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255-260g bullets in a 1911 45acp

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by CHEVELLE427, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. CHEVELLE427

    CHEVELLE427 Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    found this old post and was wondering if anyone else likes heaver bullets out of there 45acp and if so would like to share some data on the reloads.

    i have found my 1911 and other 45acp's like the heavy 255-260 g bullet's.

    to me there more accurate.

    not much info out there on 260g, shot some 255 last week and it didn't take many to bust the center out and leave a large hole in the target.

    never paid it much attention till a guy next to me was shooting a 40 and he had a good group going (nice and sorta tight) but the center was just a bunch of holes, i put 20 out of my 45 and the center left.

    I LOVE A 45:D
  2. TonyAngel

    TonyAngel Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Where did you get properly sized projectiles?

    I don't know about this, but in my younger days, we did succeed in having a Browning Hi Power beat itself to death shooting 158gr bullets out of it and they were sized to .356 to use in a 9mm.
  3. Travis Two

    Travis Two member

    Aug 30, 2005
    255-260 grain bullets are hard on the frames of 1911s . make sure you run a good shock buff and at least a 18 lb spring. They do take bowling pins off the table real well though...
  4. ghitch75

    ghitch75 Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Greene County,Indiana
    i shoot 250gr pin busters....20# recoil and 26# main spring.....put in a heavier main spring than a shok-buffer....seen them blow apart and jam the barrel and slide....dead blow hammer gets them apart...not a pretty sight...
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