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45 Win Mag 230gr FMJ: Blue Dot or Power Pistol?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Kwesi, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    I have very limited data in my manuals. Anyone have a proven recipe with just either of these powders?
     
  2. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2013

  3. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    45 Winchester magnum
    Primer: Fed 150 & 155 Test Firearm: L.A.R. Grizzly
    Case: Starline BBL Length: 6 1/2"
    Twist: 1x16" Trim-to Length: 1.193"
    Bullets:
    #8815 .45 Caliber (.4515) 230 gr. FMJ Match OAL 1.555
    #8805 .45 Caliber (.4515) 230 gr. JHP OAL 1.550

    Powder/Velocity 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400
    231 7.5
    8.6
    9.6
    10.6



    AA-No.5 10.7
    11.7
    12.7
    13.7



    Unique 8.9
    9.9
    11.0
    12.0
    13.0


    Viht 3N37 10.00
    11.1
    12.2
    13.2
    14.3


    AA-No.7 14.7
    15.7
    16.6
    17.6
    18.5


    HS-7 13.0
    14.6
    16.1
    17.7



    Blue Dot 12.6
    13.6
    14.6
    15.6
    16.5
    17.5

    2400 14.7
    16.0
    17.4
    18.7
    20.0


    H110
    19.2
    20.3
    21.5



    296

    20.4
    23.4



    Energy/ft.lbs. 414 510 618 736 863 1001
    Accuracy Load: *Blue Dot/ 15.6grs. 1200fps/ 736ft. lbs.
    Hunting Load: *Blue Dot/ 17.5grs. 1400fps/ 1001ft. lbs.
    Copyright 2003 Sierra Bullets, LLC.





    Sorry, that didn't cut and paste well. No data on Power Pistol here, but Blue Dot is slower which better lends itself to magnum loads. Having said that, I've never cared for Blue Dot. Loud and flashy.
     
  4. Hoser

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    Can't help with numbers as I am out of town, but avoid Blue Dot like the plague. Funky wicked pressure spikes that come out of nowhere.
     
  5. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    Been using BD for my10mm loads without issues.
     
  6. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    Zombie: thanks for the BD data. Are these out of your books or have you worked them yourself? Boom & flash is what I love.
     
  7. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Cut and pasted from Sierra's Suite 16 software.
     
  8. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    Question as to the OAL. I measured several older factory rounds at 1.62 -1.67. IIRC since I already know that this longer length functions fine there should be no issues since it would not create extra pressure, right?
     
  9. Hoser

    Hoser Ninja

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    Keep in mind the OP is loading for a 45 Win Mag, not 45 ACP...
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2013