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    one more reloading question

    what wt .45 bullet do you use for basic target shooting and why?

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    From a traditional POV most usually 230's. No real reason otherwise ... tho would be happy to use 185's if I had a self proven load for them I liked.

    Can't say actually that I think it matters a whole lot!
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    Punching paper, I use a 230gr FMJ, no particular reason, just what I started using. I think you will probably find more data out there for the 230gr than many others.

    One thing you might want to think about is if you can get a load to replicate what you will carry, ie trajectory, energy, recoil, and POI. If you can do that with another grain bullet go for it and then you won't have to make any adjustments from practice to carry. That is the fun part of reloading, experimenting and finding what you like and what works best with you and your gun.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    k. just wanted to see if there was any reasoning behind it.
    maybe ill get a few boxes of 100 of various types instead of a 500 box for starters so i can try out diff stuff

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    230 FMJ is the standard target round, the most widely available and usually the cheapest. So, that's what I load for target.

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    i use the same weight in fmj as i use in jhp

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    it does seem that the 230 are the most available.
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    230gr. cast lead. It is a bunch cheaper.

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    230 gr lead RN by Oregon Trail is my favorite but if your gun will run 'em 180 gr SWC is the most accurate I've tried.
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    230 for everything with a 45. I use to carry Rem. 185 gr. +P J.H.P. in 45 with my Sig 220. Great round.
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    I use 200 because there is lots of data available for it - they've been around a long time. Also, they are 30 grains lighter, and a little bit cheaper because of it. Plus I just like using wadcutters - in a pinch they do well terminally.

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    200gr home cast lead. Cheap and works in all my guns. A bullet cost me about 3/10ths of a penny to make. I don't buy bullets. I make them.

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    PM me your address and I'll send you some bullets.

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    i use 230 gr fmj and/or 230 gr cast lead. no reason, just someting that i started in 1970. i guest i was copying the military load.
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