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Old 06-17-2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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I was loading bullets without a cannelure, would you guys still run it through crimp?
45 ACP bullet should not have a cannelure, but they should still be crimped.

As aa stated, a light taper crimp is used to remove the flare plus maybe a thou more. You do not crimp the case mouth into the bullet, you just remove the flare.

You fired 8 rounds. Did you fire 4 consecutive rounds into one of your "tight clusters" , then fire another 4 consecutive rounds into the other "tight cluster"? Or did you fire 8 rounds at the target and had two separate "clusters" from random shots?


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45 ACP bullet should not have a cannelure, but they should still be crimped.

As aa stated, a light taper crimp is used to remove the flare plus maybe a thou more. You do not crimp the case mouth into the bullet, you just remove the flare.

You fired 8 rounds. Did you fire 4 consecutive rounds into one of your "tight clusters" , then fire another 4 consecutive rounds into the other "tight cluster"? Or did you fire 8 rounds at the target and had two separate "clusters" from random shots?
8 rounds 2 random clusters


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I like to fire a mag worth at each target. 8 rounds is not enough. When you've shot around 100 and are still getting inconsistant results then start playing with you're powder. What are you running you're OAL at? I like to seat mine so that they just fit in the mag with maybe .01-.02" to spare. I find that they run more consistantly.

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I loaded my first batch of .45 acp the other day, when I went to test shoot them I shot from a rest at 50 feet, there were 2 very tight 4 shot clusters about 6 inches apart. Do you guys think that my handloads need a little tweaking or do you think it's the handgun?
If the groups are one above the other, its probably one of two things, breaking your wrist up if one group is substantially higher than the aiming point (assuming a proper sighting in). If one group is substantially lower than the aiming point, you could be breaking your wrist down, drooping your head down, or pushing the whole gun forward as you squeeze the trigger.

At a 25 yd target, 1/10" inch error in sight picture will result in a 2 to 3 inch error at the target with a handgun having a 6" sight radius. Thus if you are not aligning the sights exactly the same way every time, along with all the other fundimentals, the result can be as you discribe.
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i like to fire a mag worth at each target. 8 rounds is not enough. When you've shot around 100 and are still getting inconsistant results then start playing with you're powder. What are you running you're oal at? I like to seat mine so that they just fit in the mag with maybe .01-.02" to spare. I find that they run more consistantly.
oal 1.260"
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That's what I run my 230gr RN at. They just barely fit in the mag and run up the feed ramp nicely.



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