share your favorite .45 ACP load

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Caneman, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Member

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    6.0gr of Unique and a 230gr lead bullet.
  2. merbeau

    merbeau New Member

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    I use Oregon Trail Laser Cast 180 grain Semi Wadcutter for my Bullseye shooting with a an OAL 1.2480, Taper Crimp 0.470 and 5.6 gr. Universal Clays at about 760 fps. Thse loads will produce 1.75 inch groups at 50 yards from my SW 945.
  3. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

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    thanks for all the input... i was looking for a load that filled the case up as much as possible, looks like 7.0 gr of Herco would do a good job, anyone reload with Herco in this caliber?
  4. USMCSpeedy

    USMCSpeedy Member

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    I'm pretty new to reloading but so far I like 7gr of Power Pistol under a 230gr Hornady XTP.
  5. Popgunner

    Popgunner New Member

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    You said you have a new one on the way. (funds limited?)
    I have a Colt Gold Cup that came with two springs-one for lighter cast bullet loads. I've actually found that my cast loads work fine with either spring.

    I got one of these: http://www.midwayusa.com/product/73...diameter-230-grain-tumble-lube-truncated-cone

    I have been buying up all the wheelweights at tire shops I can find. Last buy was 80 pounds for $10. Theys didn't want any money but I slipped 'em a ten spot so they'd be happy to see me the next time. 5 gallon bucket. I use the Lee tumble lube-cheap & easy with no luber tool needed. Along with a Lee melting pot I can throw out bullets by the thousand for almost nothing but time invested.

    My load is with Unique. Way cheap shootin'.
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