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Old November 28, 2012, 12:34 AM   #93
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Originally Posted by Koda
Sarge, I am impressed with your article can you give me any advice on selecting a 45 load that is best for out to 100yds? I do not handload (which I was assuming the original post was about purchased ammo), overall is the 45 acp ideally suited for 100yd objectives?
I'd say any 225-230 grain load that produces 850+ fps, using a SWC or TC bullet with a substantial flat point. You can't expect much expansion at that distance, but mentioned bullets will knock a half-inch hole clean through a man or deer, bones and all. I've seen 230 FMJ shoot through oak pallet boards at 550 yards, so the lethality is there.

Another thought is to just set the gun up for 45 Super.
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