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.451 or .452

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by BP Hunter, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    Usually, you would use .451" jacketed bullets and .452" lead bullets in the .45 Auto.
    But I'm sure all the "slug your barrel" guys will be along soon to tell you to do something you really don't need to do.
  3. BP Hunter

    BP Hunter Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I will purchase the .452!
  4. Hondo 60

    Hondo 60 Well-Known Member

    Well don't come whinin to me if you get leading in your barrel...

    Sluggin it will tell you EXACTLY what size to order.

    You always wanna order .001 - .0015 over your barrel size.
  5. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    + 1 for 45acp, 45 Colt is another story,
  6. 243winxb

    243winxb Well-Known Member

    Not a bullet i would choose for an ACP
  7. savanahsdad

    savanahsdad Well-Known Member

    why not? that's what there made for , And maybe we should ask what gun we are talking about , I hear 45acp, and I think 1911 or Tommy Gun,
  8. boommer

    boommer Well-Known Member

    Arch is on spot on what he has posted, If you get any leading your pressures don't match your alloy.
  9. 243winxb

    243winxb Well-Known Member

    The website lists bullet for ACP & Colt. OP order COLT bullets to use in a .45 ACP cartridge. Poor choice of bullet even for the 45 Colt. Bearing surface is short & bullet length may not produce best accuracy in a 1911 barrel twist. IMO. Standard lead diameter is .452"
  10. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    It is listed under both their .45 ACP & .45 Colt bullets. It has a crimp groove for .45 Colt, which may or may not interfere with the case mouth placement if loaded for .45 ACP. It is too light IMO for .45 Colt, but usable in .45 ACP, weight wise.

    If I wanted to shoot 185 Gr in .45 ACP I would probably choose a RN or SWC. I shoot both the 185 Gr HBRN and SWC from Berrys. No lead that light.

    I would lean towards their 200 Gr TrFP or SWC.

    The 185 Gr RFP dual design bullet may work just fine though.
  11. 243winxb

    243winxb Well-Known Member

    45 ACP Bullets

    Its 180 grain & to me the crimp groove = Colt Bullet. [​IMG][/URL][/IMG] No crimp grooves. :)
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
  12. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    My Saeco 4 cavity .45 ACP mold is for 200 Gr SWC, but I like the look of the Saeco 185 Gr SWC. :)

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