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During the week I'll try loading a small batch of W231 with a new bullet I'm trying out: Precision Bullet's 230gr LRN.

Anyone use 231 with this brand and weight of bullet?

I'm gonna probably start with 4.9 grains. Need to look more data first.

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Use any quality load listed in a good manual for 230 lrn and you should be happy. I used precision's "black bullet" for a while, but the coating in the barrel was more difficult to get out than good old fashioned lead. Still have some in 185 swc. Tracy
 

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A perfect 45 ACP powder, suggest start load of 5.0g, OAL 1.245-1.265" based on your gun (mine go 1.250"ish).
5.0g gives 690-740fps based on specific gun.
I know, I'm shooting 5.0g/230g (FMJ, though) this morning.

Never seen a 5" need more than 5.5g to "make Major".
 

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I've got the following load in .45 ACP

230 gr Precision Black Bullet
5.4 gr Winchester 231
WLP Primer
Case Lenght 0.895"
1.250" OAL

Avg Muzzle Velocity 808 fps
sigma - 8.5 fps for 10 shot string
Firearm 5" bbl Kimber

Mike
 

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Thanks for all the info.. but after finding out my order was 6-8 weeks delayed, I told them to cancell and ordered 500 Rainier bullets (230gr copper plated). I was pissed.
 

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Okay, same OAL and components, just use 5.2g W231.

Tested, not guessed.
 

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Weshoot and Mike,

I notice both of you use a OAL length much shorter than what is considered the max of - 1.275".

Is there a reason you guys set the OAL that much shorter? I was gonna shoot to get the OAL to just under 1.275, when/if I got my Dillon set up tomorrow-- on the Dillon video, they use the 1.275 OAL when they set up the reloader and ended up with something very very close to that- like 1.273 or 4.

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Hi Stick to 1.275. My Para eats up 225 gr Rn with 5.2 Gr Win 231

Try 200 Gr. SWC at 5.1 Gr. 231. This is my favourite load. Really accurate in my gun.
 

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I've manufactured more 45 ACP than all but 40 (cops, ay?)

So I've learned from experience what a reliable OAL is, and I offer it to you: from 1.245" up to 1.265" using Rainier 230g TCJ-RN (one of my personal favorite bullets, 'cause I use them meself. IPSC, you know.).

I've gone (way) shorter, and out to 1.275", too, but that was for a specific gun-in-hand-at-the-time.

"First, it must go bang"
 

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Thanks!! Great info. Can't wait to get started. I've got a Dillon "all dressed up, and no place to go." Need to get 100 or so bullets today until my Rainier order shows up.

Anyone know a place that beats Midway on Rainier bullets (including shipping)??
 
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