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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/12/2002 3:11:34 PM EST
i need a good load for .45 acp, i tried the clays powder, at 4.0 grains, with 230 grn fmj, and it is waaaaay frickin weak, how much more of this can i put in the round?
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 3:16:27 PM EST
I stick with all Win Components. WLP for primers and 5.7 Grains of Win 231! No complaints!
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 3:17:33 PM EST
... Weak? whilst target practicing, weak is your friend. What is your mission? If it's personal defense [u]buy[/u] and carry what ever your local PD does.
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 3:23:40 PM EST
Clays isn't the best powder choice for 45 ACP, yields the lowest velocity and highest pressure among the Hogdon powers for that round. 4 grains is the max recommended load. I like Universal Clays for .45 and .40. Data from Hogdon's web site: 230 GR. HDY FMJ FP COL: 1.200" Max Vel CUP HS-6 8.2 825 15,400 CUP UNIVERSAL 6.0 853 16,900 CUP HP-38 5.3 832 16,800 CUP TITEGROUP 4.8 818 16,700 CUP CLAYS 4.0 732 17,000 CUP
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 3:24:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 3:36:03 PM EST
I use Unique, though a lot of people complain that it's dirty. My load is the 200 grain Speer Gold Dot hollowpoint over 7.0 grains of Unique in a Speer Lawman case and a CCI large pistol primer. Works well, good accuracy out of my Kimber.
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 3:48:51 PM EST
5 grn win 231. win primers 200 grn swc. Smells good, shoots better. My personal competition load.
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 5:30:54 PM EST
Define "weak". Does this load not make major PF in your gun? Does it not properly cycle the action? Need more info. My personal load using Clays is 4.4 gr Clays, WLP primers, 230gr FMJ, OAL 1.26. This load makes 178 PF out of my Kimber Compact. YMMV, All safety disclaimers apply.
Link Posted: 8/12/2002 5:40:14 PM EST
6gr of Unique is my "standard practice" load. Yes, the old Unique is dirty, They have since released a new "clean" version - I have not tried it yet, but more than likely it will be my new powder for pratice rounds
Link Posted: 8/13/2002 3:30:20 AM EST
when i say weak, i mean very low recoil, and the round seems to barely have enough charge to cycle the action, i use fed primers, new win brass, and win bullets, 230grn fmj, and used 4.0 grns of clays, some goober at cabellas told me that it was the best to use, baah...
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