.45 ACP load
Out to the range last wkend w/ a friend. We both brought everything from .22 rimfire rifles and handguns to big bore handguns.We had a blast!! While we were target shooting our .45 ACP 1911's we got to talking about what loads we were shooting (all handloads). He had two boxes of 50 that he had marked 200 grn SWC, 5.2 grns HI-SCOR 700X. They seemed just fine and his accuracy was on par w/ what we were shooting at, recoil wasn't harcsh.We were shooting from 35 yrds at 10" handmade circular cardboard targets. Anyway....after returning home I decided to look up this load,since I have not shot or loaded anything w/ 700X, and what I found was in my Speer manual from 1991 that stated something like 4.2(start) - 4.9 grns(max) of 700X w/ a 200 grn SWC load data. My friend is gone this week for the holidays, so didn't have a chance to talk to him. But, unless he goofed on the load description, he was shooting too hot a load for me!! Could one of you guys look into maybe one of your manuals and see what it has for the .45 ACP 200 grn SWC, just in case my data is not up to date.....my Lyman man. doesn't even list 700X for .45 ACP,or referance me to a site for newer info??