100 grain WC in 1911 .38 Special?

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100 grain WC in 1911 .38 Special?

Post by ric1911a1 on 12/28/2015, 7:36 pm

Just for the heck of it, I ordered some 100 grain DEBBWC .38s from Penn Bullets to try in the 1911 .38 Special.

Just wondering if anyone has tried these? What loads? Accuracy? Lighter recoil?

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Re: 100 grain WC in 1911 .38 Special?

Post by Wobbley on 12/28/2015, 7:46 pm

Might have to drop recoil spring weight some.  Report back with your results.

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Post by JIMPGOV on 12/29/2015, 7:11 am

TRIED THEM YEARS AGO FOR PPC. USED THE 3-D BRAND 100GR WC. THEY WERE A WASTE OF TIME. WOULDN'T HOLD X RING AT 25 YDS ON A B-27 TARGET. OK TO THE 15YDS STAGE , AFTER THAT THEY WERE USELESS. AT 50 YDS THEY WOULDN'T HOLD A B-27 REPLACEMENT TARGET CENTER. JP

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Post by Rob Kovach on 12/29/2015, 3:28 pm

Does anyone really need lighter recoil than 148gr HBWCs?
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Re: 100 grain WC in 1911 .38 Special?

Post by ric1911a1 on 12/29/2015, 3:39 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:Does anyone really need lighter recoil than 148gr HBWCs?
Yes.

Maybe "need" isn't exactly the correct word.............
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Post by james r chapman on 12/29/2015, 3:50 pm

It's a tradeoff, less bullet weight, but, higher velocity. No free lunch. you need to be able to work the slide.

In a revolver you could go real light with 148's and WST....
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Post by Jerry Keefer on 12/29/2015, 4:00 pm

ric1911a1 wrote:
Rob Kovach wrote:Does anyone really need lighter recoil than 148gr HBWCs?
Yes.

Maybe "need" isn't exactly the correct word.............
Still have some... I used many at 7 and 15 yards PPC.. 7 yards is a piece of cake, clean with all Xs almost always, with even factory ammo,  but 15yards can often get you.. From the holster, 12 shots in 20 seconds with a reload.. There is no room for a mistake or even a bobble....so the 100 gr. projectiles  were a slight advantage in recovery and control...Never tried them in an auto...
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Post by Dave Shooter on 12/29/2015, 7:08 pm

The folks I knew who used in PPC revos loaded something like 2.2 gr Bullseye.

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Post by Wobbley on 12/29/2015, 7:24 pm

Yeah, but gotta run a 1911.  2.2 BE probably won't cut it...

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Post by Jerry Keefer on 12/31/2015, 5:17 am

Wobbley wrote:Yeah, but gotta run a 1911.  2.2 BE probably won't cut it...
Maybe...got a 52 that runs flawlessly on 2.0  of BE and 148s
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