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200gr 45 bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tango6, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. tango6

    tango6 Member

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    just purchased a taurus 1911 and 500 missouri bullet 200gr LRNFP. I am wanting to try some red dot, 231, and unique but cannot find any load data for this bullet.
    can someone point me to some data?
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Hodgdon

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    Any 200 Gr RN or TrFP lead data will be fine.

    Welcome to THR
     
  3. tango6

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    OK, Thanks.
     
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    5.0 Grs of W-231 would be a great place to start.
     
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    This month's issue of Handloader magazine has an article dedicated to 200gr .45 loads
     
  6. tango6

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    Thanks walkalong and I will p/u a copy of the mag, also, RKRCPA.
     
  7. greyling22

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    my pt1911 will feed anything. my handloads choked up 2 other guys 1911's and ran perfectly in mine. 200 grn lead really big flat point round nose.
     
  8. tango6

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    what load were you using
     
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    +1 on the 5.0 of 231. That's the load I use with lead 200 gr. bullets in the .45 ACP.
     
  10. greyling22

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    I'm using the .76 hole on my lee auto disk with a mystery powder my uncle got from a dying old guy. he calls it hodgdon trap 14 but I can't find a reference to it anywhere. It's dirty and a little scary but it's free and it works. And he worked up the load on his own gun so I didn't have to risk mine :) He claims it behaves somewhere between red dot and blue dot. I get about 800 fps. I would stick to something in a load manual. maybe red dot? it's versatile and you don't use very much in a 45 so it will last longer.
     
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    I have some red dot & unique but can't find any 231 yet. looking thru all my manuals, it seems you get pretty good velocity out of red dot.
     
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    Use data for a 200 gr. SWC. You may have to experiment with OAL to get good feeding. I have been running RNLPs for a couple of years in a couple of Springfields with very good results. I am loading them at 1.225."
     
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