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Old 05-10-2007, 18:32   #1
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45 acp light load

Would 4.3 grn bullseye powder or 5.3 grn. unique powder pushing a 230 grain fmj be a "light load' Thanks
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:42   #2
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I wouldnt recommend going any lower than 4.5 grains on the bullseye and no lower than 5.4 grains on the unique. you might be risking a squib load if you do. the grain weights I stated are start charges and yes they would be relatively light. probably pushing for either charge around 700 fps. if ya want a real light load I suggest using hodgdon clay with it you can load down to as low as a 670 fps with 3.7 grains clays
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I use between 4.7 and 4.8 grs. of clays powder, it is very smooth shooting, I've tried going below 4. grs with a light spring in my 1911 .45 auto and had problems with the slide properly cycling.
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3.8gr of Bullseye under a 200gr LSWC works well in my 4.2" KP90. Don't have to chase the brass very far.

Dunno if 4.8gr of Green Dot under the same boolit would be a "light" load but it's recoil is soft & it's ragged hole accurate out of my 5" 1911.

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