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Old April 16, 2012, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question on targets

I was wondering, the .45 ACP rounds that I loaded with Titegroup 4.4 grains on a SNS Casting 230 grain Lead RN, when they hit the taget from 20 feet the target is ripping on ether side of the POI kinda looks like this < O >

Could this be caused by lack of volocity on the bullet ? I dont think they are tumbling at least I hope not, or maybe just thin target paper?

Any thoughts?

Thanks for any imput.
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Old April 16, 2012, 06:09 PM   #2
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.45 ACP ...Titegroup 4.4 gr... 230 grain Lead RN
While it might be just the paper, it's still (slightly) below minimum in the Lyman manual (which max's out at 5.1gr).
Kick it up a 3-4 tenths and re-evaluate.

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Old April 16, 2012, 08:15 PM   #3
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My guess is your backer is too soft, what are you using?
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Old April 16, 2012, 09:19 PM   #4
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they were fiber board about 1/8" thick
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