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What bullet design to you shoot the most in your 1911 .45acp..

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by robertbank, Dec 5, 2006.

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What type of bullet type do you shoot the most of in your .45acp 1911

  1. 230 Gr. Jacketed Ball

    35.4%
  2. 220 Gr./230 Gr. Lead RN

    13.1%
  3. 185 Gr./200 Gr. LSWV

    19.2%
  4. 185 Gr./200 Gr. Jacketed SWC

    2.3%
  5. 185 Gr./200 Gr./230 Gr. JHP or Expanding Ball

    9.2%
  6. Other

    20.8%
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  1. robertbank

    robertbank Member

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    Interested to learn what type of bullet type do you shoot the mos of in your 1911 .45acp.
     
  2. Bronson7

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    None on your list. I prefer 200 grn. RNFPs.
    Bronson7
     
  3. DogBonz

    DogBonz Member

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    I voted 185/200 jscw

    but I shoot just as much 230 Ball ammo. I just like the 185 and 200 stuff better. Same or better accuracy, easier on the gun and me.
     
  4. The Bushmaster

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    185 grain JHP:) .
     
  5. Firehand

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    Mostly 230-grain cast ball, migrating to 200-grain RNFP
     
  6. benedict1

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    1. 230 gr. plated RN from Berry's.
    2. 200 gr. plated SWC from Berry's.
     
  7. Walkalong

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    - Berry's 185 Gr. SWC :) :)
    - Ranier 200 Gr. SWC :)
    - Hornady 200 Gr. FMJ-CT :) :)
    - Berry's 200 Gr. HP :) :)
    - Berry's 230 Gr. RN :)
    - Zero 230 Gr. JHP :)

    Have nice loads for these.

    Experimenting with Polymer coated bullets.

    I shot 225 Gr. TrFP lead for years. Started with Pltd./Jktd about 3 years ago.
     
  8. ocabj

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    200gr SWC via Precision Bullets. Currently $147 for 2250ct shipped.
     
  9. Shooter973

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    Bullet design in 45acp???

    Cast 220-230gr. Truncated cone bullet. I like this shape best for all my 45acp shooting. Hits hard and feeds well. I cast my own and they are about 95% of what I shoot in 45 and similar shapes in 9mm and 44 mag. Works for me.:)
     
  10. robertbank

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    Shooter973

    What mold is that you use to cast those bullets with. I too like the truncated cone but only have sen them in 220 gr bullets.

    Take Care

    Bob
     
  11. Novus Collectus

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    I was shooting 220 or 230 grain lead round nose I was reloading until one day the local gun shop ran out and and only had SWC in stock. I didn't want to try it because I thought it was a revolver bullet and would have feed problems in the 1911, but I needed bullets and so I bought 500 (figured I could use them in my .45 LC if they didn't work out).
    Not only did they feed fine, but it was the first time I ever shot SWC and all those times before I shot round nose and I couldn't see the holes in the paper too easy felt like a waste of time. I love the nice big, clean holes SWC leaves and now is my favorite for the 1917 revolver and the 1911A1 (I stick with lead flat nose 230 gr. or heavier for the .45 LC).
     
  12. bakert

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    Although I shoot quite a few of both 200gr LSWC and 225 gr LFN bullets, I find in my pistol, a Ruger P97, I like the 230 gr LRN best. Doesn't cut the nice clean holes in paper but for overall use, accuracy, ease of reloading and absolute reliability it works for me. In a pinch I wouldn't hesitate a minute using it for self defence.
     
  13. Barr

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    200 gr SWC
     
  14. highlander 5

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    200 gr swc most of the time followed by 220gr both are cast by yours truly
     
  15. MaterDei

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    200 lead SWC
     
  16. Corey ACP

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    200 gr. LSWC 90% of the time
     
  17. Shooter973

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    220-230 gr. Truncsted 45 acp bullets......

    I cast most of these bullets from a LEE mould and the 230 from a NEI mould that I picked up years ago. I find nearly NO difference in the bullets!!! :)
     
  18. Rod B

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    I use the Lee tumble lube 200gr SWC. I cast this from wheel weight alloy

    Rod.:) .
     
  19. Branspop

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    200 gr. LSWC. 1911 and Sig P220
     
  20. Starter52

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    230 gr. FMJ RN. One Marlin .45 Camp Carbine, one S&W Model 625 revolver, and three Colt 1911A1 automatics. Ball ammo works in all of them.
     
  21. AH-1

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    I cast a 200 swc from a magma mould (master caster) I brewed up about 500 this afternoon:) .I also like the 200 gr swc lee tumble lube bullet.I haven't bought a cast bullet in about 30 years:D :D
    pete
     
  22. LHB1

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    Hi Bob,
    200 gr H&G #68 SWC bullets exclusively, cast by me when I can get old wheelweights. Neither of my two Wilson pistols have ever fired anything else. Wilson even tested both pistols with handloads using this same bullet.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     
  23. owenbright

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    Another vote for 200gr. LSWC, but 230gr ball is a very close 2nd.
     
  24. dmftoy1

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    I used to shoot tons of 200 gr LSWC's but after buying the XD (which doesn't like them) I've been shooting tons of 200 gr Plated Hollow Points. (all of my guns seem to like them)
     
  25. lev83

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    stick with Hornady 230gr XTP JHP almost exclusivley. If you can find ballistics report I am sure more people would consider the change.
     
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