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Old 04-20-2017, 07:04 PM
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Nosler 185gr. hp 45acp

What is your pet load for the Nosler 185gr Hp? Also what is the oal? Thanks Scott.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:11 PM
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I just use their data for whatever powder I have, though I don't buy them often, Note the "tested" OAL of 1.200

https://load-data.nosler.com/load-data/45-auto-acp/
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:04 PM
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I shoot Noslers 185 JHPs in hardball matches. My pet load is 4.25 gr of Bullseye and COL of 1.225. For the crimp, I use a Hornady taper die and crimp to .469

In my gun, that load holds the x ring at 50 yards. Your mileage may vary.
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:26 AM
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Thanks guys for the info.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:52 AM
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Probably my favorite projectile for 45 ACP. Or the Zero, which from all indications is the same bullet.

4.5 grains of Ramshot Competition produces a nice, light- to - moderate load, extremely accurate and clean burning. 8.0 to 8.2 grains of CFE pistol is also extremely accurate but it is as hot a loading I would use in std. 45 ACP cases (more of a +P or Super case load really). A hot loading that may not work in all guns. I would suggest backing off to 7.2 grains and working up, being careful to watch for pressure signs and any case bulging whatsoever.

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What is your pet load for the Nosler 185gr Hp? Also what is the oal? Thanks Scott.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:40 AM
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COL depends on the chamber and gun and is not something you get from a manual or your buddy. Work it up yourself if you want to find the best accuracy.
Same thing for pet loads--they can give you a start, but they may not be best in your gun(s) and still need to worked up from the start load.
Typical loads for Bullseye competition are: 5.2-5.4gn 231/HP38, 4.2-5.3gn AA2, 4.4-5.4gn Bullseye, and 4.0-4.4gn N310.
You can also make a request at the Bullseye-L forum.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:48 AM
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COL depends on the chamber and gun and is not something you get from a manual or your buddy.
OAL doesn't typically have a major impact on accuracy with the Zero/Nosler 185gr JHP as long as your reside close to or in the band below.

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Typical loads for Bullseye competition are: 5.2-5.4gn 231/HP38, 4.2-5.3gn AA2, 4.4-5.4gn Bullseye, and 4.0-4.4gn N310.
You can also make a request at the Bullseye-L forum.
I rarely see HP38 used and never AA2 unless it has a different name with the HMs. 4.7+ is a little spicy even for 50 yards.

Here is a typical load for 50 yards:
You'll have to test and tune for what works best. I prefer Bullseye and VVN310 in that order, but there are other excellent substitutes.

Nosler or Zero 185gr JHP
.469 - .471 crimp
1.20 - 1.22 OAL
Winchester or Federal LPP
4.5 - 4.6 gr of BE
4.2 gr - 4.5 gr of VVN310
4.2 gr - 4.4 gr of Clays
4.6 gr of 700X
4.6 gr of Titegroup

Please note: At 25 yards I reduce the load to 3.8 - 4.0 gr of BE.


10 shot 50 yard test target


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Old 04-21-2017, 11:18 AM
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I tried 4.2 of N310 at a oal of 1.200, although it is very accurate in my Springfield, it is a light load and won't cycle. I have a 13# recoil spring on order and hope that will resolve my issue. Any other suggestions on how to make this load function in my Springer?
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:49 PM
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I tried 4.2 of N310 at a oal of 1.200, although it is very accurate in my Springfield, it is a light load and won't cycle. I have a 13# recoil spring on order and hope that will resolve my issue. Any other suggestions on how to make this load function in my Springer?
Dry fire and wait for the UPS man.
Or
Increase the load in .1 gr increments until you can cycle reliably.

I use a mix of 13, 14 and 15 lb springs depending on the pistol and watch the brass eject to determine roughly where I should be assuming I like the recoil "feel".
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:39 PM
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Thanks for your advice and will keep you posted
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Old 04-21-2017, 05:49 PM
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I did the same as CT911. Used Noslers data. Picked their most accurate load with Titegroup and Bullseye, and both shoot really well at 1.200. They feed best for me at that length.
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