When reloading the 45acp

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  1. Raven1

    Raven1 New Member

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    Is there a big difference if the bullet is gas checked or not. I noticed that the ones I looked at, weren't
     
  2. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

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    Gas checks help prevent a lead bullet from depositing lead in the bore when the bullet is pushed to higher velocity. I use them when the velocity is over 1100 fps.

    A gas check isn't needed for the .45 ACP, which is a lower velocity round that clocks about 850 - 900 fps.
     

  3. muddober

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    I have been reloading for over 50 years including thousands of 45 auto and I do not recall ever seeing a gas checked bullet for a 45 auto. I will also admit there are a lot of things I have not seen.

    Ron
     
  4. army mp

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    As stated above about 900FPS is about top speed for 45ACP. So no check needed,now there are 45 gas check bullets for rifle and you do not want to use them in pistol
     
  5. army mp

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    I meant to also state there are 45 long colt gas checks bullets, and they too should not be shot in an ACP.
     
  6. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    .45 long colt won't fit in a .45 acp. The case is too long.
     
  7. army mp

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    No but a .452 gas checked 45 long colt, bullet will fit in a 45ACP case.
     
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