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45 ACP Bullet Diameter

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Srchief77, May 18, 2010.

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  1. Srchief77

    Srchief77 Member

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    I have been looking at various web sites and at some local suppliers of shooting equipment to buy bullets, specifically .45 ACP. Having just started out reloading I am not clear on what the difference is between a .452 and a .451 diameter bullet for the .45 ACP, and yes I know .001. I am currently using .451 diameter bullets.
    I am assuming either one is acceptable. Can someone shine some light on why one would be better to use, assuming that there is a difference.
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    Jacketed bullet for use in the .45 Auto are usually .451" and lead bullets are usually .452" for most guns.

    Welcome to the forum Srchief77...
     
  3. MarcusT

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    .452 jacketed are for ther 45 colt..
     
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