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texaswoodworker 06-16-2013 10:18 PM

Need a recipe for 45 ACP
I need a little help finding a good recipe for 45 ACP. My book doesn't have the type of bullet I have in the same weight they are.

I'm using 200 gr (plated) lead round nose bullets. The powder I'm using is Unique.

Any suggestion on where I can find a recipe for this?


BlueTurf 06-16-2013 10:28 PM

6.0 grains of Unique is a good load and safe to use with plated bullets.

Rick1967 06-16-2013 10:47 PM

I sometimes use a plated bullet for IDPA. My full power 200 grain plated bullet sits atop 4.9 grains of Titegroup. Very accurate load. I shoot out to 25 yards with the best of them with that load.

Keep in mind that is a stout load. Not max. But definitely not light.

mseric 06-16-2013 10:57 PM

Rainier Plated bullets should be loaded using Lead bullet data. If no lead data is available use low to mid Jacketed data.

Berry's plated recommend low to mid range Jacketed data as well.

Unique Data.
Remember Alliant data list a Max charge only. reduce by 10% for "Start" charge. bulletid=60 bulletid=62

at_liberty 06-17-2013 12:16 AM

Lee book lists .45 ACP 200 gr lead using Unique at 5.1 gr. Min OAL 1.190. 810 fps and 9600 psi.

texaswoodworker 06-17-2013 04:39 AM

I found another source that says to use 5.1 gr of Unique for 200 gr LRN, so I guess that would be a good starting point.

Thanks for the advice everyone. :)

rockratt 06-18-2013 12:18 AM

I'm using 5.3 grs with the Rainier bullet...

gunnut07 06-22-2013 07:56 PM

5 gr of titegroup makes for a nice plinker round.

Overkill0084 06-22-2013 08:52 PM

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At one time, Rainier published data for their bullets.
Have a look:

Jagermeister 06-22-2013 09:40 PM

Here is a good .45 recipe....

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