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Old 05-19-2012, 01:24 AM   #11
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Ok Buler. I just wanted to be sure you did your research. I use several diferent loads.

185 grain Berry's Plated Bullets with 4.9 grains of Titegroup.
200 grain lead cast flat point with 4.8 grains of Titegroup.
255 grain lead cast flat point with 3.9 grains of Titegroup.

All three loads are very acurate.
I like Titegroup as well, 230 grain jacketed or plated bullets 4.4 grains powder.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:46 AM   #12
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Ok, thanks ax. im looking on the web for bullets and the data book. My LGS has the powder and primers in stock.
I just started my self.. I found it help full to find the manual first...i got the lyman 49th addition.. Then baught my powder and charges based off.of the recipes in my book matching the projectiles I've selected..half the fun has been finding the sweet spot got my recipes.. Its usually midway between the suggested starting charge and the hottest recommended loads. I use unique powder so I don't unintentionally overcharge..just don't want to make any mistakes..i use it for 9mm x 19..which id have to be asleep to double charges..doubt it would even all fit
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My general purpose load is 4.6 gr of Bullseye w/ a 230 gr cast (or occasionally plated) RN w/ CCI 300 primer. Midrange power, cycles everything & shoots accurately in every .45 I own.

IMHO, the .45 acp is the perfect caliber for cast bullet use. Low pressures and velocities make leading a non-issue.
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:20 AM   #14
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ok, I reload commercially so here is what we use. 200 gr semi wadcutter over 4.8-5.4 gr of 231. Seat the bullet so the shoulder is 1mm (a thumbnail thickness) out of the case. I have been reloading 4.8 of 231 since 1987 and it works great in my GLOCK (warranty is now VOID!) and Springfield 1911. You can also use 4.8 231 in a 9mm with a 115 grain bullet. Both loads will shoot better than most people can shoot! Load the 115 9mm FMJ to 1.120 inches over all length and you will be fine. I only shoot lead in my handguns as it is easier to clean. Try Space Coast bullets for your lead. I get mine custom cast for our company by an old guy in Florida...he only makes them for my boss and they are the BEST in the USA! I load 124 lead in my 9mm over 3.9 gr of 231 or 3.6 gr of AA#2. Am trying to develop a load using Universal powder.....
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Awesome!! Thank you all for the great info.. It will all be a great help.. Books are always good. But you cant ask the any questions.. My load data book is on the way and then will order the bullets when it comes in..
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Hard to beat lead 230 round nose Win primer with Win 231 .
Shoots soft cheap and clean .
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I wouldn't suggest Titegroup for a beginning reloader. A full charge barely covers the bottom of the case and a double is easy to miss without a careful look. Unique or Universal fill the case better. Trail Boss fills the case best and will overflow with a double. It meters surprisingly well considering its shape.
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Hard to beat lead 230 round nose Win primer with Win 231 .
Shoots soft cheap and clean .
5.3 grains of Win 231 works well for many.

I like 5.2...
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Go to Hodgdons web site and study the reloading information in their page. That will give you a selection of bullets and powders that you can use.
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I would suggest getting a couple or more books. knowledge can't hurt and certain companies use other bullets and powders. If you doing mind a dirty gun and I don't cause I'm a neat freak and clean my gun every time I shoot . I use federal brass with cci primer and 5gr of 700x hi skor with a 200 grain swc lead cast. My gun has a 4.2 inch barrel. But if you have read the books you will know even the same guns shoot different cause no 2 are the same.
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