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I'm going to stick with this recipe for a bit (.45 acp / 200 gr JFP)

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Glock21sf-miami, Jan 23, 2010.


  1. Glock21sf-miami

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    After shooting about 2,000 rounds of my reloads I thinks I have found the recipe that works best with the components I have.

    Gun: G30 / G21SF
    Bullet: Montana Gold 200 gr JFP
    Primer: Winchester LP
    Brass: Starline, S&B, Winchester, PMC
    Powder: 4.9 grs of WST or 6.0 grs of W231

    Thought I would share for other 45 acp shooters...

    Note: These loads are around the max published loads.
     

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  2. BK63

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    I use the same bullet from Montana gold, G30, with either 6.7 grains of Unique or 6.4 grains of Universal Clays. Both loads are very accurate and function 100% all the time. Winchester, Federal or Wolf primers all work fine. Thinking next time I order I'll get some kind of jacketed hollow point from them to try. Love their bullets.
     

  3. tjpet

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    Gave up on 231 years ago after trying WST. It leaves so much more residue - inside and outside the gun - compared to WST I can't believe you'd continue to use it. Plus, I find WST to be a bit more accurate.
     
  4. fredj338

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    BIG +!, WST is just about the perfect 45acp for target to std vel loads, jacketed or lead.
    I use the same 4.9gr under a 200grLSWC or 5gr under a 200grLTC.
     
  5. BadAndy

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    Don't expect their hollow points to expand much.
     
  6. Glock21sf-miami

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    I agree, I like WST a lot better. It's just that I still have a lb jug of 231...
     
  7. tjpet

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    Ah, that explains it. Shoot it up and be done with it. Once you try WST you never go back!
     
  8. PBKing

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    And expect jacket separation.

    But the process to make them a HP makes then inherently, IMO more accurate and consistent. And the price is hard to beat for a practice JBullet.
     
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  9. ron59

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    While they are hollow points, they are NOT "self defense rounds" !?

    Hollow points are inherently more accurate than non-hollow points?

    A quote from wikipedia:
    I hate quoting Wikipedia, but you can find similar info in other places.
     
  10. fredj338

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    I won a 4# jug of HP38 (W231) about 10yrs ago. i am trying to use it up but it's just not my fav. for anything really. I usually lleave it for friends that want to come by & load some ammo for themesleves. So I set it up w/ HP38 for them.:supergrin: it's ok, just WST is mo betta!:supergrin:
    I agree on the HP not doing well in terminal performance. I have had them not expand or fragment w/ the same vel. loads. I also don't really find them much more acurate than the FP, but a little better.
     
  11. Snapper2

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    Has anyone used 700x for 45auto? I tried some for target rounds in my 400 cor bon barrel. It was very soft shooting and accurate. I'll have to give WST a try.
     
  12. ChaneyD

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    Bullseye is my choice.
     
  13. Glock21sf-miami

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    I am also thinking about starting to load some .38 spcl to practice with my snubs.
    Is WST good for .38 also?
    Maybe I can use 231 for that and keep the WST for .45
     
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