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45ACP-Hornday XTP/231

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Timothy, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Timothy

    Timothy Well-Known Member

    Going to try Hornady 200 gr. HP/XTP and W231 in the ole 45ACP.
    Called Hornady and they said 5.7 to 6.8 gr. of 231
    Winchester says 5.3 to 5.8 gr. of 231 for 200 gr. JHP
    XTP is a JHP isn't it? Hope I'm not real stupid here!

    Also: Got any good suggestions for 200 gr. XTP's and WST? Winchester says 4.7 to 5.2 gr. of WST for 200 gr. JHP (45ACP) but now I'm not sure based on the difference in 231.

    Advice is appreciated, Tim
  2. schild

    schild Well-Known Member

    Sierra 50th Anniversary Manual
    200 grain FPJ- 231
    5.0 grain=700fps-- 6.4 grain(maximum load)=900fps
  3. IRock

    IRock Guest

    Yes the XTP is the jacketed hollow point.
  4. J Miller

    J Miller Well-Known Member

    This is one of those examples of different components producing different results.
    The data you are refering too is so close I wouldn't wory too much about it.
    I have loaded a lot of 5.7 gr 231 load under 200 and 230 gr bullets, both lead and jacketed with good results and no problems at all.
    If the Hornady data shows a bit hotter load than Winchester, just work slowly up to it.
    Standard reloading common sence.

    WESHOOT2 Well-Known Member


    Might try that XTP over some Power Pistol.
  6. stans

    stans Well-Known Member

    The data in reloading manuals can vary wildly at times. This is due to the variations in different barrels, using different primers, using diffent brass, using different bullets, and using different seating depths. Start low and work up to your desired velocity and you won't have any problems.
  7. Timothy

    Timothy Well-Known Member


    Thanks, where does Power Pistol fall on the 'clean burning' scale?
    Lets say compared to Bullseye on the dirty end and WST on the clean end.
  8. zeke

    zeke Well-Known Member

    Timothy-depending on your goals for using the 200 gn xtp, around 6.0 gns of 231 has produced very good accuracy from 185 or 200 gn jackted bullets.

    If you are going for high velocity and accuracy, ya may want to try a slower powder.
  9. JoeHatley

    JoeHatley Well-Known Member

  10. WESHOOT2

    WESHOOT2 Well-Known Member


    Power Pistol, when used in the 45 ACP at +P levels, is 'clean'.

    At lowel levels, still 'clean'.

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