I have been loading 45 acp for awhile now. All of a sudden my loads are tumbling and key holing in the target.
I cast 230gr lead bullets and use Clays powder with a 3.8gr load.
What can I be doing wrong? Not all of the loads key hole but enough do to make me ask.
The Second Amendment makes all the others possible.
im not THAT familiar with loading unjacketed in handguns. i do know my rifle loads have to be lubed and lead bullets should be sized after casting.
have you weighed an entire batch?? maybe your getting small airpockets or something.
if the bullets are drastically undersized as in too small diameter they will keyhole regardless of construction.
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
You might try loading a box with unsized, hand lubricated bullets. If that solves the problem, you need a bullet sizing die one or two thousandths larger.
If that doesn't solve the problem I'd have a smith check my barrel.
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