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Thread: Loads for the old USGI 1911s

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    Loads for the old USGI 1911s

    I haven't been on here in seems like forever but I've been shooting one of my old Colt's recently and was curious, with all of the CMP 1911s out and about, what people's experiences have been. I replaced all of the original springs with a Wilson Combat kit first. I've been using 4.4 Bullseye with 230 FMJ and it shoots great @25. I didn't want to, or feel the need to, use full power factory loads. It actually feels like I could reduce a little more but I'll have to try it an find out. Anyone else?

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    I had read somewhere that Bullseye was the powder used in the original load, though that may be fable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrandonNM View Post
    I haven't been on here in seems like forever but I've been shooting one of my old Colt's recently and was curious, with all of the CMP 1911s out and about, what people's experiences have been. I replaced all of the original springs with a Wilson Combat kit first. I've been using 4.4 Bullseye with 230 FMJ and it shoots great @25. I didn't want to, or feel the need to, use full power factory loads. It actually feels like I could reduce a little more but I'll have to try it an find out. Anyone else?
    What muzzle velocity does your load generate?
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