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Old June 21, 2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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Multi Purpose .45 ACP load

normaly I carry around here for 4 legged problems (coyotes, feral dogs, cougars etc) with 2 legged critters as a secondary consideration, but since we're on a meth smuggling line now, we're seeing more and more "issues" comeing out of that and I am looking for recommendations for a load that would be a good balance between the two types of situations. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 21, 2007, 03:19 PM   #2
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My two favorites:

Oregon Trail Laser Cast 230 gr. LRN.
Starline brass.
WLP primer

5 gr. Bullseye
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6.5 gr. Unique

Very accurate, very reliable, general purpose loads.
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Old June 21, 2007, 03:26 PM   #3
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compromize bullet

I prefer a good 230gr JHP for meth heads. but for a compromize I would suggest a full power 200gr LSWC, they tend to flatten out rather nicely. they are not as pricey. I seem to remember reading somewhere that JWB first used a 200gr bullet for his .45ACP
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Old June 21, 2007, 03:53 PM   #4
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180 gr JHP over 7.7 gr of Unique. Fast, flat, and very effective for serious social situations.
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remember reading somewhere that JWB first used a 200gr bullet for his .45ACP
Who is JWB???? If you mean John Moses Browning (JMB), I believe he used a 210 gr bullet in the 1905 45 caliber auto pistol, but the military specified a 225 gr minimum for the 1908 trials IIRC.
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Old June 21, 2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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Jwb

Yep typo I ment JMB.
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Old June 21, 2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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Scorch, I had read some threads and articles about issues with HP and animals. is there any reason to go with a bullet that light and JHP? I thought heavier bullets would be more effective against 4 legged critters.

I'll try out both the lazer cast and the LSWC to see how well they feed. thanks for the tips gents.
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Old June 22, 2007, 01:51 AM   #7
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Generally, yes, you would want a heavier bullet. However, none of the animals you listed is particularly hard to kill. If you want something a bit heavier, look at the Hornady 200 gr CTP (combat truncated point) over 7.0 gr of Unique. It's better than hardball and faster to boot.
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Old June 22, 2007, 11:37 AM   #8
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ok, make that 3 to try. thanks Scorch.

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Old June 22, 2007, 04:23 PM   #9
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Remington 230gr Golden Saber, 6.1-6.5 grains of Unique performs well in my 45's using RP brass and RP 2 1/2 primers.
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