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HSM Components - Reloading Data 45ACP

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by GRingle, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. GRingle

    GRingle Queen Creek Arizona New Member

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    I am looking for some reloading data on HSMs plated 230 gr RN for the 45 ACP. I can not find any manufacturers data for suggested loads. Just looking for good target loads for shooting steel.
     
  2. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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  3. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    Just FYI, Hodgdon HP-38 and Winchester W231 are essentially the same powder, so you can swap load data for one for the other. I believe they're actually produced at the same plant. HP-38's usually cheaper.
     
  4. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    HP38/W231 are both produced by SMP in florida, if you look at the drums the powder normally comes in, it will have an HP38 label (off a 1-lb can) and the manufacturer label on the other side will say (W231).
     
  5. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's good to know. BImart, and others, STILL are NOT getting 231 on their shelves due to lousy service by AllSports. I waited for something like five weeks earlier in the year for BImart (Allsports) to get the stuff. They never did so I bought 8#s of 231 from Powder Valley, and a load of primers that ALLSports wasn't getting to BImart either. I don't even know if they carry HP38, won't need any for a while anyway.

    Mike
     
  6. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    The important information should be that there is data for lead bullets (which include plated bullets, though they are generally restricted to 1200 fps, unlike like lead bullets) and jacketed bullets.
    You can use data for bullet of the same weight and construction and don't need specific data for a specific bullet.
    If you can't find data for your bullet weight, use data for the next heavier bullet of the same construction.
    If you want lots of data, get Richard Lee's #2 manual.