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45 ACP Target Rounds.
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edited January 2014 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I was just looking on Missouri Bullet Co website and I am trying to decide on a good target load in a SWC bullet. I noticed that I could get them for the same price in Brinell hardness 12 or 18 and the other variation is 185 or 200gr and flat base or taper base bullets. There are a lot of choices here. Do any of you guys that load 45 ACP have any ideas what combination would be most accurate? Thanks,
I use 4.1gr. Clays, but most use 3.8 gr. for 200 gr SWC.
Some are currently playing with a 155 gr. SWC, but the slow vel. is creang an issue with tumble.
Best of luck.
Wait for Perryshooter's input.
Swagged bullets Hardnest is NOT the key to bore leading. Bullet size
.001-.002 above bore size.
and correct lube is.
The hard wax From something like candle wax that is used by many bullet sellers sucks.I like the long nose 200 grain or the same long nose Hollow point 185 grain. Loaded to Correct OAL for your barrel .010 inside flush to the back of the hood of your barrel with barrel removed from pistol. Taper crimp to case mouth to .469 . In ransom rest testing the flat base will shoot slightly smaller groups maybe 1/4 inch at 50 yards However if you want to load in volume with a progressive press
go for the bevel base . flat base will get deformed if you are not very very careful and then they be FAR outside the group. I load 4.6 grains of Bulls-Eye because it gives the velocity that shoots the best groups In my pistols . If you are shooting NRA matches. use the same load for both 25 & 50 yard . Powder puff 25 yard loads will give you Function problems in Timed and rapid fire unless you reduce the recoil spring If you do that then the gun will get beat up with hotter loads at 50 yards. The side benefit of warm loads is if you ever shoot DCM / CMP EIC matches the transition between NRA matches & the Leg matches will be easier to become distinguished and place in the President's 100 match Trust me on this
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