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Old February 1, 2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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Load for 230g FMJ .45ACP with Bullseye?

Hi guys. On a whim I bought a pound of Bullseye for the first time yesterday. I'm planning on using either 230g FMJs or 230g hard lead. These will be shot from a Glock 21 and S&W 1911 respectively. I'm looking for accuracy only. Velocity and big BANGS! are not important.
Any pet loads out there for this bullet/powder combination? Thanks!
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Old February 1, 2006, 10:56 AM   #2
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.45 230 Acp

Numerous loads on line. 4.4 gr Bullseye with the 230 FMJ hardball cycles mine.
Good accuracy. Moderate recoil. See the links for guidance purposes. I shoot mostly lead that I cast myself. 4.0 Gr Bullseye for 200gr SWC and 230 Round nose.

http://www.reloadammo.com/
http://recipes.alliantpowder.com/rg....evolver&step=1

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Old February 1, 2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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rip, thank you. That's a good starting point!
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Old February 1, 2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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These were two that worked well for me in a Sig P220. The first is 10 shots @ 50 ft with a 230 hardball load of 5.0 of bullseye. The second is 10 shots @ 50 ft with a 230 LRN with 4.5 of bullseye. The second target also has a lot of 22 holes Both were off hand targets.
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Old February 1, 2006, 01:33 PM   #5
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I use 4.5gr of bullseye with both 230gr RN and JHP in a 5" kimber (with 1.2" OAL). Never had any cycling, ejecting problems and this weekend I was shooting 2" groups at 35 feet offhand, which is my best so far.

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Old February 1, 2006, 08:14 PM   #6
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An old Bullseye load is with 4.6 grs of B/E under a lead 230 gr. R/N. I used to shoot 4.5 grs until I tried 4.6 grs. I watched the group shrink. My Springer 1911 loves these loads. My Caspian custom 1911 with a Kart barrel does not as it leads up pretty bad quickly. The Caspian though will out shoot anything in the brace with FMJ's.
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Old February 2, 2006, 09:09 AM   #7
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629, those are some VERY impressive groups at 50ft.

I went to the range this morning before work and shot some that I loaded up last night. In the Glock 21, 5.1g took the cake with 230g FMJ. In my S&W 1911, 4.3g turned in the best groups using 230g LRN.

I like this powder. It's now a toss-up for me as to what I prefer for .45ACP, Bullseye or W231. Well, since I just bought another 4lb keg of W231, I guess I'll use that up first.
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Old February 2, 2006, 10:08 AM   #8
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Tjhands, the 231 meters better and seems to be taking over as the fast pistol powder of choice.
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Old February 2, 2006, 01:55 PM   #9
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Which powder ??

tjhands,

Its pretty hard to make a case for one against the other, Bullseye or WW231. WW231 is a reliable performer. I used to try loads that others said were good. I ended up with a large powder assortment and no miracle combination.
Over the years as it all was shot up I never replaced it. Just sticking with Bullseye which meters consistantly and is accurate. A buddy and I split 2 four pounders last year. I shoot Bullseye because it works well for ME. I also use it for .38 wadcutters. You saw the targets by 629 shooter. Its the practice he does as well as the powder. Load with Bullseye, get out there and practice, yours will look the same

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