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WW1 .45 A.C.P. bullets

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by RWMC, Apr 10, 2007.

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  1. RWMC

    RWMC Member

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    Were bullets for the .45 in WW1 FMJ, or were they swaged lead? I want to reload for my 1917 S&W, but I want to shoot the bullet it was designed for. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Sunray

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    FMJ's, but a 230 grain cast bullet won't cost you as much as buying jacketed bullets. 4.5 grains of Bullseye is a nice light load for 230 grain cast bullets. Easier on your 90 year old revolver.
     
  3. ReloaderFred

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    I have one round of FA-17 .45 acp ammunition in my collection, and it's full metal jacket.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  4. Slamfire

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    And the original 1911 vintage load was a 230 FMJ with 5.0 grains Bullseye at 800 fps. Saw that in a book on 45 Service pistols.
     
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