.45 Hornady 185gr. HP/XTP

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    Hi, I picked up some Hornady 185gr. HP/XTP and am using Clays Universal, my problem what size charge do I use? One site said 6.0 to 6.4gr and another said 7+. Don't want to blow up either the pistol or my hands . . . Suggestions?
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    Can you share the sites ? Were both sites using the same bullet ?
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    Same 185 gr weight but I was not able to find on the second site this exact bullet configuration.
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    A Hornady load manual would serve you well. I am assuming .45acp ? what powder ?
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    Hornady 185gr. HP/XTP and am using Clays Universal, yes, .45 ACP
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    Wowzer.. Hodgdon Clays on a 185gr Hornaday bullet says 4.5-4.9gr
    Hodgdon clays Universal says 6.0->6.4gr same bullet.

    Reloadersnest says for the Hornaday 185gr Xtp, bullet to try 5.3gr of Alliant Bullseye..

    Always better to start low and work up.. the more manuals you can look at, the better your chances of a safe load.. There are no less than 5 or 6 manuals on line for free, and any number of other reloading sites..

    M.D.smith has a nice reloading site, as is the reloaders nest.

    good luck.
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    you should have at least one reloading manual for reference, I like to have several. I use Speer, Lyman, and Sierra. The loadbooks in specific calibur have all those and more data for about $9.