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Good Plinking Load... Maybe?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by newrugersafan, Apr 8, 2010.

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  1. newrugersafan

    newrugersafan Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    I have been working on a good plinking load for my 45 ACP. I think I'm getting close.

    Laser Cast 230 grain LRN
    4.5 grains IMR 700X
    Remington 2 1/2 Primers

    Right in the middle of Lymans load for this bullet. Shoots pretty mild with enough kick that you know it's not a 22. I have not shot for groups yet but in shooting off the back deck at an old stump it looks like it is going to be good for plinking (I'm going to have to explain why the 1/2" sapling is shot in half). I have loaded up 100 of these and will take them out and give them a good work out. I'll try to remember to take a target picture and post later.

  2. loadedround

    loadedround Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    Valley Forge, Pa
    I only shoot Laser Cast bullets in my two 1911's, both the 200 gr SWC and your 230 gr RN bullet and find them to be extremly accurate with absolutly no leading if shot through a clean barrel. I use WW231 and Unique in my loads by habit, but I would be surprised if you don't get exellent accuracy from your load. One comment, and that the 200 gr SWC cuts perfect round holes in paper and cardboard targets. Good shooting.
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