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Posted: 11/22/2012 7:31:48 PM EST
I was loading some 200 gr berrys fp for my 45 acp 5.7 of 231 and a col of 1.20 my kimber seemed to shot the ok, my friends kimber didn't like them at all went to rack a round the slide wouldn't close all the way on 3 consecutive rounds. It took both of use to pull the slide back to eject the round.
He loaded some with the same but use a col of 1.160 and they worked fine. But that seems a little to short?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 4:19:25 AM EST
If you are loading the 200 RS that length is about right. Especially for a Kimber. I've run a few thousand of those in mine. Only complaint I have is they slip on the feed ramp. Sometimes as much as .010". Once a round is chambered, I don't rechamber it. It's either fired or discarded. I am crimping to .468 which is as far as you need to go. Any tighter on the crimp and the Berry's bullets will tear.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 5:53:52 AM EST
The 1.20 is right?
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:05:00 AM EST
The 1.16. The RS seems to work best a little short.
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 6:36:15 AM EST
Ok thanks for the info. I was reading that most liked them at 1.230 and I was afraid that he was loading the 1.160 way to short
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