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Old 03-24-2005, 10:55 PM   #1
 
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Reloading target matches for HPPS

I am a beginner in the pistol reloading category. I have been using Hogdon powder for reloading match cartridges for my Kimber 1911 ..45 With a bullet mass of 200 grains (semi wadcutte)rand a necessary muzzle velocity of 835 psi for the matches, would anyone have an opinion on Hogdon vs Allliant vs. the Finnish product VhitaVouri? (Lapua Company)

I have put about a thousand rounds through this pistol; all kinds of charges, and have kept fairly careful notes. These were new rounds, though, and now I need to reload in order to afford the sport.

Thank you,
Denese

Oh, I know this post may belong in the Kimber forum but most of the posts I see there are complaints; not too helpful. I LOVE this pistol, and am consistently outshooting my NRA instructor boyfriend and his best friend also I like my charges a little hot and have no trouble managing the recoil, even though I have been shooting a Beretta 92 compact for 5 years. My father and grandfather did not put up with whiners.(.My fiirst handgun was a .357 magnum S&W N frame with deeply checkered grips. I would use it for a backup when deer hunting as a teenager.)
 
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Old 04-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
 
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Denese, there are so many powders that work well with a 200-grain semiwadcutter in a .45 ACP. I use Winchester's 231 ball powder and Alliant's Bullseye mainly because I have a large stock of them. I've used Hodgdon and Alliant powders a lot, particularly in the .40 S&W and 9mm. Hodgdon's HP-38 is a great powder that many have used for .45 ACP target loads for years and years.

Winchester, Alliant and Hodgdon all offer good online reloading data and other information.

I load the 200 grain SWCs at 1.255 inches overall and apply a good taper crimp. I use 4.5 grains of Bullseye in .45s with regular or extra-power recoil springs. That should get about 825 fps give or take in 5" barrel. Some go all the way down to 4.0 grains with a reduced-power "softball" recoil spring for bullseye shooting. I also use 4.7 grains of 231 in some pistols for a bit higher velocity.

VhitaVouri is somewhat difficult to find around here.
 
Old 04-10-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
 
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Denese..

My favorite load is 5.2 of WST for .45 with a 200SWC bullet..

my look at the brianenos forum under reloading..
http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showforum=74


what type of competitions are looking to participate in?? your subject line said HPPS..is that the high plains practical shooters at the Ben Lomend club???
 
 
Old 04-20-2005, 04:44 PM   #4
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CLAYS works well under a 200 grain SWC.
 
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