accurate. I've also shot his 200 and 230 grain LRNs. All shoot well. I like the 185s for even lower recoil. Just a great range/paper punching load.

According to Hodgdon's website, with Universal and a 200 LRN bullet, you can start with 5.8gr Univeral at 1.225 OAL and go up to max charge of 6.3gr.

If you ever have questions, don't forget the powder manufacturers usually have data on their websites. For example, I got the 200gr data at: http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

Q

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