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Old July 13, 2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Load recipe AA#5 and 230gr 45acp

Can anyone suggest a load recipe for AA#5 and 230gr LRN 45acp. Accurate Arms website shows 7.8 to 8.7 for FMJ but has nothing for LRN.

Wondered what others use
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Old July 13, 2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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I don't load .45, but my Lee manual gives 7.7 grain min and 8.5 grain max with a minimum OAL of 1.230 for a 230gr lead bullet with AA#5.
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Old July 13, 2012, 11:40 PM   #3
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from accurate

Lead Bullets
S1000 155 LC SWC 5.9 1,029 6.5 1,170 19,100 1.240
S1000 170 MCB SWC 5.3 931 5.9 1,059 17,800 1.130
S1000 200 LC SWC 4.8 838 5.3 952 18,300 1.190
S1000 230 LC RN 4.6 790 5.1 898 18,300 1.230
No.2 155 LC SWC 6.8 1,060 7.5 1,204 20,600 1.240
No.2 170 MCB SWC 5.9 950 6.5 1,079 19,400 1.130
No.2 185 MCB SWC 5.6 895 6.2 1,000 18,500 1.210
No.2 200 LC SWC 5.2 826 5.8 939 17,400 1.190
No.2 230 LC RN 5.0 766 5.6 870 17,200 1.230
No.5 155 LC SWC 9.0 1,046 10.0 1,189 18,500 1.240
No.5 170 MCB SWC 8.1 945 9.0 1,074 17,800 1.130
No.5 185 MCB SWC 8.0 925 8.9 1,050 18,500 1.230
No.5 200 LC SWC 7.8 902 8.7 1,025 19,400 1.190
No.5 230 MCB RN BB 7.7 852 8.5 968 19,800 1.230
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Old July 14, 2012, 10:02 AM   #4
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Wow

I loaded some 45acp using AA#5 with 8.0gr which is about 1/3 from the bottom of the range (7.7 to 8.5) suggested by AA. This is the 1st time using AA#5 for 45acp, I had always used Win231 or Bullseye. I was surprised how much more "pop" the rounds had loaded with AA5 than they do with 231 or Bullseye even with 231 loaded toward the max and AA5 loaded toward the low end.
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Old July 14, 2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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I generally use AA#5 for jacketed bullets, to utilize the velocity potential of this powder. I feel like I've had a .45 ACP makeover! I'll have to give it a try for lead too.
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