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Can anyone give me a favorite load to use in this style of shooting? I have a Kimber Stainless Classic in 45 ACP, and would like to get started in IDPA shooting.
 

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I am using 4.3gr of VV N310, a 230 gr RN West Coast bullet, 1.245" OAL, Winchester primers, and mixed brass. PF is appox. 175 to 180. It's clean and reliable.

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"And by the way, Mr. Speaker, The Second Amendment is not for killing ducks and leaving Huey and Dewey and Louie without an aunt and uncle. It is for hunting politicians like (in) Grozney and in 1776, when they take your independence away".
Robert K. Dornen, U.S. Congressman. 1995

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5.3 grains of Winchester 231 powder will make your power factor of 165 with a safe margin along with:
Starline cases preferred, miscellaneous will do.
Winchester primer.
230gr round nose - either West Coast or Montana Gold.
1.260 to 1.262 overall length.
.002 taper crimp.
All of this for my 5" full-sized Kimber Stainless Classic using a 16 lb. (stock) Wolff recoil spring.
This is my practice load and my competition load. It will accompany me to the IDPA Nationals in October.
I hope you will enjoy IDPA!!
 

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5.1 grains of Titegroup, mixed brass, winchester primers, 200 grain LSWC.
 

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45 acp mixed brass, Win. primers, 200gr.LSWC, 4.3 gr. Hogdon Clays, A very accurate and clean load. about 865 av.FPS in my 1911.
very low Standard dev. 8.2....
 

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I use, essentially, the same load as Chico, except I put in 5.5gr of WW231 to be sure (PF=~175). 1.250" OAL; crimp of .469-.471
 

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My load is very similar as well. 5.5gr of WW231, Winchester large pistol primers, 230gr RN bullet (Rainier or West Coast). 1.250 oal, and .469 crimp. Run through the chronograph this week... 850fps.

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Originally posted by John Forsyth:
I am using 4.3gr of VV N310, a 230 gr RN West Coast bullet, 1.245" OAL, Winchester primers, and mixed brass. PF is appox. 175 to 180. It's clean and reliable.

Where do you purchase your VV, I can't seem to get it anywhere in Connecticut?

Bruce
 

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They have Vhita Vouri powders.
http://www.shootersconnection.com/

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"And by the way, Mr. Speaker, The Second Amendment is not for killing ducks and leaving Huey and Dewey and Louie without an aunt and uncle. It is for hunting politicians like (in) Grozney and in 1776, when they take your independence away".
Robert K. Dornen, U.S. Congressman. 1995
 
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