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Old 02-07-2012, 8:33 PM
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Default Receipes for Rainer .45 185 gr HP

I just ordered these from Midway based on the 5 star rating and price:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/524...t-case-of-1000

Can anyone recommend a good reciepe? I have the following powders in my garage to choose from Bullseye, Unique, Titegroup and Accurate #5.

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Old 02-07-2012, 9:28 PM
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From my Lee 2nd Edition:

Bullseye start - 6.4gr, max - 6.7gr mOAL - 1.275"
Unique start - 8.0gr, max - 8.2gr - mOAL - 1.275"
Titegroup start -5.0gr, max - 5.5gr - mOAL - 1.195"
AA#5 start - 9.2gr, max - 10.2gr - mOAL - 1.210"

As a beginner, I would recommend using the Unique first and probably the Titegroup last, as the risk of double charging will be greatly reduced with the Unique and highest with the Titegroup. 8grs of Unique will almost fill a .45ACP case.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:15 PM
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Here is some Rainier data to compare to your manuals. It says 185 flat point but should be useful for comparison:
http://web.archive.org/web/200505021...loaddataMW.htm
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Old 02-07-2012, 11:16 PM
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From my Lee 2nd Edition:

Bullseye start - 6.4gr, max - 6.7gr mOAL - 1.275"
Unique start - 8.0gr, max - 8.2gr - mOAL - 1.275"
Titegroup start -5.0gr, max - 5.5gr - mOAL - 1.195"
AA#5 start - 9.2gr, max - 10.2gr - mOAL - 1.210"

As a beginner, I would recommend using the Unique first and probably the Titegroup last, as the risk of double charging will be greatly reduced with the Unique and highest with the Titegroup. 8grs of Unique will almost fill a .45ACP case.
Wow- that's a lot of powder... I've been loading 6.2 gr of Unique with 230gr RN. By double charging do you mean throwing 2 charges in one case? Wouldn't 2 charges of Titegroup overflow anyways?
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Old 02-08-2012, 6:32 AM
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Wow- that's a lot of powder... I've been loading 6.2 gr of Unique with 230gr RN. By double charging do you mean throwing 2 charges in one case? Wouldn't 2 charges of Titegroup overflow anyways?
That sounds about right, you load more powder with lighter bullets. A 230gr bullet is about 25% heavier than a 185gr, so 25% more powder would seem to make sense.

You could load less, even starting with your 230gr load you have been using, the results might not be satisfactory though. Unique burns fairly dirty and dirtier when downloaded. In addition, at some point, your gun may not cycle properly.

5.0grs of Titegroup is about .42cc, so a double charge will be about .84cc. The .45ACP case is 1.14cc, so no, a double charge will not overflow the case using Titegroup. It would likely be noticable if you look into each case before setting the bullet, but it won't be spilling out, making it very obvious you dropped two full charges. Of course, it will be obvious when you shoot it.
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