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.45 acp for 1911, cast 225gr

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Arbo, Mar 31, 2013.

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  1. Arbo

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    I have been loading .223 and it's been working well. Time to start on some .45 acp for my 1911.

    I bought some 225 gr FP BB boolits, but I find that my (only one so far) lee manual doesn't list 225gr... 220 or 230gr. I guess I could see what each says and go in between... ?

    So just wondering if anyone has load dad for such a boolit for .45acp. I currently have unique, clays and 231 powders available.
     
  2. jaguarxk120

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    Get a Lyman 49th edition or the Lyman Cast Bullet handbook.
     
  3. cfullgraf

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    I assume you are talking about cast bullets. If so, you can use 230 grain cast round nose data.

    As usual, begin at the starting load and work up. You may have to find the sweet spot for cartridge length for reliable feeding as the shape of the bullet is different from the 230 RN.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    The first cast bullets I caste and loaded for a .45 was 225G round nose.

    Start your loading with the data for the next heaviest bullet, 230 lead.

    I like/use 231. It has a great charge spread and does great in the .45 casing.
     
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    Most commercial cast bullet weights vary by 3-5+ grains. ;)

    When I worked up Missouri 225 gr TC, I referenced 230 gr lead load data and Lyman #49.
     
  6. Arbo

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    Thanks for the replies. I went with the unique I have, loaded 5.2g.. made a couple mags worth and went out to test. Fed perfectly, shot nice. Barrel looks clean.

    So I came home and whipped out 150 more.
     

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    Good deal. :)

    Good shooting!
     
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