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Old January 31, 2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Red River Bullets 185g SWC 45 cal Loading Data?

Stopped by a local gun store and picked up two boxes of these Red River Bullets to try. I have been using Oregon Trail 200g SWC in the past. The powders that I use are Hodgdon's Titegroup and Win 231. Looking thru the loading data on the web site and in the manuals that I have, I can not find any thing for 185g swc. I called Hodgdon's and they informed me to go with 4.2 g - 5.1g and col of 1.140. Looking at the loading data charts, this is whats shown for 180 g LFP bullets. I did a test seat on a empty case with the bullet pressed to 1.140. See the attached pics for reff. 1.140 seems a bit too much from the looks. The one on the left is the 200 g pressed to 1.250. The one on the right is the 185g pressed to 1.140... How much is changed in a load if the COL is increased?
My pistol that I'm using is the XDS-45
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Old February 1, 2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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It seems that most load SWC to where just a good thumbnail width of the full diameter of the bullet is above the case mouth.
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Seat lead bullets to the crimping groove and shoot them. No firearm cares what form the bullet's nose is,
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