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So I have some barrys 200 grain swc tmj, win-231, and forgot my recipe!

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jordan85, Sep 2, 2008.

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  1. Jordan85

    Jordan85 Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    I am just looking to make some target rounds for my .45ACP 1911, have all the components, but have haven't been at the reloading bench in over 4 months.

    None of my reloading manuals have any recipes that seem to match up with my components properly.

    I know I need to keep my oal b/w 1.2" and 1.275"

    I think I was loading barrys 200 grain swc tmj, over 5.9 grains of wincheter 231, at an overall length of 1.225"....

    Does this seem reasonable, or at least not too hot?

    I do not need undying accuracy, just want a decent target round that is not too hot.... Am I in the safe zone with this load?
  2. Bozo

    Bozo Member

    May 23, 2007
    Did you mean Berry's? Those are plated bullets. At 5.9 grs of W231 I would think that would be near max if not over it.
  3. elChupacabra!

    elChupacabra! member

    May 29, 2008
    That sounds a bit hot to me too. I shoot 200gr Rainier round nose copper washed over 4.7gr of WW231 at 1.250" OAL. It works well for me, is 2.5" at 25m accurate, and is oh-so-easy on the recoil - from my 1911, it very much feels like shooting 9mm.

    I don't compete so I don't have to worry about Power Factors, just something that cycles the slide... which this does, and functions very reliably.

    I'm going to refrain from stating a max load because I can't recall off-hand, but to me, 5.9gr sounds like you are probably pushing the high end, if not well past it. Just my $.02
  4. putteral

    putteral Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    Homosassa, Florida
    I load 200 gr SWC with 5.2 grs of 231. Makes a good range load for me.
  5. 243winxb

    243winxb Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    Hopewell Big Woods
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