Zero 185 JHP -W231

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Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by Plunker on Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:21 pm

Is anyone using W-231 powder behind their .45  Zero 185 JHP ?  If so what's your favorite recipe?

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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by jglenn21 on Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:20 pm

on my list this year to try 231 again with JHP.

5.0-5.5gr is a good range to look at.


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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by S148 on Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:55 am

some information here: http://www.shootingtimes.com/editorial/loads-for-the-bullseye-shooter/99418

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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by djw1cav on Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:14 pm

I loaded HP 38 (same as 231) for about a year.   I looked back at my notes and found that I loaded it to 4.5g.  The crimp was .469".  The face of the case to shoulder of bullet was .920".  I lost my velocity date when my computer died but I think it was around 770ft/sec.
This load cycled my gun very well.  I have a range officer with a kart barrel and slide mounted matchdot II.  The recoil spring is 9 lbs, and the main spring is 18 lbs.   
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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by troystaten on Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:13 pm

For my lead 185 grain swc I have used 4.8 grains of HP-38, shoots well.  I think I could dial it back to 4.5 grains with no problem.  I know that is not the bullet your talking about but I would think you would do fine with it on the bullet your talking about.

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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by Arthur on Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:43 pm

5.5 grains works for me. 18 lb spring

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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by watercam on Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:13 am

4.2g works for me in a new Kart barrel. With the old Kart barrel that came with the pistol
I had to bump the load up to 4.8-5.0 to get it to cycle. Very accurate for me.

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Re: Zero 185 JHP -W231

Post by Plunker on Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:21 pm

Thanks for all the responses.  It's appreciated.

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