Pet .45acp handloads

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Re: Pet .45acp handloads

Postby cpg » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:15 am

Guess I'll throw my load into the mix. It's slightly over the published max load but my 1911's seem to like it with no signs of over pressure.
5.4 grains of 231 under a 230gr FMJ bullet. Chrony's around 760 FPS.
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Re: Pet .45acp handloads

Postby Whirlwind06 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:45 am

I have been running mostly Bullseye powder puff loads.
200 grain blue bullet SWC at around 3.8 grains. I need to bump it up a bit I think. My Glock 41 and 1911 doesn't always run well with them.
Also I think I need a stronger crimp.

I have also used 6 grains of BE-86 as a major power factor load with good results.

I had some 185 grain SWC and played around with loading them at 20 to 30 percent below max BE-86 of and they ran fine.
Was still pretty brisk recoil in my G41.
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Re: Pet .45acp handloads

Postby Brian D. » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:40 am

Those powder puff loads give you an excuse to buy a .45 ACP revolver. But tying up the cylinder ain't fun, might want to add a little more crimp.
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