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45acp loads
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 45acp loads Reply with quote

No problem, and good luck.

Right now, I'm working on a load that I never thought that I would be working on.

Shooting .45 Colt, I have always obtained good accuracy using 5.5gr of Trail Boss and a 200gr cast bullet.

With my new AWA Peacekeeper, this load was all over the place at 25 yards, but I had some loads using 6.0gr of Trail Boss, and it was much more accurate.
I plan to move up .2 grains at a time, and see what happens.

This is the first time that I had a pistol that liked hotter loads, so it will be fun to see where this leads.
Also with 45 Colt, there are many powders that work for it, so, now I have something to play with for awhile in the reloading room and at the range.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Re: 45acp loads Reply with quote

I have a Kimber with a 3" barrel that is the same way. The hotter the more accurate it becomes. Best accuracy is somewhere above 850 fps. I stopped at 850. I'm using WSF. It gives me the best accuracy and burns the cleanest. This .45 ACP has a tight chamber and any unburned powder or carbon left in the chamber and the next round jams part way into the chamber and the slide stops just short of battery. With WSF I have ran several thousand rounds through it with no problems...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 45acp loads Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
Just tried out a new load last night in my tactial Colt.

230gr Xtreme CPRN over 4.5gr W-231. Mixed brass, CCI300/Remington primer.



My charge weight was actually 4.8gr, not 4.5.....sorry guys, I aint that bright when it comes to typing.
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