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Old 03-24-2010, 04:33 PM
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45 acp formula




I came across a 45ACP published formula for a 230gr FMJ using 3.8 grains of Bullseye. I am looking for low recoil but I question the low powder drop. Has anyone had an experience with a load like this?
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:17 PM
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3.8 Clays witha 230 lrn using a SDB. Sweet.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:26 PM
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I have loaded thousands of rounds of 45ACP with 3.5-3.8gr of Bullseye. The old standard load for the "bullseye shooters" was 200gr LSWC with 3.5gr of Bullseye. Soft shooting, and accurate. I now mostly use Berry's 185gr plated FP bullet with 3.5-3.8gr of Bullseye. If it works(and it does in ALL of my 1911s), why change.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:06 PM
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I just received an Email from Alliant Powders stating that
3.8 gr should work but recommended starting with 4.0 gr
for that weight bullet. Thanks for the prompt replies.
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Old 03-25-2010, 05:33 AM
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I shot a 230g bullet over 3.8g Bullseye; yes I made Minor.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:03 AM
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Just be aware that when you drop down that low in powder charge you may have to drop down to a lighter recoil spring as well to keep the slide cycling.

My old Bullseye 1911 liked the 200 gr. H&G #68 SWC over 4.0-4.2 of Bullseye and used a 12 lb. recoil spring.

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Old 03-25-2010, 07:30 PM
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I have not had to change the recoil springs in any of my 1911s to use the 3.5-3.8 Bullseye loading. Of course, my Gold Cup has a 12 lb. spring in it from the factory, but my short bbl.(3 in.) 1911s and my Commander have factory weights, and function 100%.

My 45th Edition of Lymans reloading Guide lists 3.5gr Bullseye for 185gr and 200gr.....but that was when Bullseye was made by Hercules Powder, not Alliant. My new Lymans still lists 3.5-3.8 gr Bullseye for starting loads for different weights of bullets. I found something that works, and makes my arthritis happy....plus it is a very accurate load in my pistols...A win-win situation for me.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:45 AM
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Using a 5" Wilson with factory recoil spring, I've used Montana Gold .45 acp RN TMJ 230 grain and Ranier .45 acp RN FMJ 230 grain with batches ranging between 3.5-3.8 gr. of Bullseye. It has cycled reliably without any issues. 3.5 gr. of Bullseye is the lowest that cycles reliably in my 5" 1911's.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:11 AM
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I just chronograph some Precession Delta 230 gr FMJ the other day with Bullseye. The lowest load I had of Bullseye and this bullet was 4.4 gr. At that charge my 5 round average was 721.1 fps out of a 5" Baer.

Not as soft as Clays with a 200gr LSWC but not bad either.
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