Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by allen4150, Apr 3, 2010.
If there are jacketed .451's that are more accurate, I'd be interested in your experienced opinion.
But I have no personal experience with the 185 and 200 grain versions...
Bullets, and their accuracy are very gun specific. I have two identical guns that like different buletts. There is one way to find out what you gun likes. Shoot different bullets, and loads. I do agree that the 230 XTP is worth trying as it is a good bullet. I personally like 185's.
If that is the case, the old 200 grain lead SWC bullet has won an awful lot of NRA Bullseye center-fire pistol matches.
Just about any .45 should do well with them.
You should at least give them a try.
For full power JHP SD use, I agree that the Hornady XTP is almost always going to shoot real well.
On the other hand, GI match ammo was always loaded with 230 grain RN-FMJ, and it too is more accurate then most folks can stand on their hind legs and shoot it.
If you stick to classic 45 ACP powders like Bullseye and 231, you will definitely find an accurate load.
My experience with loading for pistols has shown me that powder type, amount of that powder used and weight/profile/construction of the projectile has more effect on accuracy out of my handguns(autos and revolvers)than what particular brand of bullet I use. I've also found that very few loads that work the best in my friend's gun is not always the best in mine. It gives me a good place to start, but then again, so do all of my reloading manuals. On fixed sight autos the challenge for me is to find that combo that shoots to POA. In my 5'' Government that combo is a 200 grainer over Unique. Don't group the best, but shoots where I put the front sight. In the past, I've never had much luck rememberin' the exact amount of Kentucky windage when being pressured to make a shot. To me, figurin' this Sh#t out is the fun part of handloading. For accuracy, most major manufactured brands of bullets fall under RC's quote above.
Just my .02,
http://bullseyepistol.com/reloads.htm Best accuracy will start with Jacketed, then Swaged, then cast, as cast can have air bubbles trapped inside.
They still shoot .45's?
I thought they were shooting Beretta M9 Match guns in 9mm?
They have to shoot them in service pistol competition to meet the rules.
Yep. Gotta give those a try. Great place to start.
I use two cheap targets at whatever yardage I am shooting. Both 25 yard targets.
If it is 100 yards, that's some awesome shooting. Must be kin to Jed Clampett.
I thought my 45acp shot Ok, giving groups like that at only 25 yards.
My best loads are with Lee mould 200gr RN cast loads. When I am patient with the cast process.
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