45 ACP 200gr.FP Question

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by buckshotshorty, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. buckshotshorty

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    That's the bullet I use in my G21, Works great in all my other 45's (1911 & SW99) You may have to play with OAL to get reliable functioning.

    If you have never loaded plated bullets before,be careful with crimping them.
    They require a light taper crimp,just enough to stop bullet setback when cycling. Too much crimp will crack the plating and you accuracy goes to hell.
    Just remember plated bullets are softer than jacketed bullets.

    Most of the time, 0.2 of a gr. of powder above lead loads will give you the same velocity.

    Good luck in your loading.
     

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    They should run fine. As noted a light taper crimp is all that is needed. If you load w/ the LFCD, go easy as the bullets are soft enough to size down & undersized plated, like undersized lead, are crap for accuracy. BTW, you can NOT taper crimp enough to prevent bullet setback. That is a product of neck tension which is conrtolled by the sizing & flaring of the case mouth. For better case neck tension, make sure the expander is at least 0.003" smaller than bullet diameter.