I want to work up a good target load in .45 ACP. I have brass, remington primers, Unique powder, and winchester 230 gr. FMJ-RN bullets as my limited components to start off with. In my Hornady load manual, it says that the second up from the lightest powder charge for this particular bullet should be 5.4 gr. of the brand I have on hand. I guess I am just wondering if I should start off with that option, of if you guys might recommend that I start with the lowest printed data in the book. I have never reloaded before and would rather be safe than sorry. I def. don't want to get myself or my gun hurt for assuming anything when I honestly have no clue what I am doing. Other than from what research I have done. If it matters, these will be shot from a steel framed, 5" brl 1911. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!