Bullseye-L Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

What’s your WST charge in your 45?

+13
desben
popchevy
DA/SA
tomd999
rckendall
4th Corner Traveler
Wobbley
chiz1180
Multiracer
Greg Walloch
swissyhawk
NukeMMC
Tim:H11
17 posters

Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Tim:H11 Sat Mar 09, 2024 3:45 pm

Is anyone here using WST in their 45? If so what has been your experience and powder charges? I usually load 200 grain LSWC with Bullseye but I also have some 185 LSWC on hand to try. If you’d be willing please share your Bullseye (185 gr LSWC) or WST (185 or 200 gr LSWC) powder charges. I’m looking for a good place to start and don’t want to burn too many primers too fast in the load testing.
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2124
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 35
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by NukeMMC Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:07 pm

Bullseye - 3.8gr with 185, 4.0gr with 200
NukeMMC
NukeMMC

Posts : 497
Join date : 2018-10-12

PMcfall likes this post

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by swissyhawk Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:21 pm

WST - 4.1 grs 185 LSWCHP - slide mounted red dot, 11# recoil spring

swissyhawk

Posts : 106
Join date : 2013-12-08
Location : Northern VA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Greg Walloch Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:28 pm

4.5 w either 185 or 200 lead.  1.5” out of three different Eulette builds.  That load is for 50 yards, 4.2 for 25.

Greg Walloch

Posts : 177
Join date : 2011-06-11

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Multiracer Sat Mar 09, 2024 4:47 pm

3.9 wst for 200G
4.0 wst for 185G
4.3 wst for 160G
slide mounted optic.

Multiracer

Posts : 959
Join date : 2017-03-15
Location : North Ohio

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by chiz1180 Sat Mar 09, 2024 5:06 pm

For the Zero 185 LSWCHP I run 4.0 Bullseye. When I did some ransom testing 3.9-4.1 grouped similarly so I split the difference and went with 4.0.
chiz1180
chiz1180

Posts : 1259
Join date : 2019-05-29
Location : Ohio

Schaumannk likes this post

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Wobbley Sat Mar 09, 2024 6:59 pm

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Img_0222
I’ve shown this target before, so bear with me.

180 Brazos SWC
4.3 Bullseye
Mixed Small primer brass.  (Mostly Blazer, Federal and some WIN NT)
WSP primers

I have not loaded much with WST, but I’d try the same load to start with up or down a couple of tenth’s maybe.  

Not hard to like.
Wobbley
Wobbley
Admin

Posts : 4581
Join date : 2015-02-12

Allgoodhits likes this post

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by 4th Corner Traveler Sun Mar 10, 2024 3:34 am

Iron sights -  Ransom Rest -  4.0 WST - 200 LSWC   Ten shots @ 50 yards

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  200_ls11


I have had good luck with WST in my Autos from 4.0 to 4.5 grains.  The heavier loads were used on my slide mounted optics 1911s.


Last edited by 4th Corner Traveler on Sun Mar 10, 2024 1:25 pm; edited 1 time in total
4th Corner Traveler
4th Corner Traveler

Posts : 17
Join date : 2022-08-02
Location : Just south of the Border, WA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by rckendall Sun Mar 10, 2024 7:24 am

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Wst__110
Zero 185 gr SWCHP with WST @ 25 yards from Ransom Rest.

rckendall

Posts : 17
Join date : 2022-09-10
Location : Prescott, Arizona

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Tim:H11 Tue Mar 19, 2024 4:37 pm

Tired 4.0 grains of WST with a 200 grain LSWC. Definitely not the right load 😂 but I’ll try another.
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2124
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 35
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by tomd999 Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:37 pm

Hiya,
4.55g WST, WCC cases, REM LP . I use one powder charge so I don’t have to deal with changing the adjustment. I find it takes about 50 cycles for the Dillon measure to hit its sweet spot of consistency. The charge figure is an average of 30 drops after the charges settle in to negate the .1g tolerance of powder scales.
160g lead flat base w/ sharp shoulder for 25yds, 875 fps
185g lead flat base w/ sharp shoulder for 50 yds, 820.5 fps
The above ave velocity figures are from 4 different 1911’s with a Kart, Bar-Sto, GI bag NM, and a no name from the Springfield custom shop.

