Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > .45 ACP questions? HEELLLLPPPP!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-01-2011, 11:27 PM   #31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
linuxuser3890's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jonesboro,Arkansas
Posts: 278
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

His coal spec is for a FMJ and one of yours was too. You can't really follow that for a JHP. My Hornady manual lists 1.245" for FMJ and 1.230" for JHP both 230g bullets but not the same length.

If u know how to spot signs of over pressure and you work up to a load there is little to no risk of blowing up your gun. Just start at the starting grains for the load and work up by .2 or so and check. IIRC you are using unique, Hornady lists 5.1g for starting.

Sent from my Inspire 4G using FirearmsTalk

__________________
linuxuser3890 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 11:45 PM   #32
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,904
Liked 5102 Times on 2652 Posts
Likes Given: 309

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmj View Post

OK, imma back off the crimp, then try reseating the bullet to spec. and try again. If it head spaces on the rim of the case. My issue may be too much crimp. Will try again and report back...prolly in the morning....i aint running back down there again tonight.
im sorry mouth of the case i think i mis-typed. but i think your breakdown is the trim to length and overcrimp. as stated above use the data for your given bullet. i just used 230fmj as an example.
__________________

"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...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 12:13 AM   #33
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Montgomery County,PA.
Posts: 4
Default

I also had the same situation. J use RCBS single stage with carbide dies. The answers were very similar to what has been said here and all considerations should be looked at. The solution for me was the taper crimp. Reread the steps to set bullet seating and crimp. Once I did this I hav not had any failure to feed or fire. Good Luck.

__________________
basshound is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 01:16 AM   #34
fmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fmj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Wayne,IN
Posts: 3,454
Liked 749 Times on 433 Posts
Likes Given: 306

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonM View Post
im sorry mouth of the case i think i mis-typed. but i think your breakdown is the trim to length and overcrimp. as stated above use the data for your given bullet. i just used 230fmj as an example.
No No, i mis-typed it...i meant case mouth and not rim.

Basically, I think I shall go back to step 1. Re-read, re-set and go from there with dummys until i feel confident. Then pull and prime.
__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjammin Franklin

The 1911: Turning useless trash into good fertilizer for over 100 years!!
fmj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 01:24 AM   #35
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,904
Liked 5102 Times on 2652 Posts
Likes Given: 309

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmj View Post
No No, i mis-typed it...i meant case mouth and not rim.

Basically, I think I shall go back to step 1. Re-read, re-set and go from there with dummys until i feel confident. Then pull and prime.
sounds like a good plan!!
__________________

"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...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 01:34 AM   #36
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
linuxuser3890's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Jonesboro,Arkansas
Posts: 278
Liked 12 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmj

No No, i mis-typed it...i meant case mouth and not rim.

Basically, I think I shall go back to step 1. Re-read, re-set and go from there with dummys until i feel confident. Then pull and prime.
handloads.com could also be a place to check out they have a good database with some manufacturers listed loads also.

Sent from my Inspire 4G using FirearmsTalk
__________________
linuxuser3890 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 03:36 AM   #37
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: davenport,iowa
Posts: 63
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default .45 chokeing

a lot of .45's need to be ramped to feed hollow point's or wad cutter's ,my 1911 dont like them or my para ord p14 barely swallow's them .
mt sig p250 eat's them real good .the best thing i did was to get a lee #4 die with factory crimp to size the loaded round after installing the bullet .
i found this problem with my 1911 i used a spair barrel to see if they chambered all the way ,best money i spent .
Lee Precision: Carbide Factory Crimp Die

__________________
saitek is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #38
fmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fmj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Wayne,IN
Posts: 3,454
Liked 749 Times on 433 Posts
Likes Given: 306

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by saitek View Post
a lot of .45's need to be ramped to feed hollow point's or wad cutter's ,my 1911 dont like them or my para ord p14 barely swallow's them .
mt sig p250 eat's them real good .the best thing i did was to get a lee #4 die with factory crimp to size the loaded round after installing the bullet .
i found this problem with my 1911 i used a spair barrel to see if they chambered all the way ,best money i spent .
Lee Precision: Carbide Factory Crimp Die
Yeah, i have the Lee 4 die set. Its not a ramp issue. Its a load issue, either too much crimp or not seating bullet deep enough. I have some more work to do out in the garage, after i get it done, i'm going to head down in the basement and work on this issue some more.
__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjammin Franklin

The 1911: Turning useless trash into good fertilizer for over 100 years!!
fmj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #39
fmj
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fmj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Fort Wayne,IN
Posts: 3,454
Liked 749 Times on 433 Posts
Likes Given: 306

Default Getting a freaking HEADACHE!!

ok, started over and played on and off with this for a while now.

With these bullets i am using, dropping a dummy cartridge into my barrel (disassembled the 1911) i have to seat the bullet (using very little crimp) to 1.155 or 1.16 to get the rim of the cartridge to drop flush or just below the cowl of my barrel.

Lee Specs give the Minimum OAL at 1.19"!

NOW WHAT!?!?!?

__________________
"Those that would trade essential liberty for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security." - Benjammin Franklin

The 1911: Turning useless trash into good fertilizer for over 100 years!!
fmj is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2011, 08:27 PM   #40
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: davenport,iowa
Posts: 63
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default oal

certin bullets you may have to play with thr oal for gun and load combo's that the perticular writer of the load spec's you used did not use when they developed their load .
i would probably back the powder off to the start load and test function before loading a bunch .what bullet are you using ,brand style ?i know wad cutter's and semi wad cutter's gave me a lot of greef .had to load them deeper so the edge of the bullet was right at the case mouth ,otherwise they would hit the throat in the barrel . then the little bugger's wont feed right because of the ramp.

__________________
saitek is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Questions MISTER76 General Rifle Discussion 4 03-05-2011 09:44 PM
CAI FAL 308 questions Ruzai General Rifle Discussion 5 11-24-2010 04:28 AM
2 questions freefall Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 7 10-22-2010 01:25 PM
PA gun questions kaia General Handgun Discussion 2 02-19-2009 05:04 AM
BDC... yes or no? Oh and some other questions. supergus Optics & Mounts 5 02-18-2009 06:03 AM