Originally Posted by jarhead315
If you are going to load SWC,s in .45 acp remember to leave a small shoulder on the bullet or it will not cycle in the Auto. I found this out the hard way! Good luck reloading. I am so glad that there are still guys who reload!
Amen to that. I tried some 185 SWC's, and according to a suggested load in my Hornady book, it said OAL should be 1.135 using 6.1 gr Power Pistol.
They would not cycle at all. I finally found, after many trials, using dummy loads, that 1.23 worked really good, and I upped the powder to 6.8 grs. Went to the range, and had one failure to load out of 20. The other 19 cycled and fired with no problem, and was a nice lower recoil to boot.