What's your favorite load using W231 and a 200 gr. SWC in .45 ACP?


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CZ57
October 7, 2011, 09:03 PM
Tried a load using WST that is supposed to be the cat's meow. Wasn't overly impressed with WST. I am curious to see what 231 will do. I am using the 200 gr. Missouri Bullet SWC. What's your favorite charge. Looks to me like a mid range load of 5.0 grains might fill the bill. ;)

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bds
October 7, 2011, 09:06 PM
+1 for 5.0 gr of W231/HP-38 for 200 gr SWC. It is my favorite target load. Very accurate.

LeonCarr
October 7, 2011, 09:27 PM
In the .45 with W231 I like 5.5 of W231 with a 200 grain lead SWC. Will usually make USPSA Major power factor (825 fps) or slightly better.

Accurate and pleasant to shoot.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

mbopp
October 7, 2011, 09:31 PM
+1 for 5.5gr of 231 and a 200gr LSWC. I've gone as low as 4.7gr experimenting.

Hangingrock
October 7, 2011, 10:35 PM
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By coincidence this afternoon at the range I was shooting 200Gr SWC 5.5Grs w231. This is the first seven rounds fired from a Springfield 1911-A1 from 20yds standing. I’ve used this load for several decades but have been shooting 230Gr-Ball equivalent of late. I’ve experienced no problems in different 1911 pistols over the years of use with the 200Gr-SWC/5.5Grs W231.

Sapper771
October 8, 2011, 09:44 AM
I use 5.0gr of W231 under a 200gr SWC. This load gave me a 1" group at 25 yards from my TRP. When I used 5.5gr , the group opened up. When using 230gr LRN, 5.5gr of W231 showed to be the better load.

Walkalong
October 8, 2011, 10:12 AM
4.0 Grs Bullseye and a CCI primer is a good one.

+1 for 5.0 gr of W231/HP-38 for 200 gr SWC
Yep

dickttx
October 8, 2011, 10:37 AM
I use the 200gn MBC RNFP and 5.0gn of HP38 at 1.195 oal. I also had the groups open up when I went higher. I don't know the length of the SWC as compared to the RNFP, but when I went from 1.225 to 1.195 it really made a difference in my groups.

rduckwor
October 8, 2011, 11:18 AM
5.6 Gr W231 w/ Mo Bullets 200 Grain LSWC. Runs about 870fps giving me a bit of breathing room for chronos on cold days.

RMD

rodinal220
October 8, 2011, 01:59 PM
5.5gr of Win 231 200gr lswc H&G#68.Very accurate,made power factor back in the day and did not beat your gun up or the shooter.

jfh
October 8, 2011, 02:18 PM
My target load has been 5.0-5.1 gr. of 231 under an H&G68/200 gr. bullet. In my SA1911, that chronos about 820.

(Interestingly enough, 5.0-5.1 gr. of 231 under a 200-gr. LTC in 10mm gave about 910-920 from my SA Omega.)

Well, I thought it was interesting.

Jim H.

hoghunting
October 8, 2011, 06:03 PM
I use the 200gn MBC RNFP and 5.0gn of HP38 at 1.195 oal

HP38 and W231 are the same powders, just different labels.

I also load 5.5 grs of 231 with cast 200 gr SWC.

4thestars
October 8, 2011, 06:49 PM
I use the 200gn MBC RNFP and 5.0gn of HP38 at 1.195 oal

That is my favorite combination, too! I didn't see much difference between 5.0 and 5.2 of HP38/W231, but more than 5.2 and the groups started to open more.

DoubleSawbuck
October 8, 2011, 06:50 PM
I like 5g W231 with 200g LSWC @ 1.25" OAL.

Just work up you load and see what works best for you.

rikman
October 8, 2011, 06:58 PM
Any feeding issues with that SWC in 1911's???

DoubleSawbuck
October 8, 2011, 07:02 PM
I've been using SWC in a couple different 1911s with no problems

bds
October 9, 2011, 03:30 PM
I like 5g W231 with 200g LSWC @ 1.25" OAL. Any feeding issues with that SWC in 1911's???
Most 1911 will feed SWC loaded to 1.25" OAL. Some will tolerate longer OAL 1.26"+. Some, like my Sig 1911 with very short leade, will not fully chamber 1.25" and must be loaded shorter at 1.245" OAL or shorter.

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ArchAngelCD
October 10, 2011, 01:58 AM
What's your favorite load using W231 and a 200 gr. SWC in .45 ACP?
When I do load a 200gr SWC it's a charge of 5.5gr W231. I use the same charge for any 230gr bullet too.

REL1203
October 10, 2011, 12:47 PM
I use 5.4g W231 under a MBC 200g SWC and its damn accurate

CZ57
October 10, 2011, 08:44 PM
Thanks guys! I am loading at 1.245" also. My XDm is somewhat short throated. ;)

zeke
October 10, 2011, 09:54 PM
yet another 5.0 grains hp-38 under 200 lswc. Fed 150 primers. Hp-38 can be real accuracy sensitive to slightly differnet powder charges. May help to experiment/deviate a little.

k4swb
October 11, 2011, 05:48 PM
Tried a load using WST that is supposed to be the cat's meow. Wasn't overly impressed with WST.I'm curious, what was the WST load? I shoot 5.0 grains behind a 200 gr bullet all the time and I like the results.

CZ57
October 11, 2011, 09:01 PM
k4swb, I used 4.7 grains. It is a decent load just not what I expected after reading the hype at another forum. ;)

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