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Hodgdon Clays and 45 ACP

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I recently received a can of Hodgdon Clays Powder and am wanting to reload 200gr SWC in .45 ACP but cannot find the correct powder charge. I looked on the Hodgdon website, but they didn't have the load for 200gr SWC. Can anyone help me out with this?

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Originally posted by shooting fan:
I recently received a can of Hodgdon Clays Powder and am wanting to reload 200gr SWC in .45 ACP but cannot find the correct powder charge. I looked on the Hodgdon website, but they didn't have the load for 200gr SWC. Can anyone help me out with this?

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I shoot 4.4gr of Clays with a 200gr LSWC to make IPSC Major PF.
 

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What is the IPSC major PF? How much velocity are you getting with 4.4 gr? I only shoot IDPA and just need to make the CDP PF.

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Originally posted by shooting fan:
What is the IPSC major PF? How much velocity are you getting with 4.4 gr? I only shoot IDPA and just need to make the CDP PF.

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Major PF in IPSC is defined as 165,000 which is the bullet weight (in gr) X the bullet velocity (in fps). My loads are running about 860fps.
 

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Clays is great for lighter loads up to major, but dont push it too much. Clays has pressure spikes that will bite you if you push it too far. It is a great powder for small charge weights and I use a ton of it. Be safe, DC
 

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I use 3.8 clays to 185 swc for ppc. I haven't loaded a 200 gr bullet yet but I would say from my results that the loads listed above are right in line.
 
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