45 caliber sizes

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45 caliber sizes

Postby Hakaman » Thu May 10, 2018 3:38 pm

I have a technical question concerning 45 caliber handguns, and the size of the bullets I reload. I am wondering what the consequences are of loading the below listed sized 45 caliber bullets in either a 45 ACP handgun or a 45 Long Colt revolver. Here are the three bullets I have and I am wondering if I can load them as a 45 ACP or a 45 Long Colt?
45 cal 230g FMJ @ .452“
45 cal 250g plated FP @ .452+"
45 cal 200g plated SWC @ .451+"

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Re: 45 caliber sizes

Postby blue68f100 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 pm

The 250gr is too heavy for the 45acp, though some have worked up loads for it. Load data is scarce.
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Re: 45 caliber sizes

Postby Hakaman » Wed May 23, 2018 9:13 pm

I don't load 45 ACP for semi-automatic pistols, all those bullets there are for my revolvers. I have been loading 45 ACP for my Smith & Wesson Governor revolver which uses moon clips.


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