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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by tilberg09, Mar 28, 2011.

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  1. tilberg09

    tilberg09 Member

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    hi im new at this i was wondering if anyone would have some load data i am using berrys 200 fp and unique powder how many grains min and max that would be a safe load this is my first reload it is for a 1911 .45 any help would be great thanks
     
  2. jcwit

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    Welcome to THR.

    Sounds like you should purchase some manuals on reloading.
    Also do a google search for the powder companies you wish to use.

    What if I or anyone else gave you the info and did a typo and you had no idea whether it was even close or not and you blew up your gun or injured yourself.

    You need to know beyond a shadow of a doubt what you are doing is safe.
     
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    A good load manual is the right idea because it not only supplies load data but the "how-to" on reloading correctly. Like said above, the powder companies supply load data for their powders including Alliant.
     
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    You can find data using Alliant powders at http://www.alliantpowder.com/. If there is only one load listed then that load is the maximum load and you are expected to do the math and reduce it by 10% for your start load.

    ?Berry's recommends that the loads with their bullets be in between lead and jacketed bullet data for the same bullet weight. For a 200gr RN Berrys bullet I would start at 5.4 grs and work up to no more than 6.5grs of Unique only if I wanted a higher velocity load.
     
  5. tilberg09

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    i have a couple of manuals that i have read but i havent been able to find any data on berrys flat point would there or could there be an issue if i used the data of a round nose with the same grain bullet thanks
     
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    No issue.

    Just be aware that the RN OAL / seating depth shown in your data will be wrong for a FP bullet shape.

    You will have to take the barrel out of your gun and use it for a guage to determin how deep you need to seat the FP bullet so the full dia bullet shank will miss hitting the rifling.

    The 5.4 Start - 6.5 MAX Unique loads SteveC posted above are perfectly safe with 200 FP Berry bullets regardless of what seating depth you have to use with them.

    rc
     
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    And watch the OAL to be sure the rounds will fit/feed in your mag as well.
     
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