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    Wanted: accurate 45acp 230gr FMJ load.

    I'm looking for an accurate 230gr FMJ recipe. I want to keep it within milspec for velocity and pressures but want better accuracy than milsurp ammo. Bullseye is my preferred powder for this as that's what I've always used for 45acp and have the most of. Match accuracy is not required. Anybody have a good load? I've always loaded lead bullets for my 45s and not much jacketed. Thanks in advance!

    Terry
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    Before my eyes needed glasses and Arthur set into my hands I did some work reloading 45. I found that keeping the round as close and consistent to 800 fps worked for me. If you have a chronograph you can work your loads to a speed that works for you. If not, then 4.9 grains of Bullseye with a 230 LRN will get you close to that velocity and you can try up and down by tenths of a grain looking for your best results. Oh yea 5.7 grains of bullseye is the max recommended.That pushes it up to about 900fps.
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    I would have to look at my notes but I have had great success with Bullseye and the .45 acp 230. I believe it was 4.9 gr but could have been as low as 4.5. I know 4.5 gr cycled the action reliably. I was able to hit a 12x18 target once in 5 rounds at 100 yards with a a Springfield milspec wit this load. Gtg at the 25 yard line.

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    Thanks guys! 4.5 - 4.9 seems to be the magic numbers. Gives me a good place to start. Now I just need to find a good price on some bulk FMJ bullets!

    Terry
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    I just ordered 500 of these Armscor bullets for $64.99 with free priority mail shipping:

    http://www.surplusammo.com/45-calibe...usps-shipping/

    I'll let you know how they work out.

    Terry
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    The mailman just dropped off my Armscor 230gr FMJ bullets a few minutes ago. Thought I'd share a few pictures:

    This is one heavy small flat rate box!




    Extremely well taped up.

    Came in 2 bubble wrap packages of 250 each:




    They even included a decal!


    Here's what they look like:




    After I get some loaded and shot I'll let you know how they perform.

    Terry
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    I decided to check these Armscor 230 grn .451 caliber bullets for consistency. I took 10 bullets at random from the 250 round bag I already opened. I used a digital calipers to measure base diameter and my Hornady digital scale to check the weight. Here are the results:

    Diameter / Weight
    .451 / 229
    .451 / 229
    .4515 / 229.6
    .451 / 228.8
    .4506 / 229.6
    .450 / 228.6
    .4505 / 229.2
    .4505 / 229.4
    .4515 / 229.4
    .4505 / 229.6

    10 Bullet average:
    .45081 / 229.2

    So, what do you think? I know what I think but I want to hear from you guys first. Keep in mind these are bulk plinking bullets. Of course, the final verdict will be in how the shoot.

    Terry
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    Like you said,these are bulk plinking rounds and for that they should do fine. If you want to go to the added bother you can group them by weight and diameter and reload the same weight and diameter in each different group to see if you can tell any difference.
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    I think those are all well within they are supposed to be.
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    Yep, that's what I think. Reasonably consistent. After I get some loaded up I'll let you know how they shoot.

    Terry
    " And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time that his people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
    -- Thomas Jefferson, letter to Col. William S. Smith, 1787

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