200gr 45 bullets


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tango6
January 26, 2010, 04:49 PM
just purchased a taurus 1911 and 500 missouri bullet 200gr LRNFP. I am wanting to try some red dot, 231, and unique but cannot find any load data for this bullet.
can someone point me to some data?

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Walkalong
January 26, 2010, 05:13 PM
Hodgdon (http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp)

Alliant (http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/default.aspx)

Any 200 Gr RN or TrFP lead data will be fine.

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tango6
January 26, 2010, 05:55 PM
OK, Thanks.

Walkalong
January 26, 2010, 05:58 PM
5.0 Grs of W-231 would be a great place to start.

RKRCPA
January 26, 2010, 06:07 PM
This month's issue of Handloader magazine has an article dedicated to 200gr .45 loads

tango6
January 26, 2010, 06:29 PM
Thanks walkalong and I will p/u a copy of the mag, also, RKRCPA.

greyling22
January 26, 2010, 07:31 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.

tango6
January 26, 2010, 07:55 PM
what load were you using

Starter52
January 26, 2010, 09:51 PM
+1 on the 5.0 of 231. That's the load I use with lead 200 gr. bullets in the .45 ACP.

greyling22
January 26, 2010, 10:31 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.

tango6
January 27, 2010, 06:12 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.

Drail
January 27, 2010, 07:46 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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