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07-09-2012, 4:00 PM
So i finally am ready to start loading 45acp with bullseye and 230gr xtream plated rn and the Lymans manual states starting load of 3.8 gr with a max of 5.3 gr. and case length of .898 max and OAL of 1.275 and Diamater of .479 at case mouth with a crimped bullet.

My cases are measering at .885 +/- .002 and i have the seat depth set to 1.270 OAL with a crimp that i can not push the bullet in with my fingers, i forgot to measure the case diamater on the test rounds and forgot to take my barrels [ Kimber Custom 5" and Glock 21 ] with me to check the drop in and fall out witch i will do before i start loading up my test rounds.

On the powder test I have the Lee powder pro giving loads at 4.8 to 5.1
The goal on the powder drop was 5.0 gr so i think thats pretty close and consistant.

I'm planning on loading up 20 rds each at 4.4 / 4.7 / 5.0 to see how they work.

Would like your thoughts on my plans and if you think i'm doing any thing wrong,

Thanks, Steve

07-09-2012, 4:09 PM
I load the Xtreme RN 230Gr with 4.8Gr Bullseye at 1.245 OAL. This load shoots nicely. Bullseye actually works well down to 4.6Gr, I have a bunch of those loaded up too.

Bill Steele
07-09-2012, 4:18 PM
I think you might have some chambering issues at .479" OD at the case mouth. I generally crimp my .45ACP down to more like .469"-.471". This will accomodate your tighter chambers.

07-09-2012, 4:25 PM
Yea I crimp to .469 and thing larger had feeding issues.

07-09-2012, 4:38 PM
Yea I crimp to .469 and thing larger had feeding issues.

Thanks, I havent measured it yet and that was the Lymans manual that stated the measerment, I will check my crimp setting and then adj as recomended.