.45 acp & 165 power factor, fav loads?

Discussion in 'Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting ' started by DukeSoprano, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
  2. CT72

    CT72 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 2, 2015
    My go to load for major power factor is a 200gr SWC Precision Bullet on top of 4.8gr of Titegroup and a Winchester primer. Even on a cool morning these have always made power factor. And yes I’ve seen people not make PF on colder days.
     
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  3. aaronsappl

    aaronsappl Well-Known Member

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    Oct 18, 2015
    I'm following, I load 9mm, about to buy 45 dies. Need a good load for IDPA.
     
  4. Heavyopp

    Heavyopp Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2013
    200 grain SWC made by Ibeji heads seated over 4.1 grains of Promo -- cci 300 primer

    back during the ammo shortage when Obama 1st got elected I was shooting a lot of skeet with my then 10 year old son -- I started reloading for shotgun -- Promo was a powder I could get my hands on, cheap, and I bought a few 8 pound jugs -- Promo is a replacement for red dot which is primarily a shotgun powder but also a pistol powder

    I use it in all my handgun loads -- 38 special, 38 super, 9mm and .45acp

    A little dirty but it works just fine and makes major pushing that 200 grn SWC in 45 acp
     
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  5. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Duke I am using 5.9g of N340 with a Bayou 230g coated RN on top. This load is down from 6g and will go down further. I have not chrono'd the 5.9 yet due to the FRIGID f'ing weather we are having. However 6g made a power factor of 191.5 so I have lots of room to go down for USPSA.
    I shot my first regulation match the other night and stage 1 had 3 targets, 25 yards, 2 shots each, and you had 5 seconds to shoot all 3. With a PF of 191 getting the gun out of recoil back on target was a challenge when fighting the clock! LMAO Grasshopper you must lighten your load!
    I'll keep you posted. (note that I already feel the difference with 5.9g)
     
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  6. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    What powder do you use for 9mm? It will probably work in .45.

    Use enough to get 850 fps with a 200 grain bullet. I would use a semiwadcutter if the gun feeds them, there are a few 200 gr roundnose if it won't.
     
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  7. aaronsappl

    aaronsappl Well-Known Member

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    Oct 18, 2015
    I am using TiteGroup with 147 PD fmj

    Why 200 grain instead of 230?
     
  8. Amp Mangum

    Amp Mangum Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2018
    230gr fmj over 4.7grs of Winchester WST.
     
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  9. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    I don't use the stuff, but I am sure you can find a "recipe." Look on Benos.

    The 200 gr SWC is kind of a tradition in practical shooting and I think it gives a well balanced load at Major power factor. You may of course, try 185 or 230; they all work.
     
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  10. aaronsappl

    aaronsappl Well-Known Member

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    Oct 18, 2015

    Do you know the velocity or power factor on this load
     
  11. Amp Mangum

    Amp Mangum Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2018
    Averages 750fps out of my 5" barrel. Power factor would be 172. Very soft recoil impulse.
     
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  12. Sniper 217

    Sniper 217 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2014
    4.7 WST, 230gr Xtreme plated, 1.26 OAL, .470 crimp, 776 FPS, 178 PF out of my 5” CQB.
     
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  13. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    :morning:
    In for the info.
     
  14. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    230 gr. Zero JHP, 4.8 gr. N320.
    ACCURATE, soft shooting.
     
  15. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    My old go to load for IPSC was 230 LRN over 5.7 grains of 231.....Not for the timid or those that fire weak rounds through their prize race guns.....R.O. hated me when it came to spot check rounds.

    Karsten
     
  16. Sniper 217

    Sniper 217 Well-Known Member

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    Jan 5, 2014
    I’ve got N320, Clays, Titegroup and WST to play with this spring. I just shot my last .45 loaded ammo Sunday.
     
  17. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Jan 17, 2013
    loaded up a few major recipes today but I have calculated my recent hit factors and I would of been in the same positions if I would have been scored as major rather than minor (as I have been)
     

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