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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual

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.45 ACP - Cast Bullets

.45 ACP - Cast Bullets
Warning! Notes: 5" barrel. Test gun was Colt Double Eagle with five-inch barrel. All groups five shots each from sandbag rest; 20-yard indoor range. (Handloader Issue 146 - July/August, 1990)
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 802
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 862
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 803
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate; tied for best accuracy this bullet
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 868
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
185 Carroll SWC Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 774
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate; poor burning
185 Carroll SWC Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 901
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
185 Carroll SWC Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 806
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate
185 Carroll SWC Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 884
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
185 Carroll SWC Winchester W-231 Subscribe 745
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate; poor burning
185 Carroll SWC Winchester W-231 Subscribe 898
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; poorest accuracy
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Herco Subscribe 852
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; tied for best accuracy
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Unique Subscribe 884
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
185 Carroll SWC IMR 800-X Subscribe 860
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; accurate
185 Carroll SWC Hodgdon HS-6 Subscribe 780
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
185 Carroll SWC Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 803
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; very accurate
193 Metallic #68 SWC Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 812
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
193 Metallic #68 SWC Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 833
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; accurate
193 Metallic #68 SWC Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 793
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
193 Metallic #68 SWC Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 898
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; maximum
193 Metallic #68 SWC Alliant Herco Subscribe 877
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
193 Metallic #68 SWC Alliant Unique Subscribe 890
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; poorest accuracy this bullet
193 Metallic #68 SWC IMR SR-4756 Subscribe 760
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
193 Metallic #68 SWC IMR 800-X Subscribe 883
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; best accuracy this bullet
193 Metallic #68 SWC Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 891
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
193 Metallic #68 SWC Hodgdon HS-6 Subscribe 822
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; very accurate
193 Metallic #68 SWC Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 892
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 831
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 803
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 872
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
200 Carroll SWC Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 745
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 851
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
200 Carroll SWC Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 787
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate; best accuracy this bullet
200 Carroll SWC Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 850
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Winchester W-231 Subscribe 838
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; poor accuracy this bullet
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Herco Subscribe 824
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Herco Subscribe 878
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; poor accuracy this bullet
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Unique Subscribe 839
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Unique Subscribe 898
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; maximum
200 Carroll SWC IMR 800-X Subscribe 818
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC IMR 800-X Subscribe 885
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
200 Carroll SWC Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 860
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
200 Carroll SWC Hodgdon HS-6 Subscribe 824
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 743
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; moderate; very accurate
200 Carroll SWC Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 829
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
225 Carroll FN Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 827
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
225 Carroll FN Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 823
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
225 Carroll FN Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 846
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum
225 Carroll FN Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 800
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; normal
225 Carroll FN Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 831
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; accurate
225 Carroll FN Winchester W-231 Subscribe 829
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
225 Carroll FN Alliant Unique Subscribe 833
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
225 Carroll FN Alliant Herco Subscribe 837
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; normal; poor accuracy this bullet
225 Carroll FN IMR 800-X Subscribe 814
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
225 Carroll FN IMR 800-X Subscribe 875
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum; most accurate load
225 Carroll FN Alliant Herco Subscribe 875
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
225 Carroll FN Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 828
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
225 Carroll FN IMR SR-4756 Subscribe 816
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
225 Carroll FN Hodgdon HS-6 Subscribe 810
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
225 Carroll FN Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 822
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; very accurate
225 Carroll FN Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 878
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum; accurate
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 828
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 808
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; best accuracy this bullet
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 842
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; maximum; not as accurate as 4.7 grains
230 Bull-X FN Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 827
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; good load
230 Bull-X FN Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 793
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
230 Bull-X FN Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 838
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Unique Subscribe 793
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; accurate
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Herco Subscribe 860
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
230 Bull-X FN IMR 800-X Subscribe 845
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max; accurate
230 Bull-X FN IMR SR-4756 Subscribe 733
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal; very accurate
230 Bull-X FN Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 833
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 785
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; normal
230 Bull-X FN Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 881
Remarks: case: W-W; primer: WLP; near max
230 Carroll RN Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 806
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
230 Carroll RN Alliant Bullseye Subscribe 827
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Carroll RN Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 824
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; accurate
230 Carroll RN Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 782
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; normal
230 Carroll RN Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 858
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Carroll RN Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 792
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max; accurate
230 Carroll RN Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 851
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Carroll RN Winchester W-231 Subscribe 795
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
230 Carroll RN Winchester W-231 Subscribe 878
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Carroll RN Alliant Unique Subscribe 843
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
230 Carroll RN Alliant Herco Subscribe 792
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; normal; very accurate
230 Carroll RN Alliant Herco Subscribe 887
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum; accurate
230 Carroll RN Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 829
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum
230 Carroll RN IMR 800-X Subscribe 833
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; near max
230 Carroll RN IMR 800-X Subscribe 886
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum; accurate
230 Carroll RN Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 820
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; normal; very accurate
230 Carroll RN Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 895
Remarks: case: Speer; primer: WLP; maximum