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Old May 31st, 2018, 09:06 AM #1
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competition ammo

So my hand loads for 9mm and 45acp are both at the upper end using titegroup as they ended up being the most accurate. I mostly use Montana gold bullets and once fired range brass.

When you shoot USPSA IDPA steel challenge etc, do you load any different? For my first attempt (steel challenge) I will just go with what I got. Assuming we have a blast and love it, what's generally the preferred load? Light or heavy bullets, slower than "normal" velocities (reduced recoil)?
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Generally we shoot a lot of rounds in practice and matches so a more affordable poly coated bullet like Blue Bullets or Bayou Bullets is popular.

We also load the round to close to a minimum power factor to improve recoil characteristics.

Generally a heavier bullet is prefered. i.e. 147grn 9mm or 180grn .40.

Personally I like the newer 135grn 9mm as it has a good balance between cycle speed and muzzle return.
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Nice. I never heard of these before. I will have to try them!!! Thanks
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The formula for most action shooting sports = cheap, heavy for caliber, and loaded just over min PF. I use xtreme plated, easy to load, clean, and cost isn't much different compared to epoxy coated lead, load over CFE pistol, a really clean and forgiving powder, really wide range of pressure vs accuracy, so you can load for PF, and they will be plenty accurate. Of course range pickup brass, and Win primers. Only exception is XTPs over tightgroup for the most accurate load if I'm shooting for small groups like bullseye instead of shooting fast in IDPA, USPSA or 3gun
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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.
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Generally we shoot a lot of rounds in practice and matches so a more affordable poly coated bullet like Blue Bullets or Bayou Bullets is popular.

We also load the round to close to a minimum power factor to improve recoil characteristics.

Generally a heavier bullet is prefered. i.e. 147grn 9mm or 180grn .40.

Personally I like the newer 135grn 9mm as it has a good balance between cycle speed and muzzle return.
I've liked the 135g for the same reason

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Competition ammo must chamber and go bang. I use 4.2 - 4.4 grains with a 200 grain bullet (SWC or RN) of Bullseye in 45 ACP. Goes about 725 - 750 fps. Excellent action/steel load, or pins if the pins are set shallow. Used it for years, and it is accurate (under 3 inches at 50 yards) and reliable. For steel and general competition I tumble the brass, size, charge, seat and crimp. As noted earlier, no need to trim 45 ACP. Always chamber check after loading.

For bullseye precision that is an approach in itself.
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USPSA and IDPA I shoot “heavy” bullets with “fast” powder in everything except compensated pistols where I use lighter bullets with “slow” powder.
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I ordered some 135gr 9mm. I have titegroup on hand. Can you load below the starting load? It shows 895fps with 130gr bullet and 3.5gr of powder for the starting load.
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Not a good idea to go below the starting load
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