does anyone load .45 ACP with 230 grain powder coated bullets and W231? I acquired 500 230 grain powder coated lead bullets from a guy that I shoot with at the range. I have loaded them with bullseye, longshot, and now W231. I am leaning toward 231 because it seems to be slightly softer shooting in my Glock 21 and is way cleaner than bullseye. Started with around 4.2 gr of 231 and the cases had deposits on the outside like the rounds were not sealing in the chamber. Note that I do not have a chrono yet so I am trying to rely on other data points. It cycled the action okay but the empty’s barely cleared the action and ended up in a neatly organized pile right at my feet. Bumped the charge to 4.6 still had dirty exteriors on the cases. Then 4.8 gr and the dirty case pretty much went away and no evidence of barrel leading. The empty cases were 4-6 ft away at about 5 o’clock. Accuracy was as good as my old eyes can shoot, taking the center out of a paper target at 7 yards. I typically do not shoot at longer distances just because the target gets a little fuzzy past 7-10 yards. One would think that was good but I have a habit of pushing things and currently have 100 rounds loaded at 5.2 grs of 231. My books say 5.3 is max load. I guess my question boils down to two things —- Do you get better accuracy or more consistent patterns with a larger powder charge of 231 in a 45? And am I going to start seeing leading in the stock glock barrel? I should start drinking decaf and stay with the 4.8 grs?