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12th November 2011, 09:38
I finally had a chance to take my new SR1911 to the range. I tested some Tula 230 grain FMJ, Remington (green & white box) 230 grain FMJ, and some 230 grain FMJ handloads that I'd worked up using HP38 and Unique. I only had 80 rounds total, but thought maybe some folks might still be interested. I chronographed the loads and found that one of my handloads was turning in less velocity than the load manuals said it should, and the second handload was turning out higher velocities than the manuals suggested. I'll have to do a little tweaking on the handloads. The Tula ammo all fired and worked perfectly though the accuracy wasn't the best. All shooting was done at 25 yards, and I felt the shot groups were pretty decent. The sights were pretty good as they came from the factory. I would show photos, but the site won't let me post photos. I had no malfunctions, and the pistol worked perfectly. So far I'm very happy with it. I think Ruger has a winner here. :appld:
6th December 2011, 09:03
I'm glad you finally got to shoot it. Sounds like it's a keeper! My favorite range load is 5.2 gr. of HP38/W231, CCI 300 primers, Win 230 gr. FMJ and CCI Blazer brass. It shoots good in all my 1911s and the SR1911 likes it a lot.
6th December 2011, 15:55
Good to hear you got to the range to fire that new pistol. Always fun to shoot a new pistol. There are a lot of factors that will affect the velocity readings you will get. Just workup loads carefully to an overall average of where you want your velocity to be.
I load 200gr. LSWC's from Penn Bullets with 5.7gr. of Bullseye and CCI 350 primers, (like the increase in flame from the Mag primer), these provide the best accuracy out to 25 yards. I also use 5gr. of HP-38. Have fun!
6th December 2011, 17:04
Glad to hear you finally got to shoot your new pistol. The velocities listed in loading manuals are what they obtained in their barrel. Your velocities will not necessarily match theirs, so use the load tables as a guide to work up loads for your pistol.
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