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Thread: Bullseye match loads??

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    Thumbs up Bullseye match loads??

    I'm shopping a new 1911. I will be reloading for it for match accuracy. Please share some of your most accurate handloading recipes.

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    I do not shoot Bullseye so cannot help you there but do know that different guns like different things. You might want to get a Ransom rest and a chronograph, then spend some time at the range experimenting. As you are probably aware different primers, powers, bullets and cases all make a difference. Good luck with your new adventure.

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    LSWC 200 grs VIHTAVUORI N310 3.7

    Shoot safe.
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    Zero swaged 200gn L-SWC or Precision Bullet swaged and coated 200gn L-SWC.
    If you cast your own, RCBS 452-201-SWC or H&G #68 mold.
    3.2-3.8gn Bullseye or 4.4-5.1gn 231/HP38 (4.7-5.0gn my preference), 4.1-4.6gn Red Dot, or 3.2-3.6gn AA2.
    N310 and other powders just haven't been as accurate.
    Load so shoulder of bullet just contacts the lede/rifling and case head is flush with barrel hood.
    Any standard case, any standard primer.
    Recommend: seating stem that ONLY touches the bullet's shoulder--not the meplat or ogive.
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    Last edited by noylj; 16th February 2016 at 23:29.


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    I'm reluctant to post powders and charges but a shooter just can't go wrong in choosing Bullseye along with 200 LSWC Dardas bullets.

    https://www.dardascastbullets.com/

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    With a 200gr cast H&G 68 or a swaged 200 SWC the following powders / charge weights will give you a usable load . Best for your gun will only be found by careful testing .
    3.8 - 4.2grs Bullseye
    3.6 - 4.0grs VVN-310
    4.6 - 5.0grs W231
    4.0 - 4.4grs WST
    4.0 - 4.3grs Titegroup
    3.8 - 4.0grs Clays
    4.0 - 4.2grs Solo 1000
    4.0 - 4.2grs Accurate # 2
    3.6 - 4.0grs Nitro 100
    3.8 - 4.1grs 700X
    Cast will generally shoot better at the mid to upper end of these & swaged will shoot better at the lower end . As stated above the Zero or Magnus swaged bullets are very accurate due to their perfect bases & weight uniformity . Cast carefully inspect bases for any defects & use those for 25yds or practice only . Hope this helps . Personally I use the Zero swaged 200 SWC with either 3.6 VVN-310 or 3.8 Bullseye . Cast H&G 68 200 SWC 4.2grs Bullseye for 50 yds & 3.5grs Bullseye @ 25 yds .
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    is your Nitro 100 load for the old or new powder

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    The USMC team load is the 185 gr Nosler JHP + 4.1 gr N310.

    A lot of target shooters who don't want the trouble of casting bullets or sorting bulk lead bullets are using the similar 185 gr Zero JHP.

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    Those who like semi-wadcutters but who don't cast (and don't wish to start) can get either hard-cast or plated semi-wadcutters from Berry's Manufacturing.

    In plated (for .45 ACP) they offer a 200-grain semi-wadcutter. I've used that one, and I like it (but I don't compete in bullseye, so I can't attest to competition-grade accuracy/precision).

    In hard-cast they again offer a 200-grain semi-wadcutter. I haven't tried that one, but it appears to be about the same profile as some commercial reloaded LSWC ammo I bought a few years ago.

    https://www.berrysmfg.com/
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    Zero 185gr JHP
    4.2 N310
    Win (mostly), Rem, or Fed LP primers
    .469 taper crimp
    ~1.21 OAL
    Mixed brass

    This is out of my Les Baer Premier II. I spent a ton of time trying different bullets (lead and jacketed) and charge weights, also tried Bullseye and W231 powders and have settled on this load. You'll drive yourself crazy too trying to find the best load for your particular gun because you never know until you try. This load/gun combo will hold the X-ring of a B27 at 50 yards from a stable position (I don't own or know of anyone with a Ransom Rest). The fun is in the trying!

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