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Old September 20, 2000, 09:31 PM   #1
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I've been using Bullseye, Titegroup, Clays, and W231. My stock is about depleted so instead of buying a 4 lb jug, I bought a container of Universal Clays to try out. Does anybody have a good target load with this powder? Am I better off with Bullseye and Titegroup? BTW, this is for a 5" barrel 1911 .45 ACP.


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Old September 21, 2000, 08:06 AM   #2
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Son,
Pulled this from my Hogdon manual:

Some of my loads that work well for target with Uni-Clays are:
Nosler 185gr FMJ FP 6.6gr 1.200 OAL
W.Coast 200gr FMJ RN 6.2gr 1.230 "
W.Coast 230gr FMJ RN 5.6gr 1.250 "
moderate but accurate.
Fired from Colt Series 80 Barsto barrel & Bul M5 hicap polymer (kimer poly cousin)
Hope it helps!
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Old September 21, 2000, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info! Do you have an experiences using 200 grain lead semi-wadcutters with Universal Clays?
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Old September 21, 2000, 08:18 AM   #4
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I do, but ultimate best 200g LSWC results still are with W231.

Universal Clays is very very good....

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Old September 21, 2000, 10:23 AM   #5
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Yes, I have some loaded from last week.
200gr LSWC
5.8gr U/C
1.250 OAL
Starline cases - Win LPP
Good recoil control and are pretty accurate, more the gun than me. Off of rest 2-3" group, nice round holes - no keyholes @ 50'.
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Old September 21, 2000, 10:33 AM   #6
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Did you chrono that load at all? If so, what's the velocity? With a 200 grain lswc with that load, I'm guessing around 775-800 fps? Anything over 850 fps and I start getting lead residue in my barrel.
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Old September 21, 2000, 10:39 AM   #7
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Sorry,
Our clubs chrono was shot and is in disrepair. I can only guess (not very scientific), but, would put them at around 790-800 - that's what they chronograph indicated on previous similar loads. Haven't noticed any lead build up in barrel, unless I'm using soft bullets. Are your hard cast?
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Old September 21, 2000, 11:31 AM   #8
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Yes they are hard cast but when I practice, I do a lot of defensive shooting. Meaning, lots of double taps and emptying the mag really fast.

When I'm shooting for accuracy, it's not a problem.
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Old September 21, 2000, 01:49 PM   #9
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I always use my FMJ bullets for defense. I would recommend starting 0.5 gr down around 5.3 and see what you get. For double taps maybe a good baseline.
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