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OAL for .45 ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sjones, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. sjones

    sjones Millennium Member

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    What do you like for the oal? I use 1.250 and load to a minimum 6.0 grains of unique.:supergrin: sj
    I should have stated,230 round nose,berrys plated
     
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  2. Kwesi

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    I loaded some at 5.7gr Unique at 1.240 and chrono'd them at 783. I've also loaded them at 6.0 but don't remember the OAL.
     

  3. fredj338

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    Lead, plated or jacketed, it matters. OAL is very bullet/gun specific.
     
  4. Kwesi

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    fred: PD FMJ's for my reply.
     
  5. fredj338

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    At 6gr, you are just at 800fps, w/ a plated Berry's, about 825fps & lead, close to 840fps, all from 5" bbls, either a 1911 or XDTac. An OAL of 1.250" works for most shapes, most guns.
     
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  6. cole

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    230gr LRN at ~5.3gr (5.2-5.4) ~1.150" Unique for me. Ran 'em from 4.8gr to 6.2gr. The 6.2 felt stout.
     
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  7. kshutt

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    I use 1.260 for round nose plated or FMJ.