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Whats Your Favorite Missouri Bullet Load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by My(2)Cents, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. My(2)Cents

    My(2)Cents Well-Known Member

    So far I've done 5.0 gr of bullseye with there IDP #1 200 gr LSWC. Also I've done 4.3 and 4.5 gr of Red Dot with the Bulllseye #1 200 gr LSWC.
    I tried a few of the 230gr RN and the 200gr RNFP. All of this out of a EAA Witness Compact .45 . I liked the 200gr RNFP because I had no feeding issues.
    Lets see if we can get this going to see what everyone uses in there missouri bullets. I'm about to start loading .380 any good missouri bullet loads out there?
  2. Corner Pocket

    Corner Pocket Well-Known Member

    Favorite food of my Beretta PX4 Storm .45

    I've loaded about 1,500 of their IDP #4-XD 200 gr RNFP bullets thus far. These are with three different recipes, all three with OAL set at 1.210.

    -- Bullseye 4.1 gr
    -- Unique 5.5 gr
    -- HS-6 8.4 gr

    I am happy with each of these loads, and with several hundred of each of them now fired through my new .45, it seems to enjoy eating each of these recipes. Cool! ;)

    Corner Pocket
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2009
  3. floydster

    floydster Well-Known Member

    All Missouri bullets,
    45ACP 3.9 gr. Trail Boss Soft Ball RN 230 gr. ( my favorite load)
    45 ACP 5.2 gr. Bullseye IDP #1 200 gr. LSWC
    45ACP 4.2 gr. Bullseye IDP#1 200 gr. LSWC
    38 SPL. 3.7 gr. Trail Boss 38 Match 158 gr.LSWC
    38 Super 4.2 gr. 231 Sub Sonic 147 gr.
    9mm. 3.3 gr. Bullseye Small Ball 125 gr.

    Another one of my favorites is:
    45 ACP 5.2 gr. Bullseye IDP #4 200gr. RNFP

    Thses are all excellent loads my guns.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2009
  4. halfded

    halfded Well-Known Member

    45 colt 4 5/8" barrel ruger vaquero:

    200 grain LRNFP over 6.2 grains of trailboss, OAL 1.567 give or take. Accurate, low recoil round.

    200 grain LRNFP over 6.6 grains of Red Dot, same OAL. Just as accurate, if not more so, than the trailboss; recoil has a little bit more attitude to it.

    Gonna start working up a good target load for 38 special soon using Missouri's 158 grain LSWC.
  5. Landric

    Landric Well-Known Member

    Lets see:

    .45 ACP:

    250 grain RNFP (BHN 12), 4.0 grains Trail Boss, Wolf LP Primer
    200 grain RNFP (BHN 18), 5.0 grains Titegroup, Wolf LP Primer

    .44 Russian:

    240 grain RNFP (BHN 12), 4.2 grains Titegroup, Wolf LP Primer

    .38 Special:

    158 grain RN (BHN 12), 6.5 grains HS-6, Winchester SP Magnum Primer

    .32 S&W Long:

    100 grain RNFP, 2.0 grains Trail Boss, Federal SP Primer
  6. RichardKCMo

    RichardKCMo Active Member

    .38 swc 158gr. 2.7gr. trailboss very little recoil and almost no smoke.
    Seems kinda' like throwing rocks,lots of fun, will work up from there.
    I hope it doesn't lead the barrel as their lcswc bullets are 16 on the hardness scale.
    I have heard that shooting a hard bullet slow can cause that.
  7. Roccobro

    Roccobro Well-Known Member

    But what about their new .380's??? lol

  8. 8ring

    8ring Well-Known Member

    Here's what I use in a SW 625 .45 acp revolver with 5" barrel Federal Primers used in all loads:

    230gr Soft Ball:

    3.7gr Clays. Nice load that makes major PF easily.

    3.8gr N-310. Better than the Clays load, more consistent, softer, and less smoke.

    200gr RNFP

    4.8gr American Select. The load feels good and is accurate but leaves some unburned powder and a little lead in the barrel.

    5.1 gr. Winchester Super Target. WST is superb in medium loads with lead bullets.

  9. My(2)Cents

    My(2)Cents Well-Known Member

    I think I found my fav .45 target load with missouri bullets. A 200gr LSWC pushed out with 4.2Gr of Bullseye. gives it almost no kick and keeps it on target. also keeps the brass from flyin' away. If all you want is to punch neat holes in paper this is your load. This load is shot out of my EAA Witness compact and it cycles with no problems.
  10. lonewolf5347

    lonewolf5347 Well-Known Member

    #1 45 acp 200 grains SWC win: 231 4.9 grains my 1911 SA
    I am going to try some clays with the above bullet in around 3.6 charge to start
  11. bombmaster

    bombmaster Active Member

  12. tincanhunter

    tincanhunter Well-Known Member

    45ACP 200gr SWC, 6.0gr Winchester WSF, Federal large pistol primers.

    Out of my H&K 45 USP Compact yields 1.17" groups at 25 yds.
  13. TigerBight

    TigerBight Well-Known Member

    new 380

    I been playing with the new 380 and it is a winner. I started with 2.2 then to 2.4 of win 231 small pistol primer and a oal of .970 works like a champ for a light starting load. I could shoot all day long with these 2 loads. I am trying a couple other loads tomorrow. the 2.2 crono at 600 fps the 2.4 were 650 fps these loads shoot like a 22 would make great new shooter loads. I am useing a ruger lcp the rounds cycled perfect. great bullet missouri bullet I think I will order some for my 10mm.
  14. Roccobro

    Roccobro Well-Known Member

    TigerBight- Any signs of leading with those powderpuff loads? Are you using other lubes with the factory blue?


  15. TigerBight

    TigerBight Well-Known Member


    no lead so far, those were starting rounds I wanted to start low and work up 2 tenths at a time. Today I bummped them up to 3.2 and they seem to perform closer to factory loads. I will use the lower powder rounds to start training my young daughter.
  16. Roccobro

    Roccobro Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the response. :)

  17. Wilki713

    Wilki713 Member

    40 s&w

    Does anyone shoot 40 S&W from MBC if so do you have any load data? Thanks
  18. Randal45

    Randal45 Active Member

    5.8grns Unique pushing 45ACP 230 soft ball
  19. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member


    I use the 170 LSWC from MB. I've had great results with 3.0 grains of Clays and 3.0 grains of Bullseye. I have also used 3.4-3.6 grains of WW231. No leading in my CZ-75/.40.

    I use a lot of MB's 185 and 200 LSWC's through my 1911's, CZ-97, Sig 220, and Witness .45.

    In my CZ-97, 3.6 grains of Bullseye will do 1.0", and 3.6-3.8 grains of Clays will do the same. My all time best ever group uses a 185 LSWC, 4.6 grains of WW231, 1.240" OAL - 5 rounds in 9/16" at 25 yards, again in my CZ-97.
  20. Speedo66

    Speedo66 Well-Known Member

    4.5g of Trailboss behind their 180g .401 roundnose flatpoint in my .38-40 Winchester 1873.

    Feeds nice, practically no recoil, accurate.

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