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Old 08-17-2015, 19:41   #26
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Good to see some activity. I got back into handloading about 20 months ago. My first loads were 45 auto. At the time the only powder I could find was 4756 and 7625. I did not like the 4756 to well for 45 auto but the 7625 works great under a 230gr. MBC TCFN. Since then I have been able to pick up some other powders but I still use the 7625 for 45 auto. It is pretty much my go to powder for the caliber. I am not to concerned about it's discontinuation. I happened to find a good quantity of it about 6 months ago and it should be a long time before I run out of it.
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Old 08-21-2015, 12:22   #27
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Been reloading the 45 acp since 1972, my first auto was a Star model PS, next was a AMT Hardballer and latest is a 45 acp revolver Taurus model 455.
My old standby load is a Lyman #452460, 200 grain SWC, sized .452, over 5.2 grains of Unique.
At first the only powder I had was Unique, but when I started shooting in a league (NRA Bullseye match), I bought some Bullseye powder and discovered 4.5 grains of Bullseye, under that same 200 grain SWC bullet, was a better target load.

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Old 08-30-2015, 16:23   #28
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I'm using 5.5 gr. of W231 behind a 230gr. hardball. This works just fine for me. I've also used 5.25 gr. of it with 200 gr. LSWC's, and that worked very well too.

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Exactly what I was going to say. 5.5 gr Win. 231/HP-38 (exact same powder, different label according to the Hodgdon site) w/200 gr SWC or 230 gr RN.
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anyone that's running Bullseye.....how heavy are your recoil springs vs. bbl length?

I ask because I have an 18.5# spring in my 4.5" Commander, bulk Bullseye, bulk 230gr hard LRN and a 4 die set on the way.

This gun has chewed through every 230gr factory target load I've tried, and a couple Personal Defense HP loads with 0 FTF so far......

I've gotten some really good results with .38spl, .357mag, and .45LC.....and would like to keep my 1911 set up as-is if possible with 100% feeding MANDATORY and excellent "defense distance" (12-25 yd) accuracy desirable.

any sage advice on this re: powder charge vs. spring wt. for 4.5" would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:23   #30
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i use 4.8 gns of bullseye with a 452. rnfp. 205 gn hardcast moly coat bullet with an 18 # spring out of both a 5in and 4in 1911 accurate as can be and deadly.oal 1.160 feeds as good as any.
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have around 200 cases cleaned and ready to size, I like Power Pistol and 185 gr JHP over.
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Old 03-15-2017, 11:45   #32
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Originally Posted by curt mini14 View Post
i use 4.8 gns of bullseye with a 452. rnfp. 205 gn hardcast moly coat bullet with an 18 # spring out of both a 5in and 4in 1911 accurate as can be and deadly.oal 1.160 feeds as good as any.
this is just a plinking round presonal defence is 230 gn HST and 5.2 gns of bullseye and cci primers stout but very accurate,
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thanks, and you're "spot on" there curt........
with 4.5 gr. under 230 Hard Cast, my wife was getting follow-up shots with her 3.5" like most do with a .380acp.......her last rapid fire 5 shot string was 4" outside to outside @ 12.5 yds.

my 4.25" Commander was clanking 5" steel plates every shot @ 25 yds with 5.0 gr. under 230 gr. Hard-Cast.

gotta get a box of those HST bullets to load for P/D....love the way they stay together in gel-tests.
currently carry the C45D but the HSTs seem infinitely better.
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