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Anyone mold bullets for 45 ACP?

207driver207driver Member Posts: 17 ✭✭
Starting to reload for 1911 45, and will use FMJ mostly, due to range restrictions, but would like to find a good substitute bullet that I can mold at home. Anyone have a favorite?

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  • XXCrossXXCross Member Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If you're looking for the "one size fits all" 45-ACP bullet,
    it will be hard to top the standard 230gr round nose. It
    works in everything made to take the 45 ACP and every maker
    of bullet molds has one in their inventory. If you use an alloy
    of medium or higher hardness, then you can forget about needing
    gas checks.
  • noyljnoylj Member Posts: 172 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The most accurate bullet I have found is from the RCBS 452-201-SWC mold.
    Any of the H&G68 clones will be very good.
    There is no need for a gas check with ANY .45 Auto bullet. Alloy of 10-14BHN is more than adequate.
    230gn FMJ-RN may be ubiquitous, but it isn't as accurate in any of my .45s.
    You can buy great bullets from mastercastbullets.com. Their 200gn L-SWC in their "soft" alloy is inexpensive and very accurate.
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,346 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Lyman 452374 works well for me the last 40 years.
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    The most accurate Two bullets I have ever found were The H&G 68 the flat base had just the slightest edge over the 68 BB "Bevel Base" But the BB is much easier to load and you dont need to Bell the case mouth hardly at all this allows you to load the same case 20-50 times without split cases. The other great bullet id LYMAN 45266 Hard mold to find but By far the most accurate bullet I have ever loaded and tested in Ransom rest. THE key to leading is NOT I repeat NOT how hard the bullet is but rather The size must be .001 over bore size and the correct SOFT lube not candle wax hard stuff. I have cast over 50,000 rounds and purchased over 300,000 Rounds of unsized SWAGGED bullets > SIZED these bullets and lubed them in my STAR lubersizer . Swagged bullets are Dead Soft pure LEAD They do not lead in any of my match pistols
  • SP45SP45 Member Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I haven't in many years but I used to cast many ks of 200 gr swc. I don't remember the mold number but it was a Lyman. Great bullet, no issues.
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,203 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
  • wanted manwanted man Member Posts: 3,276
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by XXCross
    If you're looking for the "one size fits all" 45-ACP bullet,
    it will be hard to top the standard 230gr round nose. It
    works in everything made to take the 45 ACP and every maker
    of bullet molds has one in their inventory. If you use an alloy
    of medium or higher hardness, then you can forget about needing
    gas checks.


    +1
  • 5mmgunguy5mmgunguy Member Posts: 3,853
    edited November -1
    +2 on the bullet. No need for gas checks you are not going fast enough.
  • 243winxb243winxb Member Posts: 264 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Lyman 200 gr Bevel base. CastBullets_20090207_004.jpg
    [url] https://saami.org [/url]
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