Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Berger Bullets



LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 04-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 7

Haing never loaded for these calibers, a friend of mine wants too and asked me to help...well, I am a little puzzled having never researched these calibers and now realize they have a .451 and .452 dia bullets. I see the book calls for a .451 in the acp, so, what I am wondering is can you use a 451 in a long colt or a 452 in an acp? He has plated bullets. Anyways any further education from those who know would be great.
Reply With Quote

Unread 04-05-2013, 07:05 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.D.
Posts: 3,695
Re: 45acp/45lc

45 cal pistol is .451-.452". Usually cast bullets will run .452" if factory. The pre-wwII 45LC revolvers often were throated so you had to go to about .454" bullet diameter to get good accuracy.
The ACP is going to want a hardball or truncated nose bullet with no cannelure groove(taper crimp at proper book oal) and the LC really doesn't care nose profile but you will want a cannelure and rather heavy crimp biting into the cannelure groove. Measure the cyllinder throats on the lc if there's ? as to the gun's age, but a .452" cast pill is probably the way to go for it.
I wouldn't hesitate to go rock busting with a properly loaded lc at 200 yards or more. I go there with my 44 mag dang near every time I take it out. The 45 auto is usually good until 100 yards or so, but the shorter sight radius hurts much past that.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC