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Please check this 45ACP load for me

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by skyfire1, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. skyfire1

    skyfire1 Member

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    Hello all,

    I'm relatively new to reloading and wanted to run this by you all to see if it is ok.

    I have run these through my 1911 with no problems but I have not tried LRN before in 45 so I'm being cautious.

    This is what I have tried with good results. 5.0 gr of Bullseye, 230gr Berry plated with both SPM and LP. Accurate, manageable and no pressure signs.

    What I would like to try is 5.0gr of Bullseye and a 230gr MBC LRN and WLP.

    Does that work out ok? I have heard that there is a difference when using lead vs. FMJ. What are your opinions?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    5.0 grains should work, although 4.7 might work better.

    Lyman #49 says 4.0 Start - 5.0 MAX.

    rc
     
  3. bds

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    With any new bullet or powder, I always do a full work up from start to max load data as there are variations in pistols/reloading components.

    I do not recommend trying a particular powder charge or starting at max charge.

    Besides, doing a full work up will allow you to determine exactly what charge will start to reliably cycle the slide and produce good accuracy for identifying possible target/plinking loads.
     
  4. skyfire1

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    Good point and point taken. I will rework from starting and see where I end up. I was just trying to be economical. I'll keep you posted with my tests. Thanks again all.

    BTW; I do appreciate your insight.
     
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  5. Fishslayer

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    5gr of Bullseye is pretty much the standard milspec 230gr FMJ load.

    Sounds a bit hot for cast boolits.

    I get good results with 4.2gr of Bullseye & a 230gr Bear Creek LRN @ 1.25".
     
  6. bds

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    This is from 2004 Alliant Load Data. I hope this helps.

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    I've used that load and although I didn't see and pressure signs or anything bad like that, I did find the load warm for plated bullets. It felt fine when shooting jacketed bullets of the same weight. I backed it down to 4.5gr and was much more pleased with the results.
     
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