230 grn FMJ 45 colt match load

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  1. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    I found this load listed in the Vihta Vuori reloading data on line. N320 powder min load of 7.5 grn for 938 FPS and max of 8.3 with 1004 FPS COL of 1.594 ". Since I have a 7 1/2 " Black Hawk I went with the max load and headed to the range. Off hand at 10 yards if I held steady it would shoot a ragged hole dead center, this was a mild shooting round very pleasant to shoot.:Cooltu:
     
  2. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    I've used V-V quite a bit - it was all I could find for awhile when I got back into reloading. Their load listings show a starting load that is closer to a midrange load in other powders and manuals. N310 and N320 bracket Bullseye in burn rate. Their 3N37 is slower burning, but is my 'go-to' load for .45 auto. Haven't looked at it for .45 Colt.
     

  3. Oldhand

    Oldhand AKA Rawhidekid! Lifetime Supporter

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    I have always liked VV for the high velocity with low pressure, a win win effect.
    Only used N320 as it covers all my calibers.:Cooltu: