Loads for my 2 new Tauris 1911's

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  1. bobpayne44

    bobpayne44 New Member

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    went by Midsouth Shooters Supply yesterday and picked up 500 Hornady 185g FMJ SWC and 500 Hornady 230g FMJ-RN Bullets

    my starting load is gonna be

    per hornadys latest manuel

    185G is Titegroup 5.6g and COL 1.135
    230g is Titegroup 4.3g and COL 1.230

    I have Titegroup, Power Pistol and Win231 available to use
    I found the powerpistol to be best for my Beretta 92 9MM

    so i will load some powerpistol with these too but i have 3 lbs of titegroup so i want to work up some loads with it

    does anyone have any .45 ACP loads that you like using any of the above powders if so please post so i know about what i may be looking at for final load but i will as i always do start with the starting numbers per my manuels though and know that i may have to work up to what you post

    thanks a bunch
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  2. jack404

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    W-231 From 4.6 grains to 6.2 grains 5.9 gr being "the spot"

    CCI-300 Primer for 230 grain

    Power Pistol From 5.4 grains to 8.2 grains with 6.9 being "the spot"

    CCI-300 Primer for 230 gr

    and

    Titegroup From 4.5 grains to 9.6 grains with 8.1 being "the spot"

    CCI-300 Primer for 185 grn HPA ( at 9.0 + longer flater trajectory good chest shot to 50 ) thats my notes
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  3. PanhandlePop

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    231 may be one of the more common powders used for 45 loadings. For 230 FMJ, a good range load (for me) is around 5.2 gr. and 1.25 OAL. I've never used TG and, if I were you, I'd use the PP for hotter loads (although it is quite versatile, and it is pretty flashy when used indoors).
  4. bobpayne44

    bobpayne44 New Member

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    9.6 for titegroup? just checking for a typo there, as non of my manuels or hodgdons website says to go more then 5.0 - 6.5g's of titegroup

    Not doubting you but good to know one has went that high if needed.
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  5. Josh Smith

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    Hello,

    You might also grab some Bullseye. 5.0grns/230grn will reproduce the GI load. Reduce 10% and work up.

    I shoot 5.2grns in some occasions, but that's starting to push +P, especially since it's backing hardcast lead flatnose for critters here around the place.

    Regards,

    Josh
  6. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    I load 230gr RN with

    W231 5.4 grains
    CCI or Winchester primers

    If I want a little lighter load for my USPSA practices I drop down to about 5.1-5.2

    Not that it matters but I shoot these loads out of a S&W 1911PD or Springfield XD45
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