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Old 10-03-2011, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Loaded my first batch of 45acp

I finished my first batch of 45 acp. I loaded 200 rounds. 100 fmj, 100, jhp

Here is what i started with...

Case : mixed head stamp
Primer : CCI No. 300 large pistol primer
Powder: 4.5gr titegroup
Bullets: 100 230 gr FMJ, 100 Hornady 230gr XTP




One of each. Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic. Batteries in the good camera are dead.

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Awesome!!

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Thanks . I will add a range report hopefully sometime soon. I know I won't have any time to go shooting this week but hopefully next Sunday my father and I will be able to spend the morning at the range.

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Looks good!

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Looks great. New brass or polished? They look good!

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The bullets, particularly the FMJ, appear to be seated much deeper than required. Are you trying to load to manual's minimum COL or is this the COL needed for your gun to feed and chamber easily?

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The bullets, particularly the FMJ, appear to be seated much deeper than required. Are you trying to load to manual's minimum CO
L or is this the COL needed for your gun to feed and chamber easily?
It is polished brass. Twice fired.

Thanks for pointing that out. In my manual it listed the maximum COL and then next to the bullets i was using it listed another COL that was a small amount shorter. I went with the smaller number. I haven't had the chance to fire any of them, but i did cycle a few through the pistol and didn't have any issues. Next batch i will use the max COL, but do you think i will have any issues with these the way they are?

I just doubled checked my cartridges and my load book. I have them set at a COL of 1.235''. My book lists maximum COL at 1.275''
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NICE! Now get out and shoot em and let us know how they shoot/group!

You really want to watch your OAL!! If you seat the bullet too deep you will cause more pressure in the chamber possibly causing damage to the firearm. 5 hundreths doesnt seem like much, but it may be too much. I know when reloading my .357's there are variations in how deep the seater die seats the bullets...i have to guess that it is due to bullet variations. I have found bullet weights vary from one to the other. I am sure there are others that can help you more than I, as i am still a relative noob to the reloading game. Nor have i reloaded any .45 acp yet....thats my next project...i just need to decide on a powder.

I am looking for a powder that will work well for 230 gr. JHP .45 acp and 115 gr JHP 9mm Luger.

I will be watching closely to see what others more knowledgable have to say on this.

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I always seat to the max col then shorten only if neccessary.

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I always seat to the max col then shorten only if neccessary.
OK...spell out "COL"..i get the O=overall, L=length....C=?
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