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The Ultimate Reloading Manual
Wolfe Publishing Group
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The Ultimate Reloading Manual


.45 ACP (Handloader issue #334)

.45 ACP (Handloader issue #334)
Warning! A Standard Manufacturing Model 1911 .45 ACP with a 5-inch barrel was used to test all loads. Jacketed bullet diameter is .451 inch, while cast bullets were sized to .452 inch. Starline cases and CCI 300 primers were used throughout. Maximum case length is .898 inch; suggested trim-to length is .893 inch. SAAMI maximum overall cartridge length is 1.275 inches. All bullets were taper crimped with the case mouth measuring .470 inch. Source: Handloader October/November 2021 issue #334.
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
200 Oregon Trail Laser Cast SWC Alliant American Select Subscribe 952
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.240; best 25-yard group (inches): 2.15
230 Hornady FMJ-RN Hodgdon Titegroup Subscribe 839
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.250; best 25-yard group (inches): 2.00
230 Nosler Sporting Handgun JHP Alliant BE-86 Subscribe 944
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.200; best 25-yard group (inches): 1.20
230 Speer Gold Dot HP Hodgdon CFE Pistol Subscribe 956
Remarks: COAL (inches): 1.215; best 25-yard group (inches): 1.65