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08-08-2010, 00:37
Been a long time but finally have some results for you guys. First let me say thanks to all of you for the advice and help.
I loaded 7 rounds each of 4.6, 4.7, 4.8, 4.9 & 5.0 grs using Federal brass, CCI primers, Bullseye powder, and Rainier 230 gr hp. Loaded on a LCT press with Lee dies.
I dressed the "old girl" (Colt 1911 45acp) in her finest smooth cocobolo's and slipped her into a soft rug, loaded up the Mazdzaratti truck with the rest of my gear and headed to the old abandoned police dept range.
shot all from a rest at 25 yards aiming at 6 o'clock on the bullseye.
First I shot 7 rounds of Winchester white box: 6 on paper, high and left 4.912" spread.
4.6 grs: 5 on paper, high and left 4.745" spread
4.7 grs: 5 on paper, 3 centered & 2 high and left 5.986" spread
4.8 grs: 6 on paper, all centered, 1 bullseye, 5.280" spread
4.9 grs: Something bad happened here. 4 on paper high and left over 6" spread.
5.0 grs: 7 on paper, all centered, 1 bullseye, 5.322" spread
Looks like the old girl likes 4.8 grs and 5.0 grs the best. I have since loaded 50 of each of those and will try them next at 15 yds free hand. 25 yds is a long way for my old eyes. Will let you guys know how they turn out.
One of the guys I work with had a G31 and wanted a G33 so I ordered one and we traded. So you guys get ready to advise me on 357 sig soon. I have ordered the dies and have already received a pound of AA9 and Hornady 9mm XTP. Anybody got any extra cash you can float me for supplies since ya'll got me into this mess........ dirtyjoe

Zombie Steve
08-08-2010, 07:35

Sounds like it liked 4.6 grains the best, though...