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Old March 25, 2013, 03:33 PM   #1
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45 colt bullet in 45acp casing

Bought a box of Nosler 45 Colt 250gr JHP today. Didn't see the "Colt" but did see a .451 diameter.

I assume I can't crimp on the cannelure, watch COL, and start at the bottom end or even less powder weights.

Anyone ever done this?
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Old March 25, 2013, 05:32 PM   #2
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Since they're .451" dia., all you need is good data. I have it in an older SPEER manual where they used a 260 gr. JHP .45 Colt bullet for a .45 ACP load so it is not uncommon to do this. I don't know where the cannelure is located on the NOSLER 250 gr., but likely, you'll want to taper crimp with the casemouth just below the cannelure and definitely work your loads up from a start charge.
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Old March 25, 2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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45 Colt 250gr JHP
Ok for a revolver. Not my choice for an auto. Steve's pages has data for 260gr. http://stevespages.com/page8a.htm
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Old March 26, 2013, 04:11 AM   #4
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You may find some data, they may work O.K. in the 45 acp, not the best choice though. Instead of trying to get them to work, I'd sell or trade them & look to a 200-230 grn bullet for your 45 acp.

My all around simple bullet for the 45 acp is a 200 grn plated RN, simple & runs just fine.
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Old March 26, 2013, 06:40 AM   #5
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Finally found some bullets online for my 45. Still waiting on my dies so hopefully I'll have the bullets in by the time my dies get here
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Old March 26, 2013, 08:02 AM   #6
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Suggest Unique or W231 under those Noslers.
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Old March 26, 2013, 10:28 AM   #7
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Unfortunately, powder is very difficult to find anywhere now, even online. I did manage to find some IMR700X so hope it will work when it finally arrives
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Old March 27, 2013, 09:52 AM   #8
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The IMR700X works ok for me using 200 gr lswc bullets. The burn rate is fast, so increase the starting powder charge by 3/10th gr at a time or less.
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Old March 27, 2013, 11:14 AM   #9
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I use .45 Colt revolver bullets in the .45 Super which is the same size as the .45 ACP. You shouldn't have any issues with them.
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Old March 27, 2013, 01:55 PM   #10
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I know a few guys who load heavy "revolver bullets" in their .45 autos. As long as the bullet shape does not interfere with a proper OAL, it shouldn't be an issue. I'd definitely crimp somewhere other than the cannelure, if OAL considerations allow.
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Old March 27, 2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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I ran a box of Speer 260s through my 1911 one time. No problems. The fed and functioned great. I don't remember any of the hanging up.
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Old March 27, 2013, 10:27 PM   #12
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Does anyone have any experience with Sierra's 240 gr. JHC in a .45ACP? (#8820) It has a DIA. of .4515. Bought these a couple weeks ago because there was nothing else anywhere to be found. I found data in the Sierra manual and followed it working up a 6.4gr of UNIQUE with great grouping. Everything "looks" fine so far, but I'm wondering if I am missing something and that extra 1/2 of a thousandths will be dangerous in my Springfield XD? If anyone knows about these, I would appreciate some help.
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Old March 27, 2013, 10:39 PM   #13
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I have used 244gr LSWC in 45acp before. It would feed also, in the two pistols I tried it in. Many people said to not use as fast of a powder as I normally used, but I found AA#2 to provide a decent load. I am hesitant to post any data though, as I have no way of knowing what the pressure on the load was and wouldnt want to hurt anyone.
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Old March 28, 2013, 08:56 AM   #14
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Got 500 .45 ACP 200 gr. SWC from Rimrockbullets
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Old March 28, 2013, 10:06 PM   #15
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I've ran 45 l.c. bullets in my grizzly 45 win mag because I have to crimp them a little bit. It has the same bore dia as a 45 acp. I would stay off the cannelure if at all possble in acp, but you can use them without a problem.
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Old March 29, 2013, 12:50 AM   #16
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200 gn plated

sourdough44: where do you procure your plated 200 gn?
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