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Old February 21, 2011, 11:08 AM   #26
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Lee makes a factory crimp die for the 45 acp ??? ... I've had very good luck with the Factory Crimp dies, & you could just set up the die for a crimp to the length you wanted... no bullet canalure needed...

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=716704
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Old February 21, 2011, 11:55 AM   #27
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Anyone with any thoughts on cannelure?
In the revolver I'd use it. In a .45 ACP I'd ignore it, unless it fell right in the spot I wanted to seat to.
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Old February 21, 2011, 01:39 PM   #28
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Load it in .45ACP? Certainly.

But after adjusting everything necessary to accomidate how deeply you will have to seat the bullet to function in an auto pistol, I'm not sure what kind of performance you will get. IN a revolver, or single shot, your options are greater.

Remember deep seating in a small case means reduced powder charge to keep safe pressures. Any reasonable bullet can be loaded, but after you allow for all the factors, you might find you don't get as good performance as you will from a bullet designed specifically for the ACP.
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Old February 21, 2011, 03:30 PM   #29
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BTW... I quite often load to cylinder length for revolvers, & mark that on the load reciepe that I put on every box of cartridges I load for... that said... I do not have a 45 acp revolver... yet
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Old February 23, 2011, 03:53 PM   #30
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Oh boy oh boy oh boy.....

Loaded some yesterday, will post loading and shooting results in a bit.

Didnt experiment with the oal to put in 1911 yet, but will shortly. Updates to follow after I can get out to the range.
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Old February 23, 2011, 03:56 PM   #31
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that "looks" nice... be curious how they shoot, but would expect them to shoot well in a revolver...
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