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.451 diameter bullet OK for 45 ACP in a Colt Defender?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Oathkeeper1775, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range VINCE AUT MORIRE Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a box of Hornady .451 diameter HPs and my Lee book calls for .452 diameter.

    Does anyone (who has used this diameter as a 45 ACP) care to chime in?

    Thanks
     
  2. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    .451 is the correct size diameter for jacketed bullets in the 45 ACP, and I believe .452 would be the correct size for lead bullets in the 45 ACP.
     
  3. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    GreenBug has it right!

    45 reloader since 1989
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Greenbug is right
     
  5. Oathkeeper1775

    Oathkeeper1775 Coast Range VINCE AUT MORIRE Bronze Supporter

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    OK,

    Good enough for me folks, thanks!
     
  6. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    A human hair is .003" thick. the difference you are talking is 1/3 of that... yea, it'll do :)