New load question Berry's Preferred Plated Bullets

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  1. rtparso

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    Cabelas finely shipped my Berry's Preferred Plated Bullets RN 230gr 45 cal.
    The powder loads for Bullseye seem to be all over the place.
    Lyman recommended 3.8 gr - 5.3 gr
    Speer recommends 4.2 gr - 4.7 gr
    and Allant just recommends 5.7 gr
    Specifically load this is for a Speer 230 gr TMJ RN
    What say you if I load 4.2 and work up in 10ths
    I am looking for a dead accurate load.
     
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    For my XD practice ammo I'm loading 4.2 gr of Bullseye under a 200 gr Rainier PRN. I haven't shot it over a chrono yet but it's accurate and feels close to my carry ammo for recoil.
    In my wad gun under a 190 gr cast SWC I load 3.8 gr for 720 fps and for my hardball loads with a 230 gr Zero bullet I load 4.6 gr for 820 fps. Both out of 5" 1911's.
     
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    You have to do a bit of extrapolating. First, no one has data for Ranier RN. So plated load inbetween a lead bullet & jacketed. Avg. the data from the three sources & pick the middle avg. charge wt. Load 10, then load up another 10 0.1gr up & 0.1gr down. Shoot for accuracy. You can cont. to work upto the avg. max. if you like, but BE is not a powder I like to push max. with. IMO, most accurate powder I have shot in the 45acp is WST, it also is very soft shooting & much cleaner than BE @ all vel. levels.
     
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    I use 4.5 of Titegroup, it works for me
     

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