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Old June 6th, 2018, 08:38 AM #11
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Not a good idea to go below the starting load
That's what I figured, but since there is no data for 135gr and the 147gr starts .3 grains less than 130gr I thought maybe try 3.4.
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Old June 6th, 2018, 02:57 PM #12
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I have shot many thousands of plated 147 RN @ 1.160” with 3.2 grains of titegroup, makes minor and runs in just about everything.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 06:54 AM #13
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I use 3.2gr of Titegroup behind a 147gr poly coated bullet, it makes Minor in all of my 9mm pistols. For Steel Challenge, I use 2.4gr of Titegroup behind a 147gr LFP. It cycles the action with minimal recoil. That load also makes Minor in my 9mm AR. 2.4 for lead bullets is the minimum in one of my reloading manuals. Be careful of double-loads.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 09:26 AM #14
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My box of 750 rounds came yesterday. Guess I'll be loading some up this weekend.
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Old June 9th, 2018, 01:35 AM #15
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For .45 acp, my load is (and has been for 30+ years):

Any brass that I've "ratted up" at the range and cleaned thoroughly.
NSK (formerly "All American") 200 gr hardcast SWC (H&G #68 clone) boolit.
(For those that don't know what "ratted up" brass is, picture a gray-haired, old fat man, scurrying around on all-fours, picking up brass, like a rat would.)

W-231 powder. 5.7 grains.
WW LP primer.

Don't recall the OAL of the loaded round, but, "just fits" in Colt 1911-A! magazines.

907 fps.
VERY accurate.

Note: I have NEVER had to trim any piece of .45 acp brass, in all the years I've loaded for the caliber.
Sounds about right where I'm at. For the ole "pin loads" was 5.5grs. W-231, CCI-300 primers, H&G #68 200gr. SWC in WCC cases been shooting that load for years. Not to bad for recovering quick shots. Would sometimes drop down to 5.2grs which was real accurate and consistent off the rest. Currently using Zero 185gr. JHP CCI-300, W231, WW or Speer cases, trying out N310 powder with the Zero 185's getting good results, clean burning, accurate, consistent. Haven't trimmed any 45 yet either..

Oh yeah ..haven't "ratted" any brass yet, generally throw down a cheap canvas tarp that doesn't melt.
And thanks for the visual description much appreciated...


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Old June 13th, 2018, 02:21 PM #16
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Oh yeah ..haven't "ratted" any brass yet, generally throw down a cheap canvas tarp that doesn't melt.
And thanks for the visual description much appreciated...
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Likewise I don't "rat" brass. However, I might use the broom to reach a liiiitle further out towards the target and a liiiiitle bit closer to my neighbor. (of course, you should NEVER take your neighbor's brass without asking first, that's stealing) I have on occasion jingled my brass bag in a suggestive manner at my neighbor, and I have offered to "help" someone clean up their lane. And, oh yea, there is a slight dip in the concrete floor of the outside range I frequent and I usually try to grab that lane.

But no rattin.
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We used to have a team of shooters doing USPSA/IPSC that we called ourselves the Brass Rats.

Anyone that did not want their brass, we were HAPPY to pick it up.

I ran around one of the shirts. One guys had a family member with an embroidery machine, so he had embroidered polo shirts done. I will take a pic when I get home.
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