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Old 12-07-2006, 02:18 PM
The Virginian The Virginian is offline
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Green Dot .45 ACP loads




I have over 8lbs of Green Dot and would like to use it in .45 ACP with lead bullet weights from 200-250 grains. Any suggestions? How about in .45 Auto-Rim and .45 Colt?
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:16 PM
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Go to the Alliant website--they have a ton of loads for Green Dot in 45 ACP.

http://www.alliantpowder.com/
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:18 AM
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With 200 and 230 grain lead target loadings for .45 acp, they appear to recommend 4.3 grains of Green Dot...

(An interesting powder...fairly small charges, good velocities, and relatively low pressures for a given velocity! If it burns cleanly, I might have to check out this powder myself as an alternative to W231)
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Old 12-08-2006, 03:55 PM
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I've had good results with 4.2 grains of GD, behind 230 gr. Rainier plated .45 ACP and Precisions moly's in same caliber. I started at 3.9 grains, and was amazed at the felt recoil reduction, while cycling two different pistols just fine at that level. I like Green Dot!
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:21 PM
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Geez, I might checks this out too, but as an alternative to bullseye. I use bluedot currently, and found that it meters MUCH better in my measure than Bullseye.
It almost has similar charge weight too, from what i'm seeing!
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:50 PM
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I had most of 4 lbs of Green Dot cheap once. As Dean Grennell said, how many greens of Grain Dot do you want?

In a 1911 .45 ACP
230 gr LRN + 5.0 gr G.D. = 792 fps
200 gr SWC + 5.5 gr G.D. = 880 fps.

This is more than Alliant shows for lead bullets but less than their maximum for jacketed bullets of those weights. I was after full power loads.

I shot most of what I had in 9mm, though. It would give factory equivalent velocity at handbook maximum loads.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:20 AM
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Geez, I might checks this out too, but as an alternative to bullseye. I use bluedot currently, and found that it meters MUCH better in my measure than Bullseye.
It almost has similar charge weight too, from what i'm seeing!
My experience as well ...with Blue Dot ... use it in 9mm/38/357/40/45/44/44AMP ... clean burning / reduced residue / fairly economical as well!
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Old 12-21-2006, 11:09 PM
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I've only used this in shotgun loads for trap shooting, if it's cleaner than Bullseye (my current .45 powder) maybe it's worth trying.
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:45 AM
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+1 on Green dot and Red dot burning cleaner than bullseye. I run them both (as well as Clays). Slightly slower than bullseye, but burning much cleaner.

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