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Old 10-28-2012, 22:29   #1
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Military 45ACP

I have looked a little but haven't found the info yet. Does anyone know what the mil specs are for the old 45acp? All I really need is the muzzle velocity. I have been told it is 830 fps.
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Old 10-28-2012, 22:58   #2
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830-850 fps.




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Old 10-28-2012, 23:47   #3
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I agree with those numbers.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:48   #4
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Some of the TZZ ball ammo comes in around 915-930. Smoking hot stuff. I shot many thousands of rounds of the stuff. Not fun. Hard on you and the guns.
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Old 10-29-2012, 21:21   #5
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I also think it's 830-850 fps
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Old 10-30-2012, 16:07   #6
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From reading around in a few of my reloading manuals, the 230 grain ball round for the military was designed for 850 fps from the 1911 platform.
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Old 10-30-2012, 23:11   #7
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According to the US Military Small Arms Ammunition Technical Manual, the .45 ACP military ball ammunition specs are as follows:

Cartridge length= 1.275 inches
Cartridge weight= 331gr
Propellant type= SR 7970
Propellant weight= 5.0 gr
Chamber pressure= 19,000 psi
Velocity= 885fps +/- 25fps, 25.5 feet from the muzzle

So the velocity range is from 860fps to 910fps at 25.5 feet from the muzzle, which means the commonly held 830-850fps at the muzzle isn't correct. That would be out of spec.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:30   #8
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" out of spec". That is probably the current "not Libel" load.
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Old 11-01-2012, 18:39   #9
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WWII & Korean War .45 ammo I've chronographed ran in the 830-850fps range with amazing consistancy.
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