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COAL for 230 gr Hornady XTP (for 45 acp)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by SSN Vet, Feb 16, 2013.

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  1. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

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    I'm loading this bullet for the first time and wondering what either the factory COAL is.... Or whatever COAL you've found to be reliable feeding.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. jjjitters

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    I loaded up a pile of them a while back for SD/HD. My OAL is 1.225 in a XDm 45 and 2 1911's.
     
  3. wankerjake

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    1.21" is what Hornady recommended and that length feeds well for me in a 1911 and an XD.
     
  4. chris in va

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    1.185 for my CZ.

    Really you need to adjust your OAL for your particular gun.
     
  5. Clark

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    I load them to feed from the magazine and fit in the chamber.

    I chambered one with a straight fluted reamer and a throater. I used a dummy round with a 230 gr FMJ at 1.275" as the chamber gauge. I know how to load for that one.
     
  6. joneb

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    My Hornady manual says,
    45160 230gr hp-xtp
    COL 1.230"
    I load three dummy rounds with no crimp and remove the flare. I check these in barrel and work them though the action. I check for set back and dings on the bullet and seat deeper if necessary, I back the charge if I go with a shorter than recommended COL.
    I then pull the bullets and resize the cases and make the appropriate adjustments to seat/crimp die.
     
  7. Hungry1

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    SSN Vet, if you do some research on the "Plunk Test" it will help. This image was taken from another forum. Good Luck

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  8. joneb

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    Yes.
    And thanks Unclenick.
     
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