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45 acp 230 rn amer select load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by rozziboy18, Aug 14, 2010.

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  1. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Member

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    hey guys,
    ive loaded for rifle and pistol for 3-4 years now and i picked up son 230 rn 45 components to day and im having a hard time finding data online or in my manuals for min-max for american select, i need to know the max so i dont kill my kimber

    help!
    brandon
     
  2. Sam1911

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    I don't know of one. I use 4.9 gr. under my 200 gr. LSWCs, but Alliant's web site only lists it for 185 gr. bullets. At this point, I don't even remember where I found the load I use.

    I'll keep looking, though.
     
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    thanks sam
     
  4. Walkalong

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    I am surprised Alliant does not list any 230 Gr loads with AS. Good stuff.
     
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    looking at the site right now and 185 is the only load that they show, its a shame ive heard it a great powder and very clean. well clays its is for now
     
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    Looking through my Load Log I see where I tried 5.3 Grs with a couple of 200 Gr offerings. 744 & 763 FPS from a 4" 1991. 713 & 713 (imagine that) from a 3" 1911.

    I found a couple more with 200 Gr stuff (similar numbers) and a 185 Gr load, but no 230 Gr loads.

    Sam1911's 4.9 Grs seems like a good place to start.
     
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    Thanks walkalong, i think ill step back to 4.5 to be safe and shoot a 5 shot string later today
     
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    IIRC, my 4.9 with the 200 gr. LSWCs gets me 850 fps. from a 5" 1911. But it's been a long time since I chrono'd any of them.

    I went to Am. Sel. because 825+ with a 200 gr. LSWC is right on the upper edge of what Clays is rated to give you. Am.Sel. ... wherever I found the load ... hit that velocity with that bullet in the middle of it's load range (if I recall correctly). That appealed to me.

    What really swayed me though was some really great benched 25 yd. groups that were noticeably better than my 4.3 gr. Clays load.
     
  9. TonyT

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    Doesn't the Alliant website list data for American Selct in 45 ACP? If you cannot find the data on the Alliant website send me your e-mail address and I'll send you the pages from the Alliant 2005 reloading guide.
     
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