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Solo 1000 Load for 230 .45 acp?

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imhntn   

I just got a 625 5" and got some 230 gr round nose bullets this week. Anyone got a good load with Solo?

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Bubber   

imhntn, 230 jacket or lead? On my 5 inch 625 I used 4.4 of Solo behind a lead 230 and got 625 fps. You can figure 100 fps less on the jacketed. It would be a starting point. Solo did not seem to spike much but as always start slowly and watch for signs. later rdd

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Bubber   

I am shooting lead. Do I have to make major with that pistol?

Only if you want to. :sight: Reload to get good accuracy and then go from there. later rdd

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When I shot my 625 with Solo I shot the most accurate load I could come up with. 3.5 grains makes minor and shoots like a dream. Yes, you can watch the bullets going to the target but it makes no difference. Even at that speed they are fast enough that the timer won't know the difference.

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Mixed brass, Fed LP, S&S 230 gr RNL (actually weighs out to 232 gr) with 4.33ish of Solo is giving me 179-180 PF. That was my most recent match chrono, at the VA/MD Sectional in May. I'm probably going to dial it back a little for practice and local matches.

Not sure why Bubber's were going so slow. My 16 lbs of Solo is about 2 yrs old, so maybe my batch is little faster than the current stuff.

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