k57Take a dose of Missouri Bullet Co. 200 gr SWCs loaded over 5.6 grains of Ramshot ZIP and call me in the morning. I also use W231 and WST, they won't come close to what you can do with ZIP.
pell, I prefer ZIP in .45 ACP because it will cover a very broad spectrum of loads. For defense type loads you can get factory velocity or better while you will still get excellent results with light LSWCs and other lead loads. It's burn is close to W231 but Zip is more versatile and burns cleaner.k57
I notice that the Ramshot load data for pressure, velocity are similar for 200gr LC SWC lead @ Zip, TrueBlue, and Silhouette. Any particular reason for the Zip recommendation rather than TB or S?
I have been using the 230 RN from Berrys and they work great. Thanks for the load data for the 230 grain. I'll give them a try.For my SR1911 I load 230 gr LRN from Missouri Bullet co with 4.0 gr titegroup , my Chronograph clocks them @ 755fps. I have shot over 2000 so far. I also load 230 gr RN plated Berrys Bullets with same load , they clock @ 784fps.
I have noticed a small amount of leading with the lead bullets after a few hundred rounds . No big deal it comes right out or you could load your last mag at the range with plated or jacketed and most of the time the leading will be gone .
Lead works fine.
I've shot Missouri Bullet Co. 230gr "softball". I've shot Bear Creek 230gr Moly. I have 500 hard cast from a local dealer. All shoot just fine.I am looking to reduce he cost of shooting my sr1911 by going to cast lead bullets. Is there any reason why I shouldn't use them in the sr1911? I know Glock barrels don't seem to like lead (from what I read).
Your welcome , I have shot over 2000 (just got my SR1911 in june) of this load in lead and Berrys 230 RN plated and love them. May not change this load it works so well!!I have been using the 230 RN from Berrys and they work great. Thanks for the load data for the 230 grain. I'll give them a try.