Tom

tomd999

Posts : 86
Join date : 2017-02-26

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Tim:H11 Wed Mar 20, 2024 5:17 pm

3.9 of WST shot MUCH better but it was soft shooting and the brass is not clearing gun with much room for error. The slide does lock back on the last shot though so the slide is moving rearward enough. I’m not sure I’ll bother trying anything below 3.9. I believe it’ll be too slow for reliable function. So I guess next I’ll try 4.1 maybe.. 3.9 shot well enough though that I have no problem just loading ammo and training / competing with it.
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2124
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 35
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by DA/SA Wed Mar 20, 2024 5:27 pm

Tim:H11 wrote:Tired 4.0 grains of WST with a 200 grain LSWC. Definitely not the right load 😂 but I’ll try another.
I'm curious as to what happened, since 3.9 is OK.

Thanks!
DA/SA
DA/SA

Posts : 1368
Join date : 2017-10-09
Age : 68
Location : Southeast Florida

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Tim:H11 Wed Mar 20, 2024 5:32 pm

DA/SA wrote:
Tim:H11 wrote:Tired 4.0 grains of WST with a 200 grain LSWC. Definitely not the right load 😂 but I’ll try another.
I'm curious as to what happened, since 3.9 is OK.

Thanks!

Idk scientifically.. but it shot tighter 😂
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2124
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 35
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by DA/SA Wed Mar 20, 2024 7:03 pm

Thanks!
DA/SA
DA/SA

Posts : 1368
Join date : 2017-10-09
Age : 68
Location : Southeast Florida

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by popchevy Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:43 pm

I like 3.9 WST ,185 zero with a 9lb recoil spring. shoots  great.

popchevy

Posts : 130
Join date : 2021-03-19

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by desben Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:03 pm

4.0gr WST with 200 SWC, iron sights
desben
desben

Posts : 384
Join date : 2013-12-22
Location : Ontario, Canada

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by BE Mike Sat Mar 23, 2024 2:51 pm

Does crimp seem to make a difference in accuracy with WST? How about complete powder burn?
BE Mike
BE Mike

Posts : 2470
Join date : 2011-07-29
Location : Indiana

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Rodger Barthlow Sat Mar 23, 2024 6:27 pm

My experience with WST has been with 4.2grs for reliable function with a slide mounted Ultra Dot 4 dot with a 12.5lb recoil spring and a 19lb hammer spring. The crimp I use is a .465" tapered crimp shooting 185gr Zero LSWCHP bullets. At Perry I have to increase the powder charge .1grs or drop the recoil spring to 11lbs. The super tight barrel fit from a Eulette build that snaps in and out of battery can be balky since the gun still needs some more break in so I stick with a heavier powder charge with the 12.5lb recoil spring.
Rodger Barthlow
Rodger Barthlow

Posts : 330
Join date : 2013-08-10

Foundryratjim likes this post

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by popchevy Sat Mar 23, 2024 10:38 pm

I started out with .463 crimp and have recently eased up to .466. It also has a slide mounted UD. I like the WST its a lot cleaner than BE. Also a bulkier powder so I find it easier to load. I switched back to BE couple weeks ago and had some trouble so thats enough of that. Dont really know how to check for unburnt powder so I  can't speak to that..

popchevy

Posts : 130
Join date : 2021-03-19

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by House11 Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:53 pm

3.7 grains of WST with 185g LSWC (frame mounted optic)

House11

Posts : 10
Join date : 2022-05-21

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by SingleActionAndrew Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:33 pm

popchevy wrote:I started out with .463 crimp and have recently eased up to .466
Hey popchevy, any particular reason why? Did you notice a difference afterward, positive or negative?

I was concerned about that much crimp, but did some tests with the Redding micro adjustable taper crimp down to 0.463" and found the bases still measured 0.452" so have felt comfortable with the heavy crimp as recommended by some of the experienced reloaders on this forum and at Atterbury. Using Zeros
SingleActionAndrew
SingleActionAndrew

Posts : 596
Join date : 2019-11-19
Location : IL, USA

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by popchevy Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:18 pm

I am using starline brass and have had trouble with the cases splitting, so I eased up on the crimp. However the brass has been reloaded many ,many times. I think it's time to retire them. With that crimp the gun still shoots fine.

popchevy

Posts : 130
Join date : 2021-03-19

Back to top Go down

What’s your WST charge in your 45?  Empty Re: What’s your WST charge in your 45?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum