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powder for 45ACP 200Gr.Berrys Plated Bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hardatwork, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Hardatwork

    Hardatwork Well-Known Member

    I decider to try some Berry's plated bullets and was wondering what was the preferred powder and charge weight for 45 ACP in a 200 Gr.plated bullet. and maybe 230 Gr. as well.
  2. rfwobbly

    rfwobbly Well-Known Member

    You Again !!! :D

    Welcome back, Mr. Work! I loaded my last ones with Unique and Win231. I believe that the Lyman book showed Unique as the accuracy load for 200gr LSWC. I don't remember the exact load off the top of my balding head.

    Not that we're not glad to help, but you really need to buy a Lyman manual and/or start relying on the published info from the powder manufacturer's, like the Hodgdon data center. It's not that we're not delighted to help, but the internet and my memory being what it is, you'd simply be a lot safer, my friend.

    All the best.
  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    W-231, AA #2, WST, Competition, N310/N320 for light loads. AA #5, WSF for heavier stuff. Some of the ones I like anyway.

  4. putteral

    putteral Well-Known Member

    I use 4.6 grs of Titegroup and 5.2 grs of 231 in my 200gr LSWC'S. Those are the 2 I use most.
  5. Hardatwork

    Hardatwork Well-Known Member

    Sorry I just wanted some real life experiences from seasoned loaders that use Berry's bullets. I have Hornady 7Th. Edition, Lee Modern Reloading Second Edition, Lyman Third Edition, Accurate number Two (revised), Noslers Reloading Guide #6, Winchester Smokeless Propellant Reloading Guide and Hodgdon's 2007. But they do not reference that particular bullet. Just trying to get a feel them it till my bullets arrive.
  6. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Which 200 Gr Berrys?
  7. Hardatwork

    Hardatwork Well-Known Member

    I only know then as 200 Gr, Berry's plated bullets for 45 Acp. Or 45 Cal. (452) 200 Gr. RS from Berry's Preferred Plated Pistol Bullet
  8. ReloaderFred

    ReloaderFred Well-Known Member

    The Accurate Manual has some loads for plated bullets, as does the Ramshot Guide.

    For .45 acp, I use a lot of Winchester 231 and Ramshot True Blue with plated bullets.

    Hope this helps.

  9. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    I shoot the Berrys 200 Gr HP. I tried the Berrys 200 Gr RS, but I prefered the 200 HP. I use modest charges and push the 200 Gr HP around 800 to 850 FPS.
  10. Hardatwork

    Hardatwork Well-Known Member

    Thank You guys for the help that will give me something to start with. I don't personally know anyone that reloads. That some times is a handicap. I an thank full for board's like this one.
    Thanks again
  11. putteral

    putteral Well-Known Member

    I have found most load data for lead to be equivilant to plated.
  12. ninja45

    ninja45 Well-Known Member

    200 SWC - W231 (5.3 gr)

    Loaded thousands of those and all my .45 ACP pistols loves 'em!
  13. rscalzo

    rscalzo Well-Known Member

    I use 6.8g. Unique with the 200 grain Berry's. CCI primers, taper crimp.
  14. 45shooter

    45shooter Well-Known Member

    200gr LSWC bullets loaded with 5.6gr Winchester 231 and loaded to OAL of 1.250" will give you 900fps from 5" barrel. I have been using this as my standard, do-it-all load for all my 45ACP handguns for past 25+ years.
    It's accurate, reliable and will do anything that needs done.
  15. Mini30

    Mini30 Well-Known Member

    Berry's FAQs include the following:

    Check your manuals for a 200 gr LRN bullet, and use that data. Berry's recommends sticking to low- to mid-range data; so you may want to bounce the suggestions here against your manuals to validate the "low- to mid-range" part.
  16. arizona98tj

    arizona98tj Well-Known Member

    That would be low to mid range jacketed data, not lead bullet data.

    I use Unique in 9mm and 45 ACP shooting Berry's 115 gr and 230 gr bullets respectively. Seems to work well in my XDs.
  17. Mini30

    Mini30 Well-Known Member

    You are correct!
  18. RVenick

    RVenick Well-Known Member

    What is a good OAL for the Berrys Plated 45 FP? Is 1.180 to short?
  19. RVenick

    RVenick Well-Known Member

    What is a good OAL for the Berrys Plated 45 FP? Is 1.180 too short?

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