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Mine favorite 45ACP load is as follows:

200gr Cast SWC (H&G 68 style)
5.6gr Winchester 231
Winchester LP primer
Federal once shot brass
OAL of 1.250 ~ 1.252

From full size (5") 1911 it will run about 925-950fps depending on the particular pistol. From compact size (3.25-3.5") 1911 it will run about 800-850fps.

I use this load for IPSC, IDPA, Pins, Bullseye (I'm not that good), hunted (only twice) and plink with this load. It is very reliable and accurate in my 45 pistols.
 

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5.0 gr. Red-dot behind 225 gr. cast LFP. Starline brass. Winchester primers. OAL 1.225".

825 FPS out of 4 1/4" barrel. Accurate, clean and economical.
 

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Starline brass
200 gr. Oregon Trail LSWC
Federal 155 primer
10.7 gr. Blue Dot

974 fps according to my chronograph at around 18,000 to 19,000 psi according to Midway's Load Map. (This portion of their data, page 60, used Speer's 200 gr. LSWC. They show 10.5 grs. producing 971 fps @ 18,000 psi and 10.7 gr. producing 991 fps @ 18,600 psi. I chose this load because it is the most accurate in all four of my Kimbers of any that I have tried.)
 

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5.3 gr Titegroup with 185gr FMJ or LSWC. It is very accurate, especially with the lead, and the recoil is on the light side. CCV recommended this to me several months ago so I must give him credit for this load.
 

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230 gr cast round nose, Winchester primers, everybodies brass except AMERC and 5.3 gr of 231 for 825 fps.

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200 grain cast SWC (Lyman 452460 w/orange magic lube & 20:1 alloy)
5.3 grains W231
1.200 OAL
Military brass
Velocity was 822 FPS when I seated them to 1.250, but I haven't rechecked it since I've been seating them deeper.
 

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200gr LSWC (H&G #68)
5.7gr Winchester 231
Winchester LP primers
whatever brass I have on hand
OAL 1.250-1.255"
5" 1911
 

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5.3 grains of Winchester 231.
Starline brass.
Winchester primer.
Montana Gold 230 grain complete metal jacket, round rose (hardball).
1.260 to 1.262 overall length.
A .002 crimp.
All of this for a full-sized government .45 ACP using a 16 pound spring. Accurate enough. More importantly - extremely reliable. This load comfortably makes the 165 power factor for both USPSA and IDPA.
 

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Starline Brass
4.7 bullseye
230fmj Montana Gold
CCI primers
1.250 oal

Reliable feeding and the most accurate I've shot out of a 5" w/Wilson barrel
 

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185 gr SAECO or Lyman swc's
4.0 gr 700-X
any brand brass (except Norinco)
Any primers (prefer Winchester)
749 fps

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5.gr of Bullseye under a cast 225-230gr. bullet. Almost any brass- makes about 850fps, GI ball equivilent load. very good.

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4.9grs TiteGroup under a 200gr LSWC.
Runs good and runs clean.
 

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4.gr Bullseye with a 200gr LSW is the load I have used for over 30 years..Worked well
with a 225-230gr LRN also..
Had to go to 5.gr with the LRN for bowling pins..
Never had a feeding problem and they shot great..
 

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5.2 grains Bullseye
230 grain Remington Golden Saber BJHP
Remington case
CCI primer
1.235 OAL
taper crimp .002
Chronys 840 ft/sec ave. with 5 inch barrel
extremely tight groups with my Kimber Gold Match
 

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TZZ brass
H&G 68
Win or Fed primer
8.5 grains WW540
Have to go downstairs to check the OAL
910 FPS 14 SD

I'm quickly running out of 540 and plan to try AA 5. This will be the third WW powder I've used that was discontinued. grrrr I hade two really great IPSC loads using 452AA and 473AA.

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190 grain from Lee 6 gang mold
sized to .452 / homemade lube in Lyman 450
4.2 grains of Bullseye
winchester primers
any brass for plinking ,winchester for matches
1.225 COL
This is for the Springfield Ultra Compact.
 
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