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Old 04-05-2011, 12:44   #1
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Reloading 45 acp

Just bought a 45 acp, I load 9mm all the time going to start loading 45. Just seeing if anyone has loaded this before in this combination and if so how did you like it
230gr round nose jacketed
WIn 231 ( what i use for 9mm )
loaded at 4.7 grains
or any other suggestions would be appriciated

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:59   #2
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Just bought a 45 acp, I load 9mm all the time going to start loading 45. Just seeing if anyone has loaded this before in this combination and if so how did you like it
230gr round nose jacketed
WIn 231 ( what i use for 9mm )
loaded at 4.7 grains
or any other suggestions would be appriciated

Thanks
You don't load that way, substiuting one caliber data for another. You really need to work the load up. You'll find that charge a bit light for most stock 45acp. WOrk up to 5-5.2gr per your reloading manual.
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:21   #3
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45 acp

That data is out of a book Trying to see if any one has used that data before
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:24   #4
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That data is out of a book Trying to see if any one has used that data before
Is this info from the Lyman reloading handbook?
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:25   #5
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You don't load that way, substiuting one caliber data for another. You really need to work the load up. You'll find that charge a bit light for most stock 45acp. WOrk up to 5-5.2gr per your reloading manual.
I think you jumped to conclusions here. He wasnt asking if he should load .45 like he loads 9mm. He was just asking if anyone has used a similar recipe.
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:27   #6
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Relaoding

Hornady couple years ago version
and thanks just looking to see if anyone has used it before
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:30   #7
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Hornady couple years ago version
and thanks just looking to see if anyone has used it before
Hornady just came out with their 8th edition. Its got great data. I have the Lyman 48th?, the latest Speer, and the Hornady #8. The reason I asked if the info came from the Lyman is because it seems to be on the concervative side. The Hornady and Speer handbooks are the ones I like to go by.
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Old 04-05-2011, 13:43   #8
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Of all the manuals Lyman really does seem to be the most conservative... which is really not a bad thing for those who are just learning.

I have Lyman manuals dating back to the early 60's where the starting load of a certain loading is now the max loading in their newer manuals.

Me thinks there tend to be more lawyers involved now-a-days.


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Old 04-05-2011, 16:08   #9
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I think you jumped to conclusions here. He wasnt asking if he should load .45 like he loads 9mm. He was just asking if anyone has used a similar recipe.
Maybe. He said he uses this load for 9mm & can he use it for 45acp. I merely pointed out that is not the best way to workup a load. Diff calibers, bullet wtd & pressures. Then I pointed out I doubt most guns will run that load indicated.
Ok, I read it again, I see he could be saying he is trying 4.7gr under a 230grFMJRN. My W231 230grLRN load is 5.2gr for 825fps. At 4.7gr, well below starting loads in any manual I have.
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Old 04-05-2011, 21:51   #10
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I think the OP was stating that he already uses W231 for his 9mm reloading and wants to use the same powder in his 45acp reloading. I could be misreading this though.

Lon, I've used W231 under a 230gr FMJ @ 1.265 COL, testing charges from 5.2 up to 6.0 gr. My notes for the 6.0gr charge state it was HOT, so don't venture there unless you carefully work up your loads. I settled on 5.3gr charges, which operated and shot well in both a 1911 and 4506.
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:15   #11
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I use HP-38/W231 for both 9mm Luger & .45ACP. Great powder and clean burning.
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Old 04-08-2011, 14:13   #12
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For reference, my data is similar to what others have said.

5.0 grains of W231 under 230 gr Rainier plated round nose bullet runs perfect in my Colt 1911.

Note: as I was looking over my log for 231 loads to relate in this post, I see, over the last two years I've loaded Bullseye almost exclusively. It meters well. When I couldn't fine any Bullseye or 231 I used some Unique. Unique doesn't meter well for me in my equipment, so I stay away from it.
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