This is my first post, so a big hello to everyone.
Sorry to bring back such an old thread, but doing a Google search, I found this.
I have a Gold Cup that performs very well with the following:
230 gr Lead RN
Cartridge Overall Length (COL):
Winchester Small Dia.
Approx. 840 fps
The problem is ... This ammo is just a little too stout for my wife to shoot. I am looking for something that will have less recoil for her to shoot.
I stumbled on these Bear Creek RN (Hollow Base) / 200 gr bullets, but I know nothing about them.
The reason I like these 200 gr Hollow Base bullets is that I believe they have the same overall dimensions as a standard 230 gr RN lead bullet, but are lighter in weight because of the hollow base ... This will allow me to use the same 1.25" COL as I use with the 230 gr RN lead bullets, and the lighter weight of the bullet will give the gun less recoil.
My question is ... How much W-231 to load in this bullet to make it "soft" for my wife to shoot?
I am thinking maybe 4.8 grains?
Because the base is hollow, that will make for less case pressure than a standard bullet of the same size ... so that should also decrease the velocity / recoil somewhat.
Anyway ... Any ideas as to how much W-231 I should start with in order to make for a real light load ... but that will not cause problems with the gun cycleing. (I can also change my stock factory 15 Lb spring to maybe a 12 lb spring if that's necessary)