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I was looking at my muzzleloader bullets the other day and got to wondering about loading some of these in .45 Cases. If you have not seen them they are a polymer tipped 250 gr .45 caliber bullet. I was wondering if maybe someone here had tried them or even had some good load data for a 250 in a .45. Thanks, Sean
 

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If you are bored, try this: Melt the lead out of a jacketed hollow point, and replace it with epoxy. Then load it over ba heavy charge of a fast burning powder. I got a 36gr. .357 bullet to go 2400fps out od a 4" revolver.
 

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I have used some of these heavy bullets successfully in a Volunteer Arms Commando 45 using Unique and 2400 powders and sized to .452.

Just wondering if there are any problems using them in a Colt Govt or similar handgun using a heavy recoil spring.

In an article "Taffin Tests..the .45 ACP" in American Handgunner Nov/Dec 1988, John Taffin implies that all the loads presented could be used in the self-loaders. However, test loads for the 250gr Keith bullets were fired from a 6" S&W revolver.

Max loads he suggested for 250gr Keith were 2400 15.0gr; Unique 7.5gr.
 
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