Loads for my 2 new Tauris 1911's

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by bobpayne44, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. bobpayne44

    bobpayne44 New Member

    Sep 3, 2011
    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
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    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


    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
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011

  3. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    May 27, 2011
    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

    Sep 3, 2011
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
  5. Josh Smith

    Josh Smith Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    Wabash IN

    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.


  6. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    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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