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45 acp HAP's

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by lauderdale, May 11, 2014.

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  1. lauderdale
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    Was @ lgs and friend had gotten in 2 boxes 500,a thousand 185grn. HAP's. He asked me if I wanted them $75.00 each no tx. I had 500 185 xtp's soon to be @ my front door but could not pass up! My horn. book has no recipe. Before I search anyone load them and would like to help? P.Pistol, titegroup,BE,W231 our my powder's. Any help I sure would apprc.!!
     
  2. Lj1941

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    Power Pistol

    Power Pistol has worked fine for.me with 185Grain Nosler JHPs. I used Speer Gold Dot data and worked up to 9 Gr of Power Pistol.This is over max with Nosler's new data but it worked fine for me. It gives a rather spectacular fireball but is very accurate and shoots good in my full size M & P.:fire:
     
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    You load HAPs exactly the same as XTPs of the same weight. They even have the same point of impact.
     
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    Exactly. HAPs are just like XTPs except they won't expand in flesh as well.
     
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    The HAP's are missing the fine (vertical) cuts that's needed for expansion.
     
  6. lauderdale
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    Blue can you explain more? Have you reloaded them? A military friend said the recipe might be a lil. harder to find for a reason? just wondering? Thank's fella's s I would not pass up an offer like that!
     
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    Here is a link to Hornady HAP bullet. http://www.hornady.com/store/HAP-Hornady-Action-Pistol

    Here is the description on how they are built.

     
  8. Beanie-Bean

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    I have loaded the 230 gr. HAP in .45ACP, and the 180 gr. HAP in 10mm without any issues. Just use the XTP load data and you will be fine.
     
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    This question have been well answered several times already.

    And I agree totally.

    Hornady Action Pistol (HAP) bullets ARE XTP bullets without the expansion jacket enhancements of the XTP.

    They use XTP load data, because they are the same bullet in shape & weight.

    rc
     
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    The HAPs are especially good in pistol-caliber carbines with near-max loads. Super consistent.
     
  11. Potatohead

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    You have a nice choice of powders to choose from it appears.
     
  12. lauderdale
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    Thank you very much fella's as iam sorry for late response! I apprc. your advice MUCH! Friend got wrong shipment in an owed a favor. Picked up a BERSA T. to compare my 42g. with also $289.00.(Off Topic). Tater(NO pun intended) I live in TENN. it was a trip to Mich,a tire store( Who carry's a wide range off powders,go figure). Will not ship but one hell of a black fri. sale! On powder!!And friends out of state! I had just got 300 rnd's of new brass from ALB. for my 42. MR.Blue I will check that link out next. 45 HAP! Thank u. kind SIRS!
     
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