Win white box 45acp 185gr fmj??

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Win white box 45acp 185gr fmj??

Post by s1120 on 7/27/2015, 10:19 am

I just picked up a box of this I saw on the shelf. Figured I would give it a shot. It looks to have a semi WC FMJ projectile, and lists "target" on the box. I have not gotten a chance to hit up the range, just wondering if anyone here has used it, and have you had any luck with it. Still working on getting all my 45 reloading stuff ready...  so looking for some ammo to get me up and traning on the 45.

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Post by BE Mike on 7/27/2015, 11:54 am

At an advertised muzzle velocity of 910 fps, I would think it too hot for my wad gun. If it really costs around $32.00 per box, well, all I can say is that just enough to shoot in a 2700 would be enough money to pay for a nice little reloading setup.
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Post by s1120 on 7/27/2015, 2:00 pm

It was about 25-26 bucks.   And I am getting my loading together. I load 38spc now, so I have the presses already. Just need to get the dies, and projectiles, then work up a load. Looking for something to work with till then.

Well Ill test it out and see how it work. Just wondering if anyone had used it, and how it shoots. Im farly green to the 45 world.

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Post by BE Mike on 7/27/2015, 4:32 pm

What setup are your using in your 1911? For example are you running a light recoil spring, iron sights, slide mounted scope or frame mounted scope?
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Post by Doug Tiedt on 7/27/2015, 9:05 pm

Yes, I've used it.  Recoil is a bit less than a 230 grain, but it is still a full house load
(well, for the ammunition manufacturers anyway).  Should not be used in a gun that
is set up with a lighter recoil spring... this cycles in all my stock 45s.

I think you'll find all Winchester white box lists "target" as an application for that ammo.
Nothing wrong with the ammo, but its not a light load for your bullseye 45, as you
(and I) hoped it might be.

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Post by s1120 on 7/28/2015, 8:34 am

Im open sights, with a lighter spring. Ill move on thanks for the tips.

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Post by fc60 on 7/28/2015, 9:43 am

How about posted some images?

You may have found some contract Military WadCutter ammo.

In later years, special runs were made be Winchester for Military contact.

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Post by jglenn21 on 7/28/2015, 9:49 am

I believe the 185 white box stuff is a truncated cone round.. not the old wadcutter style.
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Post by Blsi2600 on 7/28/2015, 8:40 pm

Winchester product USA45A  185gr FMJ flat nose at 910 fps.  Mighty fast for a wad gun.
Pretty fast for a ball gun with the new rules.

Winchester 185gr wad was discontinued 7-8 years ago.

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Post by LenV on 8/3/2015, 8:32 pm

That price is a lot better then the price for these Federals. Although the Feds would be a much better choice for Bullseye matches. I wouldn't pay the money for a regular match but might be worth it for that last LEG point. That is if you don't re-load.

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/federal-premium-gold-medal-pistol-ammunition-gm45b-acp-full-metal-jacket-semi-wadcutter-185-780-fps-rdbx-p-75073.html
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