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Its been a while, But need help with .45

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Nikoncanon, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. Nikoncanon

    Nikoncanon Member

    Hornady .45 HAP .451 185 grain bullets.
    Cant find any load data what so ever. Not even in my reloading books please help.


  2. jonkit

    jonkit Member

    It looks like the same as a xtp on hornadys site, just designed without the expansion. data for a 185gr xtp should work. What manual do you have? What powder do you plan on using?
  3. Nikoncanon

    Nikoncanon Member

    Hornady 9th edition
    As for powders I have
    2.powder pistol
    2.imr sr 4756
  4. jonkit

    jonkit Member

    I have hornady 7th edition, only one listed is sr 4756. I'd use the data for the 185 gr. xtp. The Hap is modeled after the xtp minus the exposed lead and the cuts for expansion, It's more of a match bullet. Should be the same basic thing, as long as the weight is the same.
  5. Nikoncanon

    Nikoncanon Member

    Should i invest in older hornady books? I will load about 5 rounds that way and post results. so sub this channel
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Not necessary.

    Use the 185 grain Hornady XTP data you have.

    It will be fine.

    Lyman #49 lists data for the 185 XTP as follows.
    Unique - 4.8 Start - 7.8 MAX.
    Power Pistol - 7.4 Start - 8.3 MAX.

    Hodgdon lists 185 Hornady with SR-4756
    7.4 Start - 8.2 MAX.

    Last edited: Jun 16, 2013
  7. bds

    bds Well-Known Member

    HAP stands for "Hornady Action Pistol" meant for action pistol matches like USPSA/IDPA and while the bullet is hollow point the nose profile is shaped for more reliable feeding and chambering in often tighter chamber match barrels.

    As others suggested, I would reference the load data for Hornady XTP HP bullets as they would be seated to comparable seating depth.

    This is from Hornady website - http://www.hornady.com/store/HAP-Hornady-Action-Pistol/
  8. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

  9. Nikoncanon

    Nikoncanon Member

    finished product

    Finished Product
    Pistol powder 7.5gr O.A.C is 1.213 but i went for 1.210

  10. murf

    murf Well-Known Member

    don't forget the plunk test.

  11. Nikoncanon

    Nikoncanon Member

  12. tyeo098

    tyeo098 Well-Known Member

    I just like the noise it makes when it goes 'plunk'!

  13. Conservidave

    Conservidave Well-Known Member

    is it just me or is the case mouth rolled down on the right side of that round?

    maybe it's lighting or something but it looks out of kilter...:scrutiny:
  14. Lj1941

    Lj1941 Well-Known Member

    185 Nosler HP

    I have shot a bunch of 45ACPs with Nosler bulk bullets loaded with 9 grains of Power Pistol.It is a snappy load but not excessivly so.I use Federal OF brass and Winchester LP primers. They are almost identical in appearance to the picture.They are reasonably accurate if I do my part.:evil:

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