i have been thinking about trying 45 auto rim ammo for my 1917 smith.i would like to load light/target loads.my 1917 warhorse is in good shape but i dont want to hotrod the old girl.any advice would be appreciated.
I've been reloading 45 auto rim for years. In fact, I probably have a few boxes of cases I'll sell you cheap. I love the Lee carbide die set. Feel free to try many different bullet, powder and load combos. I often just used loads for .45acp with good results.
I have a Dillon 550. I load several calibers, including .45 ACP and .45 AR. I use the same dies and setup for both, but different shell plates. I reload my m45 AR fairly mild with 200 gr. SWC and mild loads of W231. Very accurate.
Remington and Starline make brass. I got my latest brass from Midway.
also - according to one of the techs I talked to at Hodgdon, Hodgdon H-110 and W231 are the same powder. They come off the same assembly line. I mention this because you can often find H-110 cheaper than W231.
Hogdon H110 is a really slow pistol/shotgun fast rifle powder. it's used for heavy loads in .44 Mag, .30 carbine rounds, .410 shotgun, etc. W231 is a fast pistol powder, too fast for any shotgun use, but would be great for that .45AR
They are completely different!
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