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Postby CTSixshot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:18 am

Power Pistol is my latest choice with the Berry's 185gr HBRN. I don't recall cast bullet loads off the top of my head, but 700X, HP38, W231, WST, Red Dot, B/E, Unique all have ample .45 ACP recipes.
It generally comes down to what's available and lowest-priced to me.



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Postby newguy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:17 pm

Think i am going to give Unique a shot. See how that works out. My press should be in next week. Then the struggle of setting that up.

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:51 am

FWIW, the Old Saybrook Wal-Mart stocks 1 pound Unique, 4 pound Clays and Red Dot. Not that it's worth the trip down. I believe the 4 pounders were ~$68 (don't quote me though). Forget what the Unique price was, but it might be worth a call to verify.

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:54 am

Well Saybrook Walmart not all that far from Lenny and Joes . So i could kill two birds with one stone. Get fried shrimp and powder in one trip lol.

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:14 am

If you opted for Red Dot (4 pounds) I'd split it with you.
Red Dot is pretty much a given for cast rifle loads. It is suitable for cast .45 ACP loads, too (not so much for jacketed though).
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/ ... ?gtypeid=1

On a side note, one feature of Red Dot, Green Dot, Blue Dot is that they are easy to identify with the respective colored-flakes intermixed in each of these powders.

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:20 am

I think I am going to buy 1lb or Unquie and 1lb of Bullseye. Try those two first. Since there 7000 gr of powder in a 1lb. 2 lbs of powder should last me forever. Since seems like.most max 45acp loads are around 5gr. Yep I did the math :lol:

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:27 am

Yep, 5.1g is the published loads on the Alliant Powder website for Red Dot and the Speer 230g LRN, too.
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/ ... 3&bdid=182
So, is a pound of powder heavier than a pound of gold?

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:32 am

Not sure have to look it up. Sure disappears faster then gold. So far in last 2 months I have gone thru 100 .311 heads. 1/2 lb of 4895 and 20 .268 heads and about 1/4 pound of.W760 lol

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:41 am

So, that's 6 boxes of obscure mil-surp ammo at nearly $20 a box or $120...

A pound of powder is heavier. 454 grams (Avoirdupois) versus 373 grams (Troy).

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:02 am

Trying to get my dad to limit his amount of 303 he shoots each time we go out to like 30 rounds. Since he has 4 rifles and a handgun now. There no reason to be blowing off like 80 rounds every trip out. I think he gone thru at least 600 rounds of ammo thru that rifle. Since I gave it to him. Plus he got a 22 Marlin now so alot cheaper to blast away with that.

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:53 am

That's why you reload. It allows much more shooting per dollar, right?
Incidentally, my last price check at WMT was:
Unique $20.97 1#
Red Dot $73.35 4#
Clays $72.97 4#
CCI primers $3.17/100

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:02 am

Gonna have to grab some large pistol primers too. So should be worth the trip down there. Grab some lunch too. I have like 5 empty 45acp cases that use the small primers i think i may just put those up for trade though since i don't wanna mess with small primers

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:04 am

Indeed. Check your brass for the small primers, so you don't try to ram a large primer into that smaller hole.
Now, if only WMT sold bullets in bulk...

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Postby GixerJockey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:24 am

newguy wrote:Gonna have to grab some large pistol primers too. So should be worth the trip down there. Grab some lunch too. I have like 5 empty 45acp cases that use the small primers i think i may just put those up for trade though since i don't wanna mess with small primers


Speer Lawman .45ACP cases use a small pistol primer. I don't know of any other manufacturer that uses them in .45.

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Postby newguy » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:31 am

Federal does also and the brass cased Blazer and S&B. Those are some of the 5 small primer brass i have.


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