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230 grain bullets for .45 GAP?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by nevadajohn, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. nevadajohn

    nevadajohn

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    I see Speer doesn't list a load for 230 grain bullets for the .45 GAP,and few offer it in factory loads.Are 230 grain bullets suitable?What's the deal?
     

  2. G19 DB

    G19 DB

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    got this from Ben over at Alliant powders. Some 230 grain loads. I tried the blue dot (because I had some) and at nearly 8 grains for 230, they were anemic loads. The brass was bouncing off my nose (literally), so I dont recommend the blue dot powder load for GAP.

    185 Jacketed HP

    Power Pistol start 6.4 grs @ 885 fps max 7.2 grs @ 992 fps

    Blue Dot start 8.2 grs @ 896 fps max 9.2 grs @ 1020 fps

    200 gr Jacketted HP

    Power Pistol start 6 grs @ 827 fps max 6.8 grs @ 961 fps

    Blue Dot start 7.9 grs @ 858 fps max 8.8 grs @ 969 fps

    230 gr TMJ

    Power Pistol start 5.7 grs @ 813 fps max 6.4 grs @ 905 fps

    Blue Dot start 7.2 grs @ 771 fps max 8 grs @ 896 fps

    200 gr lead bullet #452460

    Power Pistol start 6.1 grs @ 931 fps max 6.9 grs @ 1024 fps

    Blue Dot start 7.6 grs @ 947 fps max 8.5 grs @ 1078 fps

    225 gr lead bullet #452374

    Power Pistol start 5.7 grs @ 860 fps max 6.4 grs @ 941 fps

    Blue Dot start 7 grs @ 885 fps max 8 grs @ 972 fps