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built my first 45 cal bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cemjr, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. cemjr

    cemjr Member

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    I've been loading 9mm exclusively and having good success. Now I needed to start loading 45 acp for my new gun. This is the load I decided on ; 5.8grs of w231 over Berrys 185GR HBRN OAL 1.24x . I was very happy with how the first 10 rounds shot. I'm using 300 spent FED. Champion brass as they are spp , which saves me a little press set-up time. I've shot another 200 lpp rounds through it and have 800 more factory loads left.
     
  2. 7.62 Nato

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    Congratulations. It's very rewarding when you roll your own. I'm getting ready to do some .45s myself and will be trying a couple recipes for use in my 1911 and a couple Thompson "clones".

    What are you shooting ? What's the listed velocity for those rounds ?
     
  3. cemjr

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    I have a S&W 1911sc E series 4.25" barrel (round butt) . I don't have a chronograph but a google search found a guy who measured that combo in the mid 800s fps
     
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    Good for you, keep up the good work...

    BTW, how do you like the new E Series S&W 1911's?
     
  5. cemjr

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    It's my first 1911, but I'm thoroughly pleased. :D
     
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    BUILT BULLETS? I think not...
    Sounds like you actually assembled ammunition, specifically .45acp "cartridges". Not the "bullets" themselves.

    However, I DO "manufacture" my bullets, and then load into "cartridges".

    Words do matter.....! Especially in court rooms......!
     
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  7. MichaelK

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    Well SEM, now that you've mastered making cartridges, you can start working on how to make bullets. Here's how I do it.
    380Autocaseto357bullet.jpg
     
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    "BUILT BULLETS? I think not...
    Sounds like you actually assembled ammunition, specifically .45acp "cartridges". Not the "bullets" themselves."
    TOUGH CROWD
     
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    Well he's correct.
    Congrats on getting the 45 going.
     
  10. Walkalong

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    Excellent. Feels good doesn't it. Words do matter when you want to be clear. :)
     
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