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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by kasel, Jun 3, 2009.
What are your favorite loads using plated or lead bullets for the 45 acp(185 -230)
WARNING THESE ARE SAFE ONLY IN MY FIREARM USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
My plinking load is as follows
Rainer 200gr Rn
5.0gr Hodgdon Titegroup
CCI or Federal primer
This makes for a nice low recoil load for plinking at the range and or gp shooting.
My own hard cast 225 RNL over 5.0gr of W-231 or 4.0gr of Red Dot. The Red dot load is actually a little hotter, cleaner and less expensive.
My range load:
200 gr Rainier JFP
5.7 gr Universal
Its a lower recoil round that is great to shoot all day or help someone step into a larger caliber.
mine isn't the cleanest load, but my 1911 loves it. (dang it!)
230 gr. hornady rn
8.8 gr. blue dot
cci lg pistol primer
blue dot burns really dirty.
My Taurus really likes the 200 grain Berry HP pushed by 5.5 grains of Titegroup or the same bullet with 8.5 grains of AA#5. Both are pretty close in accuracy with the titegroup maybe just a tad bit better!
45 acp pet load
I use my cast 200 gr. swc cast bullet on top of 5 or 6 grs. of Unique in my kimper ..This load works great for me. Dennis B
My favorite practice load for my carry gun (P-14). Will group 1 1/2"or less @ 25 yards all day out of my Para.
220 gr. hard cast LFP.
6.0 gr. UNIQUE.
Winchester LP primers.
WARNING: This load was worked-up by me and and found to be safe in all my 1911's. I have fired thousands upon thousands of rounds of this load in practice and competition throughout the years. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
My buddy had a buttload of cast lead SWC that he gave to me because they wouldn't run in his Gl**k. He swore up and down that they wouldn't run in my Kimber, but I could sell them off or something. They ran beautifully through my Kimber, with ne'er a failure to feed or feed malfunction.
He was floored.
4.5 gr VVN310 200 gr. lasercast 200 gr. RN.
for my polymer framed handguns i used 185 gr. rnfp , 5.8 gr. win231, and win lp primers.
for my 1911's 200 gr. rn, 5.6 gr. win231
I've found a nice rut in using;
Rainier 185gr flat point & 48grs Hogdon clays
Shoots great, medium/low recoil, good accuracy, affordable
my springfield 1911-a1 & ruger p90 both like 230gr. CTR lead slugs,JTR sized .451''
using 4.3 grs of HP-38 ...both are excellent shooters/plinkers out to 100yards
My standard 45 load
All my 1911s seem to like 5 Grains of Red Dot with a 200 grain cast bullet.
Safe as proven for MY guns ONLY
5.5 gr Unique, 230 ball, winchester large pistol primers.
Just curious, but you shoot your pistols at 100 yds?
...and why not use a long gun?
Just curious, at a 100 yards with a pistol, would you not have to use Tennesee Elevation to drop the round in? Seems like you would.
with fancy shooting like that...I bet he doesn't even use a scope.
Hell no. You must be using long barrels. I have no reason to target my handguns at 100 yards. 25 yards would be max distance and 7-10 is ideal. If BG is 25 yards away from me, he is probably running away. Long shots like that is why I have rifles. Hell, I would need a spotter in order to take a shot at 100 yards with a handgun of any caliber, short barrel to be consistent in target group. There are countless variables to consider before squeezing the trigger, wind speed, wind direction, range, target movement, mirage, light source, temperature, barometric pressure.