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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 (Jacketed)

.45 ACP (Jacketed)
Warning! Notes: Source: Handloader Issue #145 - May/June, 1990
Be Alert: Publisher cannot be responsible for errors in published load data.
Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
185 Hornady JHP Alliant Red Dot Subscribe 872
Remarks: case expansion normal; very accurate
185 Hornady JHP Alliant Unique Subscribe 753
Remarks: case expansion light
185 Hornady JHP Alliant Unique Subscribe 901
Remarks: case expansion normal
185 Hornady JHP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 945
Remarks: case expansion near maximum; accurate
185 Nosler JHP Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 718
Remarks: case expansion light; very accurate
185 Nosler JHP IMR 700-X Subscribe 909
Remarks: case expansion near maximum
185 Nosler JHP Alliant Herco Subscribe 908
Remarks: case expansion normal; tied for 4th best accuracy
185 Nosler JHP Alliant Unique Subscribe 910
Remarks: case expansion normal
185 Nosler JHP IMR 800-X Subscribe 952
Remarks: case expansion near maximum; accurate
185 Nosler JHP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 1,029
Remarks: case expansion maximum; very accurate; do NOT exceed!
185 Nosler JHP Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 1,035
Remarks: case expansion maximum; highest velocity and 2nd best accuracy, reduce to 10.0 grains in summer
200 Speer JHP Hodgdon HP-38 Subscribe 771
Remarks: case expansion moderate
200 Speer JHP Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 885
Remarks: case expansion near maximum
200 Speer JHP Alliant Unique Subscribe 844
Remarks: case expansion normal; tied for 4th best accuracy
200 Speer JHP Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 904
Remarks: case expansion; near maximum
200 Speer JHP IMR 800-X Subscribe 959
Remarks: case expansion maximum; fine all-around load
200 Speer JHP Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 937
Remarks: case expansion maximum; accurate
230 Nosler FMJ Accurate AAC-2 Subscribe 686
Remarks: case expansion moderate; low velocity; very accurate
230 Nosler FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 782
Remarks: case expansion normal
230 Nosler FMJ Alliant Unique Subscribe 835
Remarks: case expansion near maximum; very accurate
230 Nosler FMJ Alliant Herco Subscribe 818
Remarks: case expansion near maximum; 3rd best accuracy
230 Nosler FMJ Hodgdon HS-6 Subscribe 773
Remarks: case expansion moderate
230 Nosler FMJ IMR 800-X Subscribe 848
Remarks: case expansion maximum
230 Nosler FMJ Accurate AAC-5 Subscribe 885
Remarks: case expansion maximum; highest velocity with heavy bullets
230 Nosler FMJ Hodgdon HS-7 Subscribe 740
Remarks: case expansion moderate
230 Nosler FMJ Hodgdon HS-7 Subscribe 800
Remarks: case expansion normal; poorest accuracy
230 Nosler FMJ Alliant Blue Dot Subscribe 811
Remarks: case expansion normal; most accurate load and best heavy bullet load
230 JHP Ramshot True Blue Subscribe 821
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