Load data for Hornady 200 gr. FTX .45?

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    Load data for Hornady 200 gr. FTX .45?

    Has anyone seen load data for these bullets?

    I think they would make a mean SD round. I could spend time working it out for myself, but prefer a starting point.

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    No info on that particular bullet in Hornadys 7th edition manual.
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    As a starting point, I can think of no reason that data for any 200 gr. jacketed bullet wouldn't work. I'd start at the bottom as this is a .452 bullet, not .451.

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    Yeah, thanks Hoss.

    I think I'll just try some out. They are new enough to not have any solid data released, yet.

    I'll break out the chrony, see if the speed matches other 200 grainers and look for pressure signs in the primer and case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfack View Post
    Yeah, thanks Hoss.

    I think I'll just try some out. They are new enough to not have any solid data released, yet.

    I'll break out the chrony, see if the speed matches other 200 grainers and look for pressure signs in the primer and case.
    Call the Hornady tech line. They are very good about giving out load data, OAL's, etc.

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    Ah, now there's a thought. I checked some out at the store that used to be Sportsmans Warehouse, this morning. They were 250 grainers, though. I wanted something for the .45 ACP, but it looks like these were designed for a different type of firearm. I figure the 200 grainers, instead of the normal 230, will make for some light recoiling, fast moving and nicely expanding rounds.

    ETA: Ok. Looks like they were designed for the .460 S&W. Supposed to go 2200 fps, in one of those. I don't think they would work so hot in .45 ACP @ maybe 900 fps.
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