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185gr Berr's plated flat point load - .45 ACP

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jwxspoon, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. jwxspoon

    jwxspoon Member

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    I just got a box of Berry's 185 flat point plated bullets in last week. I'm looking for a good basic load for HP38 or Longshot for a plinking load. I'm thinking of starting with 5.0 grains of HP38 and then working my way up. Any other ideas with these two powders?

    Many thx,

    jw
     
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    HP-38 over Longshot for plinking loads in the .45 ACP. 5.0 grains is a good starting point. That will be light and comfortable. Probably too light. Next time try the 185 SWC. It shoots great. The 185 grain HBRN & the 200 grain HP are worth a try as well.
     
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    5 grains HP38 or W231 is a light load for the 185's. 5.5 grains is more like it.
     
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    5.4 gr will get you 2" at 25..... it did for me, from my Colt Combat Elite.....handheld over a rest.......
     
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    Thanks guys. I think I will start with 5.3 and then work my way up.

    jw
     
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