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Old December 10, 2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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230 Grain SNS RN .45 acp Load

I just got a box of 500 of these SNS bullets and wanted to see what you guys use for a good load on these.

I am currently reloading Berrys plated 230 grain rn with 4.6 grains of bullseye and seating them to 1.230 according to Hornady load manual. We shot 200 of them yesterday and they shot great and all went bang and hit the mark(for the most part).

Should I change my seating depth or anything for these lead bullets or powder charge. More or less crimp?

I have had a bit of trouble with my RCBS taper crimp die seating and crimping at the same time, but after lots of tweaking I got it. Most measured .770 to .471 and I use a gauge on them until I get them to fall in and out easily.

Any advice would be great.

Thanks.
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Old December 10, 2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Without my book in front of me, I can't remember what I'm loading my LRN to. I use Universal Clays, and something around 4.2 grains is what comes to mind with an OAL of 2.300" (but I could well be thinking of 9mm, so don't quote me on that)

If you are happy with your Berry's bullet load, start with 10 or 20 at .2 below, 10 or 20 at .1 below, 10 or 20 at .1 above and 10 or 20 at .2 above (assuming none of these are above or below min or max load specs for that powder) and see which work best in your gun.

In general (nothing is a hard an fast rule), what works with Berry's plated bullets works pretty much exactly the same with lead projectiles.
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