I loaded up some .45 230g FMJ using Unique for the first time. Depending on who you listen to, or what book you read, loads are all over the place. Wanting a load for practice that was close to factory SD loadings, I loaded up 10 rds. with 6.3 grains, and 10 rounds with 6.6 grains. My intention was to use 5 for the chrono, and 5 for accuracy. My chrono is the PACT Timer/Chrono w/ screens set up 24" apart. My pistol was a G30. OAL is 1.260 ( matches some factory hardball ). First I fired some purchased reloads from a reloader I've used for years ( before I got back into reloading ). They avg'd mid to high 600 fps. As I have two timer/chronos, i also checked the second one. Fps were about the same. Ok, chrono is working. Loads were pleasent to shoot and accurate. Time for the reloads using Unique. First up, the 6.3 loadings. HOLY S%@T! First round was 942 fps. The other 4 were in the same range. Not only that, they were a painful round to shoot. Feel wise, much sharper than Cor-Bon or Hornady Critical Defense. For me it was way too hot. Did not try the 6.6g loading as I didn't feel like pushing my luck. I'm going to pull the heads on the 5 remaining rds. to verify the powder charge. I'm not concerned about a double charge as I only loaded 10 at this charge and visually checked each one for powder. Did I miss somethig somewhere?? Prior to this I was using WST & WSF at near max loadings and they were a lot softer ( low 800's with 200g Horanady HPs ). Next. While looking in the closet, I came across some .45 200g lwc. As I have a Lone Wolf barrel for the G30 ( and about 6k of those heads ), I figured let's see if they'll work, or as everyone says, they won't feed. Lo and behold, the slide would not go home on the round. Stayed about 1/16" out of battery. My reloads ( FMJ ) fed well in the LW barrel, and the lead rounds fed well in a 1911 I had with me. Visual inspection showed no real obvious difference in length. Took the barrel out and tried free dropping both in the chamber. Both rounds appeared to chamber to the same degree. I'm confused. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. TIA. Dave Wanna kill these ads? We can help!