- October 15, 2019 at 10:13 pm #69417
Finally got me a Springfield 45 acp 1911. What are some of the bullet molds you all use. Been looking at all the lee molds and can’t decide which one to get. I like my tc lee mold in 9 mm and 40 so the 45 should be good. What do u all think of the tl lee bullet mold?I have the regular lube grove bullet not the tumble lube version. Also there copy of the H&G #68 should be good. . What’s a good one to start with? Thanks
- October 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm #69418
This is there standard Springfield 1911 45 acp mill spec model. 5 in barrel full size with parkerized finish. Shot it with fmj’s and shoots really good at 10 and 15 yards. Got a free gave to me 45 acp lee die. Only problem it is a .003 under die. .003 smaller than normal or regular die. So I don’t think a fmj will be a problem but loading lead probably will be. What was the .003 under made for tight match chambers? I think I will order the regular die from lee and a mold. If I can decide which mold to get
- October 29, 2019 at 3:13 am #69420GlennParticipant
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Sorry, been busy with hunting season and stuff. Haven’t got a deer yet, but I’m up to 6 pigs lol.
For my 45 acp stuff, I use a 235rf that was a group buy awhile ago. I size .451 for my long slide hardballer and .452 for my Star PD.
- November 2, 2019 at 11:17 am #69421
Just got my 45 die in so I loaded around 150 up last night of 230 gr rn fmj . I loaded up just two of my lead bullet up and they are to big to chamber. They go in almost all the way then stop short. I kind of thought they would do this. I got some sizers and other stuff coming so will size the lead bullets and will be good to go. Will let you know how they shoot.
- December 9, 2019 at 9:04 pm #69425
Got my .452 sizer in. Loaded up some lee 450 200 1R made for the 44 black powder revolver and some lee 452 200 swc the lee H&G copy all loaded with bullseye from 4 to 4.6 gr. The black powder bullet seemed to shoot a little better. Trying some other bullets berrys plated ,h & g copy of some sort some hard cast I got gave to me 185 gr swc and some fmj’s 230 gr rn also gave to me. Got probably 500 to 600 bullets gave to me from a co worker that doesn’t load 45 any more. Nice guy
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