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Old 01-24-2010, 07:41   #1
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Favorite 45 Bullet Weight?

What's your favorite 45 ACP Bullet weight? I've only been shootin and loading 45 ACP for about a year and all I have loaded so far is 230gr FMJ and JHP. Don't get me wrong, they shoot great and are very accurate with 4.5gr of WST. It's just that I'm down to my last 500 Zero FMJ's and it's time to order up some more, just wondering if I should stick with the 230 or try something different. Thanks
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Old 01-24-2010, 07:43   #2
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My best reloads are 200gr LRNFP over 5gr Bullseye. VERY accurate.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:05   #3
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Mine is a similar load to Chaney's. 200 grain LRNFP over six grains of Unique. My LW barreled Glock 21 seems to like it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:26   #4
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I prefer the heavier 230 grain at around 800 fps. Seems to be the most accurate for me.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:18   #5
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I like 230gr FMJ best for blasting, USPSA, IDPA and 3-gun but since the price started to skyrocket I've switched to casting my own 225gr RNL.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:21   #6
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The 200 grain lead semi-wadcutters are good in my 1911 for plinking loads. I know lead and glock barrels don't mix, but these are sure good 1911 loads.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:25   #7
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I plink with the 230 lrn out of the Lee 6 banger mold because they work well for me and you can cast a mess of em real quick.
For Jbullets 230 also
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:59   #8
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These days I run nothing but 200grn. LSWC through my 1911s. Accurate and flat shooting out to 50 yards.
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Old 01-24-2010, 13:37   #9
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I probably shoot more 200grLSWC or LTC than any other bullet wt. Economy is one reason, accuracy another, recoil (for target work) another. The 45acp was originally designed around a 200gr bullet. Still not a bad choice today. I wish more manuf. made good SD loads using 200gr wts.
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Old 01-24-2010, 15:19   #10
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Well I just started reloading, and I have not yet had a chance to chrono this load. But having said that I find this load to very accurate. I loaded about a 1,000rds of this, and fired about 500 with out any type of issues. So I would have to say this is my favorite.

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Old 01-24-2010, 15:24   #11
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My favorite is a 200gr LSWC in the ACP and 255gr LSWC for the 45 Colt.
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Old 01-24-2010, 15:26   #12
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Depends my gold standard has been 200gr LSWC. But, for some guns 230gr FMJ!

Ah, the old speer 200gr JHP....
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Old 01-24-2010, 16:33   #13
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I've been reloading and shooting 200 gr. LSWC. They seem to work great in all my 1911 pistols.
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Old 01-24-2010, 16:55   #14
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200gr LSWC is great in all my 1911's and very accurate in the 625.
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Old 01-24-2010, 16:58   #15
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Depends my gold standard has been 200gr LSWC. But, for some guns 230gr FMJ!

Ah, the old speer 200gr JHP....
Ahh yes, The "Flying Ashtray"

That was one of my favorites. I wish they still made it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 17:00   #16
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200 gr or 230 gr
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Old 01-24-2010, 17:07   #17
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I'd load the lightest lead (185-200gr) for practice, and strictly 230gr for everything else.
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Old 01-24-2010, 17:56   #18
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When you are using the 200 gr bullet, do you have to reduce your recoil spring strength? I use 230 gr Lead Round Nose, or Plated or FMJ; they all shoot great.

I have no experience with the 200gr, but I want to. My gun store has been out of them for the past @60 days since I first started thinking of loading up some. The 185 gr don't function in my guns with factory strength recoil springs.
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Old 01-24-2010, 18:36   #19
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My favorite bullet weight in .45 ACP is a 200 SWC along the lines of a H&G 68. Loaded at soft-ball velocity, it makes nice clean holes in paper... ideal for target shooting and training. Loaded at Startrek Warp VII velocity, it does an excellent job on game such as wild hogs and even deer. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.
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Old 01-24-2010, 18:59   #20
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200 gr LSWC.

5.7 gr. W-231.
WLP primer.
908 fps.
REAL accurate in my 1911s.
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