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Offline eaglelover

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Powder Charge
« on: August 08, 2010, 02:27:45 PM »
Hi All: I am having a problem finding a powder charge for my 45 ACP. I have 300 Hornady HP XTP 250 (.482 ) grain bullets and can't find a charge for this weight. I have Unique and Tight Group but would purchase whatever powder I need. Thanks I appreciate the help.  Frank

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 03:47:06 PM »
That bullet would be for 45 colt or 45-70 govt I believe- .482 would choke a 45acp before it chambered.

I'll look in my hornady manual to be sure and follow up in a minute

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 03:52:16 PM »
I would email alliant powder company, hornady, and hodgdon for reloading information to load 250 xtp bullets.

http://www.alliantpowder.com
http://www.hornady.com/
http://hodgdon.com/

I know the crimp should be .473 and have them include the C.O.A.L. (Cartridge OverAll Length) with the data. Please post it here when you get a response as I'm interested. I do believe you listed the wrong diameter. It should be .451 or .452 not .482. I have my best luck going through hornady to get data but allow them time to respond and see what they suggest for powder too. It should be interesting.

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2010, 03:54:44 PM »
I believe .482 is a mistype. 45-70 can handle up to .457-.462 depending on chamber, etc. .482 would probably be too big for a 475 Linebaugh or 480 Ruger.

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2010, 03:55:01 PM »
.482 is a typo?

I was mistaken, 482 wouldn't fit anything beginning with "45" lol

i think you are talking about the xtp Hornady has listed as #45200 in the product line.   It is .452 and is made for 45 colt loads.  45 acp jacketed bullets are 451.

I suppose you could try it in 45 acp but OAL might create a feeding issue 230g is the heaviest xtp that they list loads for in their sixth edition manual.


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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2010, 03:55:54 PM »
haha beat me by 15 seconds

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2010, 05:03:56 PM »
Thanks for all the reply s. The number is a typo. I believe you are wright about the colt 45. Oh well perhaps someone local might be interested in the bullets. I don't think I will by a firearml just for the ammo LOL. Thanks again for the help   :D

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2010, 05:47:41 PM »
lol mistype-typo. I speak too many languages and still manage to screw English up and it's many dialects. I still would like to see what hornady would list for their loading data for that. My Kart barrel would not handle that bullet since it is setup for 200 grainers with just enough lead for the bullet I cast. I do have a stock barrel from Springfield and some 255 grain leads that I cast for my wife's .45 colt. I may load some and check function.

This post has made me curious!

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Re: Powder Charge
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2010, 06:35:22 PM »
I know where you can get 300 rounds of 250 grain for the Colt  LOL  ;)