C.O.L. .45acp

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  1. JLA

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    Also they need a good bullet lube. LLA and the dry teflon Hornady uses is excellent for low velocity loads. For std velocity and magnums you need a better lube in a grease ring. And if the velocity is much over 1400 fps you will want a gascheck.

    The cool hing about gaschecks is they can, so long as you use a properly sized and lubed bullet, allow you to run a softer bullet at higher pressure so the bullet will expand. When i had my .480 ruger I was running 15 BHN cast 325 gr FN gaschecks at 1530 fps. These giant monoliths were already hitting the target at .475" in diameter and were ending up just over and inch in diameter in a water barrel test. looked like silver dollars with a copper gascheck on the bottom.
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