Load Data for Hornady 45 ACP .452 250 Gr Hp/XTP


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samtc
April 18, 2010, 06:09 PM
I picked up a box of Hornady 45 ACP .452 250 Gr Hp/XTP on sale. Went to load them this afternoon and could not find any Load Data. Anyone have any suggestions for a good starting load. I am currently using W231 powder.

Thanks, Sam

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ljnowell
April 18, 2010, 07:21 PM
Nevermind, I thought it said 230 gr! My fault.

To add, that isv a heavy bullet and a fast powder. I dont care for the combo.

samtc
April 18, 2010, 07:26 PM
These must be new as I can find no data anywhere. Guess I'll call them tomorrow and see if they can fax me a sheet.

rg1
April 18, 2010, 07:53 PM
Info from Midway's LoadMap Series 45ACP:
Hornady 250gr HP/XTP
Remington case
RP 2 1/2 primer
tested at the maximum overall length for 45ACP at 1.275"
Using Win 231 powder
Start 4.5--588fps--13300psi
4.7--619--14300
4.9-649--15300
5.1-680--16300
5.3--710--17400
5.5--741--18400
5.7--772--19400psi
If you shorten overall length then reduce powder charges. This info is for comparison only. Work up carefully if using different components. Like mentioned, a very heavy bullet and a fast powder. Be careful. Use at your own risk.

Walkalong
April 18, 2010, 07:55 PM
5.0 Grs of W-231 will shoot just fine with those 250 Gr pills.

I have shot up to 5.5 Grs with the Ranier 250 Gr bullet. (Not necessarily a suggestion)

Sure they're not .451.

Welcome to THR

samtc
April 18, 2010, 08:50 PM
Thanks.....

Yep they are indeed .452. I did find load data for this under Colt 45. Nothing for ACP. The guy who sold them to me said he used them as a defense load. He was focused on mass and the low chance of the round passing through. This is my first 45; I have been shooting a 9 for 3 decades. I do like the feel of the M&P.

Thanks again, Sam

jr_roosa
April 18, 2010, 09:02 PM
After this box is gone, I'd get some .451" 230 grain XTPs. They're a little more commonly used in the .45ACP. I use them with bullseye or power pistol, but W231 should be doable too. They also make a 200 and a 185 grain, both with about the same profile. I like the 230s myself, but I shot up a box of lighter ones when bullets were really hard to come by.

The rule is .451 jacketed/.452 cast lead for the ACP. The slightly bigger bullets are generally used in the .45 Colt, but as you can see, there are some folks who use them in autos too.

Good luck!

-J.

samtc
April 18, 2010, 09:09 PM
Thanks to all.... I will make the move to the 230 XTP after this box is done. I do tend to follow the recommended load data, I find it's recommended for a reason.

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