Seems kinda hot?


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krusty311
April 2, 2013, 12:24 PM
Hello All,

Started working a load for my 1911 with 185 speer gold dots and bullseye.
Speer's manual starts at 5.7 with a oal of 1.20. My question is does that seem a bit hot with you guy's? Has anyone worked with this recipe? Thanks

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rcmodel
April 2, 2013, 12:31 PM
Sounds right to me.

Alliant powder guide says Speer 185 GD + 6.4 Bullseye is MAX.

A 10% reduction Starting load would be 5.8.

rc

Crashbox
April 2, 2013, 12:34 PM
Lyman's 49th gives maximum charges of 5.6 and 6.0 grains for two different 185's but not for the Gold Dot.

As a start load this does seem a bit tropical to me. (EDIT) But RC's info shows Gold Dot straight from Alliant so it is very likely OK.

Drail
April 2, 2013, 02:37 PM
Regardless of what the manuals say, that is a pretty "zippy" load. I've shot a bunch of them.

45lcshooter
April 2, 2013, 03:06 PM
Yea that seems like a zippy load. I would knock it down a little probably.

krusty311
April 3, 2013, 04:44 PM
Thanks for all the replies fellas. Just getting started with rolling my own.
The first two felt a little peppy so i'll probably knock it down a bit and go from there.

IlikeSA
April 4, 2013, 12:06 AM
Try some different powder levels. I shoot a 185 jacketed swc with 4.8 grains of bullseye and found that the most accurate for me out of my 1911.

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