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I would like to know the *one* load you find most accurate at 25 yd on paper with a full size 1911.

Please include:
1. Bullet wt. config. & mfr.
2. Powder and charge wt.
3. Firearm(s)
4. Recoil spring wt.

Thank you
 

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I would like to know the *one* load you find most accurate at 25 yd on paper with a full size 1911.

Please include:
1. Bullet wt. config. & mfr.
2. Powder and charge wt.
3. Firearm(s)
4. Recoil spring wt.

Thank you

1. 200gr Lee LSWC, cast from WW Alloy
2. 5.0 gr Bullseye
3. Les Baer Super-Tac
4. 14 or 16lbs

One ragged hole at 25 when I did my part, or from the bench. I don't do Bullseye anymore because the slight accuracy gain it gives me over Clays is just not worth the mess.
 

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I would like to know the *one* load you find most accurate at 25 yd on paper with a full size 1911.

Please include:
1. Bullet wt. config. & mfr.
2. Powder and charge wt.
3. Firearm(s)
4. Recoil spring wt.

Thank you
My personal favorite is shown below:
1. 185 gr. Hornady XTP/JHP
2. 5.1 gr. TiteGroup
3. Colt S-80 GCT
4. 14#
 

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I use this

200 gr LSWC from Penn
3.9 clays
s70 clark/colt built in 83
16 lb with 1 coil cut off -same spring from the 80's with more than 10,000
 

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1. 200gr LSWC (H&G #68 style)
2. 4.3gr Titegroup
3. Carter Custom 1911, 45acp, 5"
4. 18.5#, with Shok-Buff. (16# will work also)

When I'm having a good day, this load & pistol combo will do 1" extreme spread, 5-shot groups, @ 25 yds, from a sandbag rest. On an average day, the groups will be about 2".
 

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200g O.T. Lasercast LSWC
4.7g Alliant Bullseye
Kimber Custom II, Colt Govt.(1991), Para Ordnance P14-45 (alloy)
Stock springs
Fixed sights
+ 1.245" C.O.A.L., .469 crimp, Winchester Primers, mixed brass, but prefer to use Starline and Federal

This round makes me swell with pride when I place all my rounds into a 2" group at 25yds. This is freehand with no rest... and not just on a "good day". I also have a SS LW XSE Commander that LOVES this loading... often getting better groups than the full sized 5" barreled guns.
 

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200g local purchase LSWC
4.5g Alliant Bullseye
Kimber Classic Custom , Stock springs
Fixed sights
+ 1.250" C.O.A.L., .470" crimp, Winchester Primers, mixed brass.

This round makes me swell with pride when I place all my rounds into a 2" group at 25yds. This is freehand with no rest... and not just on a "good day".

I edited the quote slightly, I gave my youngest boy my Combat Commander a few years ago, but it also liked the same load...
 

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200g LSCW (doesn't seem to matter who cast them)
5.3g W231
asst brass
WLP primer
Crimp: .469"
OAL: 1.250"

This load shoots bull's eye quality out of most of my high end 1911's - see list below.

What does spring rate have to do with accuracy? I have 18.5lb springs in most of my 1911's.
 

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200 gr LSWC cast my own
4gr Clays
1.25 OAL
Works in all my 1911s
 

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1. Bullet wt. config. & mfr.
2. Powder and charge wt.
3. Firearm(s)
4. Recoil spring wt.



1. 255 lswc, Valliant Bullets
2. 5.05 gr Unique (+P load) 1.180 oal
3. Colt Gunsite
4. #18 or#20

Great bowling pin load. Knocks steel down with authority too! ;) Tracy
 

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I would like to know the *one* load you find most accurate at 25 yd on paper with a full size 1911.

Please include:
1. Bullet wt. config. & mfr.
2. Powder and charge wt.
3. Firearm(s)
4. Recoil spring wt.

Thank you

1. 185gr Berry's copper-plated hollow base round nose
2. 5.3gr Winchester Super Target (also known as WST)
3. 1911 Les Baer Premier-II 5"
4. 16lb (no shok-buff)

(And an OAL of 1.245 and crimp at .469)

For some reason, I'm unable to replicate the accuracy with the standard Berry's copper-plated FP 185gr bullet.
 

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25 yards not 50 - #130 bullet alox/beeswax - 3.5 Bullseye.

25 yards not 50 - #130 bullet alox/beeswax - 3.5 Bullseye.

Pretty standard but also pretty dirty and takes some of the fun out of gallery pistol compared to cleaner loads. If I got back into bullseye seriously which I won't I'd develop a load that was nicer breathing.

I cast the bullets myself in large lots and weighed each and every bullet and powder charge for my best match loads - and none of this silly +/- a tenth a tenth more or less was a different lot of ammunition - perhaps I was just sorting the bullets back into the cavity they came from but with a good mold and large lots of homogeneous alloy - alloyed in a large plumber's setup then cast from an electric furnace kept fluxed and full and bullets temperature hardened I got very high production of bullets that met my weight standards.

Assorted softball guns including heavy longslides which are really nice - if beyond full size but worth the money for a wadcutter only - I have no idea what the current status of heavy Bomar ribs is given sadness in the Bomar family.
 

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Full size 1911 reload:

Wilson Combat Protector model - 5" with bushing
9mm caliber / 124 grain Montana Gold CMJ bullet
4.3 grains Hodgdon TiteGroup
( I don't know what the specs on the recoil spring in the gun are - but it is stock out of Wilson ) but it does have the shok buff on the gun as well.


Wilson Combat CQB model - 5" with bushing
.45acp / 230 grain CMJ Montana Gold CMJ bullet
4.4 grains Hdogdon TiteGroup
( again I don't know what the specs on the recoil spring in the gun are - but it is std as well out of the factory / again with a shock buff on the rod.

Wilson Combat Protector model - 5" with bushing
.40 S&W / 180 grain CMJ Montana Gold bullet
4.3 grains Hodgdon TiteGroup
( again same story on spring / shock buff ...)

I'm not a bullseye shooter - but those loads will all shoot 1" groups at 25 yards easily from a rest.
 

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Thank you

Thank you again to everyone that took the time to post there favorite, accurate loads.
 

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I would like to know the *one* load you find most accurate at 25 yd on paper with a full size 1911.

Please include:
1. Bullet wt. config. & mfr.
2. Powder and charge wt.
3. Firearm(s)
4. Recoil spring wt.

Thank you
1. Remington .45-185 JSWC
2. 4.6 grains of Bullseye
3. Colt with Al Dinan Accuracy Job
4. 16 lbs.
 

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copied from the Marine MTU

>Nosler 185g JHP
>4.7g WST

or

>200g LSWC (H&G #68 BB)
>4.2g WST

very gentle taper crimp
 

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My most accurate load is a 200g H&G 68, 4.8g of WST, WLP primer, WCC brass, and an OAL of 1.250. I'm currently loading 3.8g of Clays that I picked up cheap that shoots pretty good but when its gone I'm going back to WST.
 

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200g LSCW (doesn't seem to matter who cast them)
5.3g W231
asst brass
WLP primer
Crimp: .469"
OAL: 1.250"

This load shoots bull's eye quality out of most of my high end 1911's - see list below.

What does spring rate have to do with accuracy? I have 18.5lb springs in most of my 1911's.
I shoot this same exact load but with a 230 LRN.
 
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