WW II 45 load data


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Steve H
February 25, 2013, 12:33 PM
I want to think that I read somewhere here on THR I read what was called a WW II 45ACP 230gr FMJ load. The discussion was about duplication the load used in the war. I have tried to search for the thread but can't find it. I want to think the powder used was either Bullseye or W231. Does anybody recall what it was and how many grains of it?

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zxcvbob
February 25, 2013, 12:53 PM
I don't reload .45 ACP, so take this with a grain of salt. I think it's 5.0 grains of Bullseye.

rcmodel
February 25, 2013, 01:01 PM
MIL-SPEC LOADS FROM 1-1-87 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN

.45 ACP - 230 gr. FMJ
Bullseye 4.6
Win. 231 5.6
Unique 6.5

Hatcher's Notebook says 1929 military National Match .45 230 hardball was loaded with 4.7 grains Bullseye giving 816 FPS at 14,853 PSI..

rc

ReloaderFred
February 25, 2013, 01:03 PM
The boxes I have of World War I (that's the first WW)military ammunition, say the load is 5.0 grains of Bullseye with the 230 gr. FMJ bullet. They used to label the boxes with the load way back then.

Hope this helps.

Fred

Ky Larry
February 25, 2013, 01:10 PM
Wasn't the Mil-Spec load a 230 gr FMJ bullet at 830 fps?

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