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Esox357
10-25-2010, 15:02
Need a recommendation for a plinking/varmit bullet for the old 45 acp out of a 1911 platform?

I also need a good bullet for when I'm in the field hunting. I would like to stay in the 200 and 230 grain bullet range.

Thanks.

XDRoX
10-25-2010, 15:14
I use Berry's 230gr plated RN for plinkling. They work great.

Zombie Steve
10-25-2010, 15:16
Well, I've had good luck with Precision Bullet's 230 grain flat point for an economy round. Nice and heavy with a better meplat than a regular round nose.

http://www.precisionbullets.com/

fredj338
10-25-2010, 15:18
Need a recommendation for a plinking/varmit bullet for the old 45 acp out of a 1911 platform?

I also need a good bullet for when I'm in the field hunting. I would like to stay in the 200 and 230 grain bullet range.

Thanks.
So what are we hunting? For varmints, I like any of the 185grJHP going 1000fps+. For 200gr, you are limited in JHP to the SpeerGD or XTP. For deer size game, maybe smaller hogs in close, a 200gr @ 950fp or 230grXTP @ 900fps will penetrate deep. IMO, the various 230gr JHP are too slow & designed to open too fast for deep enough penetration for hunting, the XTP being the exception.
For plinking, tough to beat a 200-230gr LRN or LTC. Cheap to shoot, accurate, lots of data for them, what's not to like? You can hunt w/ them too, but I find a light/fast JHP works better on smaller game like jackrabbits, chucks & coyotes.

Zombie Steve
10-25-2010, 15:27
I definitely like the XTP's, but cost will prevent that from being a "plinker" round.

I guess I should have said I have different loads for different purposes.

tjpet
10-25-2010, 16:59
The plain Jane 200grn. LSWC at 900+fps will fill the bill from range to field.

njl
10-25-2010, 19:50
What about Zero 230gr JHP? I haven't tested them for expansion, but they cost about the same as Zero FMJ. The trick is just finding them in stock somewhere.

Kentucky Shooter
10-25-2010, 20:08
The plain Jane 200grn. LSWC at 900+fps will fill the bill from range to field.

I agree......I have found the 200 grain lead SWC and about 3.8 to 4 grains of Bullseye makes a cheap and effective load.

Esox357
10-26-2010, 22:11
Will the LSWC feed okay or should I just stick to RN?

tjpet
10-27-2010, 08:26
Depends on the gun but most 1911s today will reliably feed LSWCs from what I've seen.

fredj338
10-27-2010, 13:26
Will the LSWC feed okay or should I just stick to RN?

I haven't seen a currently manuf 1911 that won't feed them. So much for Glock's feeding anything.:upeyes: It's the classic practice bullet for most 1911 shooters. It's not a great small game bullet though, not enough trauma on impact, why I suggested a light wt JHP.

buck456
11-03-2010, 14:25
Seems to me that it doesn't much matter who or what you are. Being shot by anything out of a 45 is going to be pretty traumatic. :faint:

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ilgunguygt
11-03-2010, 14:33
I like Missouri Bullets 230gr LRN (BHN18). Its a easy to feed bullet that doesnt need a hollowpoint. 230gr of .452" diameter is more than enough to plink or use on pests.

BigDog[RE]
11-03-2010, 14:50
The plain Jane 200grn. LSWC at 900+fps will fill the bill from range to field.

+1 thats about all I shoot out of my 1911s (6.0gr of Unique and a Lyman 452630 bullet).