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.45ACP Load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by giggitygiggity, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. giggitygiggity

    giggitygiggity Member

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    Does anyone use Green Dot to reload .45ACP? I want to use Green Dot for both 180gr FMJ .40SW and 230gr FMJ .45ACP, but cannot find a loading that uses green dot for .45ACP. If anyone has one, please let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. Marlin 45 carbine

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    I use Red Dot for cast slugs in the .45acp with good results but don't know about the Green. sorry.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    With Green Dots burn rate, it should work just fine for target type loads in both of those, but I am not where I can look for data, nor have I used it in .45. I'll check when I am home.
     
  4. rcmodel

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    2002 Alliant loadbook lists Green Dot loads as follows.
    For .45 ACP:
    230 JHP - 5.4 grains = 845 FPS at 19,500 PSI.
    230 FMJ - 5.4 grains = 920 FPS at 15,800 PSI.


    For .40 S&W:
    180 JHP - 5.3 grains = 1,010 FPS at 33,600 PSI.

    rc
     
  5. Walkalong

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    Well there ya go. rc to the rescue. :)

    Looks like it will do better, velocity wise, in .45 and .40 than I thought it would.
     
  6. Steve C

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    Data for the .45 ACP from Alliants previous web page that includes data for Green Dot.
     

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