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Thread: Reloading .45acp for Lbr

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    Reloading .45acp for Lbr

    Hi guys looking for reloading data for .45acp Lbr at the moment I am using 230g RN GM Hardcast with varying amounts of Hodgkin 68 /Win231 powder, but its leaving a lot of residue in the cylinder, so after shooting several moon clips full the reloads don't go very smooth!
    So looking for a nice Soft Clean load?
    Cheers


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    I used to use Viht 320 - similar burning rate to Red Dot - Look up the load in their loading tables which are on line

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    I use to run my race 45acp's in comps and used gm3,for plinking n310 =4 grs @ 750 fps soft but good enough

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    thanks guys! Yes I used to use GM 3 as well back in the day, unfortunately I threw out all my loading data after the 97 ban thinking I would never use that again
    And now I cant find any info on it. Cheers

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    you should be able to look up vectan powder for some info

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    You'll probably solve your problem with a decent but firm taper crimp, sizing to .452", and remembering that you are using ready cast bullets I'll say that GM are a quality product.

    I shot .45 ACP in a S & W Model 1950 and had no problems with unburned powder using powdersvor the "speed" you are using...but in those S & W revolvers the cylinder is properly machined with a "step" like your .45 ACP pistol would be.

    So I think it's a pressure issue. That's bullet hardness, bullet size and crimp issues and made worse if your revolver's cylinder is "dual .45 ACP/.45 Colt as you'll never get pressure using .45 ACP as there's in effect freebore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    You'll probably solve your problem with a decent but firm taper crimp, sizing to .452", and remembering that you are using ready cast bullets I'll say that GM are a quality product.

    I shot .45 ACP in a S & W Model 1950 and had no problems with unburned powder using powdersvor the "speed" you are using...but in those S & W revolvers the cylinder is properly machined with a "step" like your .45 ACP pistol would be.

    So I think it's a pressure issue. That's bullet hardness, bullet size and crimp issues and made worse if your revolver's cylinder is "dual .45 ACP/.45 Colt as you'll never get pressure using .45 ACP as there's in effect freebore!
    Yes back in the day I also had a Smith&Wesson 25-2 in .45acp and had no problems with it at all. Thanks for all the input guys. Cheers

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