This month's issue of Handloader magazine has an article dedicated to 200gr .45 loads
January 26, 2010, 07:29 PM
Thanks walkalong and I will p/u a copy of the mag, also, RKRCPA.
January 26, 2010, 08:31 PM
my pt1911 will feed anything. my handloads choked up 2 other guys 1911's and ran perfectly in mine. 200 grn lead really big flat point round nose.
January 26, 2010, 08:55 PM
what load were you using
January 26, 2010, 10:51 PM
+1 on the 5.0 of 231. That's the load I use with lead 200 gr. bullets in the .45 ACP.
January 26, 2010, 11:31 PM
I'm using the .76 hole on my lee auto disk with a mystery powder my uncle got from a dying old guy. he calls it hodgdon trap 14 but I can't find a reference to it anywhere. It's dirty and a little scary but it's free and it works. And he worked up the load on his own gun so I didn't have to risk mine :) He claims it behaves somewhere between red dot and blue dot. I get about 800 fps. I would stick to something in a load manual. maybe red dot? it's versatile and you don't use very much in a 45 so it will last longer.
January 27, 2010, 07:12 AM
I have some red dot & unique but can't find any 231 yet. looking thru all my manuals, it seems you get pretty good velocity out of red dot.
January 27, 2010, 08:46 AM
Use data for a 200 gr. SWC. You may have to experiment with OAL to get good feeding. I have been running RNLPs for a couple of years in a couple of Springfields with very good results. I am loading them at 1.225."
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