4.1 Bullseye enough for Berry's 185 HBRN 45acp


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BossHogg
July 18, 2011, 09:40 AM
I shoot both lead 200 SWC and 230 RN at 4.1 of Bullseye. Would this work for the plated bullet or am I going to have more powder. I use the Lee auto disk and am trying to work up loads for my different bullets.

What do y'all use with Bullseye and Berry's HBRN 185 gr load?

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rcmodel
July 18, 2011, 03:11 PM
It should be enough to get the plated bullet out of the barrel.

Whether it will cycle your gun or not?
Only way to find out is to try it.

Personally, I'd lean toward a little more powder.

rc

Walkalong
July 18, 2011, 03:11 PM
Agreed.

4.2 Grs of Bullseye and lead 185 Gr bullets cycle my gun well. I would at least start there.

4.9 Grs of WST is what I have been using with the Berrys 185 Gr HBRN, and it gives around 800ish FPS from a 5" gun. I use 4.8 with the Berrys 185 Gr SWC, which I prefer.

BossHogg
July 18, 2011, 10:17 PM
Hey thanks guys, I thought it might be low . I figured someone may have tryed it. I'll start around 4.4 and go from there, again Thanks.

Drail
July 18, 2011, 10:41 PM
4.2 gr. of Bullseye is one of the most accurate loads I have ever used. I shot that load with 200 gr. SWCs for years and still love it.

Twiki357
July 19, 2011, 02:39 AM
I've had good results with 3.8 to 4.0 Gr of Bullseye loading 225 Gr plated X-treme bullets. That's out of a 5"bbl 1911.

TonyT
July 19, 2011, 01:17 PM
I have found that the [plated bullets require a bit more powder to achieve the same velocity as the same weight lead bullet. It requires experimentation to get a good load.

rick300
July 20, 2011, 10:15 PM
BossHogg, I'm verry interested in your results. Last night I picked up My first 1911. I have the same bullet and plan to use bullseye also. Please follow up and post your results.
Walkalong and Rcmodel, I've got a lot of respect for you two, so don't get me wrong when I point out that this is a hollow base bullet he is asking about. I believe this will increase case volume and decrease pressure. So is 4.2 still a good place to start. Thanks to all, Rick

BossHogg
July 21, 2011, 10:07 AM
BossHogg, I'm verry interested in your results. Last night I picked up My first 1911. I have the same bullet and plan to use bullseye also. Please follow up and post your results.
Walkalong and Rcmodel, I've got a lot of respect for you two, so don't get me wrong when I point out that this is a hollow base bullet he is asking about. I believe this will increase case volume and decrease pressure. So is 4.2 still a good place to start. Thanks to all, Rick
I loaded 4.2-4.5-4.8 with the 185 gr RNHB and a col of 1.25. They cycled in all my guns and all shot well. I'm looking for a light plinking load for some of my older guns.

I think I'll go with 4.4 for a light plinking load and go with 4.8 for my Glock-36 which will be closer to my SD load.

I may revisit 4.2 later on but 4.4 & 4.8 will be my next loads. Let us know how things go for you.

rick300
July 21, 2011, 08:58 PM
Thanks, I'm going out to the garage. Rick

rick300
July 26, 2011, 09:28 PM
BossHogg, Just back from the range, brand new kimber. I shot a box of factory 230 rn and then started with 3.8 gns and the 185gn hbrn. I thought it wouldn't function but I like to start low. It did function, wow! Mouse fart load, then 4.2, 4.4 and 4.8 (I picked these because thats what my Lee pro disc drops) All were good. Thanks again. Rick

Walkalong
July 26, 2011, 09:37 PM
How low can you go?

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