I know it's almost blasphemous to shoot lead bullets in a GI gun, but what have everyone's experience been with 230 grain LRN bullets? Will they feed? I'd also appreciate any guidance on overall length.
shot tons of them, a little dirty compared to fmj but not blasphemy at all. use a loaded fmj toset up your seating die and use a taper crimp die to crimp - i happen to use 4.5 gr bullseye which is moderate load at about 775fps in 5" pistols - your mileage will vary
If I had a nickle for every lead round I have fired thur a GI 45 I could retire yesterday, or at least today. I have never heard that it was blasphemous, or bad or wrong to shoot lead in a GI gun. Just because the military does it different sure dosent make it right.
If someone is telling you not to do this, then I suggest that you allow them to furnish your ammunition. Have a good 'un