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Old January 21, 2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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230gain copper plated 45 colt?

I have been loading 230 gain lead bullets, .452 dia, useing 5.8 gains of TITEGROUP for..... 45colt..... target rds and it is working fine. Getting an average speed of 810fps. Now what I want to do is use a 230 gain .451 copper plated bullet with 5.8 gains of TITEGROUP for a target rd.
There is no listing in my manual for TITEGROUP for a 230 gain jacketed bullet. It list v-N340 and v-N320 for a 230 gain jacketed bullet and Accur#5
for a 230 gain XTP bullet and it list Accur#5 for a 250 gain copper plated bullet. It does list TITEGROUP for a 200gain XTP bullet.
Point: Although I'm useing the starting load for TITEGROUP with a 230gain lead bullet, I wonder if I'm getting into dangerous ground because TITEGROUP is not listed as being used for jacketed bullets or copper plated
bullets of the 230gain weight?
I would like to know what the forum thinks of this. Any and all replys are
are appreciated.
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Old January 21, 2013, 08:48 PM   #2
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There's not going to be any advantage to using the jacketed bullet. It may or may not shoot as well as the lead bullet. I don't use Titegroup but this sounds like an ok load.
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Old January 21, 2013, 09:07 PM   #3
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Hodgdon's web site list's the 45 colt 230gr bullet w/Titegroup at 5.8 to 6.5 min and max for lead. You should be fine with staying with the lead data.
If I were doing it I'd up the minumim load from 5.8 to 6.0gr for your to account for the extra friction of the copper plating.
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