Hey if you want a tackdriving load for your 1911 that will make major get yourself a # of Alliant "Red Dot". My pet load is 5.2 grains with a 200 grain SWC. It prints in every 1911 I've ever seen it used in. Gave up on 231 several years ago - way too dirty! Just my, unsolicited, 2 cents. Good Shooting, Cowboy1
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5.7 grains barely made the 165 power factor minimums with WW231 as I recall. This is the jacketed bullet from Rainier, isn't it? It became my favorite SWC because of reliability & accuracy. Borrow or rent a chrono to make sure.
Here is a WW 231 load for your Rainer 200 gr. SWC.
5.0 grs. WW 231
Federal 150 Primer
Could not find my all my records, but I think these loads are about 800 to 825 fps.
These loads were shot out of a Springfield 5" 45 that has a Kart barrel in it.
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I have been using 5.8 grs. 231 with a 200 gr. cast bullet for I.P.S.C here in Canada for 3 yrs. and love it. It is dirty but it has always been consistent for me. 904 fps. average= 180 PF. I am also starting to work with the clays powder as well. Good luck.
I have found lead to go faster than jacketed,all else being equal,and Rainers or any other plated bullet to pretty much fall in between the two.Dont start loading a new combination at major power levels what ever you do.
I just started working up this same load, 231 and Rainier plated 200 gr. SWC. I started at 4.8 and 5.0gr of 231. The 5.0 gr seemed a little more accurate at 10 yds. Then I moved up to 5.2 and 5.4gr 231. The 5.4 was more accurate than 5.2 gr. I then went back and shot all three and found the 5.0 and 5.4gr seemed to be about the same in terms of accuracy but the 5.2gr was definitly worse. I was seating all to 1.265 with a taper crimp of 0.471" and had no feeding issues out of my Kimber 5".
I'm going to settle on 5.4gr of 231. Sorry but no velocity info.
AT one time I shot a load that used a 200 gr swc hard cast bullet on top of 5.7grains of Win 231 with a Rem. large pistol primer overall length was 1.245 this load was accurate in just about every gun I shot it in. I was thinking this load use to make the old 175 power factor but chronograph the load to make sure. If there was ever a powder made for the 45acp W231 is it.
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