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Post by Pat Capobianco on Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:57 am

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I would appreciate if I could get some recommendations for some 45acp bullets. I would like to know what size, (weight) and kind of bullet and where do get them from? I just bought some 200gr swc from Precison they are coated bullets.
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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by Gary Wells on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 pm

I have both, John, & have the M funnel installed but when I tried the special seater die, the top of the HP was getting nicked from the lower portion of the seater die before contacting the shoulder. That seater die leaves quite a bit of clearance between the OD of the seater die & the ID of the die itself. The locating pin keeps it in line in 1 direction, but not 90 degrees from that position. That's the reason that I went back to the Dillon seater die.

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Post by Al on Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:03 am

jglenn21 wrote:On my 550  I use an M style powder funnel which aligns the bullet much better than the standard Dillon funnel. Also use a special seater for the dillon seating die which seats off the bullets shoulder.  Loads the swaged 185 SWCHP  perfectly.

You can get both off eBay
You don't by any chance have a link to the 45 "M" die on ebay. evidently my searching skills are lacking, only thing I found was one for 40 s&w.
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Re: 45acp bullets

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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by Pat Capobianco on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:22 am

Now that I'm getting the 185gr bullets do you guys have some good load data using BE powder?
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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by jglenn21 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:36 am

on the powder and seating die try Uniquetek

http://www.uniquetek.com/

look under Dillon press enhancements I believe

he normally keeps them in stock
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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by jglenn21 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:37 am

for the 185 HPSWC I run from 3.8 -3.9 of BE

4.0 of WST would work also
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Post by Pat Capobianco on Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:59 am

jglenn21 wrote:for the 185 HPSWC I run from 3.8 -3.9 of BE

4.0 of WST would work also
Are you using a reduced weight RC spring?
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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by jglenn21 on Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:15 am

those loads are for my 45 Wad gun with a slide mounted UD.

10 lbs recoil spring on my guns

if I was not running a slide mounted Dot I'd probably be at a 13 -14lb spring

when I go test a new gun I usually take several weight springs with me and a pair of dikes... Not afraid to cut a spring or two if that works.  just keep good notes.
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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by xmastershooter on Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:57 pm

The Magnus #801 is a 185 gr. SWC, cast, button nose, flat base lead bullet.  A friend gave me a few to load and try out, but my seater die seats by the shoulder and leaves a circular indention.  Would this be acceptable without loss of accuracy, or would I need to seat by the nose with another die?

Any comments on the #808 185 gr. SWC, BB, cast, H&G 68 style?

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Post by Wobbley on Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:30 am

Should be ok.  The Lyman version seating punch was the same as the round nose 225 GI style cast bullet.  So you could try the RN seating stem.  Worth a shot.

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Re: 45acp bullets

Post by bdas on Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:44 pm

Gary Wells wrote:
noylj wrote:So far, the best bullet I have found is Zero 200gn swaged L-SWC and Precision Bullets 200gn swaged L-SWC is second.
Are you using any special dies for the Zero 200 gr swaged L-SWC?
I recently loaded the 185 gr Magnus swaged HP's and lining the bullet up was difficult but not impossible.
What dies & powder funnel stem are you using?
I use Zero 200gr swaged L-SWC bullets, and after about 1000 loaded & shot, I've been very happy with them.  I reload with the Lee 4-die carbide set, with an rrpmi shoulder seating stem in the seater die.  I adjusted and re-adjusted the flare until I could place the bullet into the case mouth with some semblance of straightness.  The whole base goes into the case mouth, but only little bit... maybe about half way (or maybe a little less) from the base to the lube ring.  It's helpful to look at the lube ring relative to the case mouth to ensure that the bullet is sitting straight in the case.

That seems to work pretty well for me (10 shots all in the 10-ring at 50 yds when rested on a block of wood last weekend), but I'm open to suggestions for improvement, especially regarding ways to improve the consistency of the straightness (I just eyeball it), and secondarily to improve the ease/speed of placing the bullet in the case mouth.

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