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I just started loading 45acp and so far I have loaded Precision Delta 230g FMJ hardball with 4.0 grains of Clays @1.250 OAL.

At the gun show yesterday I bought some 230g lead ball ammo from Georgia Arms and I was wondering what a good starting point would be for the lead bullets. I remember reading on here where you use less powder for lead to get the same velocity?

Thanks in advance.

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And you can use the search function.

But in reply -- yes, rule of thumb -- lead has less resistance in the barrel, so less powder achieves similar velocities.

And one rule of thumb is that all rules of thumb need to be checked for yourself.

And also (edited to add) -- you'll probably find Clays and lead to be a little on the smoky side.

Edited by Punkin Chunker
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