- Dec 2, 2018
45acp SWC(H&G #68) 200gr 900fps 4.6gr TiteGroup
That would be my suggestion also. For anything under 25 yards it works great. For longer distances I use something with more velocity and less drop, but 4.0 BE with 200 grain SWC is pretty much a time tested target load.200 gr S&G #68 bullet over 4.0 grns Bullseye.
My results almost mirror yours.Home cast H&G #68, 200 gr LSWC's, seated to allow just a hair's width of full dia. bullet shank above the case rim. This allows that hair line of lead showing above the tapered crimp to smooth the entry into the chamber. A loading trick I picked up from Al Dinan, noted match grade 1911 gunsmith from the 50's & 60's.
With 5.1-5.2 gr of Win 231, that bullet will do nicely for 25 & 50 yd Bullseye competition. I size to 0.452", and the alloy is wheel weights to lead in a ratio of 2:1. I also use the old NRA lube formula: 50/50 alox to beeswax.
My 1911's include a Colt Nat'l Match Gold Cup, a WWll Remington-Rand, two Ruger 1911's, a Sig 1911 RCS, a Sig P227 & 220, and my son's DW, and two Colts. All prefer this loading above any other. At ~800 fps from a 5" bbl., it'll also do nicely for CC if you don't mind reloads.
In addition to the above, that same combination also works to perfection in a 7-1/2" bbl'd Colt SAA with my spare .45 ACP cylinder installed. In my S&W M-25 1955 Target N frame, it's the most accurate .45 ACP load I've ever fired averaging 1.5" gps at 25 yds as the rule. The Smith's 6.5" bbl gives me a chrono'd 875+ fps making it a field gun with considerable smack. Fifteen years ago, I put down a young buck whose rear off side leg had been broken by a misguided bow hunter's broadhead. Penetration from the front was through the skull, brain and exited through 5" of neck muscle. Penetration it's got!
If those bullets are Xtreme 200gr plated RN try 5.2gr of Bulls eye at 1.262"Good thread . I just ordered some 200 gr rn bullets from Xtreme . This will be my first time loading .45 acp .