Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Admitted, Mar 26, 2008.
Title says it all. Link me or just give me some names/brand/weights to check out.
For what gun? Powder? I have loads, but they're all over the place depending on if I'm loading for my XD, than my 1911.
He probably just wants to know what to buy...
If that's the case, get WWB from Walmart. It's the cheapest brass-cased ammo you can find for practice.
QFT. As for a personal defense load, I really like the Hornady TAP, I also like the Speer Gold Dots. I prefer mine in a 230 grain. Guess I'm old fashioned that way.
I saw the word "Loads" in the title and assumed he was talking about hand loading, which is what it's traditionally been used for.
What do you like about the 230 grain?
Barnes XPB 185 gr JHP (copper bullet)
Federal HST 230 gr +P JHP (P45HST1)
Federal Tactical 230 gr JHP (LE45T1)
Speer Gold Dot 230 gr JHP
Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr JHP (RA45T)
Winchester Ranger-T 230 gr +P JHP (RA45TP)
Buy several of those, try them all out, use what you shoot best and works in your gun best.
Allow me to illustrate my low level of knowledge on the ballistic issue. Whether it works better or not, I like the idea of the heavier projectile. With +p loads it seems like it should be good to go. That and JMB designed the 1911 around a 230 grain round, yes?
Correct, but more accurately the Round nose, aka round ball shot. The principal of the feed in the 1911 was designed on a round ball bullet profile that was predominantly made in 230 grain that was issued to the military. But nowadays they also come in 200 and 185 grain in RN.
I like the 230 grain because it means less powder charge is need for me to create a minimum velocity to make my powerfactor. And tailoring a lower charge means a softer recoiling pistol. Also means less powder used, more bullets to put them in.
Bullet weight alone has no bearing behind knock down power. I can load a 185 grain to match the velocity of a 230 grain.
Not anymore in the .45 ACP. American Eagle is much cheaper. Our cost on WWB ammo is $20 now.
That's dealer cost? 9mm WWB is $18.xx now at wallyworld.
first of all, you're fighting an uphill battle, most of the OTers won't even read this the way the other reloaders will, you're better off pointing out the scarcity of a 230gr hollow point for the 45acp, most are 185 or 190
secondly, velocity != intertia
Werd, I think .45 wwb at wal mart is about 30 bucks now.
Must be old stock. Dealer cost is $20 now.
Federal, Speer Gold Dots, Hornady Taps, etc - all 230 grain for the 45 acp.
So are Ranger T's.
My understanding is that walmart buys direct from winchester and has their own dedicated spot on the loading dock in alton and don't buy through distrubtors.
$20 for what caliber?