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  1. 45acp going too fast?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I loaded up 45acp with WLP, 11.8gr #7, and 200gr Hornady XTP. Accurate lists a max load of 12gr with a velocity of 1036 fps with 5" test barrel. That's a standard load, not +p. Shot my rounds out of 2 different 1911s today across my Pro Chrono Pal. 25 rounds averaged 1163 fps. While not a high...
  2. Setting Up A 1911 For Reduced Loads

    I have a new Kimber Custom Target II that I have had to the range twice. I have put 600 rounds through it now. All loads both factory and handloads consisted of 230 grain bullets. My 11 year old son is having a ball shooting it and he doesn't complain about the recoil but he is developing a...
  3. 1911-A1 .45acp HOLLOW POINTS/FLAT NOSE

    Handgun Cartridges
    Hey Guys and Gals. I have an '04 Springfield Armory 1911-A1 .45acp. It's full size and double stack. All I have ever used and reloaded was 230 gr FMJ RN. Will hollow points and flat nose cylcle through this pistol dependably? I know that the best way to find out is try it, but I just thought I'd...
  4. .45acp & cast bullets help!

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I never reloaded for .45acp until recently and having recently got into bullet casting of course I'm trying cast bullets. I have an original army 1911 that's in good shape and with Lee 452-200-RF bullets and 5 grains of unique it shoots well and cycles without a hiccup. I have bought three...
  5. 1911 for cast bullets

    I am thinking of buying a used 1911 style 45 with the idea of shooting cast bullets. What are the pit fall if any? Are there any I should avoid? Anything I should specifically look for or avoid? I am trying to make an informed decision so any and all help is, as always, deeply appreciated...
  6. Need 45 ACP Target Load information for 1911

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Having great difficulty in developing an accurate target load for my Sprinfield 45 ACP. Been using 3.5 - 4.2 gn of Bullseye behind a cast 200 gn SWC. (.451 dia). Need guidance from a dedicated bullseye shooter. Wondering whether or not going to a heavier bullet at .452 will help. Any...
  7. shooting LBT 255 gr WFN in a 1911

    Handgun Cartridges
    Has anyone tried shooting these bullets in your .45 Auto? If so, will they feed OK ? Thanks,