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Old 02-21-2012, 06:23 PM
jtrainer jtrainer is offline
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.45 ACP and Titegroup Load Data




So last night I orderd new dies for loading .45 ACP. As stated in my other post I was given free Titegroup powder. Using 230 Gr FMJ bullets and Winchester Primers, what load should I look to use?

Hodgdon Data:
Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure
230 GR. HDY FMJ FP Hodgdon Titegroup .451" 1.200" 4.4 744 15,000 CUP 4.8 818 16,700 CUP
230 GR. LRN Hodgdon Titegroup .452" 1.200" 4.0 751 12,500 CUP 4.8 855 17,000 CUP
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:35 PM
Orochimaru Orochimaru is offline
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For an FMJ, you should use the first line (HRN FMJ), although the overall length is a little short for a regular FMJ. The second line is for a Lead bullet.

My 45 ACP 230 Grain FMJ load with Titegroup is 4.6 Grains with an overall length of 1.240.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:32 PM
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Seems like I was doing 4.4 of Titegroup, 1.25 OAL, with a 230 gr Berry RN
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:27 PM
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I load mine on the hotter side to make sure I'm above USPSA Major power factor:
230 gr Precision Delta FMJ
Mixed range brass
4.75 gr Titegroup
COL 1.27"
775 fps (sd = 22)
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:59 AM
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If you are going to shoot competition, the load/s you select will need to be chronographed through YOUR gun.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:22 PM
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I don't compete, so if you do, you probably don't want to listen to me, but I really like 5.1 gr Titegroup with a 230 gr FMJ, col of 1.266, and .469 crimp. My favorite is the same except for 5.5 of w231/hp-38. Both loads are very accurate and not harsh in the recoil department. It seems the w231/hp-38 is a bit cleaner though.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:55 PM
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5.1 of TG with 230gr - WOW!! not for me
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:43 PM
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Hodgdon data is 4.4gr to 4.8gr OAL 1.200
http://www.hodgdon.com/basic-manual-inquiry.html
I like 4.5 at that OAL
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:56 PM
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In my ball gun, with a Zero 230 grain FMJ, 4.2 grains of HTG, gets me a 3" group at 50 yards.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:43 PM
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I use 200g plated RN bullets in .45 with titegroup. 4.6gr at 1.26 OAL. Works well for me.
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