WST powder with 230 XTP bullets

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  1. 1dawg

    1dawg

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    so I have looked through 4 loadbooks and none show a load for .45 ACP using WST powder and 230 grain XTP bullets. I am looking for a mid range clean burning load for either my Glock 21 or my FNX .45 to carry when I am riding 4 wheelers, or just walking around in the woods. I realize WST is not the best powder for this application, however the only other powder I have is bullseye and I really like the WST better. Any suggestions for a safe starting load?
     
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    Yeah the old hornady manual had data. Try 4.5-4.6gr, load your xtp as long as it will go & still fit the chamber.
     
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    Thanks I will laid a few up.
     
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    09657B6B-522F-4034-9EEB-0D8F4E94FB30.png Here’s off their reloading data. It should be a good guideline.
     
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    Thanks SBray, I was not sure if I could substitute the XTP bullet for the FMJ.
    I have some loaded up at the 4.6 and at an OAL of 1.258 I think it was. Just got to get to the range and try them out. Then I can use it as my woods carry load. I only use factory loads for my self defense carry.
     
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    SBray NRA & Second Amendment Life Member

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    Some of the other more knowledgeable viewers might be able to clarify that for you. I’m just thinking since it’s a similar weight and type of bullet it should be a good starting point.

    Steve