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Wild Bunch Boards => Reloading for Wild Bunch => Topic started by: Grouchy Spike on March 16, 2014, 07:58:20 AM

Title: 44 Special & 45 ACP - Any Chrono for Trail Boss, Tite Group?
Post by: Grouchy Spike on March 16, 2014, 07:58:20 AM
I've been using 44 Special 180 grain RNFP bullets with 4.5 gr Trail Boss and 45 ACP 230 gr RN with 4.0 gr TB  but don't have a handle on Velocity other than what is claimed in reloading data tables. 

I also have on hand but have not used TiteGroup.

Does anybody have Chrono results for 44 Special and 45 ACP  loads with these bullet weights and TB and TG?

My local supplier has no other bullet weight in 44 but 240 grain, and I didn't want to be that heavy but if necessary to make PF I could adapt!

I have some Clays but hope to dedicate that to 40 S&W reloads as it's reportedly not readily available until late this year (f then).

Thanks
Title: Re: 44 Special & 45 ACP - Any Chrono for Trail Boss, Tite Group?
Post by: Garrison Joe on March 16, 2014, 08:11:26 AM
I've used the starting load in Hodgdon's on-line data for 230 grain in 45 auto with Titegroup and been happy with it.  Makes PF in any of my 1911s.  It came in at what the data shows, about 170 PF.

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/

Title: Re: 44 Special & 45 ACP - Any Chrono for Trail Boss, Tite Group?
Post by: Two Dot on March 16, 2014, 09:42:50 AM
Pretty sure you will need to bump your Trail Boss loads
up a few tenths of a grain to make factor.
Title: Re: 44 Special & 45 ACP - Any Chrono for Trail Boss, Tite Group?
Post by: Grouchy Spike on March 20, 2014, 03:44:10 AM
Thanks, Gentlemen!
Title: Re: 44 Special & 45 ACP - Any Chrono for Trail Boss, Tite Group?
Post by: Blackfoot on March 20, 2014, 05:49:04 AM
Also be careful about your bullet weights.  I see that you are using 180gr wich is the absolute minimum.  If the bullets are underweight they will not make it through inspection.   179.9gr would be beow minimum.
Most shooters that I know do not go below 185gr.

Blackfoot
Title: Re: 44 Special & 45 ACP - Any Chrono for Trail Boss, Tite Group?
Post by: Grouchy Spike on March 23, 2014, 08:39:24 AM
Thanks, Blackfoot!

I'd forgotten about bullet weight.
Title: Update 45 ACP - Chrono for Trail Boss
Post by: Grouchy Spike on May 27, 2014, 07:22:25 AM
On the chrono at the state WB match, a 45 ACP loaded with 4.3 gr Trail Boss with a 230 gr bullet had a PF of 161.  Happy reloading!